Students take on ‘Rainmaker Challenge’ to turn a profit on £10 in just three weeks

Posted by ap507 at Dec 18, 2014 03:38 PM |
Money raised will support social impact projects in Leicester and around the world
Students take on ‘Rainmaker Challenge’ to turn a profit on £10 in just three weeks

Image of the teams: Team Apollo on the left, Team Sweet on the right

University students have teamed up to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test and make a difference to communities at home and abroad by turning a profit for a good cause.

11 student teams took on the ‘WISE Rainmaker Challenge’, each turning an initial investment of £10 into as much profit as possible within three weeks, with all the money raised going to student society Enactus Leicester to help them create a positive impact in communities around the world.

Creative money-spinning ideas included raffles with prizes donated from local business sponsors, video game tournaments, henna tattoos, bake sales and even a ‘student chef’ cooking lesson auction.

The students raised a combined total of £1056.11 for Enactus and Team Apollo raised the highest profit of £457.50 and were rewarded with a cinema trip donated by Showcase Cinema for their hard work. Their winning technique involved approaching local businesses to secure donated prizes for a Christmas raffle, which included gym memberships, dining and other fun experiences.

The money raised through the WISE Rainmaker Challenge will allow Enactus Leicester to develop more projects like this and ensure that the next generation of business leaders make the most of these opportunities.

The WISE Rainmaker Challenge is part of the Leicester Award programme run by the Career Development Service, designed to increase student and graduate employability.

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