2017

We keep growing! Sixty-one (61) Technovation[MN] teams competed at Appapalooza and we had over 900 supporters cheering our girls on. It was a spectacular event. With this many teams we are able to send 7 middle school teams and 2 high schools teams to semi-finals.

Junior Division Regional Winners

Eye of the Walleye created by G.I.R.L.S. can H.A.K.
Maple Grove Middle School, Maple Grove MN – Eye on Walleye was developed to provide a more accurate and real-time track of the fishing population.
Pitch Video |    Demo Video

Ulocate Food Banks created by The Tech-Tastics
St. John the Evangelist, Rochester MN – Ulocate Food Banks can help find how to donate food, volunteer, and see if you are eligible to receive food.
Pitch Video |    Demo Video

The Power of You built by the 4 Musketeers
Chaska Middle School East, Chaska MN – Power of You allows you to research worldwide issues such as poverty, health, equality, and environment to learn why it’s a problem, how you can take a stand, and what’s happening currently.
Pitch Video |    Demo Video

Stop A Drop created by the Her-ricanes.
Chatfield Public Schools, Chatfield MN – Stop A Drop was developed to help the environment by encouraging adolescents to save water.
Pitch Video |    Demo Video

Ecation built by the Blazing Arrows
Lighthouse Schools, Spring Lake Park MN – Ecation helps give students the financial help that they need to follow their dreams and be able to go to college.
Pitch Video |    Demo Video

MDH Eats Safe! created by Hillcrest Tech Girlz 2.0
Hillcrest Community School, Bloomington MN – MDH Eats Safe! Allows individuals to submit information about their foodborne illnesses.
Pitch Video |    Demo Video

Carbon Tracker created by JA Technovation
John Adams Middle School, Rochester MN – Carbon Tracker is an app used for calculating your carbon footprint.
Pitch Video |    Demo Video

Senior Division Regional Winners

VIA created by SKeMAS
BDPA, Rochester MN – Via is a safe driving app that increases peace in parents and teens by creating safer roads and healthier lives.
Pitch Video |    Demo Video

Early Learner by the Spice Angels
Como Park Senior High School, St. Paul MN – Our app’s mission is to support young immigrant and refugee children to learn how to read before starting school.
Pitch Video |    Demo Video

2016

Fifty (50) Technovation[MN] teams competed at this years Appapalooza! We had 100% of our teams finish the 12-week technology-entrepreneur curriculum. In attendance were over 600 supporters. It was standing room only. The vibe was phenomenal; girls dancing, singing, screaming. All excited to be a part of a strong tech community.

This year we will send 7 teams to the Semi-Final round of the global Technovation Challenge.

Middle School Regional Winners

Ace Assisted created by J.A.T.S 
St. Francis Assisi, Rochester MN – Ace Assisted is an app that help you find the perfect Rochester-area assisted living center.
Pitch Video  |    Demo Video

Meals on Wheels coded by Computer Glitz
Dakota Hills Middle School, Eagan MN – The Meals on Wheels app improves the lives of Meals on Wheels clients, eases the work of volunteers, and connects people in the Meals on Wheels system.
Pitch Video  |  Demo Video

Mission 2020 by Furst-Class Techies
Kasson-Mantorville Schools, Kasson-Mantorville MN – This educational app brings awareness to sex trafficking.  It provides facts, vocabulary, red flags, reasons victims stay and additional resources for obtaining help.
Pitch Video  |  Demo Video

SubWayfinder coded by the Wayfinders 
St. John the Evangelist, Rochester MN – Do you have problems navigating the Rochester-Mayo subway? SubWAYfinder addresses problems such as finding places to eat, shop, and anything in between.
Pitch Video | Demo Video

Help! I’m Hungry created by the Tech-ATS
BDPA Middle School, Rochester MN – Help! I’m Hungry is an easy way to find free food for people who can not afford to buy meals or groceries.
Pitch Video | Demo Video

High School Regional Winners

CharterConnect coded by Team Tater Tot
Avalon School, St. Paul MN – CharterConnect works as a resource bank, a network for teachers to connect and an event calendar, all in one.
Pitch Video | Demo Video

Volunteerium created by the Feminists & STEMinists
Byron School, Byron MN – Our app “Volunteerium” will connect small communities, starting with our hometown of Byron, Minnesota
Pitch Video | Demo Video

2015

Audience Choice Award goes to Furst Class Techies at the World Pitch Competition

Appapalooza was a HUGE success! We had 22 middle school teams and 6 high school teams complete the 12-week curriculum and ‘pitch’ their app at Appapalooza on Sunday, May 3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The house was full with over 400 supporters. The energy in the room was palpable. There was dancing, singing, cheers and tears of joy! All of the girls totally rocked their pitches and we are so incredibly proud of all of our teams!

Based upon the number of Minnesota entries, we are able to send three middle school teams and one high school team to the global semi-final round.  Our 23 judges followed our global judging rubric to select the following Technovation[MN] Appapalooza winners:

Middle School Regional Champions:

Mayo Freetime built by Furst Class from Kasson-Mantorville, Rochester Pitch Video | Demo Video
Access196 built by Falcon Ridge Middle School Team Apple Valley Pitch Video | Demo Video
School@Home built by the Nerdettes from Central Middle School, Norwood Young America

 

High School Regional Champion:

AbroadNet built by Technovation[MN]-IT from Trinity High School at River Ridge and Connections Academy Pitch Video | Demo Video

Best Technical App – ShelterMe built by Escape the Cage from Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka Pitch Video
Best Entrepreneurial App – The Babysitters Guide to Success built by Computer Glitz from Dakota Hills Middle School, Eagan Pitch Video

Best Pitch – Hurt Alert built by M-KATS, BDPA, Rochester
Best Pitch – Neighbor Chat built by The Weasties at Minnetonka Middle School East & West, Minnetonka
Best Pitch – Give & Take built by Fab 4 Below, Valley View Middle School, Edina
Best Pitch – Little Helper built by Girls Coding, Bunch of friends

Code Savvy, Best Technical – DogTrax built by Victoria TechTrax from Chaska Middle School East, Chaska
Code Savvy, Best Technical – UNITE built by CRCS Lady Warrior from Cedar Riverside Community School, Minneapolis

Congratulations to our 2015 Technovation[MN] winners and participants and to all those who helped them get there!

View all 2015 World Pitch results.

2014

2014 was the very first year Minnesota had teams participate in the global Technovation Challenge. We had 11 teams compete and ‘pitch’ their mobile app at our state pitch event, Appapalooza. Each team competing had to build an app in one of the following categories: teen issue, women’s issue or build an app for a non-profit. Each of these apps was created by a team of 5 high school or middle school girls and submitted to the global Technovation Challenge. Take a look at their inspiring work.

Laura Jeffrey Academy
7 Musketeers
French Toast Mafia
Tech Leopards

Great River School
Talk Nerdy to Me
VS Technologies
Calibrating

Avalon School
Team Charity Box
App-Ocatytse
Q

Weaver Lake Elementary
#WVRCODEGIRLS

Como Park Senior High
Sapphire Stars