18 countries, 5 days, 1 pitch night
Last month we had an incredible time hosting more than 100 members of the Technovation Girls community in the San Francisco Bay Area for World Pitch. We spent 5 packed days getting to know each other, learning about the big problems in one another’s communities, and trading ideas for ways to solve those problems.
World Pitch week was a fun-filled stretch of field trips, tours of tech companies, panels about the tech industry, networking with women in tech, and pitching (plus a dance party or two for good measure!). This year we were joined by participants from 18 countries, including Albania, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, India, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nigeria, Nigeria , Peru, Spain, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.
Representing their countries were 12 finalist teams, 3 visiting teams, and 23 regional and student ambassadors. Over the course of the week, Technovation community members got to know each other, swap stories and tech tips, and walk away feeling more connected to a global movement of world changers and problem solvers.
What happened at World Pitch?
World Pitch was a full week! In addition to a tour of San Francisco, we visited some awesome companies, like Autodesk, Google Ventures, and Uber – and to cap it all off, we enjoyed a wonderful awards ceremony and pitch night at the beautiful Oracle theater.
We did so much that we couldn’t fit it all into one blog post, so we’re giving you a deeper look at World Pitch events with our series of first-hand accounts of the week straight from our superstar Student Ambassadors. In coming weeks you’ll hear about the first time we all got together at the welcome party, tours and workshops at Uber, Autodesk, Adobe, touring San Francisco, our Alumni panel, and World Pitch Night at Oracle, so stay tuned!
Technovation 2019 Season Results
Team D3coders, First Place, Senior Division
Team Social Relay, First Place, Junior Division
Team Uproot, Second Place, Senior Division
Team LiterTree, Second Place, Junior Division
In case you missed the announcement, the first place scholarship went to teams D3c0ders (senior division) and Social Relay (junior division), the second place scholarship went toUproot (senior division) and Litertree (junior division), and Brain Squad took home the coveted people’s choice award. Check out the teams’ pitch videos to learn more about them, their mobile apps, and the other finalists.