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Outreach Opportunity: Technovation Judging

May 1 - May 20

Be a Technovation Judge at your own pace!

As a judge, you will…

  • Help select 12 finalist teams to compete for scholarships and an opportunity to pitch their idea in front of major tech companies in the Bay Area.
  • Assess problem-solving and mobile innovation on a global landscape (more than 1,500 teams from over 110 countries).
  • Provide feedback to motivate young girls about their ideas.
  • Inspire young women to enter STEM industries.


  • Judges must completed a short, self-paced online training (approx. 30 minutes)
  • You must commit to reviewing at least five submissions in the quarterfinals: May 1 – 20, 2018
  • If you review at six or more submissions, you will be promoted to Head Judge and invited to review the top 10% of submissions in the semifinals round: June 1 – 17, 2018

Interested? Sign up here, and let Judy Arteche-Carr know via email so we can credit you and SIMNY for your participation!


  • Learn how to evaluate innovation
  • Practice assessing a wide range of content without bias
  • Help inspire the next generation of innovators
  • Provide feedback to motivate girls and help them learn and improve their skills
  • Develop communication skills by evaluating how others communicate
  • Learn how to spot good ideas quickly
  • Practice giving feedback that is constructive and will encourage teams to continue developing their product
  • Access to a short online, self-paced training
  • This is a skill-based volunteer opportunity


May 1
May 20
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