Our Why Moonshot Pirates

Empowering the Next Generation to Innovate a Sustainable Future


We are a worldwide network of driven young leaders between the ages of 15 and 20, passionate about making a difference and building a brighter future.

In today’s ever-changing world, every person has the power to shape the future. Moonshot Pirates helps individuals break free from conventional limits and inspires them to innovate and take action for positive and sustainable change in our society.

We believe that every young individual holds the potential to be a changemaker. When equipped with the right guidance and resources, they can lead the path to innovative breakthroughs and societal progress. As the world evolves, so too must our approach to education. We recognize that traditional methods alone aren’t sufficient for preparing future leaders.

We envision a future where every young individual is a changemaker, driving the world forward with innovative ideas and entrepreneurial spirit.

Moonshot Pirates aspires to be the global catalyst for this revolution, shattering the confines of traditional education and replacing them with a dynamic, inclusive, and inspiring environment. We aim to empower a generation of young leaders who, armed with knowledge, empathy, and resilience, will not just adapt to the world’s challenges but transform them into opportunities for growth and progress.

Our vision is a world where every young mind is given the platform, guidance, and resources to realize their moonshots and, in doing so, shape the future of our global society.

Project-Based Learning & 21st Century Skills

Our approach? Practical, immersive, and future-oriented. We equip young minds with 21st-century skills through real-world projects, spark creativity, foster critical thinking, and hone communication skills.

Expert Connections & Conversations

We bridge the gap between young innovators and seasoned experts. Through meaningful conversations and challenges, we facilitate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and inspiration.

Sustainable Idea Generation

We don’t just dream, we dream sustainably. Our pirates are challenged to develop ideas that innovate and contribute positively to our world, aligning passion with purpose.

Fun & Purpose

We infuse every journey with fun and purpose. At Moonshot Pirates, discovering one’s passion isn’t a task, it’s an adventure.

Inclusive Community

We sail with a diverse crew. Our inclusive, global community is accessible to all, nurturing individual growth and collaborative learning.

Eye-Level Interaction

We foster a culture of mutual respect. At Moonshot Pirates, every voice is heard, every idea matters, and everyone interacts at eye-level.

There are no rules for pirates, only values!
Here are those that collectively guide our decisions and actions:

We give a damn. We care!

We promote empathy, support, and eye-level interactions.

We act as a global community.

We champion diversity, inclusion, and sustainable action.

We go for the WOW moments!

We strive for excellence, deep connections, and surprises.

We hijack the rules!

We encourage disruption of the status quo and creative thinking.

We have fun!

We foster freedom of thought and the joy of exploration.

We are humble & show gratitude.

We practice humility, gratitude, and mindful growth.

We dream big & are driven by purpose!

We focus on positive impact and set ambitious goals.

We are curious & always strive to learn & improve.

We cultivate continuous learning, failure-positve culture, and resilience.

We lead by example!

We get stuff done, keep things real, and always stick to what we believe in.


Our mission is to empower young minds to conquer the world’s toughest challenges. We cultivate their moonshot mindset, spark their entrepreneurial spirit, and cheer on sustainable innovation. Our goal? To transform today’s spirited youngsters into tomorrow’s impactful leaders, guiding change and creating waves of positive impact.

This is our moonshot! Join us on the way to making everyone a changemaker!


Ahoy! It’s nice to meet you. We are the Moonshot Pirates!


Partnerships Advisor

Sigrid's passion is to support and fuel people in their growth and innovation processes. She utilizes her network to build partnerships that last.


Program Coordinator

Nevena is a passionate learner and explorer of more or less everything in this world. Being the Program Coordinator at Moonshot Pirates, she mainly takes care of all the amazing mentors. In her free time she loves to dance, cook, travel and read.


Founder & Chief Buzz Creator

Anet's rule for life is to be brave enough to suck at something new & look for ways to contribute. She is a self-proclaimed master of workarounds & the mastermind behind our brand.


Program Experience Manager

Florentina is passionate about designing the best experiences possible for our pirates and going for the WOW-moments. Her goal is to put a smile on every pirate's face.


Global Ambassador

Niki is the pirate of eight oceans. The seven we know plus the unchartered we discover together. He knows the briney deep of innovation, an exponential swashbuckler to help you incubate ideas that scare you.


Founder & Chief Changemaker

Driven by building what matters, Marko is a passionate entrepreneur, former TEDx curator, and a Moonshot Pirate! And... Marko is a die-hard Liverpool fan.


Brilliant minds. Brilliant ideas. Brilliant pirates.

Jody Medich

Director of Design for Singularity University Labs, California, US

Erez Tsalik

Facilitator at Systematic Inventive Thinking, IL

Maximilian Böger

Innovation Enthusiast, Business Model Shaper, Angel Investor, CH

‘Ariff Amir Ali

Young Advisor, MY

Marcus Orlovsky

Education Nomad & Founder of Bryanston Square, London, UK

Lars Hajslund

Entrepreneur, innovator & former president of JCI, Silkeborg, DK

Tia Kansara

Director, Replenish Earth Ltd., UK

Maitreyi Muralidhar

Young Advisor, SE

Angelmay Beck

Young Advisor, US

Julia Seiple

Young Advisor, US

Arshad Shiju

Young Advisor, SG

Darena Nguyen

Young Advisor, US

Mark Li

Young Advisor, US

Young Advisor, US