At Enactus, we see competition as a motivator. Our competitions celebrate the best of third level social entrepreneurial talent, whilst ensuring the students’ projects are financially sustainable, empowering and eco-friendly.


At the end of each academic year, we host the Enactus Ireland National Competition. Enactus students from across the country gather to showcase the impact of their projects. Judged by a collection of Ireland’s top business leaders, the competition format is as follows:

12 minute audio visual presentation with supporting documentation + five minute question answer period

The winning team becomes the Enactus Ireland National Champion and goes on to represent Ireland at the Enactus World Cup.

Previous Winners:

  • 2012: Dublin City University

  • 2013: Dublin City University

  • 2014: University College Dublin

  • 2015: Maynooth University

  • 2016: Dublin City University

  • 2017: Dublin City University

  • 2018: Dublin City University

The Enactus Ireland National Competition 2019 will take place on May 30th in the Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Students can register here.


The Enactus World Cup is three days of competition, collaboration and celebration which brings together 3,500 socially conscious leaders from 37 countries. National Champion teams from around the world compete to become the Enactus World Champion and to receive $50,000 USD in prize money from the Ford Motor Company.

Aside from the competition, collaboration is the main focus of the event. Throughout the three days, Enactus facilitates:

  • World Cultural Experience - each country’s culture is showcased

  • Project Fair - non-competing projects have a chance to showcase their impact

  • Faculty Adviser Best Practice Session - networking session for faculty advisers

  • Alumni Action Accelerator - allowing alumni to create solutions to social issues

  • Keynote Speeches - previous speakers include Condoelezza Rice and Swati Dlamini

  • SDG Forums - exploration of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

  • Academic Leaders Symposium - presentations of academic research

  • and so much more!

The Enactus World Cup 2019 will take place on September 16th - 18th in the McEnery San José Convention Centre in San José, CA, USA.