Women Powering Technology has been involved with Technovation since 2015. We are active with the Ottawa chapter, and promoting the program across Canada.
Technovation, a flagship program of 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 10- to 18-year-old girls to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem. Girls from over 100 countries have participated in the program. Since 2015 over 4000 girls in Canada have built over 500 apps and businesses through the challenge.
Over a period of 12 weeks, teams with three to five members, mentored by a women in tech, learn how to develop a concept for an application addressing an issue or need identified in their community, map out a business plan, and create a prototype app, all while learning the basics of marketing and programming.
There are Technovation chapters in Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, Niagara, Windsor, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.
For more information on the Ottawa program check out the Ottawa website: Technovation Ottawa