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BeChangeMaker 2019

Social Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme
Develop skills to make your business idea a reality.


19 April 2019


26 April 2019


29 April 2019


22-25 August 2019



An online training programme that inspires action on global challenges through social entrepreneurship and the power of skills

BeChangeMaker provides access to high quality learning content on HP LIFE, tools and technology for startup acceleration, dedicated coaching, mentoring and customized support, as well as the opportunity to tap into a diverse global network of potential supporters and investors.


Uroborus (Guatemala and Honduras)
”WorldSkills enabled us to develop and streamline our ideas in order to create a concrete framework for our sustainable business.”
— Uroborus (Guatemala and Honduras),winner of BeChangeMaker 2018


Sirius (Syria), winner of BeChangeMaker 2018
“BeChangeMaker was an amazing opportunity for us to further our idea and expand our knowledge in various ways to improve our product and reach to the people in need”.
— Sirius (Syria), winner of BeChangeMaker 2018


Apply and participate from anywhere

1. Team formation

18 March 2019

Form a team of 2 to 5 people who share the same vision and are between 18 and 35 years old. Choose a team leader.

2. Application submission

19 April 2019

Record a 1 minute video to introduce your team and share why you've chosen a particular social challenge.

Upload the video to YouTube as unlisted.

Your team leader needs to submit the application before 19 April.

3. Selection process

26 April 2019

Teams will be selected to join BeChangeMaker. The announcement will be made on 26 April.

Application closed

Organizing team

BeChangeMaker 2019

Ina Progonati

Ina is the HP LIFE Partnership Consultant for the HP Foundation, leading the HP LIFE programme that offers 30 free online courses in 7 languages to build key business competencies. Previous to HP LIFE Ina was a founding member of Global Citizen. With the great support from the HP Foundation, Ina works closely with WorldSkills on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker.

Grace Lung

Grace is the Senior Manager of Partnership Programmes at WorldSkills, which is the global hub for skills excellence and development. She works closely with the HP Foundation on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker to offer opportunities to youth for career building and transforming the way we think about social change and the use of skills.

Michal Jirasek

Michal is the CEO of Founderscope and the creator of the Gamified Startup Toolkit. He supports startups, social enterprises, and companies to innovate and optimize their businesses to create positive impact in the world. Michal was the coach for BeChangeMaker 2018.

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BeChangeMaker 2019

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The HP Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that, with the help of HP employees, funds philanthropic programs for underserved communities where we live, work, and do business by supporting technology-related learning, charitable giving, volunteering, and disaster relief programs.

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WorldSkills has built a movement that is changing the lives of young people through skills. Our 80 Member organizations reach two-thirds of the world’s population and create measurable impact at every level. They build the confidence of millions of young people, empowering communities and fueling economies. WorldSkills is a movement of change.