APPLY AND PARTICIPATE FROM ANYWHERE
This year, we will select teams to join our three-month BeChangeMaker programmme. The top three teams will be chosen at the end and receive EUR 1,000 funding per team and further support.
Form a team and join now to start your journey of living your passion and embracing a career with meaning.
Social entrepreneurs generate profit by creating social innovation to drive changes that positively impact the world.
WorldSkills and the HP Foundation launched the first BeChangeMaker in 2017 as a virtual training programme for youth around the world to explore their career potential as social entrepreneurs and design solutions to solve social issues based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Live Pitch Finale in Amsterdam
2 April, 2018
31 May, 2018
15-18 October, 2018 (TBC)
15 June, 2018
Out of applications from 166 teams that represent 31 countries, here are the final selected teams for BeChangeMaker 2018 - let the programme starts!
Focus: Gender balance in aviation skills and industry.
SKILLS FOR U
Focus: Improve knowledge and sustainability actions for waste disposal and pollution.
DIVERSITY 4 TECH SCIENCE
Focus: Improve lives of children who suffer from poverty and hunger.
Focus: Provide decent jobs for youth through better career guidance.
Focus: Achieve sustainable consumption and production through circular economy.
Focus: Encourage youth with skills to solve social issues in communities.
Focus: Improve gender and racial bias in STEM education and career.
Focus: Access to clean water and improve public health.
Focus: Improve lives of people with disabilities through wearable solutions.
Focus: Improve lives of low-income families through viable financial solutions.
Focus: Improve health and well-being of the elderly.
Focus: High-quality educational content/platform for Arabic speaking communities.
Focus: Empower disadvantaged communities and girls through the power of technology.
Focus: Improve lives of disadvantaged communities through ethnic and tribal products.
Focus: Prevent neonatal and maternal deaths in the developing world.
Ishita works at the Autodesk Foundation, where she uses her design thinking and user-experience expertise to support entrepreneurs and innovators who are creating innovative design solutions for the world's most pressing social and environmental challenges. She has a Masters in Design for Social Innovation. Ishita is based in San Francisco, California.
Rashme is an experienced Financial Analyst and has been in HP for eight years. Prior to HP, Rashme worked in AMD and Intel. Currently Rashme is handling APJ Sales Finance. In her free time, Rashme loves to run, listen to music, coffee, and cheesecake. Rashme is based in Malaysia.
Alina is a global citizen, with a 20+ years of diverse work history as a journalist, assistant manager, leader of the young social-democratic women and entrepreneur. In love with HP since 2006, working and growing in various positions. Alina is the manager in EMEA sales compensation team who is based in Romania.
Loren has a background in development studies, an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and works for HP in Current Business Management on Marketing and Finance. Loren is based in Portland, OR area.
Kate has a background in research, leadership development and non-profit management. She has an MBA with a focus in Market Research and works for HP as a Search Analyst. Kate is based in the Portland, OR area.
Mikhail is the head of HP computing business in Africa. He has diverse experience in sales, operations, category and business management. Mikhail is fascinated by working across different cultures and countries. Currently located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Yves is the VP – Global head of HP Inc. Quota and Sales Compensation Enablement. Executive with 20+ years of diverse experiences ranging from Finance, Process and Systems to Sales enablement and Sales Compensation. Strong customer focus, strategic agility, people management skills and drive for results. Yves is based in Palo Alto, CA.
MEET THE MENTORS
Setyo is a Software Engineer at HP Workstation R&D lab in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a certified project manager professional (PMP) with background in Engineering and in Business management. Setyo’s interests include entrepreneurship, poverty alleviation, project management, and technology management. Setyo is active at local chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) and other non-profits organization in Colorado area.
Juan is the Business Development Manager at HP with strong expertise in new business development. Juan is based in San Diego, CA.
Juan Carlos Vives
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IT´S UP TO YOU!
Record a 1 minute video to introduce your team and share why you've chosen a particular social challenge.
Upload the video to YouTube as unlisted.
Team leader to submit the application before 31 May.
Applicants are required to demonstrate a very good understanding of the chosen social challenges and the possible/existing solutions.
Teams will be selected to join BeChangeMaker. The announcement will be made on 8 June.
FOUR STEPS TO JOIN
Form a team with people who share the same vision for addressing your chosen social challenge.
Choose a team leader who manages communication and coordinates team work.
BeChangeMaker programme will start on 15 June with a joint webinar to introduce the teams, the courses, and the tools as well as workflow that will be used.
The final five teams will present their business ideas live during the WorldSkills General Assembly in Amsterdam, where the top three teams of BeChangeMaker will be chosen.
LIVE PITCH FINALE IN AMSTERDAM
Network with teams from around the world who strive for a cause. Tap into and get connected with WorldSkills and the HP Foundation's global network of experts, mentors, potential supporters and investors.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
A DIVERSE GLOBAL NETWORK
From starting a small business, design thinking, basics of finance, social media marketing to funding, HP LIFE from the HP Foundation provides selective online courses that are the key to starting your journey as social entrepreneur.
DEDICATED COACHING AND CUSTOMIZED SUPPORT
Access to powerful tools and workflow that enable you to better collaborate with your teams, apply your learning, and create your work fast and effective.
ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY LEARNING CONTENT ON HP LIFE
We provide virtual coaching and support that are essential for accelerating your training progress. You will also receive regular feedback and mentoring to ensure that you are on the right track.
Team Sci-Kid Hub
"We have participated in BeChangeMaker 2017 and can highly recommend it. The support we were getting was amazing and has really helped us move forward fast."
"The passion for solving a specific social issue will lead you to inspiring ideas and solutions. BeChangeMaker is one of the most challenging and best experiences in our lives for creating a positive impact in the world."
BECHANGEMAKER PROGRAMME 2018
Grace is the Senior Partnership and Projects Manager 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 is the CEO of Gamified Startup 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 is the coach for BeChangeMaker 2018.
Debbie is the HP LIFE Partnership Manager for the HP Foundation, leading the HP LIFE programme that offers 28 free online courses in 7 languages to build key business competencies. With the great support from the HP Foundation, Debbie works closely with WorldSkills on the creation and implementation of BeChangeMaker.