Technovation Challenge Pitch Night (LinkedIn)
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Mountain View, CA
~ Technovation Challenge Pitch Night ~
You are cordially invited to the Technovation Challenge Pitch Night!
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 2011 Technovation Challenge program.
Refreshments will be offered during the reception period from 6-7 pm, where you'll have an opportunity to meet the girls, learn about their apps, and mingle with industry leaders and budding entrepreneurs.
Our panel of judges includes:
Jeff Weiner (CEO, LinkedIn)
Katherine Barr (partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures)
Mendel Rosenblum (co-founder, VMWARE and Stanford University faculty)
The Technovation Challenge Program
This spring, 43 high-school girls took part in the challenge to build the most innovative mobile app using Google's App Inventor for Android. The course was hosted by LinkedIn, and each team was supported by a high-tech female mentor and an undergraduate TA.
During the nine-week program, these talented young women participated in hands-on workshops covering design thinking, visual programming, communication, teamwork, and entrepreneurship.
The winning teams from each regional pitch night (in NY, LA and 4 sites in the bay area) will go on to compete in a national pitch night this May, where the grand prize is professional app development and distribution on the Android Marketplace.
For more information, visit: www.technovationchallenge.org
When & Where
Technovation is the global technology entrprenuership program for girls.
Through Technovation, young women from all over the world identify and solve problems in their local communities by developing mobile app prototypes and business plans. They work in collaboration with local or long-distance mentors to research, design, code, and pitch their apps to prospective investors.