Building the Future Talent Pipeline


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Dare 2B Digital’s mission is to re-define the image of CS/STEM globally. Our goal is to increase digital fluency of young innovators through student engagement and mentoring. By partnering with us, your organization will play a vital role as a STEAM champion, particularly in Computer Science.

Our mission aligns with trends in education technology: mobility, social project-based learning, industry mentor connections, collaborative video and digital networking.

Facilitating Year-Round Learning
Since 2009, our highly successful Dare 2B Digital Conferences have excited, engaged and educated kids ages 11-17 with support from industry mentors, parents, government and academia.

Dare 2B Digital Innovation Challenge
New in 2015, the Dare 2B Digital Innovation Challenge takes STEAM learning to a new level. Student ambassadors recruit team members from their community to solve a global problem. We provide knowledge, technology tools and industry mentors to guide the brainstorming and competition. Teams submit their soluti3-6-2015 5-38-33 PMon as a video for a chance to share their results and debut their solution at the Film Festival to earn scholarships, internships and prizes.


Pictured left-right: Staci Lyons, President, Invent Your Future; Ruth Stergiou, CEO, Invent Your Future; California State Assembly member Jerry Hill; Irina Halsey, eBay; and Lise Edwards, Oracle.

California State Assembly member Jerry Hill introduced HR-34 in Sacramento to recognize Dare 2B Digital’s efforts to encourage more young women to pursue careers in STEM (press release).

Dare 2B Digital is produced by Invent Your Future Foundation, a California 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation formed to advance education, instruct individuals for the purpose of improving or developing their capabilities and educate the public on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community.


The U.S. is falling behind in developing its future workforce of technologists.

  • In 2012, women made up only 26% of the computing workforce.1
  • The number of first-year undergrad women interested in majoring in computer science degrees fell 64% 2000 to 2012.2
  • Diverse perspectives boost innovation, productivity and competitiveness. IT patents from mixed-gender teams are cited up to 42% more – yet U.S. women are involved in only 9% of them.3




2Silicon Valley Business Journal
3National Center for Women and Information Technology