Three IDIN Network members—Betty Ikalany of Uganda , Julio Lavalle, from Peru living Brazil  and Elliot Avila, an MIT alumnus living in Tanzania —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