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Live pitch finale

9-12 September 2024

The top teams will pitch their social business ideas on 12 September in front of a live audience and judges as part of the WorldSkills Conference 2024 in Lyon, France.

The BeChangeMaker 2023 live pitch final took place on 26 September 2023 at the WorldSkills Ireland Conference 2023 in Dublin. Check out the recording to see last year's teams in action.


Key dates

Application open

6 March 2024

Teams selected

31 May 2024

Programme kick-off

3 June 2024

Final pitch in Lyon

9-12 September 2024

Organizing team

BeChangeMaker 2024

Oliver Dubois du Bellay

Oliver is the Projects and Member Services Manager at WorldSkills, which is the global hub for skills excellence and development. He 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.

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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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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