On March 5, EARTH had the honor of hosting guest speaker Kwadwo Poku, Recruitment and Alumni manager of the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a presentation attended by EARTH students, staff and faculty, Kwadwo spoke about the Legatum Fellowship, entrepreneurship eco-system and graduate degree programs at MIT.
The Legatum Center administers a fellowship program for MIT students, across all academic and professional disciplines, who demonstrate the potential to create innovative, sustainable, for-profit enterprises that promote prosperity in low-income countries. Prospective and current MIT students who are committed to implementing business plans upon graduation are encouraged to apply.
Kwadwo Poku is the Recruitment and Alumni Manager for the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In his current position, he’s responsible for developing and implementing the Center’s strategy to recruit students for the Legatum Fellowship and facilitate support for its alumni entrepreneurs.
He is driven by a commitment to help individuals achieve their educational, professional, and entrepreneurship goals. To this end, he’s coached student entrepreneurs, recruited students for three US institutions, and trained and supported senior and middle level managers, medical interpreters, and students on developing intercultural and global skills. Kwadwo is the 2002 recipient of Georgetown College’s Outstanding Leader for Diversity and Image Awards
Kwadwo is a native of Ghana and lives in Boston Massachusetts with his wife. He has a Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Communication from Georgetown College.
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