It takes on average 10 years from startup to IPO. Companies have to go through many different growth phases. As entrepreneurs, who built companies from zero to exit, from local to global, from idea to mature innovation, we not only know what it takes but also learned how to help others to scale their organizations. Developing countries need only about a hundred such companies to create prosperity and a self propelled economy. With a concerted effort and some help from the outside, we know it takes approximately 18 years to prosperity, while organic development may take up to a hundred years. But in 100 years the gap between rich and poor nations would grown to an unbearable size.