Technovation Girls Launches This Week in Ireland

After 5 successful years in 10 counties nationwide, including global competition winners and finalists from Ireland, Technovation Girls returns for 2023!

In addition to multiple online session offerings, key in-person locations this season include Mt St Michael’s in Claremorris Mayo, Ardsoil Mhuire in Ballinasloe Galway, IdeasLab at University Galway, St Patrick’s Comprehensive in Shannon Clare, Colaiste Nano Nagle in Limerick, St Vincent’s Secondary in Cork, and The Digital Hub in Dublin 8.

Technovation Girls equips young women ages 10- 18 with the skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems they’ve identified. The curriculum also challenges girls to build a business plan that can bring their app to market. Close to 20,000 girls register from across 115 countries annually.

Iseult Mangan, the Regional Coordinator at Teen-Turn, shared her enthusiasm for the programme. “We can’t wait to get started again. The girls really benefit from the experience, not only because it introduces them to the tech industry and some wonderful role models working in the sector, but also because they actually learn and develop important skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork and communicating in addition to mastering the build of a mobile app and the strategy of go-to-market business planning.”

Support for girls and schools interested in participating in the twelve-week curriculum is available via the Technovation Ambassador organisation, Teen-Turn, with a final submission date of April 18, 2023, and a regional pitch event scheduled for April 22, 2023, in Dublin.

Programme deadlines, updates, and more can be found at the official Technovation website or @TechChal (Facebook, Instagram) or @technovation (Twitter). Activities are free, without cost.