Author Archives Shawn Stavseth

  • Originally posted by the Rochester Post Bulletin A group of Rochester girls are finalists in a Minnesota business competition, thanks to an app they created that discourages texting and driving. The team of five from Rochester Public Schools are finalists in two categories of the 2017 Minnesota Cup, a competition for the best new business […]

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  • Guest post by Tien VoNguyen Being unapologetically yourself. It’s a saying I hear often, but if there’s one thing that I learned since getting involved with technology last year, it is just that. I grew up in a traditional Vietnamese family. We do not travel or do much outside of the norm. My parents are […]

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  • Guest post by Keerthi Manikonda, a Technovation[MN] participant and Appapalooza Guest Speaker Approximately three and a half years ago, one of my instructors from a program called BDPA approached me and a couple other girls, and told us about this cool new program that encourages girls to try mobile app development. I went home that […]

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  • We are extremely excited and proud to announce that TWO (2) Technovation[MN] teams are Runners Up in the Global Technovation Challenge.  Each team will receive a scholarship to continue their work and/or studies in business, technology or computer science. See the 2017 Award Structure. VIA by BDPA SKeMAS – Senior Division Via is a safe […]

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  • MN Cup announced today it has advanced 3 Technovation[MN] teams to the semifinals of the 2017 competition. Eye on Walleye Technovation Junior semi-finalist team and the Top Scoring Technovation[MN] team Eye on Walleye was developed to provide a more accurate and real-time track of the fishing population Pitch Video | Demo Video Via Technovation Senior semi-finalist team Via […]

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  • An inspiring group of dreamers, designers and doers gathered yesterday at the Minneapolis Convention Center as over 60 teams of high school and middle school girls came together in celebration of their hard work with Technovation[MN]. Teams of young women pitched mobile apps they have been building over the past 3 months to business professionals. […]

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  • Congratulations to our 9 teams that are advancing to semi-finals for the chance to go to the global competition in San Francisco! Check out their pitch videos here: G.I.R.L.S. can H.A.K. from Maple Grove Middle School The Tech-Tastics from St. John the Evangelist The 4 Musketeers from Chaska Middle School East Her-ricanes from Chatfield Public Schools […]

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  • Guest post from Leib Yardley, Appapalooza Volunteer Coordinator Appapalooza 2017 will take place on Sunday, May 7th from 2-5pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center. We will need many volunteers to pull off this year’s event as we are expecting over 290 participants and 750 attendees! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up using […]

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  • APPLY HERE TO BE AN APPAPALOOZA JUDGE. Technovation Challenge 2017 is nearing completion! The 54 middle school and 12 high school teams are busy polishing their mobile apps, creating demo videos, and for the high school teams, completing their business plans for submission by April 26. All of this learning and hard work will culminate […]

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  • Guest post by Jean Weiss, Code Savvy, Executive Director, and Technovation Regional Ambassador Another record breaking year for Technovation[MN] is in the making. In this, our fourth year, we again we have more mentors, more students, and more teams than ever before. We have teams across the Twin Cities, both urban and suburban and teams […]

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