This year’s camp has ended – thanks to all who made it such a success!
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Media from this year’s camp:
Drafting elevator pitches for their product.
Designing a logo and layout for their product’s webpage and mobile app.
Amrish Macedo speaks to the girls about the importance of user testing.
All images courtesy of Gloria Bell.
1. Check out the websites developed by three of our teams (the other two developed mobile apps.)
2. Read a reflective writeup from one of our camp developers, Andrew Larkin.
3. See the media coverage of the camp on our News page.
Coming soon: See the final presentations that the girls pitched to a team of investors on Demo Day!
About the Camp
TechGirlz Entrepreneur Summer Camp puts the tools and technology into the hands of 6th-9th grade girls. We let them take the lead in creating new ideas and building their own businesses in a supportive, team, professional environment. Today’s reality is that women are starting half of the nearly 10 million businesses expected by 2018, but those founding tech-based businesses are a tiny fraction. Techgirlz is out to shatter those future stats.TechGirlz is the only Entrepreneural Camp designed for middle school girls. Last year, in our first year of camp,we were featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and NBC 10. During our week-long day camp, our girls will go from idea generation to presentation of their prototype and business plan under the guidance of some of Philadelphia’s leading startup leaders and developers. The last day of camp, the teams will present to a panel of “funders.”
This Year’s Instructors
- Kerry Rupp, DreamIt Ventures
- Joanne Lang, AboutOne
- Anita Garimella Andrews, Delphic Sage
- Maria Collins, Real Food Works
- Amrish Macedo
- Gloria Bell, Gloria Bell Consulting
- Cassandra Bailey, Slice Communications
- Jumoke Dada, Signature RED
- Ellen Weber, VisionMine and Robin Hood Ventures
- Neelan Choksi, Tasktop
- Amy Larrimore, Empire Builders
- Donna Frisby-Greenwood, Knights Foundation
- Suzanne Mooney, Hyperion Bank
- Mike Rappaport, Chariot Solutions
- Alice Niles, AP Orleans
- Julianne Rhyes, Technically Philly
- Karen Griffith Gryga, DreamIT Ventures
- David Sorin
- Christian Kunkel, Jarv.us
- Andrea Oliveria
TechGirlz’ aim is to inspire young women to shatter the statistics. Our aim is to help adolescent girls understand that a future in technology does not necessarily equate to “a boring computer job,” but instead transcends the cubicle into nearly every field imaginable. By encouraging women to participate in science and technology today, as well as providing a solid foundation of peers, mentors, and positive role models, we hope to spark innovation, exhilaration, and motivation in young women to become tomorrow’s tech leaders.