Is very chuffed that two of my universities where I am the Business Advisor have gotten into the Enactus National Competitions. LSE and Bedfordshire. I was informed about this yesterday and I am looking forward to coaching them through the competition. And hopefully one of them will go forward to the International Competition.
Its truly humbling to see these very passionate and committed students learning about capitalism, entrepreneurship, economics, management to transform lives and shape a more sustainable world. Truly amazing to see how we harness the power and make things happen. 5-6 years now and every year, these students make a giant amount of difference to the homeless, the students, the poor, the mentally ill, or what have you.
What’s Enactus? I quote
Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.
Together we pledge to take action. Together we commit to apply our passions and talents and ideas to impact as many lives as we can. Not to hand out help to people in need, but to work side-by-side with them to create opportunity. So every person and community we touch is empowered to live up to their fullest potential.