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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
Do you have what it takes to solve the world’s biggest challenges?
We believe you do!
Are you between 15 and 19?
Then join the #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 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!
The #beapirate challenge is a 3-week online adventure where you get together in teams of 2 to 6 people to work on innovative solutions for a better future. It consists of short videos, online mentoring, and a community of pirates that are there to accompany you on your journey. Throughout the Challenge you will develop your idea and create a final pitch video.
The best 7 teams will be selected through online voting to participate in the final online pitching event. The best idea will be selected by an expert jury and will win a trip to Silicon Valley, California and other cool prizes.
The first step to participating in the #beapirate challenge is an individual registration. After your registration, you will be able to form teams of 2 to 6 people. So, grab your friends, tell them to join your team, and then get ready for 3 weeks of fun. Teammates do not have to be from the same school or even the same country to participate!
You don’t have a team, but still want to join the challenge? Don’t worry, you can find teammates on our online platform after registration and before the challenge starts.
To participate at the #beapirate challenge is completely free. You and your team will have a chance to work on innovative solutions for a better future with international experts in their fields. Moreover, the team with a best solution will win a trip to Silicon Valley in California.
We are looking for creative, innovative, and bold ideas and solutions for a better tomorrow. The registration period for the #beapirate challenge runs from April 27 to May 31.
- this challenge is designed for young people between 15 to 19
- teams of 2 to 6 people can enter the challenge
- each team member needs to register individually on our website
- after registration, participants will be granted access to the Moonshot Pirates platform, where they can create a team or join an existing one shortly before the challenge starts on June 1
Each team will have time until June 21 (midnight) to submit a 1-minute video about their project. The online judging will start on June 22, where all projects will go online, and will end on June 28. The top 5 teams from the online judging will be selected to participate at the online public pitching event. Also 2 teams will be selected by partners’ and mentors’ votes.
Online Pitch Day, Jury Voting & Criteria
The 7 selected teams will present their projects again to the judges during the online public Pitch Day. Each team will have 3 minutes to pitch and judges will have 3 minutes to ask questions. The winning team will be awarded with a trip to Silicon Valley in California.
The judges choose a winning team based on 4 different criteria: impact, sustainability, radicality and “does it put a smile on your customer’s face”.
This is awrrrsome!
Do you want to enjoy additional advantages during the challenge? With the MegaCard youth bank account by UniCredit Bank Austria you can enjoy additional benefits that will support you in mastering the challenge.
Your #beapirate challenge benefits:
- Additional video content by MegaCard to help you advance your idea through the challenge
- One-on-one mentoring by the UniCredit Bank Austria executives
Don’t have a MegaCard yet? Open your free youth bank account with the MegaCard and enjoy all of its advantages and benefits.
MEET YOUR MENTORS
These experienced mentors and advisors will help to craft an epic journey for you and your team during the challenge. From insightful and empowering videos to 1-on-1 mentoring, they are here to support you, when turning your ideas into reality.