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BeChangeMaker 2021

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


Now till 11 June 2021


4-11 June 2021


14 June to 26 September 2021

Final pitch

27 September 2021

Winners announced

BeChangeMaker 2021

After three months of intensive learning, mentoring, coaching, and collaboration, the best teams of BeChangeMaker 2021 presented their ideas to show how they are tackling social challenges related to climate change, food waste, vaccination authenticity, accessibility for education, diversity and inclusion, and preserving traditional skills.

The top five teams plus the wild card were chosen from nearly four hundred applications from over sixty countries.



The winner of BeChangeMaker 2021 is a company dedicated to modernizing the vaccination process and documentation to save lives and prevent COVID-19.

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This team are creating an online training platform to make skill development for coding more accessible in rural areas.




This team are creating a network to reduce food waste through more effective supply chains.


Bumii (previously Match-a)


This team are raising awareness and inspiring actions against climate change through technology.


Black & Brown In The Middle

United States

This team are promoting diversity and inclusion for underrepresented and marginalized communities through storytelling.




This team are supporting craftmanship and skills development amid COVID-19.


To get in touch with the teams or if you have any questions about BeChangeMaker, please email Grace Lung (Senior Manager of Partnership Programmes) at


Live pitch finale

27 September 2021

Check out the recording to see the teams in action in the final pitch. 


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.