The Technovation Challenge program in Uganda invites secondary school and university female students to design mobile apps, gain technology and entrepreneurship skills, and work with women mentors from the tech industry. Students work in teams at their school site to build their apps with the help of a teacher and mentor who visits the school regularly.
In April 2014, each team submits their mobile app, business plan, and video pitch for their app. There will be a Technovation Uganda Pitch to identify the winning team from Uganda. Winners from Uganda may have the opportunity to fly to the San Francisco, United States, in May 2014 for the Technovation World Pitch event where students demo their apps and present their business plans to a panel of experts, competing to have their app funded and taken to market.
Participation in the Uganda challenge
STEM Women is working with your school/institution to announce the Technovation Challenge to secondary school and university female students. Schools shall determine the girls who are eligible to participate based on their own school programs e.g. members of innovation or science clubs, etc. To see who else has participated in these challenges around the world, please visit http://iridescentlearning.org/programs/technovation-challenge/involved/
It is important to note that no programming experience is expected or required for girls to participate in this program.
Cost of participation
The Technovation program is free for all participants.
Class Dates and Location
Classes will be held once a week from February to April 2014. The class dates and location will be determined by your school/institution.
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Technovation Challenge Uganda: Application Form