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BeChangeMaker 2021

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

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Now till 11 June 2021

Selection

4-11 June 2021

Programme

14 June to 26 September 2021

Final pitch

27 September 2021


 

Top 15 teams 

Nearly 400 teams from 60 countries and regions applied for BeChangeMaker 2021. The top 30 teams will take part in this year's programme.

Nibi

Colombia

Increase the impact of non-profit organizations through data and process automation

Genoa Denim

Spain

Promote sustainable fashion industry through better garment processes

Paragon

Jordan

Reduce food waste and environmental damage through more effective supply chains

eZ2Code

Taiwan

Support skill development for coding in rural areas by accessible online training platform

Dream Machine

Hong Kong

Provide housing to homeless through 3D printing

Scope

India

Provide health literacy for students

VaxiGlobal

Zimbabwe

Modernize vaccination process and documentation to save lives and prevent COVID-19

Celeste

India

Use natural based alternatives for fashion industry to protect the environment

STEP IT Up!

Philippines

Empower ethnic minority (Lumads) through education and training

Make from Scrap

Taiwan

Avoid textile waste through creativity and economic empowerment for people with disabilities

Craft

Egypt

Support craftmanship and skills development amid COVID-19

Match-a

Malaysia

Raise awareness and inspire actions against climat change through technology

Kontama GmbH

Germany

Promote sustainable meat consumption through edible snails

Black & Brown In The Middle

United States

Promote diversity and inclusion for underrepresented and marginalized communities through storytelling

Sakar Robotics

India

Resolve shortage of doctors through robotics and AI


Teams that were part of the first round of BCM 

Anywhere

Nigeria

Improve the quality of education through VR

Oxbow Technologies

Kenya

Save lives by ensuring all road signs are digitized

Ultrasmart

Algeria

Smart farming technology for environmental protection and food security

Team DAQ Fashion

Ghana

Create stable income for disadvantaged communities by supporting traditional weaving skills for clothing

AquaBreath

South Africa

Secure water resource through better water treatment and management

Elyne

Algeria

Natural cosmetic to preserve the environment and empower disadvantaged communities

Nourish

Kenya

Improve public health through sustainable and healthy food

Muksalma

Russia

Provide employment opportunities and protect the environment through kelp soap

Haitian team

Haiti

Combat corruption through artificial intelligence

Care

Sudan

Provide emergency health services to disadvantaged communities


 

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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