Bees, food, energy are championship projects for Enactus

Cornell College’s Enactus team won the regional championship at the Chicago Enactus Competition March 21.

Cornell’s team presented outputs and impacts from five projects, two ongoing legacy projects, and three start-ups including:

  • Bee Interest Group promoting a pollinator friendly campus
  • Food Recovery Network promoting reduction of food waste on campus
  • Energy Management promoting models, methods, and services to reduce energy waste in residential and commercial buildings
Cornell’s Enactus team, left to right: April Richards, Hwi Ram Jeong, Abubakar Shehu, Nigel Tichnor, Anh Pham, Enactus advisor Tom Simon, Ryan Anderson, Robin Bridgman, Husani Newbold, Zara Anderson, Gabe Flippo, and Salem Osaki.
Cornell’s Enactus team, left to right: April Richards, Hwi Ram Jeong, Abubakar Shehu, Nigel Tichnor, Anh Pham, Enactus advisor Tom Simon, Ryan Anderson, Robin Bridgman, Husani Newbold, Zara Anderson, Gabe Flippo, and Salem Osaki.

Enactus is a global organization with more than 1,700 college and university teams focused on entrepreneurial action.

At the Chicago regional competition, 35 Enactus teams competed for qualification to the national competition in St. Louis in May. The competing teams presented their entrepreneurial projects to more than 100 judges comprised of professionals, recruiters, and executives from the region. Teams competed for qualification to the U.S. National Expo in St. Louis in May, where more than 140 Enactus teams from Hawaii to Maine will converge to compete and network.

The Cornell College Enactus team beat out many larger schools to capture their trophy.  

Cornell’s Enactus team, left to right: April Richards, Hwi Ram Jeong, Abubakar Shehu, Nigel Tichnor, Anh Pham, Enactus advisor Tom Simon, Ryan Anderson, Robin Bridgman, Husani Newbold, Zara Anderson, Gabe Flippo, and Salem Osaki.