ENACTUS WORLD CUP
Join Us for a World-Class Show of Excellence in Entrepreneurial Action
Every year a select group of 3,500 student, business and academic leaders from around the globe meet at Enactus World Cup to showcase the entrepreneurial action and shared innovation that transforms lives and creates a better future. This is your invitation to experience ideas into action with present and future world leaders over three unforgettable days of competition, collaboration and celebration.
Experience firsthand how the Enactus World Cup shares insights, fuels innovation and drives global impact.
The final competitions are qualified from over 72,000 university students down to the National Champion teams from 36 countries. Each team has 17 minutes to showcase their projects of entrepreneurial action that are not only making a difference in the world, they have the momentum to create new careers, spark business innovation and deliver fresh energy for social impact.
Opening Round Awards Ceremony & Keynote
Challenge the status-quo of thought leaders and enjoy a curated, interactive dialogue of global action leaders.
We believe that competition fosters innovation and encourages a focus on results. This year, 36 teams from around the world will converge in London, UK, to present the impact of their projects to a panel of leading business leaders who serve as judges. The team that best uses entrepreneurial action to create opportunity for individuals and communities will be named the Enactus World Cup Champion.
Announcement of the Final Round Teams & Sustainable Development Discussion
Celebrate diversity of culture, abundance of ideas and the synergy of cross-generational leadership in action.
Throughout the event you will come to know the excitement and passion that is realized when a group of people who are personally invested in each other, and the lives of the people whom their work is intended to serve, gather together to recognize, encourage and celebrate one another and the infinite possibilities of real human progress.
Canada Named World Champion at World Cup 2018 in San Jose, California
(San Jose, CA) October 12, 2018 – The Enactus Canada team from Lambton College was named Enactus World Cup 2018 Champion last evening and awarded the Ford Better World Award of $50,000 USD.
The top 3 runners-up from Enactus Egypt at October 6 University, Cairo; Enactus India at Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi and Enactus Morocco at Mohammadia School of Engineers, Rabat also earned Ford Better World prize monies.
“These teams demonstrated world-class collaboration and entrepreneurial action with projects and businesses that create impact around the world,” said Rachael Jarosh, president and CEO, Enactus. “The championship team has developed sustainable solutions which set a new pace of leadership and innovation that stands out as a model of business as a force for good.”
The championship ceremony took center stage as the week of action at Enactus World Cup wrapped up. The signature event for Enactus, a global non-profit with more than 72,000 student members from 36 countries across 1,730 university campuses, included three days of competition, collaboration and learning with more than 3,000 business leaders, students, alumni and faculty from around the globe.
“Enactus teams have collaborated to create innovative solutions and put into action their leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. They are shaping the future, today,” said Jim Vella, President of Ford Motor Company Fund and member of the Enactus Board of Directors. “We congratulate the team from Enactus Canada at Lambton College.”
“Our team demonstrated that students at a small Canadian college can and, in fact, did change the world,” said Jon Milos, faculty advisor for the championship team. “Lambton College has changed the lives of more than 270,000 people this year alone; building a diversified economy and helping create a middle class in rural Africa.”
The team developed Project One Seed over six years working with people living in Zambia, Africa, to achieve their goals: food security, health care, clean water, education, alternative energies, and to build a local economy. In the rural villages in Zambia, there is no electricity or running water, and 71% of people are unable to meet their minimum daily nutritional needs. One Seed uses entrepreneurial action to improve lives by first improving their traditional farming techniques. Now that the Zambians can produce enough food and have disposable income, Enactus Lambton listened to the needs of the community and worked alongside them to build a local economy.
The organization also announced today that the Enactus World Cup will return to San Jose in 2019. “San Jose’s focus on innovation and sustainability is superbly aligned with Enactus’ mission to engage the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders to use innovation and business principles to improve the world. We are excited to return in September 2019,” said Jarosh.