Technovation Challenge

Ages:Middle School, High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Business, Coding & Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, STEM

Scope:International

Contact


info@technovationchallenge.org
213-746-4453

Technovation Girls is a free technology-based program for girls ages 10 - 18.

Working in teams (of 1 to 5), girls find a problem in their community and build a mobile app to help solve it. Along the way, they develop their collaboration, problem-solving, and leadership skills.

Technovation Girls will take 30+ hours to complete (we recommend allocated about 12 weeks to finish) and is completely free.

You will join a team to create, build, and sell an app that addresses a problem in your community -- or support a team that does.

1. Pitch Video

  • Must be 3-5 minutes
  • Share via Youtube or Vimeo. The video must be uploaded as unlisted or publicly viewableWe cannot guarantee videos without these credentials will be judged.
  • You can learn more about what to include in a great pitch video here

2. App Name & 100-Word Description

3. Team photo and summary

  • Write a paragraph to help people get to know you

4. Source Code

  • Only the following languages are accepted: Thunkable, App Inventor, Thunkable Classic, Swift, or Java.
  • Directly upload a zip/compressed file containing your source code. Instructions for how to upload the different languages can be found here.
    • Please note: If you developed in App Inventor, you must upload an .aia file.

5. Two App Screenshots

6. Senior Division only: 5-Page Business plan PDF

7. Optional Pitch Presentation (only if attending a pitch event – learn more here)

Each item in a section should receive on a 1-5 point scale. 60 points total for Junior Division, 80 points total for Senior Division.
  • Ideation (20 total points)
  • Technical (20 total points)
  • Entrepreneurship (20 total points - Senior Division Only)
  • Pitch (10 total points)
  • Overall Impression (10 total points)

Website: http://technovationchallenge.org/

Managing Organization: Iridescent Learning (now Technovation)

Contact:

info@technovationchallenge.org
213-746-4453

Eligibility:
Any girl or young woman (ages 10-18) interested in Technovation Girls is eligible to compete.   To join our competition, a girl must create or join a team on our online platform, have a parent/guardian sign the consent form and meet the following Student Participation criteria:  

  1. All students must be between the ages of 10 to 18 as of the start date.
  2. All students must identify as female. No males can enter the competition.
  3. Teams are composed of 1 to 5 students. Students can only join 1 team.
  4. Competition Divisions are based on the age of the oldest student on the team.
  5. Students can participate in Technovation Girls for multiple seasons until they reach the age of 18
  6. Students can work with the same team members and mentors, but they cannot submit the materials to competition over multiple years.
  7. Teams can explore the same problem, but the app prototype must be different each year.
Technovation Girls is a self-select program and there is no application/selection process.   Divisions are based on the age of the oldest student on the team. For example, if 3 students on the team are 14 years old, but there is one student who is 15 years old, the team will be considered Senior division. Here are the divisions:  
  • Junior Division: 10-14 years
  • Senior Division: 15-18 years

Overview

Technovation Girls is a free technology-based program for girls ages 10 - 18.

Working in teams (of 1 to 5), girls find a problem in their community and build a mobile app to help solve it. Along the way, they develop their collaboration, problem-solving, and leadership skills.

Technovation Girls will take 30+ hours to complete (we recommend allocated about 12 weeks to finish) and is completely free.

Process

You will join a team to create, build, and sell an app that addresses a problem in your community -- or support a team that does.

1. Pitch Video

  • Must be 3-5 minutes
  • Share via Youtube or Vimeo. The video must be uploaded as unlisted or publicly viewableWe cannot guarantee videos without these credentials will be judged.
  • You can learn more about what to include in a great pitch video here

2. App Name & 100-Word Description

3. Team photo and summary

  • Write a paragraph to help people get to know you

4. Source Code

  • Only the following languages are accepted: Thunkable, App Inventor, Thunkable Classic, Swift, or Java.
  • Directly upload a zip/compressed file containing your source code. Instructions for how to upload the different languages can be found here.
    • Please note: If you developed in App Inventor, you must upload an .aia file.

5. Two App Screenshots

6. Senior Division only: 5-Page Business plan PDF

7. Optional Pitch Presentation (only if attending a pitch event – learn more here)

Criteria

Each item in a section should receive on a 1-5 point scale. 60 points total for Junior Division, 80 points total for Senior Division.
  • Ideation (20 total points)
  • Technical (20 total points)
  • Entrepreneurship (20 total points - Senior Division Only)
  • Pitch (10 total points)
  • Overall Impression (10 total points)

Participate

Website: http://technovationchallenge.org/

Managing Organization: Iridescent Learning (now Technovation)

Contact:

info@technovationchallenge.org
213-746-4453

Eligibility:
Any girl or young woman (ages 10-18) interested in Technovation Girls is eligible to compete.   To join our competition, a girl must create or join a team on our online platform, have a parent/guardian sign the consent form and meet the following Student Participation criteria:  

  1. All students must be between the ages of 10 to 18 as of the start date.
  2. All students must identify as female. No males can enter the competition.
  3. Teams are composed of 1 to 5 students. Students can only join 1 team.
  4. Competition Divisions are based on the age of the oldest student on the team.
  5. Students can participate in Technovation Girls for multiple seasons until they reach the age of 18
  6. Students can work with the same team members and mentors, but they cannot submit the materials to competition over multiple years.
  7. Teams can explore the same problem, but the app prototype must be different each year.
Technovation Girls is a self-select program and there is no application/selection process.   Divisions are based on the age of the oldest student on the team. For example, if 3 students on the team are 14 years old, but there is one student who is 15 years old, the team will be considered Senior division. Here are the divisions:  
  • Junior Division: 10-14 years
  • Senior Division: 15-18 years