Tech Company PreeMadonna to Inspire Made By Girls Students This Summer

By Michael Rosa

It’s going to be a big summer for our Made By Girls students this year, as tech company Preemadonna prepares to visit them at DMA!

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Preemadonna focuses on technology relevant to the lifestyle of girls and women. They designed the Nailbot to incorporate art and tech!

Pree Walia, CEO and Co-Founder of Preemadonna (and a passionate advocate for girls in STEM), will meet with DMA’s Made By Girls students this summer at Stanford University and will also make a special presentation at our Northwestern University location’s entrepreneurship hub, The Garage!

While Preemadonna is a tech company, it’s also a virtual community of likeminded women (much like our Made By Girls initiative) that focuses on technology relevant to the lifestyles of girls and women.

Walia and the Preemadonna team know that being smart and feeling beautiful are not mutually exclusive, so they created the Nailbot – a robot that uses a smartphone to print art directly onto users’ fingernails!

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The Preemadonna Nailbot utilizes a smartphone app, with a new design feature coming soon!

Walia is a fantastic role model for our Made By Girls community. She’s presented at huge events like TechCrunch Disrupt, and is one of the creators of the Nailbot. She’s also an Advisor on the Board for MakerGirl, a mission-driven program which seeks to inspire young girls to be active in STEM subjects and to continue to say “Yes!” to future challenges by offering design and 3D printing workshops. We like the sound of that a whole lot.


Walia presented the Preemadonna Nailbot at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco last year! (See the full presentation above.)

A Northwestern Entrepreneurship Opportunity

Later this season, a group of Made By Girls students from our Northwestern summer tech camp location will attend a special, by-invitation-only presentation at the university.

This event will be hosted by Walia at The Garage, a cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship space for Northwestern students to experiment, collaborate and launch their ideas.

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The Garage at Northwestern is a place for entrepreneurs to experiment and build!

Walia will be speaking to a group of these Northwestern entrepreneurs about developing innovative products and pitching them to funding sources and potential advocates – with our MBG students invited to be there as special guests!

Additionally, Walia will hold a private session with our students after the event all about pitching their ideas as innovative products.

That’s right, our Made By Girls students will have the opportunity to bounce their ideas off of the female CEO of a tech company that specializes in building inventions and empowering young women. How incredibly cool is that?!

Meeting with Pree Walia at Stanford

We’re kicking off our DMA summer camp season at Stanford on June 20th, when Walia will have a special visit with our Made By Girls students.

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Last year’s Stanford MBG students jumped for joy after learning how to program!

The PreeMadonna team will bring prototypes, deliver a PowerPoint presentation tutorial and offer a sneak-peek of the DIY Printer Kit to our MBG students (like those enrolled in the Made By Girls App Development for iPhone & iPad course) at our flagship location at Stanford University.

Walia will also help us finish up the Stanford MBG summer tech-camp season. She’ll be delivering another prototype presentation and tutorial on August 8th, just in time to help our Made By Girls Wearable Tech & Fashion Design students get extra-inspired by digital, wearable art!

Make it a Made By Girls Summer

Our Made By Girls camps are designed to give girls a supportive community to learn computer science and other tech-related subjects, with female role models and instructors.

Want to give your daughter the chance to pitch her invention, idea or product to a tech company CEO? Consider registering her for one of our three Northwestern University location’s Made By Girls courses!

Whether she’s a youngster just beginning her adventures in programming, a girl who has a foundation in coding but wants to dig deeper in programming with Java, or a girl who wants the full two-week programming academy experience, she’s bound to have a blast with DMA this summer!