Oct. 24, 2014
Enactus Memorial placed second in its semi-final round to finish in the top eight at the Enactus World Cup in Beijing this week.
The undergraduate student team, representing the faculties of business and arts at Memorial University, placed second to Morocco in one of four semi-finals. Only one team from each semi-final moved onto the final round, which was won by China. Morocco placed second overall, Puerto Rico was third and Ireland fourth.
In the opening round on Oct. 23, the Memorial team defeated Ukraine and Tajikstan to move onto the semi-final round along with teams from Germany, China, Ireland, Morocco, Swasiland, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Guatemala, Korea, Kenya, Poland, Egypt and Puerto Rico.
Thirty-four teams from across the world participated in the Enactus World Cup, held Oct. 22-24 in Beijing, China.
Enactus Memorial is a student-run volunteer group, part of an international non-profit organization that mobilizes university and college students to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need through the application of business processes and models.
It’s one of the most successful Enactus teams in the world, having won the national championship seven times in nine years. The team won the world cup in 2008 and was the runner-up in 2007.
In the past year, Enactus Memorial has run 10 community projects that have established 60 new businesses, created 90 new jobs, generated $1.1 million in revenue and changed the lives of over 4,000 project participants.