DCU will represent Ireland at the Enactus World Cup in Silicon Valley, USA, later this year, following their win in Ireland.
Presented by Irish writer and activist Sinéad Burke, DCU was awarded the winning title at the Enactus Ireland National Competition, May 31st. DCU’s win was closely followed by Enactus NUI Galway, and semi-finalists Enactus University of Limerick and Enactus Trinity College.
The global social entrepreneurship movement, Enactus, brings students, academics, and business leaders together to develop socially responsible business models. Enactus aims to solve community challenges by utilising the power of entrepreneurship.
“The energy from the students is contagious and this year again, we have seen a truly amazing range of projects and initiatives creating real community impacts. We are very excited for Enactus DCU to represent Ireland at the Enactus World Cup,” said Enactus Chairman, Terence O’Rourke.
Second Scoop, one of eight headline projects, is a catering company that empowers asylum seekers. The project reimagines societal integration through mentorship and work experience. Through the project, asylum seekers are taught sales and event organising skills.
A second headline project, Threads, is a clothing company that also empowers asylum seekers and trains them in upcycling old or unwanted jeans. Asylum seekers are taught how to sew and work with denim.
The Enactus World Cup will take place in Silicone Valley, in the USA, October 2018.
Photo: Enactus Ireland National Competition 2018 winners Enactus DCU team to represent Ireland at the Enactus World Cup,Liam Redmond, Country Manager of Enactus Ireland; From the left, Robert Kelly; Thomas Hand; Daniel Kyne; Ashling McGovern; Josh Clinton; Terence O’Rourke, Chairman of Enactus Ireland and (foreground) Sinéad Burke activist and guest speaker. Photo credit: Naoise Culhane