Virtual AInnovation Business Summit

In an effort to expand our reach to more students and more ideas, GirlsComputingLeague will be holding the AInnovation Business Summit this summer on September 19th. This virtual event will both serve as a competition and a learning event for students in middle and high school!

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What is the AInnovation Business Summit?

The AInnovation Business Summit works to educate the next generation of technologists, innovators, and leaders. From researchers to business trailblazers, this Summit is a unique opportunity to interact with the leaders in the field from companies and research institutions across the country. We will be holding an AIdeathon, where students can submit business pitches using AI to improve the world for a chance to win some of the thousands in cash prizes available!

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Milind Tambe
Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science & Director Center for Research in Computation and Society (CRCS), Harvard University
Euvin Naidoo
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration in the Accounting and Management Unit at the Harvard Business School
Anjali Ramakumaran
CEO and founder of Ampcus

Workshop Panel Speaker

Elizabeth Bondi
Ph.D Candidate, Harvard University
Lily Xu
Ph.D Candidate, Harvard University
Grace Ermi
Research Software Engineer at Vulcan Inc

College Admissions Officers

Patrick Rounds

Assistant Director of Admissions, Brown University

Mario Cruz

Assistant Director of Admissions, Virginia Tech

Who Can Attend?

All students in grades 6-12, regardless of gender, interested in pitching their business of product idea are welcome to attend. Due to limited space, this event is for students in this age range only.

Where Will It Be?

The event will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

When Is It?

The even will be held over two days, September 19th, 9:00 am to 3:45 pm.

AInnovation Business Summit Verticals & Awards

Artificial Intelligence

GirlsComputingLeague is looking for students to showcase their innovative projects and business concepts using artificial intelligence and machine learning.


1st place – $300, 2nd place – $200, 3rd place – $100.

Best All Girls Product – $100, Best Pitch Presentation – $100.


GirlsComputingLeague is on the hunt for students who wish to use cloud technologies in new ways to revolutionize our world as a whole.


1st place – $300, 2nd place – $200, 3rd place – $100.

Best All Girls Product – $100, Best Pitch Presentation – $100.


GirlsComputingLeague is searching for students to demonstrate their best ideas in cybersecurity and show how companies and governments can best strategize to defend against attacks.


1st place – $300, 2nd place – $200, 3rd place – $100.

Best All Girls Product – $100, Best Pitch Presentation – $100.


GirlsComputingLeague wants to see an avid technologist take on systemic problems in our healthcare industry or work to find solutions in medicine that have yet to be discovered.


1st place – $300, 2nd place – $200, 3rd place – $100.

Best All Girls Product – $100, Best Pitch Presentation – $100.

Mobile App Development

GirlsComputingLeague is looking for students who want to take mobile app development to the next level with a product or service that can benefit the generations to come.


1st place – $300, 2nd place – $200, 3rd place – $100.

Best All Girls Product – $100, Best Pitch Presentation – $100.

Free Choice

GirlsComputingLeague understands that the wildest business ideas are hard to categorize, so if you have a idea or business concept that use technology in an unconventional way, still attend for our free choice category.


1st place – $300, 2nd place – $200, 3rd place – $100.

Best All Girls Product – $100, Best Pitch Presentation – $100.

Schedule of Events

September 19th

Checking In - 9:00 AM

We encourage students to join the event virtually at 9 AM. 

Opening Keynotes- 9:10 AM - 10 AM

Our keynotes are accomplished leaders in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer science, and business.

Milind Tambe

Keynote Speaker,

Harward University Faculty

Euvin Naidoo

Keynote Speaker,

Harvard Business School Faculty

Virtual Business Pitches - 10 AM - 11 AM
The finalists in the Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Cloud verticals will present their business pitches.
Workshop 1 - 11 AM - 12 PM

We will be having two workshops in the fields of data analytics and blockchain. Come and learn more about these fields through interactive examples.

Lunch and Admissions Panel - 12 PM - 1 PM

Ask our panel of admissions officers your questions about applying to some of the top schools in the country and learn more about their institutions.

Workshop 2 - 1 PM - 2 PM

We will be having two workshops in the fields of data analytics and blockchain. Come and learn more about these fields through interactive examples.

AI for Social Good Panel - 2 PM - 3 PM

Students will hear from a panel of female PhD students who will discuss their journey in Artificial Intelligence and how students can get involved in the field.

Awards Ceremony - 3 PM - 3:30 PM

Awards Ceremony.

Closing Remarks - 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

The GCL team will wrap up the event for the day and students can expect the event to come to a close at around 3:30 PM. 

AInnovation Business Summit Sponsors

These are presently the companies who have chosen to help make this event possible. If your organization is interested in sponsoring this opportunity for students around the nation, please send us an email at


Are you ready to sign up for the AInnovation Business Summit Summit? That is awesome news, we are ready and excited to have you! Below is our registration for the summit. Please fill out your initial registration registration as completely as you can to ensure we give you the best possible chance of attendance and success at the competition. Please also take a look at the competiton rules below and finish your registration by submitting your team information, abstract, and project draft.  Each attendee must register with this form individually. Thanks for applying and good luck!

Competition Rules

The rules are simple:

Your Project

The AIdeathon will challenge students to critically think about the applications of artificial intelligence in different fields. Competitors will submit business pitches for their AI-based innovations in the fields of Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Health, Mobile App Development, and Free Choice. Working prototypes are not required, but welcome.

Open Source & Past Work Permitted

Teams are welcome to make use of code libraries and open source volumes in their projects, so long as an original creation comes of using these resources. Teams are also free to build upon past projects they have already built.

Business Pitch

When composing your pitch, use these questions as a guideline for your presentation.

  1. What is your innovative product/service?
  2. What problems is your product/service designed to solve?
  3. How is your product/service innovative and different from other product/services intended to solve the same problems?
  4. How does the product use AI?
  5. Product demo, screenshots, or pictures, if applicable
  6. What is your future vision for the product?


The AIdeathon will be divided into two categories: Middle school (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12). Students can work individually, or create teams of up to 5 within their category. Prizes will be awarded in both categories. 




All submissions will be due and judged before the event. Only the finalists in each category will be able to present their pitches on Day 1 of the event. The winners in each vertical will be announced on Day 2 during the awards ceremony.

Abstracts and Team Registrations Are Now Needed

After registering every team member above, you will need to complete this form using the button below to submit your projectsPlease submit only one form for the entirety of the team.

Submissions are due by September 17th, 2020.


GirlsComputingLeague a nonprofit who aims to empower underrepresented groups in the technology workplace by fostering the interests of young women in computer science, data science, and technology. We specialize in teaching computer science, data science and information technology concepts to students in Northern Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan area.


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