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#beapirate global youth challenge
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CHALLENGE FOR YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS

Do you have what it takes to solve one of the world’s biggest challenges?
We believe you do! Are you between 14 and 19?

Then join the #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2022 and get a chance to work with international mentors on the way of building your very own solutions towards global challenges. The team with the best solution wins a trip to Silicon Valley, California!

We want you to THINK BIG! Join this global youth challenge and start working on innovative and feasible ideas toward the Sustainable Development Goals, addressing problems of climate change, poverty, inequality, marine litter, and others.

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HOW IT WORKS

REGISTER

Registration Phase
April 20 – May 31

sign up as an individual with or without idea

get invited to the Moonshot Pirates Platform & receive access to the challenge space

find your team mates & form a team

CHALLENGE DAYS

Developing Your Ideas
June 1 – June 21

learning phase, ideation phase & promotion phase

mentoring sessions, workshops & completion of milestones

submission of projects together with a 1-minute pitch video

FINAL DAYS

Online Voting & Final Pitching
June 22 – July 1

selection of 7 final teams through online & mentors’ vote

final Pitching of team’s solutions towards the SDGs

award ceremony & jury selection of winning team

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#BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2022

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MEET YOUR MENTORS

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.

Nicola Austermann

Innovation Manager at GEA (DE)

Magdalena Neidhart

Sustainability Expert at CellCube (AT)

Doris Strohmaier

COO at Pipelife (AT)

Selma Prodanovic

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

Stefan Niedermair

Technology and Innovation Strategist (AT)

VERÓNICA CELIS VERGARA

Tech4Good Entrepreneur (CL)

Harshad Fad

Founder of Incluspace (IND)

Paola Otero

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

MARION Grammel

Chief Sparring Partner at The Early Birds (AT)

Daniel Drack

IT Infrastructure Specialist (AT)

Jeremija Hranjec

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

Thomas Peroutka

CEO & Founder of Lympik (AT)

Patrick Batka

International Business Unit Controlling FP&A (AT)

Alen Popovic

Head of Sales at Tarent Solutions GmbH (DE)

Alexandra Waldherr

Quantum Computing Expert (AT)

Tobias Micko

Product Design Lead at Brickwise (AT)

ISABEL OOSTVOGEL

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

Nina Bauregger

General Manager Austrian Leadership Academy A

Nathale Köck

Learning Program Manager at Talent Garden Innovation School (AT)

Niki Skene

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

Samira Hayat

Telecommunications Engineer & Drone Researcher (PK)

Lenny Leeman

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

Sashka Regina

EduTainer Podcaster Brander Marketeer Lecturer (ZA/AT)

Philipp Kranewitter

Head of Innoventures at Greiner Innoventures (AT)

Dennis Kirpensteijn

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

Julius Dobos

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

#beapirate challenge for young changemakers

KEY DATES

Registration
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.
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.

WHAT DO OUR PIRATES SAY

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ABOUT THE WINNERS’ TRIP

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.

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IN COOPERATION WITH

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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