World Pitch Summit
Silicon Valley, August 7-11, 2017
Every year the World Pitch Summit brings our global community
together in Silicon Valley
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 as well as their business ventures.
Schedule of Events
AUGUST 7, 2017
Finalist and Visiting Teams
AUGUST 8, 2017
Advancing Young Women in Tech Worldwide
Teams and Technovation Partners
AUGUST 10, 2017
AUGUST 11, 2017
Finalist and Visiting Teams
Keynote Speakers and Special Guests
Pitch Night Judges
Anne is passionate about aligning teams and technology to unleash human potential. She's been a tech company founder, venture-backed CEO, public company executive, and VC. Anne currently serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and an advisor to startups, growth companies and venture funds.
Previously, Anne was a founding partner at GSV Acceleration Fund; Chief Business Officer at Chegg; CEO of Zinch and co-founder of Military Advantage.
Rachel Thomas has a math PhD from Duke and was selected by Forbes as one of “20 Incredible Women Advancing AI Research”. She is co-founder of fast.ai and a researcher-in-residence at the University of San Francisco Data Institute.
Her background includes working as a quant in energy trading, a data scientist + backend engineer at Uber, and a full-stack software instructor at the all women coding academy Hackbright. She writes an ask-a-data-scientist advice column and is on twitter @math_rachel.
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
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
Media Press Kit
"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!
LAST YEAR'S SUMMIT
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
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
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!