Technovation Girls, a flagship program of non-profit Technovation, is 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 Girls challenges 10 to 18 year old girls to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2009, over 15,000 girls have participated from over 100 countries.

In 2016, SFU’s Faculty of Applied Sciences joined the Technovation Girls working with schools to encourage girls aged 10 to 18 to particpate. As teams are forming, the Faculty recruits industry mentors to partner with local teams.  Kicking off with an ideation session and programming workshop, the girls learn how to code and develop an app that solves a problem in their community. The girls and their mentors work together to complete the weekly curriculum. Top teams (selected by Technovation judges) will travel to an international pitch competition in San Francisco.  One team will win $10,000 in seed funding to help them launch their app.

Past project ideas included an app to help hikers ensure they’re adequately prepared before going on a hike. Another app supported self-management of bullying for kids not quite ready to share bullying problems with others. What did all these apps have in common? A healthy dose of girl power and a strong desire to help others.

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Start Your Technovation Journey

  1.   Register to attend the Technovation BC information session or find out more about Technovation by visiting https://technovationchallenge.org/

  2.   Create a Technovation account at https://my.technovationchallenge.org/

  3.   Sign the appropriate consent forms

  4.   Complete the pre-survey

  5.   Form or join a team

  6.   Register for Technovation BC workshops and events

Register for Technovation Girls BC Workshops


Thunkable Workshop Series

Dates: Saturdays Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, and Feb 20th

Time: 10 am - 12 pm

Register here!

Please note, students must attend all 4 sessions. 

All workshops will take place virtually for the 2021 Season! 

Upon completion of our workshop series, students will have gone through the ideation and app development stages and have a functional app that they can use as a reference to build their own projects for Technovation Girls 2021 competition. 


Learning Outcomes:

1) Formulating an idea for your app;

2) Collecting and analyzing data to support the purpose of your app;

3) Planning your app design, and, last but not least;

4) Building a functional app using Thunkable. 


This workshop supplements the Technovation Curriculum - Week 1 to 10. 


Business Pitch Workshop

Dates: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Time: 10 am - 12pm PST

Register here! 

Please register by Sunday, March 7 (Sunday) at 11:59 pm.

A confirmation email with workshop details will be sent on MondayMarch 8 at 5:00 pm.

All workshops will take place virtually for the 2021 Season! 

Through participating in this workshop, you will gain knowledge and skills to:

1) Create a compelling pitch for your app; and

2) Write a business plan to support your app (senior division only).

Spring Break Check-In

Dates: Monday March 22nd to Friday March 26th, 2021

Register here! 


Book a check-in session with us for help, advice and feedback so you can be successful this season! Please note, each team can book 1 session, we would advise you to book early to secure and reserve your preferred time slot.  Zoom links will be sent to teams who have reserved, closer to the date.

In addition, if you want a full review of your project, email your completed draft to info@technovationbc.ca on 22nd March and we will aim to get back to you with feedback by 26th March.

What's in the submission?

Your submission should include:

1. Pitch Video

2. Demo Video

3. App Name & 100-Word Description

4. Team Photo and Summary

5. Source Code

6. Images of your Technovation Journey

7. 5-10 Page Business Plan PDF (Senior Division Only)

Submission is through technovationchallenge.org. Please see details here

Important Dates and Suggested Milestones

Submission Deadline: April 19th, 2021 4:59 PM.

More Information

For more information about Technovation BC, visit our FAQ page

Technovation Website

Technovation Curriculum

Technovation Challenge Registration

If you have any additional questions, please contact our Technovation BC Regional Ambassador team at: info@technovationbc.ca