Technovation is the world's largest global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls. This season it will be a virtual program.
Chapters across Canada are working together to deliver the program to our girls and support them through the Technovation challenge.
Girls learn to:
- identify a problem in their community.
- create an app to address the problem.
- pitch their ideas.
- develop a business plan.
Roles in Technovation Girls
Girls between the ages of 10 and 18 form teams to compete in the Technovation Challenge.
Mentors guide the girls through the development of their apps and their businesses.
Speakers present at virtual workshops to help the girls through the tech and business curriculum.
Coaches provide feedback to teams in a one-on-one setting at designated workshops. These are folks who are interested in supporting the program but have less free time in their calendars. The time commitment is 2-4 hours per session.
Judges assess submissions from teams and offer feedback.
Sponsors help support the program and enhance the experience for the girls.
Chapter ambassadors build the Technovation communities in their area by recruiting participants and organizing events. The ambassador for Technovation Girls Toronto is Dr. Emily Agard from SciXchange at Ryerson University.
Student ambassadors, external link are Technovation Girls alumnae who have been selected to act as a champion of Technovation Girls in their region. SAs help recruit students to participate in Technovation Girls, and offer support to teams throughout the season.
If you are interested in supporting a Technovation Girls chapter in Ontario, as a mentor, speaker, coach or judge, please fill out this volunteer sign-up form, external link.