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 not only in our community but around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kinds of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.
Enactus was originally founded in the United States in 1985 and is now part of 38 countries from around the world that operates an Enactus PROGRAM . The United States is a division of Enactus and with over 500 active universities and more than 21, 000 student participants, it represents the single largest country operation. It is a priority country for the future growth and development of the organization.
Enactus United States competitions are challenging, team-oriented events that create a sense of accountability and motivation for teams to continually improve the quality of their projects. They also provide an opportunity for collaboration and best-practice sharing, further strengthening the value of the learning experience and the overall effectiveness of the program.
In the United States, the competition process begins with the National Exposition competition being held in, St. Louis, Missouri on April 13th-16th, 2015. After three days of activities progressing through the opening, quarter-final/consolation, semi-final and final rounds of competitions, one team will be named the Enactus United States National Champion and be invited to represent the United States at the Enactus World Cup.
Beyond the experience of the competition, these unique events are full of opportunities for networking, collaboration and best-practice sharing. Enactus United States partner companies have the opportunity to recruit future talent through career fairs held in conjunction with the competitions and participate in special events, such as the Top to Top Forum, Women In Business Forum and Top to Future-Top Forum, provide additional opportunities for mentorship and idea exchange.