What started as a vision has a become a movement and this movement is now growing strong roots.
2018 is a very special year for Iridescent. We are strengthening our core pillars and making advances into new frontiers. From witnessing close to 20,000 girls register for Technovation from across 115 countries to launching our AI Family Challenge, Iridescent continues to inspire and be inspired!
Today we are celebrating our 2,000 innovative app solutions created by Technovation participants for this year’s competition. In just one year Technovation submissions have soared by 60% making this the most successful year in our program’s history. This success reflects the continued need for such experiential learning programs and focused support to young girls. What started as a pilot with 24 girls in Silicon Valley is now a global program reaching thousands of girls each year. Our global reach is evident by the amazing growth of our cohort in Spain – from 50 submitted apps in 2017 to 254 in 2018.
This movement would not been possible without the support of Technovation Alliance partners including Adobe Foundation, Salesforce.org, Uber, Google.org and numerous other supporters. It took an army of 100+ regional ambassadors and partner organizations, 5,000 mentors, 74 student ambassadors and thousands of parents and families. The commitment and involvement of our entire community is the driving force of this movement. As we continue to scale, we will rely more and more on the community to make a deeper impact.