Uncap Opportunities for Women Challenge

Through the Uncap Opportunities for Women Challenge, supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Enactus United States teams will showcase how they empowered female entrepreneurs in the United States to improve their livelihoods through entrepreneurial action. Whether you’re inspiring a group of business-minded women to take their first step into entrepreneurship or helping senior business owners master the latest technologies to improve their productivity, we want to know how your team is taking action to uncap opportunities for women in entrepreneurship. As you empower women to succeed in business, you will create opportunities for a ripple effect of positive impact on their employees, families and the communities where they work. 

Project Timeline
The project submitted for this Challenge may be completed any time between May 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

All enrolled Enactus teams in the United States are eligible to enter U.S-based projects.

How to Enter
Teams entering the Uncap Opportunities for Women Challenge are required to submit an online Impact Entry describing at least one project that meets the criteria.

Students must be registered with Enactus and have permissions assigned by their Enactus faculty advisor to submit an Impact Entry. View the main Challenge page for permission instructions.  

Please ensure that your Impact Entry form is well-written, using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Your descriptions should be clear and concise. Content from this submission may be judged by representatives from The Coca-Cola Foundation and/or The Coca-Cola Company.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. Please note the text box character limits. Characters include letters, spacing and punctuation. After the entry is submitted, please review the email confirmation. You may log back in to make changes up until the entry deadline, if necessary. Enactus will retain the last entry submitted within the deadline. Any team who completes an online entry for this competition and does not receive this verification should contact Tiffany Haney (thaney@enactus.org) immediately.

Entries must be completed by March 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. CT. Submissions received after this time will not be considered.

Judging Criteria
How effectively did the Enactus team empower female entrepreneurs in the United States to improve their livelihoods through entrepreneurial action?

Each team will be evaluated on the following:

  • How effectively did the team identify significant, unmet need(s) of female entrepreneurs?
  • How well did the team take entrepreneurial action & execute a project that responded to the needs identified?
  • How effectively did the team empower female entrepreneurs to improve their livelihoods through entrepreneurial action, as shown through measurable outputs & outcomes?
  • Overall, how clear was the Impact Entry?






Team Prizes
The top three teams will be selected to receive a Grand Prize Award and will be recognized at the 2017 Enactus US National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri:

National First Place       $7,500 & Trophy
National Second Place  $5,000 & Trophy
National Third Place      $2,500 & Trophy
Five (5) Finalists             $1,000 & Plaque each

Tiffany Haney
Project Manager
Enactus USA
(417) 575-3528

Submit Your Entry
You may use the Uncap Opportunities for Women Challenge sample Impact Entry to prepare your submission in advance.


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