Enactus India National Competition winners, students from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi, to represent India at the Enactus World Cup 2016

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Mumbai, 22nd July, 2016: An impressive group of business, students and academic leaders came

together from across the country on July 21st and 22nd in Mumbai for the 2016 Enactus India

National Competition. The competition was a unique showcase of entrepreneurial spirit in action,

applying business innovation for social impact, demonstrating how Enactus students are improving

lives and enabling a better future. The winners of this year’s competition are students from

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi. They will represent the nation at the

Enactus World Cup in Toronto, Canada from the 28th through 30th September, competing with

National Champion teams from 34 other countries across the world.

The 1 st runners up position was taken by the team from IIT, Delhi. The team from Shri Ram College

of Commerce, Delhi secured the 2 nd runners up title.

The Enactus India National Competition provides a platform for business leaders and student

innovators to test and applaud unique social ventures. This year, the competition witnessed more

than 67 student teams from institutes across the country such as IIT Delhi, Sri Ram College of

Commerce, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, etc., showcasing their community

empowerment projects. The rising entrepreneurs were given 17 minutes to present the insights,

implementation progress and the impact their projects have created in the last one year. The panel

of judges consisted of prominent C-level executives such as Richard Rekhy, CEO, KPMG in India,

Akhil Bansal, Deputy CEO, KPMG in India, Mini Menon, Executive Editor, Bloomberg TV, Preet

Dhupar, CFO, IKEA INDIA and Ronnie Screwvala, MD, UTV Software Communications, amongst

others.

Enactus students use the positive power of business, innovation and entrepreneurial action to

address the most important issues affecting the world through diverse and fresh perspectives to

empower people and improve their livelihoods.

More than 1800 people attended the two day event, which also hosted the insightful ‘Fire Side

Chat’ with Mr. Ronnie Screwvala, Managing Director of UTV Software Communications and Mr

Ganesh Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer of Tutorvista that focused on disruption through

technologies and their impact on businesses. Retiring President & CEO of Enactus Worldwide, Dr.

Alvin Rohrs, was present at the event to receive a special Lifetime Achievement Award. The key

note address was delivered by Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.

Farhan Pettiwala, President, Enactus India said, “Enactus students enjoy a healthy balance of a

safe learning environment with a taste of real world implementation. Young students develop their

entrepreneurial abilities and evolve to become responsible contributors to the society through

Enactus. Corporates who act as mentors and sponsors of these initiatives help build confidence

and zeal, boosting their efforts towards a better world.”

Speaking at the event, Richard Rekhy, CEO, KPMG in India and Chairman of the National

Advisory Board and a member of the Enactus Worldwide Board, said, “It is our privilege and

honour to be associated with Enactus India. The impetus gained by this movement of shared social

responsibility between cross-generational leaders is outstanding. India’s young leaders bring with

them high-standards of talent, grit and world-view and hence I would like to call our nation

‘Youthistan’. On this occasion, I extend my heartiest congratulations to the wining team members

and wish them a great learning experience and victory at the Enactus World Cup. ”

KPMG Partners and Directors across 6 cities have been mentoring 35 college teams’ projects and

paving way for their successful implementation.

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