Commitment of Partners Drives Social Innovation and Impact

Commitment of Partners Drives Social Innovation and Impact
June 13, 2019 National Competitions, Partner Highlights, Student Success 0 comments

Around the world, Enactus partners are introducing innovations at national events and further building student capacity for entrepreneurial leadership and positive sustainable impact.

At the Enactus USA National Exposition, 11 cross-university teams comprised of 58 students from 17 universities learned how to generate ideas, innovate solutions, and propose a path forward to address current and anticipated needs. The reverse pitch program was guided by eight local subject matter experts and alumni, 11 dedicated faculty, and representatives from Hallmark Cards, Kansas City Area Development Council and the Kauffman Foundation.

Additionally, Intuit and its team of experts led  more than 100 students in For Delight: A Design Thinking Workshop to help students learn and explore how to apply Intuit’s series of three principles for guiding their journey of entrepreneurial leadership and innovation. For Intuit, the partnership supports its commitment to powering prosperity around the world, and supporting the career and financial readiness of today’s students and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

Enactus Canada Alumnus Brian Scudamore, Founder & CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, stepped center stage at the 2019 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Vancouver to share the lessons he has learned and mistakes he has made in building this highly successful and well known enterprise in North America.

In partnership with Danfoss, Enactus China created an event within its national event that focused engineering solutions for future sustainability. The “Engineering tomorrow Sustainable Development Challenge and Forum” served up insights that will help both Enactus and partners in exploration of STEM offerings for the future.

And, living the Sustainable Development Goals, Enactus Ireland conducted a carbon-neutral event. No single-use plastics were present at the final and Abbott Ireland provided bamboo “keepcups” for all attendees. Enactus has also partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to hold a tree planting ceremony later this year, ensuring Enactus makes a difference – much like the students the organization champions.