MIT’s Legatum Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship, a body that promotes entrepreneurship in developing countries has been confirmed as a sponsor of the DEMO Africa conference coming up later this month in Lagos, Nigeria, Disrupt-africa reports.

The Legatum Centre was founded in 2007 by MIT through funds donated by the Legatum Group, and aims to support and use entrepreneurship as a catalyst for development in developing nations.

DEMO Africa events director, Mbugua Njihia said “With entrepreneurs needing to fully understand the situation before they can settle to work, having partners that pass this knowledge is a key component of success. i commend the Legatum Centre’s effort towards in playing their role effectively.”

The 2015 DEMO Africa event will take place from September 24 to 25 in Lagos, Nigeria will will have in attendance Aliko Dangote, founder of Meltwater Entrepreneurship School of Technology – John Lyseggen, Iroko tv chief executive – Jasin Njoku, and Tomi Davies, president of African Business Angels Network. Thirty startups will demo at this year’s event.

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