Technology

Technovation Challenge for Girls and Women

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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.

Since 2010, more than 10,000 girls from 78 countries have participated in Technovation. With the help of volunteer mentors, they’ve produced mobile “startups” that have helped address problems in local and global communities the world over. And while each year more and more girls take up the challenge, we know that there are always more problems to solve … and that there are girls from every part of the world ready to solve them.

This year, Technovation has partnered up with Google’s Made with Code and UN Women to offer you the chance to build an app to change your world for the better.

In 2015 the United Nations came together and created the Global Goals – these are the blueprint of a happier world for all. This is your chance to join the movement by using code to fix a problem you see in the world or your local community.

How it works:

  • Get together a team or enter on your own.
  • Come up with an idea that you believe could help achieve the Global Goals.
  • Build a Prototype and bring your idea to life with help from online courses and mentors.
  • Pitch it: Share your idea and if it’s a winning one we’ll give you the resources you need to share it with the world.

What you’ll learn

Over the course of the project you’ll learn how to:

  1. Create an app prototype with MIT App Inventor
  2. Conduct market research and financial analysis
  3. Carry out effective business planning
You’ll have to think on your feet and work closely with your team to solve problems. Over the course of the challenge you’ll need to be curious, ready to take risks and develop an entrepreneurial spirit.

Registration closes March 8, 2017

 

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