Open Letter to Technovation Students: Kate Strong

This is the first in a series of open letters written to Technovation students by their supporters. People around the world are impressed by the young women who participate in Technovation and want to cheer you all on and offer some advice and words of encouragement!

Hi ladies,

You’re more than half way through your program with Iridescent Learning. 

I’ve been following your stories and ideas that you’re bringing to life. What you are doing is incredible: You are taking a stand for your own future and learning valuable skills in how to create the change you want to see in your life, your family, community and the world.

I am sure you’ve come across challenges and there have been times when you wanted to quit – maybe your team wasn’t communicating or working together, or your MVP (prototype) failed, or maybe you’re behind on deadlines. But, you didn’t quit and that shows me how dedicated you are to the project and to bettering yourself.

You have invested in the greatest thing ever: YOU!

Everything you are learning will be with you for the rest of your life. You are growing from the challenges, mistakes and the success you achieve.

Keep moving forward and persevering with your project because you are becoming a person who others see as driven, determined and an inspiration to help others to create something in their own lives.

Kate Strong
Ethical Entrepreneur & Global Adventurer

About Kate

From an early age, Kate Strong set out to question everything and prove that living within society’s comfort zone doesn’t always create inspiring and extraordinary results.

Kate is a serial entrepreneur. After graduating from a French university with a Double Masters in Engineering, she started travelling the world and hasn’t stopped since. Kate briefly lived in Sydney, Australia where she owned a Subway franchise and later created a multi-award winning wine bar, guesthouse & restaurant. She sold her businesses and travelled through Asia setting up micro-businesses in remote locations for villagers to be self-sufficient. She’s also not shy of personal achievements and after turning vegan she became 2014 age-group World Champion in triathlon and being the first female to cycle non-stop for 24 hours on a static bike only fuelled with fruit & veg! She’s also a TEDx speaker and speaks across Europe covering positive mindset, health and business topics.

Kate is currently a Success Coach for individuals ready to step up and create a positive change in their lives, society and the world. More information can be found at:, and you can find Kate on LinkedIn.