Technology Entrepreneurship for Girls Ages 8-18.
No Experience Necessary. Free to Everyone.
Technovation & TechnovationMA
Technovation Girls, a flagship program of non-profit Technovation, 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. Since 2009, over 16,000 girls have participated from over 100 countries.
The program offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year, Technovation Girls challenges 13- to 18- year-old girls to do market research, choose to develop a project that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology (new this year!) or to develop a mobile app prototype, and develop a business plan that will address a community problem. In 2022, Technovation Girls will be offering a Beginner Division as well for girls ages 8-12.
TechnovationMA—the regional round of Technovation Girls—serves all girls aged 13-18 across Massachusetts and RI and is run by the MassTLC Ed Foundation. The Ed Foundation recruits members of the tech community to support teams by serving as mentors, coaches, and judges and has developed workshops, including: mentor training, beginner and advanced MIT App Inventor courses, understanding UX/UI, creating business plans, and pitching.
TechnovationMA 2022 Calendar
- December 2021 – Registration for 2022 opens
- January 10, 2022 – Official start of the season
- March 25, 2022 – Last day to register
- April 26, 2022 – Submission deadline
- May – June 2022 – Judging
- August 2022 – Technovation World Summit
Mentors support teams of girls participating in the Technovation Girls program. Mentors help their teams become leaders. They learn with their teams and help them problem solve, while also supervising girls through their journey. Mentors can be teachers, parents, after school coordinators, community leaders, or professionals.