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Enactus Leeds Holds First Social Enterprise Hackathon


Enactus is an international organisation that connects students, academics and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.

Enactus Leeds run student-led social enterprises which aim to create social progress and inspire the next generation of socially responsible business leaders!They believe in doing business to create a better world; not by simply giving handouts to people in need, but by working side-by-side with them to create opportunities. Therefore, every person and community they work with is empowered to live up to their fullest potential. Head to our social media to find out about our current social enterprise projects or start your own with our innovation team!  

December 2020 saw the first 'Student Enterprise Hackathon' run by Enactus Leeds.  The winning team won £500 funding to start their social enterprise; which will recycle discarded PPE and turn them into fashion items. They are now recruiting new members to join their team  

Kirsty Lambelle-Rudd - President - Enactus Leeds 2020/21 says of the Hackathon; 

What a great turnout to our first ever Enactus Leeds Hackathon!  Thank you so much to everyone who participated in event. All students who participated submitted interesting and innovative project ideas on social enterprises which tackle social and environmental issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. A big thank you to all judges too for their hard work in judging the proposals! 

Visit the LUU website if you’re interested in joining Enactus Leeds or finding out more about our society!  Or contact the team at 

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