Technovation Boston Pitch Night Competition
Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
~ Technovation Challenge Regional Pitch Competition ~
You are cordially invited to the Technovation Challenge Boston Pitch Competition!
Watch as each team of high school girls presents their mobile app design and business plan in front of a panel of judges, showing off the skills they learned in the 2012 Technovation Challenge program.
Light refreshments will be offered during the live app demo period from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, where you'll have an opportunity to meet the girls, see their apps, and mingle with industry leaders and budding entrepreneurs.
At 7:40 pm, the pitches will begin, followed by a presentation by our keynote speaker, Jean Hammond (Principal at JHP Associates, Entrepreneur) and an awards ceremony.
Our panel of judges includes:
Elyse Cherry (President of Boston Community Venture Fund)
Geraldine Alias (Principal at Northbridge Growth Equity)
Rob Go (Co-Founder and Partner at NextView Ventures)
Wayne Chang (Founder at Crashlytics, Inc)
The Technovation Challenge Program
This spring, over 500 high-school girls from around the country took part in the challenge to build the most innovative mobile app using App Inventor for Android. Courses are hosted by Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Adobe, Twitter, UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
During the ten-week program, students utilize principles from the Lean Business Model and the Design Thinking process as they develop a prototype, do market research, write a business plan, and formulate a "pitch" for the final competition. Each team is supported by both a classroom teacher "coach" and a female mentor from the technology industry.
The winning team from each regional pitch competition (in NY, LA, Boston, and 7 sites in the Bay Area) will go on to compete in a national pitch night on May 3rd where the grand prize is professional app development and distribution on the Android Market.
Admission to Pitch Night is free. However, you may wish to show your support by making a small donation to Technovation. Simply select a "donation-based" ticket to sponsor one of the three participating Boston schools. We appreciate your contribution!
For more information, visit: www.technovationchallenge.org
Public parking is available on 4 Camrbidge Center, Cambridge, MA (entrance from Ames or Broadway)
When & Where
Iridescent is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Our mission is to use science, technology and engineering to develop persistent curiosity and to show that knowledge is empowering.
We offer an array of STEM education programs across the country (including Technovation), and you can learn more about our work here: www.iridescentlearning.org