World Pitch Summit

World Pitch Summit

Silicon Valley, August 7-11, 2017

Every year the World Pitch Summit brings our global community
together in Silicon Valley

Together we spend a week learning, sharing, and celebrating entrepreneurship. Students around the world are flown to Silicon Valley for a summit of workshops, networking, technology company visits, and a live pitch competition. We close the season with an Awards Ceremony and community celebration of every girls’ achievements.     

What to Expect at the World Pitch Summit

Share your Ideas

During the App Expo and Pitch Competition events, students explain and showcase their app to peers and women in tech at their booth

Learn how to continue changing the world through technology

At the World Pitch Summit, students develop skills and receive resources to help bring their app ideas to the next level

  • Visit technology companies in Silicon Valley 
  • Attend workshops led by amazing technology professionals
  • Hear directly from women working in tech about their personal and professional experiences

Get Inspired

During the World Pitch Summit students explain and showcase their app to peers and women in tech

Develop your skills

  • Attend a half day conference of hands-on workshops led by amazing technology professionals.
  • Network with other women in technology and other supporters of Technovation and our mission.

Get inspired & connect with the Technovation community

  • Learn how to support your daughter and other young women to change the world with technology
  • Meet girls and women from around the world and hear about the journeys they've embarked on to solve problems in their community

WORLD PITCH SUMMIT 2017 | Silicon Valley, August 7-11

You’re invited! Join us for the Technovation Awards Ceremony on August 10 

Meet bright young women who have spent months developing apps to solve global problems. Hear how they want to make the world a better place through technology, and learn how you can support girls’ education and have an impact on their ventures. 

(Learn how we select finalists by reviewing the 2017 Award Structure.)

Schedule of Events


AUGUST 7, 2017

 Welcome Reception


Finalist and Visiting Teams



AUGUST 8, 2017

Advancing Young Women in Tech Worldwide

(by private invitation)


Teams and Technovation Partners



AUGUST 9, 2017

 Pitch Night


Teams and Judges



AUGUST 10, 2017

Awards Ceremony


Technovation Community


AUGUST 11, 2017

Closing Breakfast


Finalist and Visiting Teams


Additional details coming soon!

Keynote Speakers and Special Guests

Coming soon!

Media Press Kit 

Coming soon!


"My World Pitch experience has, in the most clichéd manner, changed my life. In the past two years, I've gone from zero coding experience to teaching a group of underprivileged girls in my community how to code, starting my own company, and developing my app Cappable."

-  Soumya T.
2015  Technovation Finalist (India)
& Founder of Bookbite


"I am still very grateful to this project, because it has opened so many opportunities for us since that [World Pitch] summer.

Now I want to share my knowledge with future Technovation generations, want them to believe in themselves, and not to be afraid of new horizons!"

-  Alina D.
2016 World Pitch Finalist (Kazakhstan)
& TEDx Speaker


"I think your cause is a great one, and has really made a difference already for the girls participating at my school this year. They went from "We can't do this, we're not good enough," to "Let's work every day so we can win!""

- 2017 Technovation Volunteer

Thank you to our 2017 World Pitch Sponsors! 

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Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Email us [email protected].


Past participants have gone on to:

  • Win startup & app-building competitions [Verizon App Challenge, Columbia Startup Challenge]
  • Speak at public events [TEDx Women, IBM India Onward, Google Science Fair]
  • Attend hackathons & coding workshops 
  • Receive design, development, and engineering internships with prominent technology companies, higher education institutions, and government agencies


Do you want to contribute to the World Pitch Summit experience? We'd love to have you! Please fill out this brief volunteer form (coming soon) to help us match you with volunteer roles that fit your areas of interest and availability. We will be holding virtual volunteer orientations in the weeks leading up to the World Pitch Summit.

Examples of volunteer roles include:

  • World Pitch Summit Kick-off Welcome Committee
  • Student Activity Assistants
  • Event Registration Managers/Guest Guides
  • Stay tuned for more!