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Technovation : Technology entrepreneurship program for young women (Global)

Farha
Posted February 5, 2015 from Saudi Arabia
Expired on February 14, 2015

Competition Deadlines for 2015

The 2015 Registration Deadline is February 15, 2015 and the Submission Deadline is April 23, 2015 at 5pm PST

Eligibility

Must be 18 years or younger

Team must consist 1-5 members.

Technovation Teams may also include one or more Technovation Teachers and Technovation Mentors.

Program

Technovation is a technology entrepreneurshipprogram and competition for young women. Through the intensive3-month, 50-hour curriculum, teams of young women work together to imagine, design, and develop mobile apps, then pitch their “startup” businesses to judges.

Almost 3,000young women from 28 countries have created mobile apps through Technovation.

No prior programming experience is necessary for students, for teachers, or for mentors. The program is free to all participants.

Technovation Coaches coordinate teams of up to 5 young women to work with femaleMentors to come up with an app idea, conduct user research, create a business plan, design an app, and develop a prototype. Leaders fromthe technology and business sectors judge the apps and provide feedback to the teams

App Theme

The theme for 2015 is to create an app to address a community problem or issue. Teams will define the community issue as part of the curriculum steps before defining their solution.

How to enter

A complete submission from a team consists of the following items.

App source code (can be developed in Android, iOS, or Windows) Up to 4-minute video pitch (upload to YouTube or Vimeo and share the link) Up to 2-minute app demo video (upload to YouTube or Vimeo and share the link) Business plan (pdf) Team photo (with mentor and teacher included, if possible) for each team 100-word app description Completion of post-survey

Competition Divisions

Middle school division : Teams in which the oldest participant is no more than 14 years old on the date of the submission deadline will compete in the Middle School Division.

High school division : Teams in which the oldest participant is no more than 18 years old on the date of the submission deadline will compete in the High School Division.

Benefits

Pitching opportunity at “World Pitch Finalist 2015”and reviewing by Judges

$20K Seed Funding

Registration

To register for the official competition, Technovation must receive complete signed consent forms from every team member or her legal guardian, teams must be formed through the online registration platform, and filled out their pre-surveys byFebruary 15th, 2015.

If parents do not have regular email/internet access, the consent forms can also be downloaded, signed, then emailed to info@technovationchallenge.org. Subject lines must formatted as “Technovation consent form: ‘Student Name/DOB/Location’.”

In summary, completion of all 4 steps below qualifies as a full registration for Technovation 2015.

1. Create an account at my.technovationchallenge.org. 2. Have the appropriate consent forms signed. 3. Complete the pre-survey. 4. Attach yourself to a team.

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