On October 9-11, 2018, the World Cup of Student Entrepreneurship - ENACTUS WORLD CUP 2018 was held in San Jose, USA.
The delegation of Kazakhstan, consisting of 40 people, joined the global Enactus family, whose members are from 35 different universities and countries; and represented our country in the big event in front of the 3500 current and future leaders, business innovators and social entrepreneurs.
The delegation consisted of the winners of national student cup of entrepreneurship, start-ups and innovations - team of the M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University, as well as the businessmen of the Shakarim State University from Semey, who got the opportunity to go to the World Cup by winning the AIFC Bureau special competition aimed to promote investment literacy among students, school children and the general population.
On 25-26 April 2018 in Astana, 8 teams reached the semifinals of the competition, and one winner - the team of the Shakarim State University (Semey) was selected. This team received support for further development of their project, including the internship program at the AIFC Bureau for Continuing Professional Development, and a trip to the world cup of Enactus in San Jose, USA.
The ENACTUS WORLD CUP 2018 is a unique event, organized annually in different parts of the world: Paris, New York, Singapore, London, and Barcelona, Berlin, Kuala-Lumpur, Johannesburg and others. The main participants are the national champions from around the world. Besides to competitions, the event includes a cultural fair, where delegations are able to present everyday lifestyle and traditions of their nations, as well as the World Project Fair - a world exhibition of projects.
Well-known global companies such as Walmart, Microsoft and others, are the partners of Enactus, who actively support the development of this program and evaluate the student business at the Enactus World Cup.