TORONTO, ONTARIO (October 16, 2014): Six months after the football greats gathered in Brazil, there comes another world cup to showcase the planet’s best and brightest – the Enactus World Cup.

From October 22-24, 2014  5,000 post-secondary students from 36 countries will gather in Beijing, China to demonstrate that entrepreneurship can be a force for social good, and Team Canada is ready to take home the top prize.

The Enactus World Cup brings together an international network of student, academic and business leaders to showcase how Enactus student teams from around the world are creating a better, more sustainable world by running a variety of entrepreneurial community development projects.

The Enactus team from Memorial University of Newfoundland was crowned Canada’s Enactus National Champion in April and earned the right to represent Canada on the global stage. This year alone Enactus Memorial has impacted 3,388 individual lives, created 92 jobs and 53 businesses and generated over one million dollars in revenue through their projects.

By helping retired military personnel transition to life after service through entrepreneurship and starting a social enterprise with disabled Haitians as well as developing an extensive and franchisable recycling business model, Enactus Memorial has a chance to hoist the Enactus World Cup and be crowned global champions.

Enactus 2014 - Day 3 - _-41“As Canada’s largest student leadership development organization, we are proud to see a group of young entrepreneurial leaders represent our country on this global stage,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “Enactus Memorial has worked incredibly hard on several innovative community development projects and their success proves that by challenging the status quo, extraordinary results can be achieved.”

Enactus Memorial will compete against 35 other Enactus National Champions from around the globe who are also shaping a better, more sustainable world through entrepreneurial projects in their own countries.

The Enactus World Cup Champion will be crowned on October 24, 2014. For more information visit


Media Inquiries:
Jody Lundrigan
Director of Communications, Enactus Canada
M: 416.346.0131