KSU Enactus Team Named Regional Champions, Heads to National Competition

KENNESAW, Ga. (Apr 17, 2018) — Kennesaw State University’s Enactus team took first place in their league at the Enactus United States Chicago Regional Competition on April 9. They will travel to Kansas City, Mo. next month to compete as one of 100+ regional champions at the Enactus United States National Exposition.

The Kennesaw State Enactus students presented a live, multimedia summary of several entrepreneurial-based projects that the team has developed and implemented, including Click-a-Shift, an Uber-style app that pairs businesses with on-demand student labor, The Biz Nation, an online entrepreneurial education platform for students in Latin America, and The Academy, a program to teach special needs students to be entrepreneurs.

KSU Enactus Team
Kennesaw State University Enactus Presentation Team

A panel of business leaders judged the presentations based on how successfully the business concepts empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.

“Competition encourages creativity, motivates excellence and rewards results,” says Alex Perwich, President of Enactus United States. “Enactus students are transforming lives and enabling real human progress through entrepreneurial action, while developing key business and leadership skills that will differentiate them from their peers.”

The Kennesaw State Enactus Presentation Team consists of seniors Jared Johnson, Miko Luna, Stacey Young, Stephanie Carvajalino, and Whitney Spiva. Ariam Sium directed the team, which was supported by students Adam Rose, Andrew Tutwiler, Dolliesha Mathewis-Rosser, Joey Ruse, Josh Mbugua, and Steven Ho.

Dennis Loubiere in the Michael J. Coles College of Business Department of Management and Entrepreneurship serves as the advisor for the KSU Enactus team. “I am very proud of what our team has been able to achieve. I also appreciate the support of KSU and my supervisor Regan Durkin who traveled with the team in my absence.”

Kennesaw State Enactus has over 50 members who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

As the largest experiential learning platform in the world devoted to social entrepreneurial action, Enactus has more than 72,000 student participants on over 1,700 campuses in 36 countries. 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.