New this year! Enactus United States first-ever Early Stage Competition

In an effort to recognize projects in all stages of development, Enactus United States is launching the Early Stage Competition at the Enactus USA 2020 National Exposition in Kansas City, MO! This track of competition is designed to recognize teams with projects in the early stages of development and have not yet produced long-term outcomes. Up to 24 total teams will compete in the Early Stage Competition. All teams, new and veterans alike, are welcome to compete in this exciting new track of competition!

Early Stage competing teams will be judged on their efforts to define a need, pursue entrepreneurial leadership, work towards positive impact, focus on long-term sustainability, and effectively communicate their project.

Q&A will still occur in this track of competition, but with more emphasis on constructive feedback to assist teams in improving their project process and results.

Presentation Timing

Set-Up and Presentation: 8 minutes (distribution of time is at the discretion of the team)
Questions and Answer: 7 minutes

Early Stage Competition Resources

Eligibility Requirements

All Enactus teams are welcome to compete in Early Stage Competition as long as the team abides by the following eligibility requirements:

  • Team presents on only 1 project at National Exposition 2020
  • Team project has not yet yielded long-term outcomes (Enactus must pre-approve, see below)
  • Submit Team Project Report by the Enactus determined deadline
  • Submit Project Verification Form at on-site registration at Expo 2020
  • The team cannot also compete in Traditional Competition

Event Timeline

Wednesday, May 13th 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 3 Early Stage Competition presentations
Thursday, May 14th
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Announcement of Early Stage Competition Winners

How to Register

Space is limited to 24 total teams, register early! Participation will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Questions about project qualifications? Contact your Regional Program Manager
Please direct general Early Stage Competition questions to Mikena Manspeaker at mmanspeaker@enactus.org