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About Us

our vision

To create a better, more sustainable world

Our mission

To engage the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders to use innovation and business principles to improve the world

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

what do we do?

We bring together academics and business leaders to help students create entrepreneurial projects that empower people and change their livelihoods in a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable way.

our story

Founded in 1975 in the United States, today Enactus operates in 36 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.

By having established the largest global business and higher education network in the world, Enactus is able to brings together the knowledge of academic educators and the expertise of business leaders thus preparing our students to engage in leadership roles in academia and business. By achieving this, Enactus thrives to generate the world’s next generation of academic and business leaders.

Why Help

A medical truck operated by unemployed medicine graduates which is able to provide medical care to isolated communities.

ThisAbility

An innovative job-searching platform for sheltered groups that allows hiring companies to look beyond disability.

Our Common Thread

A social enterprise aiding people in need (poor, disadvantaged, ill-integrated) to pursue a job in tailoring through the refurbishing and sale of second-hand clothes.

2 parole per 2 generazioni

A cross-generational financial literacy program for seniors to both uplift the community of Vicenza and encourage social inclusion.

Unwasteable, born to be reused

An innovative waste management system accompanied by youth educational programs aimed at fighting water pollution caused by plastic

Calypso Kiosk

An orchard and kiosk run by immigrant women aimed at regenerating an abandoned agricultural area in collaboration with local governments, schools, and associations.

Kilimangiamo

A social enterprise that aims at empowering and integrating migrants in an innovative and inclusive way through the use of a food truck.