SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Enactus teams of university students from Lambton College, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada; Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi, India; October 6 University, Cairo, Egypt; and Mohammadia School Of Engineers, Rabat, Morocco, were named finalists today at Enactus World Cup 2018. The Enactus World Cup champion team will be named on October 11 and will be awarded the Ford Better World Award of $50,000USD with the top 3 runners-up earning prize monies as well.
"The collective impact created by these teams is strengthening the communities and economies served by their work," said Rachael Jarosh, president and CEO, Enactus. "While these top four teams are being recognized for their social innovation projects, the real winners are all of us and each of the communities served by the work of all our Enactus teams."
The teams advanced to the final round of competition at the signature event for Enactus, a global non-profit with more than 72,000 student members from 36 countries across 1,730 university campuses. They have been selected from the 36 teams who began the competition on Tuesday, October 9, and will present to a panel of global business leaders on Thursday, October 11.
"Ford Motor Company and Ford Fund are proud to partner with Enactus to support the entrepreneurial and innovative work of students around the globe," said Jim Vella, President of Ford Motor Company Fund and member of the Enactus Board of Directors. "The Ford Better World Award is rooted in Ford's belief that the next generation of leaders will shape the future and drive human progress. We are investing in the exciting and hopeful world they will create."
To learn more about Enactus, sponsors, the teams competing at Enactus World Cup 2018, or to watch live during the event, visit enactus.org/worldcup. To support Enactus, donate here.
At Enactus, we believe investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all. Enactus develops college students into leaders who use business to solve community challenges, creating sustainable improvements in the lives of the people their projects serve, and in turn, the lives of the students themselves. As the largest experiential learning platform devoted to entrepreneurial action, Enactus has more than 72,000 student participants on 1,730 campuses in 36 countries. In 2017, Enactus students dedicated approximately 7.3 million hours, creating and implementing over 3,800 projects that directly impacted more than 1.3 million lives. For more information, www.enactus.org.