Win $10,000 : Technovation Challenge 2016 for Girls Worldwide

Deadline: April 21, 2016

Win $10,000 : Technovation Challenge 2016 for Girls Worldwide

Benefits

Ten (10) finalist teams will be selected to attend the world pitch events taking place from July 10th to 17th 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

Primary school division: girls who are 14 years old and younger

  • Four teams will be invited to present at world pitch in san francisco
  • One team will win $10,000 in seed funding to help them launch their app

Secondary school division: Girls who are 14-19 years of age

  • Six teams will be invited to present at world pitch in San Francisco
  • One team will win $10,000 in seed funding to help them launch their app

Description

Every year, Technovation challenges girls all over the world to build a mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2010, over 3,000 girls from 28 countries have submitted to Technovation, thanks to dedicated volunteers around the world.

Technovation’s success in changing girls’ attitudes about technology and entrepreneurship relies on local volunteers.

Volunteer Coaches recruit teams of girls to work with female mentors. Together, they come up with an app idea, conduct user research, create a business plan, and build the app prototype. Leaders from the technology and business sectors judge the submissions and provide feedback to the teams.

Eligibility

  • Participants must be young women 18 years or younger, who are students enrolled in primary or secondary school or an after school program on the day of the submission deadline
  • University students are not eligible.
  • Each technovation team includes from 1 to 5 paticipants.
  • Technovation teams may also include one or more technovation teachers or mentors
  • no prior coding or app development experience is necessary to be a student, teacher or mentor.

Apply

Completion of all 4 steps below qualifies as a full registration for technovation 2016:

  • Create an account at technovation challenge website (if you are registering for the first time). if you have registered for a previous season, you may reuse your login credentials.
  • Have the appropriate consent forms signed.
  • Complete the pre-survey
  • Attach yourself to a team.

A complete submission from a team consists of the following items.

  • App source code
  • Up to 4-minute video pitch
  • Up to 2-minute app demo video
  • Business plan (pdf)
  • Team photo
  • 100- word app description
  • Completion of post survey


For more info, visit Technovation Challenge.

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