Technovation Challenge Ukraine is the project supported by the Western NIS Enterprise Fund and the non-governmental union "Foundation for Support of Reforms in Ukraine" that was launched in 2017 to facilitate the participation of Ukrainian girls in a global tech entrepreneurship competition.
Its purpose - helping Ukrainian girls take part in the world’s largest technology and entrepreneurship competition for 10-18-year-old girls – Technovation. The project also was aimed at raising awareness and encouraging more girls to get involved in technology.
Within the project, girls competed in the First Regional Pitch Event where they presented their mobile apps. Selected winners were sent to the World Pitch Summit in San Francisco.
The World Pitch Summit is a celebratory event which brings students, educators, and mentors together to celebrate young women’s accomplishments in tech and entrepreneurship. The Summit provides an opportunity for visiting teams to hear global finalists pitch their apps live to a panel of judges, connect with their peers from around the world, and learn new technical, business, and leadership skills. Students participate in skills-based workshops, visit leading tech companies in Silicon Valley, and develop a strong network of like-minded young women.
Technovation Challenge Ukraine helped girls develop skills for IT-Entrepreneurship, pitching and effective communication skills, and critical thinking and leadership skills.
Although Ukraine joined the program in 2017, 15 teams of girls already participated in it by making mobile apps for solving issues in the Ukrainian cities. 15 teams presented their mobile apps at the regional event in Kyiv; five teams developed apps at the Technovation Summer Camp in Lviv, and winners from Zaporizhia visited San Francisco for participating in the Technovation Awards Ceremony.
More information about Technovation Ukraine.