Build IT By Girls Opens Competition For STEM Business IdeasBy Amanda Foster, UniversityHerald Reporter
A STEM initiative called Build IT by Girls sends out a message to all girls everywhere to pitch STEM business ideas. A panel of judges in the I Wish organization is excited to announce that the competition is directed towards girls in order to get their business idea ahead of their future careers. The I Wish partnership, founded by Cork entrepreneurs, encourages girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
And Build IT by Girls is going to tie all of that in with business ideas, as reported by Silicon Republic. The competition is based on requiring teams of students to submit a business summary of their idea. It should also include the details of their market and their business trajectory.
Young women are going to pitch their business ideas in front of a panel of experts in the business field. They will also get the chance to take home some tech devices and a chance to intern at the Dell facility in Cork or win a trip to Google's Dublin headquarters.
Build IT by Girls equips young women to become future leaders of tech, as reported by Silicon Ireland News Wire. The events are free but are now reportedly fully booked. Aside from hearing business pitches from young women, the events also feature talks and features by women in STEM roles.
This is a real life environment platform that has the capacity to become the next big global business. The I Wish event is going to happen in City Hall, Cork on Feb. 9 and 10. It is also going to happen in RDS, Dublin on Feb. 13 and 14. The competition is still open and the submission for proposals will close on Feb. 3. Caroline O'Driscoll, the co-founder of I Wish, is excited for the event. She explains that the next big idea could come from these teams of girls.
Watch the I Wish promo video for "Build IT by Girls" below.