UMKC Enactus Advances to National Competition

The UMKC Enactus team continues its tradition of success. The team took top prize at the regional competition in Garden Grove, CA on April 24, qualifying them to compete at the United States National Exposition. For the first time, the national competition is being held right here in Kansas City from May 21-23 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

“We’re thrilled to compete at the national level, but even more excited that we get to do so in our hometown of Kansas City,” said Ben Williams, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Assistant Director and Enactus Advisor.

The Enactus team took an opportunity to adjust their project planning process this year to incorporate human centered design. This change led to great successes like the Well Wishes project that is providing a solar powered well to a school in rural Nigeria. Further, some of the team members went above and beyond to develop a presentation and annual report for the regional event.

“Our UMKC Enactus students stood toe-to-toe with one of the national finalist teams from last year and came out of the league as one of the most talked about teams at this regional competition,” said Williams. “We all know that these Enactus students are top quality, but they certainly did themselves proud again this year.”

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