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en•act•us

A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.

entrepreneurial - initiating business innovation with integrity and passion.

action - the experience of social impact that sparks social enterprise.

us - student, academic and business leaders collaborating to create a better world.

Enactus (formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE) is an international non-profit organisation with a global network of over 70,500 university students in 36 countries. Students collaborate with leaders in business and academia by taking entrepreneurial action to develop social enterprise projects which empower their communities. Each year, teams from various universities across Australia compete against each other at the National Conference & Championships by presenting their projects to a panel of judges, culminating with the winning team representing Australia at the prestigious Enactus World Cup.

Like in business, we believe that competition encourages creativity and rewards results. For Enactus, it means more lives impacted. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to showcase the impact of their outreach efforts and to be evaluated by executives serving as judges.