Calling Tech Girls
Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.
Who can participate? Curious, creative and determined girls aged 10 to 18 years old.
What will you do? You will join a team to create, build, and sell an app that addresses a problem in your community. Maybe you have thought of a useful disability accessible app? Or you see a way to use an app to help your community focus on the environment? There are so many ways you could help the world through technology!
How does it work?
- Get a group of girls together (up to 5 girls).
- Register your team at the Technovation Website.
- Identify a problem in your community. It must link with one of the yearly Technovation “themes”, which are based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- Create and code an app to solve that problem with the support of a team of entrepreneurs, mentors, and ambassadors (you will be linked with these people after registration).
At the end, you will have created a working mobile app prototype, a business plan, and a pitch presentation and pitch video. Ten teams will then be invited to the World Pitch Summit in August for the chance to pitch their company to a global audience and receive recognition for their efforts.
This is an amazing opportunity for any girls interested. Check out this ABC video clip about some of the teams involved in Technovation 2016:
2017 Registration closes on March 8. So get your team together NOW! For more information or to sign-up go to technovationchallenge.org .
If you do decide to participate, make sure you let us know on social media or via email. WWDA Youth Network would love to support your app!