Technovation aims to teach girls everywhere the skills they need to change the world with technology
Every year Technovation invites girls to identify a problem in their community, and then challenges them to solve it. Girls work in teams to build a mobile app and create a business plan to launch that app, supported by mentors and guided by our curriculum.
In 2018, Technovation launched it's 9th season and announced the 2018 Technovation Alliance of partners supporting the program. Alliance Partners include: Salesforce.org, Google's Made with Code, Adobe Foundation and Uber.
Technovation began in 2009 with ten student teams in Mountain View, Calif. Today, Technovation is a global community empowering young girls all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.
- To date, Technovation has worked with more than 23,000 girls around the world to develop mobile apps and startups
- In 2018 nearly 2,000 teams submitted mobile apps to the program (a 59% increase from 2017)
- After participating in Technovation 60% of girls from the U.S. enroll in further Computer Science courses with 30% majoring in Computer Science in college, 65 times the national rate for US female college students.
- 70% of Technovation participants are interested in pursuing further technology related programs.
About the World Pitch Summit
The final event of the Technovation season is the World Pitch Summit, a week-long celebration of the Technovation community and women in tech. Every year the finalist teams are flown to Silicon Valley to meet each other and other women in tech and to pitch their ideas live. The girls also have the opportunity to visit local companies, network with current employees, and learn more about what a career in tech might mean for them.
The 2018 World Pitch Summit will culminate in the first Global Innovation Celebration on August 9 at the California Theater in San Jose, Calif. The Global Innovation Celebration will bring together Technovation teams, local girls and girl-focused groups, women in tech, and tech companies. Events include an AI Makerspace, a Tech Expo, and an Awards Celebration.
About the Finalists and Scholarships
In 2018, Technovation will host finalist teams from Egypt, India, Spain, the United States, Mexico, Nigeria, China, Uzbekistan, Turkey, and the State of Palestine. Learn more about each team and how they tackle problems in their communities here.
Technovation finalists and runner-ups receive scholarships that help them further their education.
12 Finalist Teams (6 senior team finalists, 6 junior team finalists) receive the prize of attending the World Pitch Summit in California. Additional prizes in the form of monetary scholarships are awarded during the Global Innovation Celebration event.
Regional Winners do not attend World Pitch, but each winning regional team will receive a $1000 scholarship. There is one regional winner per region in each division. The regions are North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia/Australia.
1 Senior Team: $15,000 USD
1 Junior Team: $10,000 USD
1 Senior Team: $12,000 USD
1 Junior Team: $5,000 USD
5 Senior Teams: $1,000 USD each
5 Junior Teams: $1,000 USD each