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Technovation Challenge 2019 for Girls Worldwide ($10,000 prize & Funded trip to San Francisco,USA)

Application Deadline: March 20th 2019

Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.

Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Girls ages 10 to 18 learn to identify a problem in their community and create a mobile app solution to address that problem, and then learn how to communicate these ideas and translate them into a fully launched business.

Nearly 20,000 girls around the world registered to participate in Technovation 2018, building apps and starting businesses that solve problems in their communities. The 2018 Gold Scholarship winners were Team Cantavits, from India, for their app Eedo, developed to help address improper e-waste disposal.

Any girl or young woman (ages 10-18) interested in Technovation is eligible to compete, as long as she creates or joins a team on our online platform, has a signed parental consent form (which includes a photo waiver), and completes a pre-program survey.

Technovation is a self-select program and there is no application/selection process.

Eligibility & Age Divisions

To be eligible to participate in Technovation as a student, you must be between the ages of 10 to 18 as of August 1, 2019 and  identify as female. 

To be fully registered, you must form or join a team. Teams can range in size from 1-5 girls. No more than 5 girls are allowed to  join a team. You can only join one team.

Your team’s division – Junior or Senior – depends on the age of all team members.

Junior Division: Team members are between 10-14 years old as of August 1, 2019

Senior Division: Team members are between 15-18 years old as of August 1, 2019

The Technovation curriculum is FREE. All you need is up to five middle school or high school girls, a safe place to meet, a laptop with internet. Teams may purchase smartphones to test the apps they create, but this can also be done in a limited way through a web-based phone emulator on App Inventor.

Technovation’s curriculum takes students through 4 stages of launching a mobile app startup, inspired by the principles of design thinking:

Ideation
Identify a problem in the community

Technology
Develop a mobile app solution

Entrepreneurship
Build a business plan to launch the app

Pitch
Bring the business to market

Timeline:

Registration Opens: October 1, 2018
Official Season Launch: January 7, 2019
Registration Deadline: March 20, 2019
Submission Deadline: April 23, 2019
World Pitch: August 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Technovation Challenge 2019

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