Technovation, a flagship program of US 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 girls 10 to 18 years old to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem. In 2018, close to 20,000 girls registered from across 115 countries.
Sessions take girls through a lesson plan towards the creation of a social enterprise that gives back to their community via an app.
A finale, on the 13th week, has the girls pitch their business and the app to a panel of judges as part of Tech Week.
Days & Locations
Technovation Challenge sessions begin the week of 14th of January.
- Cork ∼ 4-5:30pm Wednesdays at Hays, City Centre
- Dublin ∼ 4-5:30pm Fridays at The Digital Hub, off Thomas Street
- Limerick ∼ 4-5:30pm Fridays at Griffith College, O’Connell Ave
- Locations in Galway, Belfast and Longford will take place at specific schools.
Sign up here!
Mentors will be on hand with expertise in app/software development, biological, health, and medical sciences, social and behavioural sciences, research methods, demo-ing and presentations (particularly of pre-commercial prototypes and research).
If you have any queries or require more information about any of our activities, do not hesitate to contact us. We are also actively looking for women in STEM / women in STEM education role models to volunteer as mentors for any of our offerings.
Always contact us firstly before attending any session.