TECHNOVATION CHALLENGE

Our 2016 Technovation[MN] Challenge has started and our teams are busy coding their apps and prepping for Appapalooza. If you are interested in participating in 2017 tell your friends and find a teacher who will support your team. Subscribe to our emails on the right so you know about our upcoming App Days, usually in the Fall. Be sure to follow us at @technovationmn. Finally be sure to visit our resources for girls.

Become a technology entrepreneur and develop a mobile app prototype that solves a real problem in your local community. Teams of up to 5 girls work together for 12 weeks to research, design, and build a mobile app prototype, working with a female mentor in technology or engineering. Then they pitch their apps to prospective investors and receive feedback and ideas from technology industry professionals. Most teams use MIT’s App Inventor to build their prototypes. Watch some of the ‘pitch’ videos from our Twin Cities teams.

Participants – Teams of up to 5 girls in middle school or high school (up to age 18)
Commitment – 40-60 hours: 4 guided hours per week from Feb through Apr
Experience – No prior programming experience is needed
Accessibility – The entire curriculum can be accessed online

TECHNOVATION COMPETITION DIVISIONS

Middle School Division – Students ages 14 and under compete to win $5,000 in seed funding to bring their app to market and a trip to World Pitch Night in San Francisco to show off their talent.

High School Division – Students ages 18 and under compete to win $10,000 in seed funding to bring their app to market and a trip to World Pitch Night in San Francisco to compete on the global stage.