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Live pitch finale

25-28 September 2023

The top teams will pitch their social business ideas in front of a live audience and judges in Dublin, Ireland.

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


Key dates

Application open

15 March 2023

Teams selected

9 June 2023

Programme kick-off

12 June 2023

Final Pitch

25-28 September 2022


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.



Brought to you by

BeChangeMaker 2023

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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.

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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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