#BuiltByGirls challenges girls to pitch their tech-enabled solutions

Last July 19th, AOL launched the #BUILTBYGIRLS initiative to “call for young women to use the power of technology to conceptualize tech-enabled solutions to the problems facing the #62million girls without access to education”. There are two possible ways of participating:

  • Future Founders Track consists in girls building a technology product likely to succeed in the business world. It promotes entrepreneurship and will consider mobile apps, hardware devices, robotics projects or research. Evaluation criteria include design, lines of code or a working prototype.
  • Let Girls Build Track consists in using technology to help girls around the world to get an education. With the collaboration of Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, this track requires research as well as detailed and feasible ideas to achieve its goal.

Those participants that make it to the final round will travel to San Francisco to pitch their ideas and projects to tech influencers, entrepreneurs and education activists. They will also receive funding and mentorship to implement their projects, as well as entry to participate in the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon to work next to the best groups of developers. Applications close on midnight on August 12.

Additional Sources: Tech