About Enactus

Enactus

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world. “Human progress depends on our ability to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit that lives within each of us and channel the unique talents, passions and ideas we each possess toward creating good in the world.”
Working with leading corporate partners and member universities, Enactus establishes student programs on campuses around the world. With the support and encouragement of their faculty advisors and a local business advisory board, Enactus students apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Who are we ?
A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.

Entrepreneurial : Having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity.
Action : The willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed
Us: A collection of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.

Facts
39 Countries
1,600 Universities
57,000 Students
5,700,000 Project Volunteer Hours
Enactus World Headquarters Springfield, Missouri, USA

Mission
To empower our community and people in need with business and entrepreneurial skills, resulting in a better and more sustainable source of livelihood.

Our Purpose
To enable progress through entrepreneurial action.

About National Competitions
National Competitions are dramatic, energy-filled events where Enactus teams showcase the collective impact of their community outreach efforts. Students present their projects and are evaluated by business leaders serving as judges who rank them on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living for those in need. The winners of these national competitions are then invited to compete at the prestigious Enactus World Cup. In 2011, more than 33,000 attended these competitions where Enactus students presented a broad range of projects nearly 4,600 judges.

About the Enactus World Cup
Once a year, the National Champion Enactus teams from around world meet at the Enactus World Cup where they present the results of their community outreach projects to a prestigious group of international business leaders. Through a written annual report and live audio visual presentation, teams will be evaluated based on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

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