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Technovation National Pitch Competition
Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
Santa Clara, CA
~ Technovation Challenge National Pitch Night ~
Watch as 11 winning teams from regional pitch competition (in NY, LA, Boston, and 7 sites in the Bay Area) compete to have their innovative smartphone apps taken to market!
6:00-7:00 Cocktail hour, live app demo period
7:05-7:10 Presentation by Anu Tewary (Founder, Technovation Challenge)
7:10-7:15 Presentation by Emilie Robert-Wong (NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Winner)
7:15-8:50 Team pitches
8:55-9:10 Keynote speech by David Lee (Director of SV Angel)
9:10-9:20 Awards ceremony
9:20-9:30 Thank Yous
Our panel of judges includes:
Eva Ho (VP Marketing & Operations, Factual)
Katie Huang Shin (Senior Vice President and Partner, Fleishman-Hillard)
Michelle Snyder (Executive in Residence, InterWest Partners)
Technovation is still looking for corporate sponsors for the event. Each sponsor will be invited to table at National Pitch Night and will be acknowledged on our website and newsletter (reaching an audience of 1000+ tech-minded folks). Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Admission to the National Pitch Event is free. However, you may wish to show your support by making a small donation to Technovation. Simply select the "donation ticket" to sponsor one of the participating schools. We appreciate your contribution!
For more information, visit: www.technovationchallenge.org
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