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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

Teams receive training, advice, and support

The Programme

The teams selected for BeChangeMaker 2021 have projects tackling a range of economic and societal challenges reflected by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Between June and September, they will have 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. 


 

Technology for startup acceleration

Access to powerful tools and workflow that enable you to better collaborate with your teams, apply your learning, and create your work quickly and effectively.


 


 

Access to high-quality learning content on HP LIFE

Begin your journey as a social entrepreneur by taking HP LIFE online courses: Starting a Small Business, Design Thinking, Basics of Finance, Social Media Marketing, and Finding Funding.

HP LIFE is a programme of the HP Foundation, and it offers free, skills-training programme for entrepreneurs, business owners, and lifelong learners all over the world.


 

Connection to a diverse global network

Network with teams from around the world who strive for a cause. Tap into and get connected with WorldSkills and HP’s global network of experts, mentors, potential supporters, and investors.


 


 

Dedicated coaching and customized support

Receive virtual coaching and support to accelerate your training progress, as well as regular feedback and mentoring from more than 60 mentors from HP global network, who are experts in various business fields, to ensure that you are on the right track.

Programme overview

Details will be provided in a programme guide to the official teams. 

Kick-off session and orientation

14 June 2021

Get to know the teams and familiar with the courses and tools.

Self-learning, coaching, and mentoring

14-25 June 2021

Follow the HP LIFE courses and join the dedicated coaching/mentoring.

Progress session #1

28 June 2021

Present your progress and receive feedback.

Self-learning, coaching, and mentoring

28 June to 9 July 2021

Follow the HP LIFE courses and join the dedicated coaching/mentoring.

Progress session #2

12 July 2021

Present your progress and receive feedback.

Self-learning, coaching, and mentoring

12-23 July 2021

Follow the HP LIFE courses and join the dedicated coaching/mentoring.

Progress session #3

26 July 2021

Present your progress and receive feedback.

Online pitch #1

28 July and 29 July 2021

Teams will be divided into two groups to deliver their pitches separately. Top 15 teams will be selected.

Self-learning, coaching, mentoring

2-13 August 2021

Follow the HP LIFE courses and join the dedicated coaching/mentoring.

Progress session #4

16 August 2021

Present your progress and receive feedback.

Self-learning, coaching, mentoring

16-27 August 2021

Follow the HP LIFE courses and join the dedicated coaching/mentoring.

Progress session #5

30 August 2021

Present your progress and receive feedback.

Self-learning, coaching, mentoring

30 August to 10 September 2021

Follow the HP LIFE courses and join the dedicated coaching/mentoring.

Online pitch #2

20 August 2021

The top five teams will be chosen and announced to pitch their ideas to a live audience online.

Online final pitch

27 September 2021

Exciting final pitch to determine the winners of BeChangeMaker 2021!

Judges

BeChangeMaker 2021

The judges will support and guide our teams. They will be announced during the programme.

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.


 

Brought to you by

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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