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BeChangeMaker 2021

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

Apply

Now till 4 June 2021

Selection

4-11 June 2021

Programme

12 June to 26 September 2021

Final pitch

27 September 2021


 

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

Be part of the solutions for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

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.

HP LIFE, a programme of the HP Foundation, provides 32 free online learning courses for entrepreneurs, innovators, and small business owners worldwide.


 

Rosche (CR), winner of BeChangeMaker 2020
”BeChangeMaker gave us the tools and knowledge to go beyond, to improve our ideas, and bring them closer to reality.”
— Rosche (CR), winner of BeChangeMaker 2020


 

“The programme made us feel like more than just a dreamer. It helped us understand all aspects of starting a business, and we learned a lot from our mentors.”
— Eat Everything (TW), winner of BeChangeMaker 2020
Eat Everything (TW), winner of BeChangeMaker 2020


 

Prepare your application and participate from anywhere

Form a team

Step 1

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

Share your challenge

Step 2

Introduce your team and share your social challenge in a 1-minute video. Upload the video to YouTube as unlisted and include the link in your online application.

Submit your application

Step 3

Apply using the application form. The team leader is required to fill out the application form on behalf of the team before 4 June. Please make sure that each of the team member has read and agreed to the Official Rules and created an account on HP LIFE to access the free courses before submitting the application.

Team will be selected

Step 4

30 teams wil be selected to officially join the programme. The announcement will be made on 11 June.

Get ready!

Step 5

The programme will kick off on 14 June with an orientation for the exciting three months of intensive and engaging training.

Organizing team

BeChangeMaker 2021

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.

Kim Tolbert

Kim is the Social Impact & Sustainability Network Manager for the HP Foundation. In this role, she works with the HP Foundation team to engage HP employees in its giving and volunteering programs, including HP LIFE. As Program Manager, Kim will partner with Worldskills to inspire HP employees to share their expertise as volunteer mentors for this year’s BeChangeMaker teams.

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.

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BeChangeMaker 2021

HP Life logo

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.

WorldSkills logo

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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