Technovation Challenge helps girls around the world become tech entrepreneurs

Wondering who’ll develop the next big technology to change the world? We have a hunch that we’ve just met her. For the past two years, we have partnered with Iridescent, the STEM nonprofit running Technovation Challenge, which invites young women, ages 10-18, to identify problems in their communities and create mobile apps to help. Of the 3,000 projects submitted from around the world this year, only 12 were selected for the final competition, World Pitch Summit. We’re thrilled that two of the groups we mentored are headed into the finals: Team Ingenious APSN, whose app, PregCare, helps educate women about prenatal care; and 9 bits, who developed Wishcraft to allow donors to help children in need.