WHAT IS ENACTUS?
Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable future
Young leaders everywhere use innovation and business skills to ensure that all people thrive in a sustainable world.
Enactus is a network of leaders committed to using business as a catalyst for positive social and environmental impact. We educate, inspire, and support young people to use innovation and entrepreneurship to solve the world’s biggest problems.
Founded in 1975 in the United States, today Enactus operates in 37 countries in over 1700 Universities with more than 70,500 students that created over 4,900 community outreach projects which are impacting the lives of more than 1.950.000 people.
Enactus Italy is the youngest branch of this organization, and it was founded in 2016. At Enactus we believe in the potential of mobilizing university students to make a difference in their communities while developing skills that will enable them to become socially responsible business leaders. We do this with the help of their universities and of the business leaders that invest and believe in us.
With the support of our community, our students are given the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills to better themselves, their communities, and our country. In addition to the community focus of the program, Enactus offers leadership and career initiatives creating meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with Enactus partner companies in search of emerging talent.
Every year, the Enactus program culminates with the National Competition which acts as forum to present the projects developed by our students throughour the academic year. In this occasion, the projects are evaluated by a panel of judges representing the business leaders that invest and believe in enactus, and the team presenting the best project is proclaimed the Enactus Italy National Champion team which is awarded the opportunity to advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup.