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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, business owners, students, and lifelong learners all over the world.

Deadline: 3 June. Applications closed.


Key dates

Application open

15 March 2023

Teams selected

9 June 2023

Programme kick-off

12 June 2023

Final pitch in Dublin

24-27 September 2023


”It’s been such a great opportunity for us to learn. The HP LIFE courses and training have helped us as Happy Pads and also introduced us to a great mentor and coach.
— Happy Pads, winner of BeChangeMaker 2022

The BeChangeMaker 2022 live pitch final took place on 29 September 2022. Check out the recording to see last year's teams in action.


Join BeChangeMaker 2023

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-min video. Upload the video to YouTube as unlisted – this is to be included in your online application.

Submit your application

Step 3

The team leader needs to submit the application on behalf of the team by 3 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

Thirty teams will be selected to officially join the programme – announcement to be made on 9 June. BeChangeMaker 2023 will kick off with an orientation on 12 June.



Organizing team

BeChangeMaker 2023

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.

Gustavo Sanchez

Gustavo is part of the HP Foundation team. In his role as HP Inspires Giving Program Manager, he works with the team to engage HP employees in virtual volunteerism around the world. Gus will partner with Worldskills to inspire HP employees to share their skills by participating in BeChangeMaker 2023.

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 2023

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The HP Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization of HP Inc. It supports technology-related learning, charitable giving, and volunteering programs for underserved and underrepresented communities where we live, work, and do business. Our collection of global giving and volunteering initiatives inspire HP employees to share their time, expertise, and passion to make a difference for others.

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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.


Impact Partner

BeChangeMaker 2023

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