Wondering what the hullabaloo is all about?
Click HERE to check out pix from previous Technovation seasons!
What is Technovation?
Technovation is an international program that teaches
mobile app development, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.
High school and middle school female students work in teams of up to 5
to develop mobile apps to solve a problem in their local community.
2015 Finalists AMEKA meeting Governor Baker
Teams work with a classroom teacher or coach at their school and a female mentor/role model as project manager from the technology or related industry. Specialist mentors of either gender may also contribute via presentations on their applicable expertise.
Mentors work with a team of girls and guide them through each week of Technovation’s curriculum. Girls see their mentors as role models and look to them for guidance on how to overcome obstacles and solve problems thru the completion of their projects.
Regional winners compete at the World Pitch event in California where teams compete for funding to launch their company and take their app to market! The MassTLC Ed Foundation partners with CSTA Greater Boston, its sponsors, and other partners, to host a live regional pitch night in May as preparation for the World Pitch!
Technovation, a flagship program of non-profit Iridescent, is the world’s largest global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls. The program offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year, Technovation challenges 10 to 18 year old girls to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2009, over 15,000 girls have participated from over 100 countries.
Want to see Technovation in action? Check out the movie CODEGIRL online!
The film follows select teams throughout the 2015 season, including AMEKA and WoCo, the two MA-based World Pitch teams!