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Inspire action on global challenges through social entrepreneurship and the power of skills.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ACCELERATION PROGRAMME

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.

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. 

Live Pitch Finale in Amsterdam

Application Open

2 April, 2018

31 May, 2018

Application Deadline

15-18 October, 2018 (TBC)

15 June, 2018

Programme Kick-off

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Juan is the Business Development Manager at HP with strong expertise in new business development. Juan is based in San Diego, CA. 

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.

Loren Crawford

MEET THE MENTORS

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. 

Yves Cabanac

Juan Carlos Vives

Alina Draghici

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.

Setyo Nugroho

Rashme Albert

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Sign up now to join BeChangeMaker and help shape the world 

with the power of skills!

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.

  • Team size: 1 to 5 people
  • Age limit: 18 to 35 years old
  • Language: At least 1 or 2 people in a team who have good command of English

Choose a team leader who manages communication and coordinates team work.

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Team formation

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Programme kick-off

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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.

Selection process

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Application submission

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.

TECHNOLOGY FOR

STARTUP ACCELERATION

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."

Team T-CHÁN

BECHANGEMAKER PROGRAMME 2018

  • HP LIFE courses – Social media marketing
  • Webinar
  • Bi-weekly dedicated coaching, mentoring, and progress update 
  • Second official online pitch on 15 September: 5 teams will be selected to join the live pitch finale in Amsterdam (costs will be covered for the finalists)
  • Programme kick-off on 15 June
  • Onboarding webinar and individual orientation sessions 
  • HP LIFE courses - Starting a small business
  • Bi-weekly dedicated coaching and progress update

JUNE

  • Final preparation and dedicated coaching.
  • Live pitch finale in Amsterdam to select the three winning teams of BeChangeMaker 2018
  • HP LIFE courses – Design thinking
  • Webinar
  • Bi-weekly dedicated coaching, mentoring, and progress update
  • Test pitch on 20 July 

AUGUST

JULY

SEPTEMBER

  • HP LIFE courses – Basics of finance, finding funding
  • Webinar
  • Bi-weekly dedicated coaching, mentoring, and progress update 
  • First official online pitch on 17 August: 8 teams will be selected to move forward

OCTOBER

APPLY TO BE CHANGEMAKER

Please read and agree to the official rules before submitting your application.

Application form is to be submitted by your team leader.

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.

ORGANIZING TEAM

Debbie Ledbetter

Grace Lung

Michal Jirasek

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