• Following an exciting final pitch competition and public vote, Team Sci-Kid Hub, Team T-Chan, and Team Terracotta were announced joint winners of the 2017 BeChangeMaker (BCM) initiative.


    The three winning teams will each receive funding to support post-project development, as well as further training opportunities with business incubators/accelerators in their own countries. In addition, over the next three to six months, the team that makes the most progress

  • The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), HP and the HP Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding renewing their partnership to further foster entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for young men and women in developing countries through technology-related learning.


    The partnership leverages the HP Foundation’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE), which provides people all over the world with access to 27 free

  • The HP LIFE team is working with FHI360 to improve youth employability in Morocco where unemployment rates among university graduates exceed 20 percent.


    FHI360 has opened six career centers in Morocco to enhance the employability of 100,000 young students and recent graduates by 2019. The HP LIFE program is available as a learning resource in all six career centers where students can also access

  • HP LIFE, the HP Foundation’s free online learning program, has been selected as a primary resource in the UK government’s Digital Strategy, which sets the vision and policy actions for the country’s digital economy for the next 5 years. The Strategy aims to ensure everyone in the UK can develop the skills they need to thrive in a digital world.


    As part of the Strategy, the government has committed to provide access to a variety of free training opportunities for

  • HP recently announced a commitment to build and deploy 48 Internet-enabled mobile learning labs aimed at driving digital literacy, education programming, entrepreneurship training, and other community services in rural India. Each 20-seat lab will be equipped with HP computing and printing equipment as well as software suites and e-learning tools, including HP LIFE.


    The new program, called HP World on Wheels (WoW), is part of HP’s global initiative to create

  • On 24 January, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Italy and the HP Foundation announced the launch of the second phase of UNIDO’s youth employment project “Mashrou3i” (“My project” in Arabic), which aims to create more than 6,000 jobs for young people in Tunisia in the next five years.


    Currently, in the governorates of Centre, Southern and Northern Tunisia, around 40

  • There are more than 2.7 million Syrian refugees registered in Turkey the vast of majority of whom have not had access to educational or employment opportunities since the start of the conflict and struggle to make ends meet.



    In September, HP expanded its commitment to support refugees by partnering with

  • In 2011, Bano Fatima was a university student living in New Delhi, India. Passionate about driving social change, her ambition was to find work in international development after graduating.


    As she approached the end of her studies, Bano was given the opportunity to take part in an enterprise development course run by the Dhriiti Foundation. A core component of the course was HP LIFE. This free online training program is funded

  • November provides an opportunity to reflect on the positive impact that entrepreneurs have on economies around the world - from US Entrepreneurship Month to Global Entrepreneurship Week and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.


    For the past nine years, HP LIFE, a program of the HP Foundation, has been giving

  • In June 2016, HP was one of 15 private sector companies to respond to a White House Call to Action, pledging to work with the Obama administration to drive new, measurable and significant commitments that will have a lasting impact on the lives of refugees

  • HP LIFE teamed up with the Stanford University Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) for a two-hour master class on “Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs” at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) on June 22, 2016.


    The workshop led participants through the Design Thinking process and the design focus was on how improve the new parenting experience. New parents were invited to the workshop as users so the ‘

  • The HP LIFE team was at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) at Stanford University, June 22-24, 2016. GES was created by President Obama because he understands that global economic prosperity is driven by entrepreneurship and contributes to peace and optimism. But while innovation and creativity is universal, access to capital is not. GES is a showcase for enabling collaboration between entrepreneurs and investors from around the world, who came

  • HP LIFE, a program of the HP Foundation, has been selected by Bertelsmann Stiftung as one of 12 global best practice initiatives for responsible entrepreneurship as part of its 2016 Reinhard Mohn Prize.


    The Prize was created in honor of Bertelsmann Stiftung founder,

  • People living in economically disadvantaged areas of India now have access to vocational, business and IT skills training, thanks to HP’s new Future Classroom program. Blending the latest in IT to support the compelling need for 21st century skills development, HP Future Classroom provides a platform for delivering world-class skills training to students and job seekers in India. The HP Future Classroom program is an example of HP Living Progress—creating a better future through our actions

  • Our recent webinar, Understanding your customers' problems, co-hosted by entrepreneurs Diana Kander and Justin Wilcox, is now available as a recorded presentation. In this 45 minute presentation, Diana and Justin explain some simple techniques that will help you understand your customers better. If you're an educator, you can use this valuable information in your classes.

    Click here to watch!

  • There are 1.8 billion young people around the world, making up a quarter of the global population. They are the workforce of the future, yet 58 million of them are not even able to attend primary school.

    World Youth Skills Day was established by the United Nations in 2014 to raise greater awareness of the importance of technical and vocational education for young people who need to develop relevant, marketable skills.

    HP LIFE e-Learning helps people learn the IT

  • As China moves from a planned to a market economy, the government is looking towards innovation and entrepreneurship among its young people to drive future economic growth.

    Providing aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge they need to turn their ideas into profitable businesses will be key to the success of this vision.

    Read our latest story to find out how HP LIFE e-Learning

  • Our recent webinar, three easy steps to an effective elevator pitch, hosted by Indiana University's Nicolette Johnson, is now available as a recorded presentation. Watch the 62 minute presentation, to find out how you can create a really effective pitch to sell you and your business. If you're an educator, you can use this valuable information in your classes.

    Click here to watch!