Launch MyMachine in your region or country

The growth of our network is driven by the interest of social entrepreneurs around the world who share our mission and vision. We believe that local ownership is critical to maximizing impact and to its sustainability. It’s the initiative and leadership of these emerging entrepreneurs that sets the foundation for launching a MyMachine Chapter in their regions or countries.

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Discover what it takes to launch a MyMachine Chapter

Building and launching a new MyMachine Chapter requires extensive programmatic and organizational planning. New chapters often face significant start-up challenges as they work to launch, scale, and maximize impact. Emerging chapters engage with us an average of 4 to 10 months before they launch. But no worries, we’re here to help you out on all levels and stages of starting a Chapter.

To launch a MyMachine Chapter in your region, you need to sign our Charter.

MyMachine is a great initiative to establish a new, unique and stimulating educational endeavour for your region or country. Check out our MyMachine in the world section to discover where MyMachine is already running. If your region or country is not yet on the map, then you know you could be the one starting it up. The Charter settles
  • the basic rules for running MyMachine within the framework of our core values;
  • the geographical scope;
  • the annual membership fee;
  • the support you will get from us.

Before you do, make sure you contact us. There’s several reasons for this:

  • MyMachine is the propriety of the MyMachine Global Foundation. If you want to start a MyMachine Chapter in your region, you’ll need to sign our Charter. We will be glad to inform you how we can settle an agreement over your Chapter. So get in touch with us!
  • You’ll get instant early stage support on how to find the right partners and budget.
  • You’ll get our intensive support with all the necessary templates, training, tips and tricks.
  • You’ll join the worldwide community of MyMachine Global.

The best way for applying for a MyMachine Chapter in your region is to start thinking about how you would set up a pilot.

In this pilot you limit the amount of participating children, pupils and students. This will give you the advantage to learn and adapt the MyMachine methodology to your specific (educational system in your) region.

Running a MyMachine pilot means you need:

You’ll need several types of education partners:

  • at least 1 (classroom of an) elementary school,
  • 1 (group of) higher education student(s) from one higher education institute and
  • 1 (classroom of a) technical/vocational middle- or high school.

You’ll need a MyMachine coordinator to set up all the contacts and to basically run the methodology with all involved partners.

You’ll need the necessary funding to cover

  • the limited production costs for the development of the prototypes
  • offline and online communication costs
  • exhibition costs
  • travel and accommodation costs
  • the annual membership fee.

You’ll need the right local partnership to lever your pilot into a future full series of MyMachine cycles: partners with power in

  • the elementary school system, higher educational and the middle- and high school system in your region
  • finding the necessary funding
  • establishing partnerships with stakeholders, including industry and government.

Join the MyMachine Global Network

We partner with people that share our vision and mission.
Our partners are independent organizations, led by social entrepreneurs committed to our values. 
If you believe MyMachine’s approach and model could be critical to improve your education system in your region or country, we recommend that you fully explore our website to learn more about MyMachine and our partners.

Contact us by sending us a mail with the following information:

Your First Name and Name
Your Organisation
Address of your organisation
Your e-mail
Your region or country of interest
A short summary of your background and motivation.

Thank you very much in advance and looking forward to meet you.

Contact

MyMachine Global Foundation
President Kennedypark 10
8500 Kortrijk
BELGIUM (EUROPE)
info@mymachineglobal.org
Piet Grymonprez
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Mobile: +32 475 615 233
Mail: piet@mymachineglobal.org