From Moldova to Mountain View: Creating Innovative Solutions for Real Life Problems
Madhavi Bhasin, Senior Director, Technovation and Curiosity Machine, Iridescent
Katie Morton, Development Coordinator, Iridescent
We are pleased to present Technovation, a flagship program of the non-profit Iridescent, 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, more than 10,000 girls have participated from more than 87 countries. The international reach of the competition has escalated in the last three years. The winner of the 2014 competition was from Moldova, and the 2015 winner was a Nigerian team. Our speakers will give an overview of the competition, its sponsors (Google, Facebook and others), outreach efforts, and partners (such as UN Women, Peace Corps and more).