Participate in the Technovation Challenge

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Participate in the Technovation Challenge

Consider participating with your students in the Technovation Challenge, where high-school girls learn to program mobile phone apps that solve problems in their lives and community.
 
In Technovation Challenge, high school aged girls (ages 13-18) become inventors, designers, builders, and entrepreneurs of technology, rather than simply consumers. The applied, project-based computer science and entrepreneurship curriculum teaches girls life skills such as identifying a problem, designing and testing a solution, collaborating with a team, and communicating to different audiences.
 
Girls are guided through an online curriculum and work in teams of five as they develop mobile phone applications, "apps". The teams are paired with a female mentor who guides them through the curriculum and acts as a positive female role model. Participants will develop a business plan and pitch, and will submit their ideas (through video) to a regional (online) competition. Regional winners will travel to the San Francisco, CA and compete at the TechnovationWorld Pitch event on May 1st, 2013. The winners will receive $10,000 in funding and support to complete their app development and release it on the market!
 
Over the past three years, more than 800 girls in the United States (San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, and Boston) programmed 163 apps. This season the competition is open for global participation, with the goal of reaching 1,000 girls. Support a team of high school girls! All you need is five high school girls, a safe place to meet, a laptop or computer with internet and a smart phone (costs $35). There is no cost to participate in the program, only tremendous rewards.
 
The quickest way to become a part of this movement is to start a team. This is how!
Below are a few additional program highlights:
The Technovation newsletter shares highlights from previous seasons and features the 2013 app theme, "create an app that solves a problem in your local community". Here's a fun video on the inspiration behind our program Ben Horowitz Video: The future of humankind is dependent on Technovation girls and a quick sound byte onCNBC Video: 2012 winners talk about their apps.
 
 
For more information contact:
Tahani Zeid
Director of Educational Technology
technovationchallenge.org
I imagine. I invent. I engineer.