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Technovation Challenge 2019

The Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is excited to be a part of the 2019 Technovation Challenge to spark female students' interest in technology in the Calgary region.

In this program, middle/high school girls (aged 10-18) design mobile apps, gain technology and entrepreneurship skills, and work with women mentors from the tech industry. The 12-week program matches each team with two mentors - one from industry who is in a professional role (providing business advice) and one from the Department of Computer Science (providing technical support). Together they work through an online curriculum focused on creating an app, defining a problem, understanding how the app solves the problem, understanding the customer need, market size, competition. These young women are exposed to the whole business life cycle of creating a mobile app. At the end of the 12 weeks, they will participate in a regional pitch competition at the University of Calgary. The World Pitch competition will take place in Silicon Valley.

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Application deadline for Technical mentors is November 30, 2018. Program starts January 9, 2019.

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Earlier Event: November 24
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