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BeChangeMaker Africa 2021

Social Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme
Develop skills to make your business idea a reality.


Now till 26 July 2021


26 July to 6 August 2021


13 August to 26 November 2021

Final pitch

29 November 2021

BeChangeMaker Africa 2021

Live pitch finale

The top five teams competed at the live pitch finale on 29 November.

AfriCity, a start-up offering insights and research to bridge the gaps between innovation and needs, won this year’s edition of BeChangeMaker Africa.



Top five teams


South Africa

Focus: Tackling the lack of robust data on African industries and consumers partnering with unemployed youth


South Africa

Focus: Gamified App for teaching African languages

Roser Educare Network


Focus: Enabling access to quality education through a digital learning platform



Focus: Improving access to legal services through AI powered and data driven contract drafting, reviewing, and management platform for start-ups and SMEs



Focus: Fighting chronic diseases in vulnerable regions through an integrated tech platform technology

Organizing team

BeChangeMaker Africa 2021

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.

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.

Prudence Ngwenya

Prudence is the current Head of the Division of Human Resource and Youth Development at the African Union Commission (AUC). She leads and provides strategic guidance on AUC’s mandate on Youth Development. This involves maintaining a robust, innovative and results oriented AUC Youth Programme aligned to key African Union (AU) frameworks such as Agenda 2063. She works directly with Ministers in charge of Youth Development in AU Member States.

Brought to you by

BeChangeMaker Africa 2021

HP Life logo

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 logo

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.

African Union logo

African Union Commission whose mission is become “An efficient and value-adding institution driving the African integration and development process in close collaboration with African Union Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens”. The vision of the African Union is that of: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.”

Supported by

BeChangeMaker Africa 2021

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). The Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Promotional partners

BeChangeMaker Africa 2021

Young Entrepreneurs Network Africa
Innohub Ghana