About Technovation 

Women Powering Technology has been running Technovation in Ottawa and Toronto since Jan 2015.

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. Since 2009, over 15,000 girls have participated from more than 100 countries.

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.

Thank you to our founding partners: IBM and Shopify, and our academic partners: Carleton University and Ryerson University.

For more information on the Ottawa program check out the Ottawa website: Technovation Ottawa

For more information on the Toronto program check out the Toronto website: Technovation Toronto

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For Toronto join: Technovation Toronto
For Ottawa join: Technovation Ottawa


Code of Conduct for Technovation participants:
Women powering Technology is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment or bullying of workshop participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any workshop venue. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Technovation participants violating these rules may be asked to leave at the discretion of the organizers.