TECHNOVATION GIRLS COMPETITION 2021 FOR GLOBAL PROBLEM SOLVERS ($10,000 Prize plus Trip to San Francisco)

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Application deadline: 12th March, 2021

Registration is currently ongoing for the Technovation girls competition. Technovation girls is a global tech education nonprofit that empowers girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers. We offer two programs – Technovation Girls and Technovation Families – which bring kids and adults together to solve big problems in their communities. Technovation girls quips 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.

WORTH OF AWARD

As a student you will:

  • Identify a problem that matters to your community
  • Learn to code an app that solves the problem, and develop other skills along the way!
  • Collaborate with peers and learn from industry mentors

As a mentor you will:

  • Support one or more teams on their learning journey
  • Develop skills while aspiring girls to lead and make change
  • Network and share best practices with peers from Salesforce, Google, Cisco, Adobe, HSBC, GM, AT&T, & more

ELIGIBILITY

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 our 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, 2021.
  • All students must identify as female, trans, nonbinary or gender nonconforming. Students who are assigned male at birth and self-identify as male cannot enter the competition.
  • Teams are composed of 1 to 5 students. Students can only join 1 team. There is no limit on the number of mentors per 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.

Technovation Girls is a self-select program and there is no application/selection process.

Do you want to volunteer as a mentor? Here are the eligibility details:

  • Mentors must be over the age of 18
  • Mentors can be of any gender 
  • Mentors do not need any experience or background in technology
  • Mentors can be Technovation Girls alumni
  • To mentor a team you will need to register and complete the following information:
    • Consent form
    • Background Check (US mentors only)
    • Short biography about yourself
    • Participate in a 30-minute training which includes basics about the program, student safety and competition requirements

Is there other information I should know?

  • The season officially runs from January – April, so make sure your schedule permits you to mentor a team throughout the season. 
  • Co-mentoring is recommended to help mentors that may have limited availability.  
  • Virtual mentoring is recommended this season with new resources that can be found on the mentor resource page

TIMELINE

Registration Opens: October 12, 2020
You can start working on your project any time – the earlier the better!

Official Season Launch: January 11, 2021
We recommend starting in January at the latest so you will have a full 12 weeks to work on your project. Submissions open today.

Registration Deadline (Students and Mentors): March 12, 2021 at 23:59 UTC.
The last day to formally register a team.
Please note: we recommend starting your project in January, not March.  

Submission Deadline: April 19, 2021 at 23:59 UTC

World Summit: August 2021

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