Come see each team’s “pitch” for their app and get inspired by the accomplishments of professional women in technology. Good cause, good eats and prizes for the participants!
Space is limited so get your ticket today.
Celebrate young women in technology by joining us at Technovation[MN] Appapalooza on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. at TIES Training Center, 1667 Snelling Ave. N. in Falcon Heights, MN. This event features young women participating in the Technovation Challenge, a global technology entrepreneurship program.
Technovation[MN] inspires girls in middle and high school to dream up, design, code and pitch mobile phone apps that help their communities. We are proud to launch the intensive Technovation Challenge here in Minnesota to attract and encourage the next generation of women technology entrepreneurs. Technovation[MN] is an initiative of Code Savvy, a nonprofit catalyst with programs that inspire a diverse new code-savvy generation.
Twelve teams of girls, ages 10 to 19, from Twin Cities area middle schools and high schools have spent the last three months imagining, designing and building mobile apps to solve community problems and to compete in the international app building challenge.
The Challenge culminates with an Appapalooza event where participants will “pitch” their apps and unveil their work. Ten teams from the United States and other countries are then selected to fly to Silicon Valley, CA to present their developments to real venture capitalists; the winning team will be awarded $10,000 to help commercialize their app.
“We’re working to close the gender gap in computer science by teaching girls how to code and how to be successful entrepreneurs,” explained Shawn Stavseth, Co-Founder of Technovation[MN]. “Designing mobile apps is real and tangible for these girls because their phones are something they use every day. We want girls to understand the powerful role that technology can play in solving world problems.”
Appapalooza is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and volunteers are needed.