Technovation teaches girls everywhere the skills they need to change the world with technology
Every year Technovation invites girls to identify a problem in their community, and then challenges them to solve it. Girls work in teams to build a mobile app and create a business plan to launch that app, supported by mentors and guided by our curriculum.
In 2017, Technovation launched its 8th season in partnership with Google's Made with Code and UN Women.
Technovation began in 2010 with ten student teams in Mountain View. Since then, Technovation has grown into a global community of women working together for change.
- To date, Technovation has worked with over 15,000 girls around the world to develop mobile apps and startups
- In 2017 over 1,100 teams submitted mobile apps to the program
- After participating in Technovation 60% of girls from the U.S. enroll in further Computer Science courses with 30% majoring in Computer Science in college, 65 times the national rate for US female college students.
- Globally 70% of Technovation participants are interested in pursuing further technology related programs.
About the World Pitch Summit
The final event of the Technovation season is the World Pitch Summit, a week-long celebration of the Technovation community. Every year the finalist teams are flown to Silicon Valley to meet each other and other women in tech and to pitch their ideas live. The girls also have the opportunity to visit local companies, network with current employees, and learn more about what a career in tech might mean for them.
The 2017 Technovation Awards ceremony is hosted in partnership with Google's Made with Code at Google's Headquarters in Mountain View. Technovation finalists receive scholarships.
In 2017, Technovation will host finalist teams from Hong Kong, Kazhakstan, Cambodia, India, Armenia, Kenya, Canada and from across the US. You can learn more about how they tackle problems around peace, poverty, equity, environment, health and education here.