Entrepreneurial Alliance Projects

AspireIT K-12 Outreach Program

NCWIT AspireIT – a component of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program – is a national initiative to increase girls' access to meaningful, inclusive computer science education during the middle school years. AspireIT dramatically widens the pool of middle school girls entering high school with computing experience, creates a community of peers engaged in technology exploration, fosters mentoring relationships with technical professionals, and increases girls' confidence in their technical abilities. Simultaneously, AspireIT supports high school and college women's persistence in computing by creating teaching and leadership opportunities.

Applications for Round 3 are now open!

Entrepreneurial Alliance Research

Entrepreneurial Alliance Research is focused on the organizational culture of technology startups, the causes for the low number of female technology entrepreneurs, and possible interventions to address their lack of participation.  

Entrepreneurial Heroes

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NCWIT Heroes is a series of magazine-style audio interviews highlighting women entrepreneurs in information technology (IT) careers. 

Entrepreneurial Toolbox

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NCWIT Entrepreneurial Toolbox is an interview series designed to promote fundamental skills of entrepreneurship. The series interviews both men and women about a range of topics critical to entrepreneurial success, such as networking, how to procure funding, writing a business plan, and the importance of failure. The series is sponsored by the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance with support from EMC.

NCWIT Symons Innovator Award

The NCWIT Symons Innovator Award promotes women’s participation in information technology and entrepreneurship by honoring an outstanding woman who has successfully built and funded an IT business. By recognizing women IT entrepreneurs, the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award hopes to inspire others to pursue IT entrepreneurship, and increase awareness about the importance of women’s participation in IT innovation and business.

Pacesetters Program

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NCWIT Pacesetters is a unique fast-track program where company and university leaders work together to increase their organization’s number of technical women at an accelerated pace.