Matthew Hewston from County Leitrim travelled to the 2016 Enactus World Cup in Toronto, Canada
Dublin City University student, Matthew Hewston (aged 19) from County Leitrim travelled to the 2016 Enactus World Cup in Toronto, Canada at the end of September as a representative for team Ireland. The team, comprising 16 Irish students showcased innovative social entrepreneurship projects, during three unforgettable days of competition, collaboration and celebration.
Enactus is an international, non-profit organisation, which assists third level students in creating entrepreneurial projects that make a positive difference in the world, spark business innovation and develop students skills to become socially responsible business leaders of the future. The Enactus World Cup allows teams of students from 35 countries to present their entrepreneurial, socially sustainable projects and businesses to a group of international leaders within 17 minutes to become Enactus World Cup Champions.
A 53 strong delegation travelled to the event in Toronto with team Ireland. This was the biggest group from any European country to attend the Enactus World Cup in Toronto – a significant achievement for Ireland and the support that the team had. Ireland and Enactus have grown largely throughout the years, in 2012, a delegation comprising just six students took part in the World Cup. Fast forward four years and already three Enactus projects are successful self-sustainable companies – FoodCloud: http://food.cloud , Access Earth: http://access.earth and 100 Minds: www.100minds.org.