JOHANNESBURG, October 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Qualified from more than 70, 500 university students on greater than 1,750 campuses these 36 teams have earned the honor of representing their country at the Enactus World Cup. Following the closely contested Semi-Final round, four university teams advance to the final round with only one team to be announced as the 2015 Enactus World Champion on Friday 16 October.
Present and future world leaders met this week at the Enactus World Cup to showcase entrepreneurial excellence and shared innovation to transform lives and create a better more sustainable world over three unforgettable days of competition, collaboration and celebration at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
The high caliber of entrepreneurial projects for social impact presented at the Enactus World Cup have been remarkable with over 2 million people impacted over the past year through the global non-profit Enactus. Following the Opening Round of Competition, sixteen Semi-Finalist teams were announced on Thursday 15 October resulting in Friday morning's Semi-Finalist presentations with the final four teams to proceed to the prestigious final awards ceremony.
The final four teams in presenting order:
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
One of the above teams which will be awarded the coveted title of Enactus World Champion 2015.
Visual footage, event highlights and the team profiles can be viewed on: Enactus.org/WorldCup/.
The magnitude and reach of this powerful organisation which empowers lives continues to increase with the journey continuing next year at the 2016 Enactus World Cup, to be held in Toronto, Canada from 28 - 30 September 2016.
The excitement and passion of people who are determined to make a difference in the lives of the beneficiaries of their projects is tangible at the Enactus World Cup when 36 teams from across the world recognise, encourage and celebrate one another during the course of this dynamic world-class event. The range of real-world projects to be showcased by the teams is diverse and represents the desire and passion of students to find solutions to challenges faced by communities globally.
Further interviews available with Terry Torok, Chief Innovation Officer, Enactus Worldwide.
ABOUT ENACTUS: Enactus, an international non-profit organization brings together students, academic and business leaders through the belief that investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all. Guided by business experts and academic advisors at more than 1,700 universities in 36 countries, the 70,500 student leaders of Enactus create and implement community outreach projects each year to empower people to improve their livelihoods, impacting more than 1,950,000 people.
DIGITAL SCHEDULE & WORLD CUP LIVE BROADCAST: http://enactus.org/worldcup