Technovation challenge 2016 : Global Technology Entrepreneurship Program for Girls


Application Deadline: April 21, 2016 at 5pm PT.

Global Technology Entrepreneurship Program for Girls

Every year, Technovation challenges girls all over the world to build a mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2010, over 3,000 girls from 28 countries have submitted to Technovation, thanks to dedicated volunteers around the world.

Girls do not need to have programming experience to participate, and Technovation is free for any girl who wants to participate.


  • Each Technovation Team includes from 1 to 5 participants. Teams consisting of more than 5 participants are ineligible for their respective division prizes.
  • Participants must be young women who are students enrolled in Primary or Secondary School on the day of the submission deadline.
  • University students are not eligible.
  • In addition to the Participants, Technovation Teams may also include one or more Technovation Teachers and Technovation Mentors.

App Theme.

The theme for 2016 is to create an app to address a community problem or issue. Teams will define the community issue as part of the curriculum steps before defining their solution.


A complete submission from a team consists of the following items.

  • App source code (can be developed in Android, iOS, or Windows)
  • Up to 4-minute video pitch (upload to YouTube or Vimeo and share the link)
  • Up to 2-minute app demo video (upload to YouTube or Vimeo and share the link)
  • Business plan (pdf)
  • Team photo (with mentor and teacher included, if possible) for each team
  • 100-word app description
  • Completion of post-survey

Deliverables must be submitted in English (or subtitled, in the case of videos), as the final stages of the judging process will be conducted by English-speaking judges.

World Pitch Finalist Selection. 

  • World Pitch 2016 will feature a total of 10 finalists.
  • The exact breakdown of finalists has not been decided yet, but this section will be updated when that is finalized.
  • World Pitch events will take place during the week of July 10th-17th.
  • Finalists must attend World Pitch and present live in front of the judges in order to be eligible for the final prize.
  • Finalists unable to attend World Pitch forfeit their chance for the final prize.

Mobile App Platform.

  • Technovation encourages the use of MIT App Inventor for beginners to develop mobile app prototypes for Android devices.
  • However, final app submissions may be developed on any platform including iOS, Google Glass, and Windows phones. Submissions must be developed and designed for mobile devices.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Technovation challenge 2016


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