Press Release

Minneapolis, MN – Technovation Girls Minnesota, a global competition and leading initiative of Code Savvy that encourages young women to engage with technology and innovation, is thrilled to announce the culmination of its 12-week intensive development program. This is Code Savvy’s 10th year in operation, and 36 teams comprising talented young women from across Minnesota have developed mobile applications and AI projects aimed at addressing real-world community issues.

a group of girls and their mentors at the 2023 Code Savvy Celebrate event

Virtual Live Pitch and Awards Ceremony Details:

Virtual Live Pitch: May 18th, 2024, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (online) 

Awards Ceremony: May 19th, 2024, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Hyland Hills Ski Chalet, Bloomington, MN

These bright, young technologists are set to showcase their groundbreaking projects in a virtual live pitch event to a distinguished panel of judges on May 18th. Following this, an awards ceremony will be held on May 19th at the scenic Hyland Hills Ski Chalet in Bloomington, where these young innovators will be recognized for their hard work and creativity.

Special Preview Event with US Bank:

In a special preview, 8 select teams will present their projects to VPs and C-suite executives of US Bank on the afternoon of May 13th, 2023, in Downtown Minneapolis. This unique opportunity allows participants to refine their presentations and receive invaluable feedback from top industry leaders, preparing them for the main event.

US Bank Challenge: May 13th, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the US Bank Corporate Office, Minneapolis 

Empowering Future Leaders:

Technovation Girls Minnesota empowers young women to explore and develop their skills in technology, fostering a new generation of innovators and problem solvers. This program not only provides a platform for these young women to develop practical solutions to community problems but also boosts their confidence and positions them as leaders in technology.

About Code Savvy:

Code Savvy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring a diverse new generation of computer science enthusiasts. Our programs are designed to demystify technology and foster enthusiasm for a future where coding and technology play a pivotal role in all careers.

About Technovation:

Technovation is a global tech education nonprofit that empowers girls to become more confident leaders, creators and problem-solvers. Technovation offers engaging, student-centered learning programs in which girls ages 8-18 learn how to create AI and app-based technologies to solve real-world problems. Technovation partners with global organizations like UNICEF, UNESCO and UN Women, and with mentors from companies like Salesforce, Adobe, Shopify, IBM, Google, Oracle, Globant, Ericsson, Intel, HSBC and Microsoft to reach girls and families in more than 100 countries. To learn more, visit

Join Us:

We invite the community and media representatives to join us in celebrating the achievements of these remarkable young women. For more information about Technovation Girls Minnesota and to support our initiatives, please visit our website.

Media Contact:

Valerie Lockhart
Executive Director
Code Savvy 
Technovation Girls MN 
(612) 709-5908