She believed she could, so she did.

three girls who are on a technovation team 2023

Registration is open! Sign up to be a part of this incredible community!  www.technovationchallenge.org 

Be sure to mark your location when you register so you get and stay connected to our local chapter… 

Next Technovation Girls MN event:

Pitchapalooza

March 9, 2024 – 1p to 3:30p
Minneapolis College and virtual

Get some tips and tricks for making a great product pitch… Learn how to present your pitch (on camera) in a way that will persuade others to take action! 

Registration: https://bit.ly/2024Pitchapalooza


What is the Technovation Girls Challenge?

Technovation Girls is a global development challenge. In the state of Minnesota, Code Savvy manages the local program for girls and non-binary students across the state.

2023-2024 Technovation Timeline

For 12 weeks between January and April, teams work with dedicated mentors to ideate, plan, develop, and pitch a mobile application or AI technology project that solves a community issue that the teams have identified.  These projects can be iterated over a number of years, and ideally, monetized so the teams can experience entrepreneurship through technology. The way this work happens is extremely flexible: in-school, after-school, home-school, in-person, or remote – it’s up to the teams and their mentors to find the ways that work best for them to work together most effectively. 

Code Savvy provides workshops, mentor matching, and overall program tech support to the teams over the entire course of the program. Then, in May, local judging occurs with the teams participating in a live pitch event and award ceremony

The lessons learned and confidence built through participating in the Technovation Challenge is immeasurable, and many of the students go on to pursue higher education and careers in Computer Science and other STEM fields. 

TECHNOVATION GIRLS COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS & DIVISIONS

Participants– Teams of up to 5 girls in middle school or high school (ages 8-18)
Commitment– 40-60 hours: 2-4 guided hours per week from Jan through Apr; Appapalooza live pitch event in May
Experience– No prior programming experience is needed
Accessibility– The entire curriculum can be accessed online and there is no charge to participants

Beginner Division – Students between 8-12 years old as of August 1 compete to win recognition for their work developing an app or an AI program. They then participant in the Technovation Girls World Pitch to show off their talent.

Junior Division – Students between 13-15 years old as of August 1 compete to win seed funding to bring their app to market and participate in the Technovation Girls World Pitch to show off their talent.

Senior Division – Students ages 16 – 18 years old as of August 1 compete to win funding to bring their app to market and participate in the Technovation Girls World Pitch to compete on the global stage.

For more information, please email us to connect!

Example Team Projects

BEGINNER DIVISION

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Enviro App by H2Awesome

Find microplastics in your products with the help of a barcode scanner and game!

JUNIOR DIVISION

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Undangered App by Girls With Power

App that gamifies learning about the environment.

SENIOR DIVISION

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AIpple – AI Technology

AI that helps people identify if items are able to be recycled or not.