Girls Technovation Challenge 2018 ($10,000 prize + trip to San Francisco)

About Technovation Challenge:

Application for the Technovation 2018 is open now! If you are a girl aged between 10- 18 , and willing to get necessary skills to become a tech entrepreneur and a leader, a great opportunity is presenting itself for you. Each year, Technovation invites teams of the girls from around the world to learn and apply their skills to solve real world problem.

The Benefit of Participation

You and your team will identify a problem in your community and create a mobile app solution to address that issue and then you will be educated how to launch it as a business. After the technovation Program, you will have learned the basic knowledge of programming and complete prototype of  a mobile application.

Details 

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2018     Submission deadline: April 25, 2018

Semifinalist announcement: May 31, 2018

Score release: 25, June, 2018

Location: Online

Duration: 12 week

Cost of the participation: The Technovation curriculum is FREE

Costs: 

All you need is:

  • a team of five middle school or high school girls
  • a safe place to meet
  • a laptop with internet

Eligibility

Any girl whose age is between 10-18 can apply to this program.

  • Technovation is free to all
  • No pre-selection screening for participation
  • No prior programming experience is necessary for Technovation students.
  • The team should not have more than 6 members ( excluding mentors)
  • Team own the code and intellectual property developed during Technovation.

Mentors: any one willing to support and encourage the teams can register  as a mentor. the mentor does not need to have prior programming experience. The students can’t ask their mentors to write the code or business plan or produce the demo video.

How to Apply

First make your team of 5 persons. you and your teams need to register online by March 7, 2018  and then submit your app by April 25, 2018. It is upon them when to meet each other and their mentor, they are free, whether they meet after school time, or in the weekends. and the older person in the team will be selected as a senior person of the team. they will work together and work according to curriculum provided for them online.

Note: If you can not find the team member from your school, you can find it from another school, or find from online platform and work with them online.

You can apply online HERE  and  Check the Frequently Asked Question

For more information please the visit the Technovation Website