NONPROFIT CHALLENGE

If you and your team would like to help a nonprofit organization this season, we will help facilitate! 

There will be spaces for 3 teams to participate. 

Choose a nonprofit organization to benefit from the app/AI you are designing – Code Savvy will help facilitate the “spec” building and requirement gathering process with your team. (Great real-world experience!)

We will then work with your team to decide on the MVP (Minimal Viable Product) you will create, and you will begin work on building the solution during the season. You will have the opportunity to present on your project at our Code Savvy Celebrate event in May and at the 2024 STATE FAIR!

This is part of the Technovation Girls challenge and will need to fit into all the parameters and requirements as specified by that program.

 

Please complete the form no later than Friday, March 1st at midnight CT. 

Only ONE application should be submitted per team. This form will be helpful for the Code Savvy team to get an idea of where you are headed and how we can best support you.

Code Savvy will select up to three teams, based on the challenge applicants that most closely align with the Technovation requirements and their non-profit’s needs/mission. If your team’s idea is accepted, you will be notified via email and an initial interview will be scheduled to start the challenge. 


US BANK CHALLENGE

The U. S. Bank Technology Strategy Team would like to invite you to take on its challenge to incorporate one or more of the following elements that focus on innovation – “change that adds value”:

  • Work: Workforce Education, Economic Prosperity, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy
  • Home: Neighborhood Stability & Revitalization
  • Play: Arts, Culture and Recreation

Examples could be: Job skills training, programs that help school students excel in school or overcome obstacles, financial literacy for all ages, workforce, seniors, military service members and veterans; affordable housing, nutritious food, senior or child care, safe water, emergency shelter; using active play to help young people develop cognitive, social and emotional learning skills, access to affordable cultural activities and arts education, etc…

This is part of the Technovation Girls challenge and will need to fit into all the parameters and requirements as specified by that program.

Please complete the form no later than Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CT. 

Only ONE application should be submitted per team. This form will be helpful for the U.S. Bank team to get an idea of where you are headed and how we can best support you.

U.S. Bank will select five teams, based on the challenge applicants that most closely align with the Technovation requirements and the U.S. Bank Community Possible Pillars. Those teams will get access to these resources:

  • Ring a Friend: As you are working on your app we are happy to provide support or guidance for you and your coaches.
  • Pitch your App. Your team and a family member can join our us for a celebration  at U.S. Bank headquarters in downtown Minneapolis where you can pitch your app to our Executives prior to Appapalooza.  What a way to prepare!!!
  • Swag Bag: Competition survival kit for Appapalooza.

If your team’s idea is accepted, you will be notified via email.  Then each team member must submit a General Liability and Media release signed by their parent/guardian (Release). These will be submitted to a folder specified in your acceptance email.