This year, Essie Wuddah (3.1) took part in Technovation and she presented her project at the Regional Pitch Event which was held in Microsoft’s Dublin office on Saturday 18th May.  Essie designed an app to encourage young people to recycle using a game.  She also had to write a business plan and pitch her idea to an audience of 100 people.  Congratulations to Essie!

Technovation is the world’s largest global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls. The programme offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year, Technovation challenges girls 10 to 18 years old to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem. In 2018, close to 20,000 girls registered from across 115 countries.

Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub, said: “It is essential to give young girls every opportunity to work with and see female mentors achieving success in the high growth, high tech space. The Technovation programme is a really practical way to do just that, so these young students can see themselves working in these roles in the future.”

If anyone is interested in taking part in Technovation next year, please see Ms Mac Mahon.