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BeChangeMaker 2020

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

Apply

Now till 22 May 2020

Selection

22-29 May 2020

Programme

8 June to 31 August 2020

Final pitch

14 September 2020

Live pitch finale

The Pitch

The top five teams of BeChangeMaker 2020 are chosen from 475 applications that represent 82 countries.  

These outstanding and passionate young social entrepreneurs are using their skills to build technology and innovative solutions to tackle challenges ranging from sexual abuse and violence, plastic waste, deforestation and air pollution, to menstrual health for girls.

The grand finale of BeChangeMaker 2020 was staged at 14:00 (GMT) on 14 September for sharing the business ideas from the top five teams and the wild card team. Thank you for being part of the programme by supporting these young social entrepreneurs at the final pitch!

Congratulations to: 

1st place: EZDiabetes
2nd place: Eat Everything
3rd place: Roshe
4th place: Eco Energy Africa
5th place: Aurat Raaj
6th place: Chasesol

Top 5 teams

Aurat Raaj

Pakistan

Focus: Education for menstrual health

Eat Everything

Taiwan

Focus: Creating sustainable consuming habits

Eco Energy Africa

Cameroon

Focus: Transforming coconut waste into alternative eco-friendly energy

EZDiabetes

France, India, United States of America

Focus: Solution for better treatment and system for diabetes

Roshe

Costa Rica

Focus: Protecting women against sexual harassment and violence

Organizing team

BeChangeMaker 2020

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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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. More than 80 Member organizations which 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.

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