Our Why Moonshot Pirates

Why we do what we do.
And why we love it!


Encouraging young minds to dream big & to walk their own path by fostering moonshot thinking & sparking the entrepreneurial spirit.

We live in one of the most exciting times in history. Now and for the decades to come, everyone has the opportunity to shape our world and to contribute to its development. It’s up to us what we make of it. Moonshot Pirates don’t care about conventional rules and limits. We follow our path. We have come to change the world and to leave a positive impact on our society.

Our Why

We believe everyone has what it takes to make a difference. With that we want to encourage young minds to dream big, to find out what they are passionate about and to follow their own path. We believe everyone needs to create their own map for life, to get the right guidance and ultimately to unlock their full potential. Everyone has what it takes to be a pirate.

Our Vision

We are creating a movement empowering exchange of dialogue, continuous learning, discovery, inventions, and further improvement of skills with the overall goal of making a positive difference in our world.

What We Do

We are building a program and a community of future-oriented, like-minded talents and young people dreaming to make a difference in the world with impactful ideas.

How We Do It

Regional 3-day Bootcamps
Exciting speakers, ideation workshops, 48h hackathon, mentoring lessons, pitch training, final pitching, development, and implementation of own ideas with 10+ international experts.

Annual flagship festival
International 5-day ideas & innovation festival in summer with workshops, networking, leisure activities, bands, lectures, mentors and many more.

Online Community
Digital platform, innovative content, explanatory videos, useful inputs, creative ideas, international network, helpful exchange, regional meetings.

#beapirate challenge
Online competition in which students develop solutions concepts for the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The winning teams will be presented at the festival.

Our Values

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

We are supportive, courageous and we have fun.

We are transparent and we don’t bullshit.

We are humble and show gratitude.

We are curious and always strive to learn and to improve.

We are purpose driven and visionary.

We give a damn. We care!



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