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Teams receive training, advice, and support

The Programme

The teams selected for BeChangeMaker 2022 will have projects tackling a range of economic and societal challenges reflected by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Between June and October, 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. 


 


 

Key dates

15 March

Application open

3 June

Application closes

15 June

Programme kick-off

Final Pitch

12-14 October


 


 

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.

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.


 

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.

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.


 

Programme overview

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

Orientation

15 June 2022

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

Self-learning and coaching

15-28 June 2022

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

Progress session #1

29 June 2022

Present your progress and receive feedback.

Self-learning, coaching, and mentoring

29 June to 12 July 2022

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

Progress session #2

13 July 2022

Present your progress and receive feedback.

Self-learning, coaching, and mentoring

13-26 July 2022

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

Progress session #3

27 July 2022

Present your progress and receive feedback.

Online pitch #1

29 July and 30 July 2022

The top 15 teams will be selected.

Self-learning, coaching, mentoring

3-16 August 2022

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

Progress session #4

17 August 2022

Present your progress and receive feedback.

Self-learning, coaching, mentoring

17-30 August 2022

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

Progress session #5

31 August 2022

Present your progress and receive feedback.

Preparation for online pitch #2

1 September 2022

Online pitch #2

2 September 2022

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

Wildcard selection

12 September 2022

Preparation for final pitch

12 September to 12 October 2022

Online final pitch

12-14 October 2022

Exciting final pitch to determine the winners of BeChangeMaker 2022!


 

Organizing team

BeChangeMaker 2022

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 2022

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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 2022

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