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Wherever you are and whatever your experience with technology is, there's a place for you at Technovation! 

We invite girls around the world to solve big community problems with technology, and we invite adults to support and encourage them.

If you know how you want to get involved, sign up now! Otherwise, keep reading to find the role that fits you best.

Join the movement.

We're girls, mentors, and educators working together to create real solutions to problems in our communities—now, not later.

We're using technology entrepreneurship to shape a better world—and to become community leaders.

Are you ready to join us?

 

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Technovation Girls students create solutions to community problems using technology.

As a student you will:

  • Identify a problem that matters to your community
  • Build a mobile app or AI prototype that solves the problem, and develop other skills along the way!
  • Collaborate with peers and learn from industry mentors
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Technovation Girls mentors guide the next generation of global problem-solvers.

As a mentor you will:

  • Support one or more teams as they learn about coding, AI, and real-world problem-solving
  • Develop skills while inspiring girls to lead and make change
  • Network and share best practices with peers from Salesforce, Google, Cisco, Adobe, HSBC, GM, AT&T, & more

Find your role with Technovation Girls

Ambassadors run Technovation Girls in their local communities and support girls to tap into their potential as leaders and technology entrepreneurs. 

There are a few different kind of Ambassador opportunities—we'll help you find the one that fits your experience, needs, and time availability. All Ambassador opportunities require an application process. 

  • Chapter Ambassadors support 7+ teams at multiple sites in their community, host events and regular meetings, and recruit girls and mentors and support them to complete the program. This is a 5 to 15-hour a week commitment
  • Club Ambassadors support at least 5 teams, often at one site (like a school or after school program), recruit girls, and support them to complete the program. This is a 5-hour a week commitment.
  • Student Ambassadors recruit girls through online or in-person events, help them get started, and keep them motivated to complete the program. This opportunity is only available to Technovation Girls Alumnae who have completed at least one season of the program and are 13-20 years of age. 

Learn more about Technovation Ambassador opportunities and how to apply→

Support and encourage your daughter on her technology entrepreneurship journey

As a Technovation Girls parent, you will...

  • Support your daughter and her teammates! 
  • Provide additional encouragement and help—like a safe space for your daughter and her team to work, connect teams with experts from your professional network, or help talk through challenges they're encountering. 

If you have the time and interest, you can create a mentor account and become an official mentor for your daughter's team.

Explore our Parent Resources for more ways you can support your child →

Technovation Girls doesn't have to end when you click "submit"!

Stay involved with Technovation at the level that makes sense for you!

  • Participate again—keep improving your project or start a new one!
  • Sign up for the Alumnae newsletter to hear about opportunities and scholarships
  • Join the LinkedIn Group to connect with other passionate young women and build your network
  • Sign up for speaking and storytelling opportunities with Technovation

Learn about all the ways you can continue your Technovation journey  →

Give girls around the world feedback on their tech projects

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

Learn more about volunteering as a Technovation Judge →

Judge Registration will open in April 2023. 

Ready to change the world?

Learn who can participate in Technovation Girls

Find answers to the most common questions

Our suggested calendar to help you stay on track and submit on time

Review the rubric judges will use to score your submission

Any girl or young woman (ages 8-18) 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.

Key Dates for 2023 Season

 

Registration Opens: October 11, 2022

Official Season Launch: January 10, 2023
We recommend starting in January at the latest so you will have a full 12 weeks to work on your project. 

Registration Deadline (Students and Mentors): March 22, 2023 at 23:59 UTC.
The last day to formally register a team.
Please note: we recommend starting your project in January, not March.  

Submission Deadline: April 18, 2023 at 23:59 UTC (4:59pm PDT—convert to your timezone with a tool like this one)

Judging: May - June 2023

World Summit: To be announced in 2023

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Connect with your community

Our program is run in chapters, clubs, and groups around the world! Both Chapters and Clubs provide a way for students from a school or a local organization to meet and work together towards completing their project. However, there are a few differences: Chapters are bigger than clubs — chapters support 7+ teams across multiple sites (like schools, or community centers), while clubs support between 2-5 teams. Chapters are overseen by Chapter Ambassadors, while Clubs are supported by Club Ambassadors. Student Ambassadors lead Groups.

You can find your local Chapter or Club below, with information about your local leader. If you have questions, get in touch!