Technovation Girls Competition 2020 for Global Problem Solvers ($10,000 prize + trip to San Francisc
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.
Equips young women (ages 10-18) to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems.
Girls will change the world through technology.
Girls are curious, creative, and determined. Technovation Girls gives them the courage and tools to explore their ideas.
Girls will learn to build a mobile app, how to market it, and can submit it to our global competition.
Eligibility for participation
Any girl or young woman (ages 10-18) interested in Technovation Girls is eligible to participate. We welcome all transgender people and also those who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming and want to be part of a female-identified environment, including student participants.
To join our competition, a girl must create or join a team on the online platform, have a parent/guardian sign the consent form and meet the following Student Participation criteria:
All students must be between the ages of 10 to 18 as of August 1, 2020.
All students must identify as female, trans, nonbinary or gender nonconforming. Students who are assigned male at birth and self-identify as a male cannot enter the competition.
Teams are composed of 1 to 5 students. Students can only join 1 team.
Competition Divisions are based on the age of the oldest student on the team.
Students can participate in Technovation Girls for multiple seasons until they reach the age of 18
Students can work with the same team members and mentors, but they cannot submit the materials to competition over multiple years.
Teams can explore the same problem, but the app prototype must be different each year.
Key Dates for 2020 Season
Registration Opens: mid-October 2019
Official Season Launch: January 14, 2020
We recommend starting in January to have a full 12 weeks to work on your project
Registration Deadline: March 16, 2020
The last day to formally register a team. We recommend starting to work on your project in January.
Submission Deadline: April 20, 2020 at 19:00 UTC
World Summit: August 2020