#beapirate challenge for young changemakers

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The #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2020 in cooperation with MegaCard by UniCredit Bank Austria brought together more than 800 young changemakers between 14 and 19 from 30+ countries.

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

While the first series of the #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE has come to an end, it is just the start of a journey for the 61 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.


ROUND OF APPLAUSE! Congratulations to the team TerraShift with their project RevGro for the historic moment of winning the first-ever #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE!

This all-girls team of budding engineers from the UK is on its mission to eradicate agricultural poverty! During the 4 weeks of the #beapirate challenge, they ignited the idea of a regenerative farming revolution that will improve soil health and thus help farmers to produce higher crop yields that will offer a boost to the economies of less developed countries.

This was just the beginning for these 4 talented girls. We are looking forward to seeing you taking RevGro to another level!


Rewatch the FINAL PITCH DAY, 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!

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YOU DID IT! Congratulations to all the final teams of the #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2020! You did an amazing job presenting your ideas for a better future during the FINAL PITCH DAY. We are proud of you and can’t wait for how far you take those ideas. You are real Moonshot Pirates!

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The #beapirate challenge 2020 was a 3-week online adventure, where young talents got together in teams of 2 to 6 people to work on innovative solutions for a better future. It consisted of short videos, online mentoring, and a community of pirates that was there to accompany the young minds on your journey. Throughout the challenge, the teams developed their idea and created a final pitch video.

The best 7 teams were selected through online voting to participate in the final online pitching event. The best idea RevGro by team TerraShift was selected by an expert jury and won a trip to Silicon Valley, California, and other cool prizes.


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These experienced mentors and advisors helped our pirates to craft an epic journey for them and their team during the challenge. From insightful and empowering videos to 1-on-1 mentoring, they were there to support them, when turning their ideas into reality.

Petra Hauser

Manager at Talent Garden | CEO at XBH GmbH (DE)

Simon Horowitz

Founder of Fitbrit | Personal Trainer for Health, Fitness & Motivation (UK/AT)

Clemens Mader

Sustainability Scientist (AT)

Pascal Finette

Co-Founder ‘be radical’, SingularityU’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation (USA)

Marcus Orlovsky

Education Nomad & Founder of Bryanston Square (UK)

Erez Tsalik

Innovation Expert, a Thinker and a Tinker (IL)

MARION Grammel

Chief Sparring Partner at The Early Birds (AT)

Adam Rajnoha

VR/AR Expert, CEO & Co-Founder of YORD (SK)

Tina Pogacic

Chief Operating Officer & Head of Area @ UniCredit Bank Austria (AT)

Stefan Kreppel

Head of open Innovation P21st at PALFINGER (AT)

Tobias Micko

Product Design Lead at Brickwise (AT)

Jeremija Hranjec

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

#beapirate challenge for young changemakers


April 27 – 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 students 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, idea generation process, and tips & tricks for executing your ideas!

Online Voting
June 22 – June 28

Top 5 teams from the public online voting, together with 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.

Online Pitch Day
July 1
Top 7 teams will be part of an Online Pitch Day presenting their solutions to the public and a jury. The team with the best solution will win a trip to Silicon Valley, California and other cool prizes.
Silicon Valley Trip
April 2021
The team with the best idea selected on the Final Pitch Day gets invited to fly with Moonshot Pirates to Silicon Valley in California. The trip includes flight, accommodation and a 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 date has been changed due to the current COVID-19 travel restrictions. 

#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
Talent Garden Moonshot Pirates
Kleine Zeitung Moonshot Pirates
SVIT Moonshot Pirates
Infinity Media AT
Bureau F Moonshot Pirates


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