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IDIN Network Members Awarded D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships

Monday, June 22, 2015
Lauren McKown & Nancy Adams

Last week, three IDIN Network members—Betty Ikalany of Uganda (left), Julio Lavalle, from Peru living Brazil (middle), and Elliot Avila, an MIT alumnus living in Tanzania (right)—were awarded MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups fellowships.

The D-Lab Scale-Ups fellowship program offers one year of support to social entrepreneurs bringing technology-based, poverty-alleviating products to market at scale. Each social entrepreneur will receive a $20,000 grant; tailored mentoring, skills-building, and networking opportunities; a fellows' retreat; and an invitation to the MIT Scaling Development Ventures conference.

You can read about all of the new fellows, including Elliot, Julio, and Betty, and their projects on the MIT News website.