Technovation is the world’s largest technology and entrepreneurship competition for 10-18 year old girls.  Over 11,000 girls from more than 90 countries participated in 2017.  12 Finalists are selected to attend the World Pitch Day in San Francisco and compete for a $15,000 prize.

Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year we invite girls to identify a problem in their community, and then challenge them to solve it.

Girls work in teams to build both a mobile app and a business plan to launch that app, supported by mentors and guided by our curriculum.

Technovation Ukraine is the local organizor of the challenge.  We are a completely volunteer run organization focused on helping the girls of Ukraine and the world succeed.  The challenge is organized by Technovation Irridescent in San Francisco, and has been supported by some of the biggest tech companies in the world, such as Google, Adobe, Salesforce and more.  To learn more, visit TechnovationChallenge.org.

Technovation 2018 Launch Event

We invite you to a discussion-presentation: “Girls in IT Entrepreneurship: Encode for the Community”

November 3, 2017 from 11:00 to 14:00 in the premises of the Innovation Park Unit.City (Kiev, street. Dorogozhitskaya, 1) the presentation of the competition on IT entrepreneurship among girls Technovation Challenge 2018 will take place and discussion of opportunities for girls in IT in Ukraine. Ukraine first took part in the program in 2017 and has already released 15 teams of girls who have developed mobile apps that help solve community problems.

“Western NIS Enterprise Fund glad that the topic of women’s leadership gets support in Ukraine.The Technovation Challenge is one of the important initiatives that helps girls understand their role in society, break down all those stereotypes about women that impose the environment and make this world a better place. “
Yaroslav Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western NIS Enterprise Fund.

“Only in the first year of Ukraine’s accession to the program, we are seeing good results: 15 teams presented their applications at a regional event in Kyiv, a summer camp was organized in Lviv, where 5 teams made prototypes for cities, and the team from Zaporozhia visited San Francisco within the framework of World award winners. Now these girls are examples for others in terms of perseverance, entrepreneurial skills, and most importantly responsible leadership.”
Irina Ozimok, head of the Western NIS Enterprise Fund’s Local Economic Development Program.

“This year, our ambitions for Technovation Ukraine are more teams of girls who will overcome all stages of the competition and will offer applications to their communities; it’s a powerful network of mentors who are ready to help the girls to implement their plans, and once again to declare in the cities and villages of Ukraine, that girls want and can be leaders in the IT field.”
Nadiia Babynska, Co-ordinator of the Technovation Challenge in Ukraine

The event is intended not only to introduce the rules for recruiting teams and the principles of work of mentors, but also to inspire Ukrainian girls with success stories of successful women in IT and leaders in Ukrainian society. The event will be attended by Victoria Tigipko, Elena Kosharna, Nadia Vasiliev and others.

Language of the event: Ukrainian, English (translation is not provided).

To participate in the event, you need to register at the link: https://goo.gl/7A3Eme

Event schedule:

10:30 – 11:00 Registration
11:00 – 11:30 Welcome and Introduction
Irina Ozimok, Nadiia Babynska – coordinator of Technovation Challenge Ukraine
Jaroslaw Johnson is the president and chief executive officer of WNISEF
UN Women’s Representation
Natalia Bykova, Peace Corps
11:30 – 12:15 Presentation and discussion “Technovation 2017: How can extra-curricular activities change community life?”
(Impressions of Coordinators, Participants and Mentors of Technovation 2017 work, coding, team, community change).
12:15 – 12:45 Coffee-break
12:45 – 13:30 Ukrainian girls in IT: this is possible.
(Stories from representatives of the Women Who Code Kyiv community, heads of IT companies, startups and educational institutions of Ukrainian women in IT and what needs to be done to create more).
13:30 – 14:00 Presentation of the Technovation Challenge 2018 in Ukraine.