Development Ventures (DV) is an exploratory developmental entrepreneurship seminar on founding, financing, & building viable ventures in developing nations and emerging regions. DV is a member of the larger D-Labs family of classes addressing Development-Design-Dissemination at MIT. Since 2001 we have challenged students to use business methods to tackle the UN Millennium Development Goals by crafting enduring, scalable, and economically viable solutions to problems faced by at least One Billion people worldwide.
Jose Gomez-Marquez from Little Devices That Could is going to be attending the class so check out his blog for up to date info on how the class is going.
Development Ventures 2008 Syllabus
Development [Fall 2004 MIT Opencourseware, Stellar]
Design [ Spring 2005 MIT Opencourseware; 2006 course site]
D-lab III: Dissemination [Spring 2007 MIT Opencourseware]