We challenge you to solve a problem in your
community – are you up for it?
Technovation problem solvers will change the world.
Young people are curious, creative, and determined. Technovation Girls gives them the courage and tools to explore their ideas.
Students will learn to build a mobile app and how to market it – and can submit what they build to our global competition.
You can amplify their voices
Volunteer your time to support students' learning. Work with young people around the world and help them learn how to build technology that will shape their futures.
Mentors guide teams' learning journeys, Ambassadors build learning communities, and Judges provide feedback to help teams continue learning.
Find the role that fits you best.
Choose your role to learn more
As part of Technovation Girls, your team will...
- Identify a problem in your community (learn more about the problems teams chose to solve in 2020)
- Learn to code and create an app to solve that problem with support from your mentor – you don't need to know how to code to participate!
- If you are between the ages of 10 and 18 by August 1, 2021, you can submit your idea to our global competition
Any girl or young woman (ages 10-18) interested in Technovation Girls is eligible to participate.
We welcome all transgender people and also those who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming and want to be part of a female-identified environment, including student participants. Read our full Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement.
As a Technovation Girls Mentor, you will
- Work with teams for 6 months, spending roughly 40 hours helping them develop their ideas
- Recruit and supervise teams of girls as they create apps to solve community problems
- Coordinate meeting times with your teams
You do not need to be a technology professional, but you should be comfortable saying "I don't know, let's find out together." Learn more.
If you aren't able to make this time commitment, consider becoming a judge.
As a Chapter Ambassador you will...
- Support 10+ teams at multiple sites in your community
- Spend 5+ hours a week to grow and support your Technovation Chapter
- Recruit participants and mentors
- Organize events and regular meetings to work through the curriculum.
Technovation provides training, program curriculum, mentor recruitment support, marketing collateral and mini-grant opportunities. We find that successful Chapter Ambassadors have volunteered as a Technovation Girls mentor, or have program management experience. Learn more!
As a Club Ambassador, you will...
- Support at least 5 teams as they complete the program
- Spend 3+ hours a week to grow and support your club
- Recruit students to participate
Technovation provides program curriculum, support, marketing materials, and a virtual space for Club Ambassadors to connect with one another. Technovation Clubs are a great way to pilot Technovation Girls in your community
As a Technovation Girls Judge, you will...
- Commit 3 hours to reviewing submissions, helping to select 10 finalist teams who will pitch their ideas at our global event
- Complete a 30 minute training and learn what problems girls around the world care deeply about
- Provide feedback to help girls continue learning
Judge registration is currently closed.
As a Technovation Girls parent, you will...
Support your daughter and her teammates! You can provide additional encouragement and help – for instance, you can provide a safe space for your daughter and her team to work, connect teams with experts from your professional network, and be an open ear to help them talk through challenges they're encountering.
You can also create a mentor account and become an official mentor for your daughter's team if they need an additional mentor.
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Ready to change the world? Use these tools!
Learn who can participate in Technovation Girls
Find answers to the most common questions
Our suggested plan for submitting on time
Review the rubric judges will use to score your submission
Key Dates for 2020 Season
Registration Opens: October 12, 2020
You can start working on your project any time – the earlier the better!
Official Season Launch: January 11, 2021
We recommend starting in January at the latest so you will have a full 12 weeks to work on your project. Submissions open today.
Registration Deadline (Students and Mentors): March 12, 2020 at 23:59 UTC.
The last day to formally register a team. We recommend starting to work on your project in January.
Submission Deadline: April 19, 2020 at 23:59 UTC
World Summit: August 2021
Connect with your community
Find your local Regional and Student Ambassadors and get in touch!