#beapirate global youth challenge
Talent Garden In cooperation #beapirate challenge


The #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2022 in cooperation with Talent Garden brought together over 1200 young changemakers between 14 and 19 from 80+ countries.

During the 3-week online journey, these young talents created solutions for a better future with support from international mentors.

While the #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2022 has come to an end, it is just the start of a journey for these teams of incredible young changemakers! The Moonshot Pirates crew is excited to support their work and we’re proud of every single person who chose to join the challenge and take action for the future they want.


Congratulations to the Team LOOP for winning the #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2022!

The two young changemakers, Zara Pehlivani (US) and Emilio Bazán Sánchez (MX) are on the mission of stopping uncontrollable and dangerous seizures with soundwaves and sniffers. This project is helping millions of people worldwide who have epilepsy to get affordable treatment.

We look forward to seeing these 2 talented young minds taking Project LOOP to another level and revolutionizing the fight against epilepsy.



Rewatch the FINAL PITCHING, where our 7 finalists presented their ideas for a better future. They all have proven that they have what it takes to create a more prosperous and inclusive world for themselves and others!



These experienced mentors and advisors will help you and your team during the challenge. From insightful and empowering videos, 1-on-1 mentoring to workshops, they are here to support you, when turning your ideas into reality.

Nina Bauregger

General Manager Austrian Leadership Academy A

Nathale Köck

Learning Program Manager at Talent Garden Innovation School (AT)

Patrick Batka

COO at DroneChampionsLeague | eSports (AT)

Sashka Regina

EduTainer Podcaster Brander Marketeer Lecturer (ZA/AT)

Julius Dobos

Composer, Experiential Learning Program Developer, Distinguished Professor at the USV (USA)

Thomas Peroutka

CEO & Founder of Lympik (AT)

Lenny Leeman

Front End Engineer, CEO & Co-Founder at Get Mads (AT)


Tech4Good Entrepreneur (CL)

Dennis Kirpensteijn

Angel Investor, Founder & Director at Faraday Venture Partners (UK)

Alexandra Waldherr

Quantum Computing Expert (AT)

Grace Sandoval

Startup Guider & Founder Empoweringrace Academy (MX)

Nilay Aydogan

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO of Studio Plus, Wellbeing Strategist (TR)

Samira Hayat

Telecommunications Engineer & Drone Researcher (PK)

Kat Haber

Climate Activist, Youth Mentor & TEDx Organizer (USA)

Paola Otero

Co-founder & CUX at Space-it (AT)

Niki Skene

The Business Therapist | Founder at Global Inspiration Tours (AT)

Kevin DeBruin

former NASA Rocket Scientist turned Professional Space Educator (USA)

Nicola Austermann

Innovation Manager at GEA (DE)

Jeremija Hranjec

Innovation Consultant ESA BIC Austria at Science Park Graz (HR)


Open Innovation-, Business Model- and Impact Strategist & System Changer (AT)

Doris Strohmaier

COO at Pipelife (AT)

Daniel Drack

IT Infrastructure Specialist (AT)

Tobias Micko

Product Design Lead at Brickwise (AT)

MARION Grammel

Chief Sparring Partner at The Early Birds (AT)

Philipp Kranewitter

Head of Innoventures at Greiner Innoventures (AT)

Alen Popovic

Head of Sales at Tarent Solutions GmbH (DE)

Harshad Fad

Founder of Incluspace (IND)

Stefan Niedermair

Technology and Innovation Strategist (AT)

Selma Prodanovic

Startup-Grande-Dame, Founder & CEO 1MillionStartups (AT)

Magdalena Neidhart

Sustainability Expert at CellCube (AT)

Jim Petruzzi

Natural Resource Management and Environmental Expert (CA)

#beapirate challenge for young changemakers


April 20 – May 31
We are looking for young people between 14 and 19 with creative, innovative, and bold ideas and solutions for some of the world’s greatest challenges. Are you one of them? Then what are you waiting for? Apply for the challenge until May 31! And don’t forget to tell your friends to join the fun with you!
#beapirate Challenge
June 1 – June 21
This is when the fun happens! During this 3-week online challenge young changemakers from all around the world will have a chance to work on innovative solutions for a better future with support from international mentors. Step by step you will be provided with educational and inspirational videos, an idea generation process, workshops and tips & tricks for executing your ideas!
Online Voting
June 22 – June 28
The top-ranked team from the public online voting, together with 4 teams selected through the combination of online voting and criteria assessment, one team selected by mentors’ vote, and one team by partners’ vote will present their projects during the final Online Pitch Day.

Vote for your favourite ideas here!

Final Preparations
June 29 – June 30
Once your team gets to the finals, you will be supported by a professional pitch trainer, to make the best out of your final presentation.
Final Pitch Night
July 1
The top 7 teams will be part of a Final Online Pitch Night presenting their solutions to the public and a jury. The team with the best solution will win a trip to Silicon Valley, California.
Silicon Valley Trip
Spring 2023
The team with the best idea selected on the Final Pitch Day gets invited to fly with Moonshot Pirates to Silicon Valley in California together. The trip includes flight, accommodation, and full week meeting startups, visiting companies like Instagram, Apple, Pinterest, Google, and exploring campuses of the Singularity University and Stanford. The team will learn about the way of life and work in Silicon Valley while exploring the beauty of San Francisco. The trip dates will be aligned directly with winners.


#beapirate challenge Moonshot Pirates global youth challenge


The 5-day program in Silicon Valley includes workshops, meeting startup founders, visiting companies like Meta, Apple, Amazon, Google exploring campuses of the Singularity University, and Stanford.⁣ You will get all the insights, explore the future of education, and discover the entrepreneurial mindset and moonshot thinking behind the area!

Watch this highlight video to join the previous #beapirate challenge winners on their journey to Silicon Valley.

#beapirate challenge for young changemakers


The following partners helped us to put together this amazing experience for you!
THANK YOU, mates!

Bundesministerium Moonshot Pirates
WKO Moonshot Pirates


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Challenge for Young ChangemakersWin a trip to Silicon Valley. Join the #beapirate challenge until May 31!