The information technology industry has shown exponential growth in the last couple of years. More companies and investors are seen taking the IT route, many of which are trying to be more inclusive of women in the industry.
Technovation is one of such institutes. They are entrepreneurs, mentors, and educators looking to teach girls everywhere the skills they need to change the world with technology. A survey by the US Department of Commerce says that Engineers are the second largest STEM occupational group, but one in seven engineers is female.
Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year girls are invited to identify a problem in their community, and then challenged to solve it.
The girls work in teams to build both a mobile app and a business plan to launch that app, supported by mentors and guided by Technovation’s native curriculum. The curriculum takes students through 4 stages of launching a mobile app startup, inspired by the principles of design thinking.
The 2019 season Technovation finalists will be flown to Silicon Valley for World Pitch for a week of networking, field trips, workshops, and the chance to win scholarships.
Of the Junior division finalists, is Brain Squad – hailing from Nigeria, who built an application called “Hands Out”. This app allows well-meaning people all over the world to easily donate to children and their families to help them pay for school fees, food, shoes, books, stationery, medication and more.
You can click the embedded links to find out more about the 2019 Technovation Finalists and Technovation.