Enactus World Cup – Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurism from Around the World

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Every year, 3,500 students, business and academic leaders from around the world meet to celebrate the power of entrepreneurial action and innovation at the Enactus World Cup.

The Enactus World Cup is part competition, part collaboration and all about community. At this year’s event, which will be held this month in San Jose, California, teams from 36 countries will compete to win the coveted World Cup prize – an award that honors entrepreneurial projects that not only make a difference in the world, but also have the momentum to create new careers, spark business innovation and deliver fresh energy for social impact.

So what types of projects are we talking about? Take a look at the winning presentations from the last three years to understand the potential behind these student-led initiatives:

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  • In 2017, the team from India won for Project Raahat, which aims to increase sanitation in slum communities of urban Delhi.

  • In 2016, a team of students from Canada won for the their work addressing food insecurity in Canada’s north, by employing at-risk youth to build hydroponic systems, which are then used to grow fresh produce.

  • In 2015, the World Cup went to a group of students from England for the ‘Saneco Sanitary Towel’ project, which trains women in rural African to use easy to manufacture sanitary towels.

We’re proud to announce that our very own CEO, Shawn Davison, has been chosen to sit on the panel of judges for this year’s competition:

Enactus is inspiring university students to make a significant difference worldwide. We are honored to be involved with this program, and excited about how we can assist in making some of these award-winning initiatives a reality.
— Shawn Davison, CEO of DVmobile
Shawn Davison CEO of DVmobile

Stay tuned for more information about this years’ top entries and join us as we wish this year’s participants “good luck”!

Lauren Berv DVmobile blog author

Lauren Berv

Digital Alchemist at DVmobile, hot salsa lover, and automation expert.

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