ONLINE ACCELERATION PROGRAMME FOR SOCIAL STARTUPS 2019
Participate from everywhere in the world.
TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS IDEA A REALITY
Since then 105 young entrepreneurs have participated in BeChangeMaker online courses and mentorship programme.
BeChangeMaker provides 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.
BeChangeMaker is an online training programme that inspires action on global challenges through social entrepreneurship and the power of skills.
Young people who want to tackle the economic and societal challenges of the world are inspiring. That is why WorldSkills and the HP Foundation launched the first BeChangeMaker in 2017 - a virtual social entrepreneurial training programme for youth around the world to become global citizens and societal change makers.
15 March, 2019
19 April, 2019
29 April, 2019
31 May, 03 June, 17 June 2019
22-25 August, 2019
Live Pitch Finale in Kazan, Russia
Sign up now to join BeChangeMaker 2019 and help shape the world with the power of skills!
IT´S UP TO YOU!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
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.
CONNECTION TO A DIVERSE GLOBAL NETWORK
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.
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.
ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY LEARNING CONTENT ON HP LIFE
Receive virtual coaching and support to accelerate your training progress, as well as regular feedback and mentoring to ensure that you are on the right track.
DEDICATED COACHING AND CUSTOMIZED SUPPORT
Check out the finalists from BeChangeMaker 2018 in action at the live pitch finale in Amsterdam!
"WorldSkills enabled us to develop and streamline our ideas in order to create a concrete framework for our sustainable business."
Uroborus (Guatemala and Honduras),
winner of BeChangeMaker 2018
“The team behind BeChangeMaker fully grasps all aspects of building a social impact start-up, including the great challenge of making a sustainable business model, which is not always easy!
BeChangeMaker was a great mix of online self-study lessons, valuable mentor and coaching sessions, and a grand finale in Amsterdam where we got to present our start-up and progress to a room full of passionate representatives in education, government, business and industry from all over the World.”
Lulu Lab (Denmark), finalist of BeChangeMaker 2018
“BeChangeMakre was an amazing opportunity for us to further our idea and expand our knowledge in various ways to improve our product and reach to the people in need”.
Sirius (Syria), winner of BeChangeMaker 2018
PROGRAMME OF BECHANGEMAKER 2019
The finalists will present their business ideas that are based on their skills and learning from the programme at WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Three top teams of BeChangeMaker 2019 will be chosen live.
LIVE PITCH FINALE IN KAZAN
HOW TO TAKE PART IN BECHANGEMAKER 2019
Form a team of 2 to 5 people who share the same vision and are between 18 and 35 years old. Choose a team leader.
Submit your online application – the team leader is to submit the application on behalf of the team by 15 April.
Introduce your team and share your social challenge in a 1-min video. Upload the video to YouTube as unlisted – this is to be included in your online application.
Teams will be selected to officially join the programme – announcement to be made on 26 April. BeChangeMaker 2019 will kick off with an orientation on 29 April.
THE ORGANIZING TEAM
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 BeChangeMake.
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 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 is the coach for BeChangeMaker 2018.
FOR BECHANGEMAKER 2019
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
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.
WorldSkills has built a movement that is changing the lives of young people through skills. Our 80 Member organizations 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.