We will brainstorm and discuss how to form locally-based teams (organized by moms) of girls (ages 11 and up) that will meet regularly from February to April to build an app and a business plan and compete in Technovation Challenge's World Pitch event in June 2014.
Teams will consist of:
Together we will develop guidelines for teams to form and function independently, with periodic check-ins to Project Leaders.
We are also planning future Girls Innovate! Mother-Daughter Hack Days, which require only a one-day commitment and introduce mothers and daughters to App Inventor, a free, web-based service developed by MIT for building apps (the same program used for the Technovation Challenge).
If you already have some experience with programming, we'd love your help! Please sign up if you can help out in any way.
For more info and to register, click here.
On October 24, 2013, Girls Innovate! was invited to attend VC Taskforce's 2013 Innovation Catalyst Award Gala, where Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners was honored. At the Gala, "a silent auction at the event raised money for two of Winblad's favorite nonprofits, Girls Who Code and Girls Innovate." Silicon Valley Business Journal, October 24, 2013
Pictured above: Teen Committee (Aria Chang, Julia Khan, Veronica Louise Mendoza and Jordana Siegel) with Kathleen Policy (General Counsel, nestGSV), who introduced Girls Innovate! (and was responsible for helping to make this special honor happen!)
On October 13, 2013, we teamed up with TechWomen to host a Potluck & Podcasting Picnic for local mothers and daughters to meet and interview an incredible group of Middle Eastern and African women leaders visiting the Bay Area. The women leaders were part of the U.S. State Department-funded TechWomen program that Hillary Clinton launched in 2010 to expand truly global women’s leadership networks.
By the end of the afternoon, Girls Innovate! and TechWomen participants had recorded numerous interviews with one another, shared countless stories about their pasts and dreams for the future, and enjoyed potluck dishes ranging from Mexican to Malaysian to Sierra Leone to Somali home cooking. Many of the youngest girls also made identity dolls with Julie Yoo , a profesional photographer... read more
Click below to view in full the Certificate of Honor that the California Lieutenant Governor presented us.