Technovation 2017: Kickoff & Orientation Event

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Microsoft NERD Center

1 Memorial Dr

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Cambridge, MA 02142

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Interested in taking part in the Technovation Challenge?

Come to the Kickoff for the 2017 Technovation Season!

Get the info, find a team, and start working on ideas!

You don't need to have a team, an idea, or any experience at all!

Just bring your interest & energy and discover more about Technovation.

This event is for all roles, all types, EVERYONE!

Teachers, coaches, community leaders, industry professionals, parents, students, siblings, friends...

Really... EVERYONE!!!

Here's the agenda (subject to change):

1:30 pm - Sign In: Cheese Pizza & Soda

2:00 pm - Welcome: Greetings, Name Tags, Find Your Team

2:15 pm - Introduction to the Technovation Challenge

2:30 pm - Inspiration: Presentation by a Tech Professional

3:00 pm - Inspiration: Presentation by past winners

3:30 pm - App Idea Reviews, Pt 1: Brainstorming

4:15 pm - BREAK

4:45 pm - App Idea Reviews, Pt 2: Idea Pitching & Presentation

5:15 pm - Technovation Tutorials Intro

5:45 pm - Re-Group: Closing & Questions & Registration

6:00 pm - Close


What is the Technovation Challenge?

The Technovation Challenge is a technology entrepreneurship program and competition for young women. Through our intensive 3-month, 50-hour curriculum, teams of young women work together to imagine, design, and develop mobile apps, then pitch their “startup” businesses to judges.

Almost 3,000 young women from 28 countries have created mobile apps through Technovation, thanks to dedicated local volunteers on the ground worldwide. No prior programming experience is necessary for students, for teachers, or for mentors. The program is free to all participants.

For more info, check out the Ed Foundation's Technovation page or the main Technovation website.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Microsoft NERD Center is easily accessed via the T - take the Red Line and get off at the Kendall/MIT stop. Parking is available at NERD for $12 on Saturdays. Free parking is available at MIT's Hayward St lot on weekends.

What's for lunch?

We will have cheese pizza and soda for lunch. If you cannot eat cheese pizza, please make sure to bring your own lunch.

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Cambridge, MA 02142

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