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Belmont Students Win World Entrepreneurship Competition

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Several students from Belmont University have received high praise for being leaders in entrepreneurship.

The Belmont team, formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise, now called Enactus, has been named the 2012 World Cup champions in an international entrepreneurship competition. They beat national champions from 38 other countries.

Enactus is a group of 42 students, academic and business leaders who work together to help transform lives and improve the community in which we live.

Their flagship project is a program called Spring Back Recycling. The program employs workers who were formerly homeless or incarcerated. Additionally, the Davidson County sheriff's office uses inmate work crews to deliver donated mattresses and picks up and hauls away debris. The business also has hired a few low-risk inmates through a work release program.

The team presented their 14 community outreach projects to a prestigious group of international business leaders in Washington, DC.

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