Join World Skills' BeChangeMaker Online Social Entrepreneurial Skill Training Projects And Get Seed Funding

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I got the news from HP LIFE and below is a copy of the details.

A special opportunity for HP LIFE users - Join the BeChangeMaker social entrepreneurship initiative. The deadline for application is March 9, 2017.

WorldSkills International and the HP Foundation are working together to inspire young people to take action and to increase their awareness of social entrepreneurship as a career option through an online social entrepreneurship initiative, called BeChangeMaker (BCM). WorldSkills is the largest platform of skills excellence and development in the world with members in 76 regions and countries.

BCM consists of a series of online social entrepreneurial skill trainings that enable young people with vocational background and great ideas to explore their career potential as social entrepreneurs.

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 years old who has begun or finished vocational education and training, and is interested in creating social impact in their community and the world can join. BCM deadline for application is March 9, 2017.

BCM participants are encouraged to learn about social issues using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to use their knowledge to identify social issues in their communities, design solutions and test scalability.

At the end of the project, three teams will be chosen to receive seed funding, which includes further training by business incubators/accelerators in their own countries, to support post-project development. Learn more.

Remember to register for the 3 upcoming HP LIFE webinars:

Design thinking, March 8, 2017 at 11am Pacific Time - register now
Design thinking is a process to help you ideate and prototype new products and services. This webinar will focus on customer empathy and research, the first phase of design thinking. The skills in this phase are essential for defining the real customer problem and testing potential new solutions. To get the most out of this webinar, complete the new HP LIFE Design thinking course before you watch the webinar.

Crowdfunding, April 4, 2017 at 11am Pacific Time - register now
This webinar explores the potential of crowdfunding to empower entrepreneurs with both financial capital and social capital. Learn about the different types of crowdfunding options, debt, perks and equity, and how to make your crowdfunding campaign successful.

Grow and scale your business, April 26, 2017 at 11am Pacific Time - register now
You will learn how to think about business growth and build a growth engine that works. After the webinar you will be able to visualize and validate the assumptions behind your growth engine using the Growth Funnel Board. You can use that board to identify and prioritize next steps.

All webinars will be recorded and available to view at any time on HP LIFE.


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