Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year girls are invited to identify a problem in their community, and then challenge them to solve it. Girls work in teams to build both a mobile app and a business plan to launch that app, supported by mentors and guided by the technovation curriculum. Technovation's curriculum takes students through 4 stages of launching a mobile app startup, inspired by the principles of design thinking:
  • Ideation Identify a problem in the community
  • Technology Develop a mobile app solution
  • Entrepreneurship : Build a business plan to launch the app
  • Pitch Bring the business to market

Key dates

  • Deadline for Mentors to sign up: March 20, 2019
  • Submission date of App: April 23rd , 2019
  • Regional Pitch Event: May 18th 2019 at One Microsoft Place,
    South County Business Park, Carmanhall and Leopardstown, Dublin 18, D18 P521,
  • World Pith Event(California): August 2019

Technovation's impact on Students and Mentors

Impact on Students

A five year look-back survey of alumni showed that while most students had little or no experience with computer science before Technovation, their experience with Technovation had a powerful effect. After participating in Technovation, participants were more interested in:

  • Computer Science (78%)
  • Entrepreneurship (70%)
  • Business Leadership (67%)

Additionally, after participating in Technovation: 26% of alumnae in college major in CS. This is 65x the national rate of 0.4% of first-year female college students majoring in CS. 58% of alumnae enroll in subsequent Computer Science courses.

Impact on Mentors

After volunteering with Technovation1:

  • 58% of mentors increased their technical skills
  • 67% of mentors increased their knowledge about entrepreneurship
  • 70% of mentors learned to be effective mentors

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