What is Technovation?
Technovation is a global technology entrepreneurship program that offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn certain relevant skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. It also challenges them to identify and solve a community problem through the development of a mobile app.
Regional Technovation Pitch Event
iKapture Networks in partnership with The LiftHUB and with the support of the U.S. Embassy Nigeria is hosting 26 teams of girls ages 10-18 from South-South region of Nigeria for its 1st Technovation Regional Pitch Event on Saturday, 11th May 2019. The Regional Pitch Event is the first round of the global technology entrepreneurship program.
The girls who applied and went through the preliminary stages of application have spent the last five months preparing and buffering their ideas, drawing a business plan and making an app demo. By Saturday, they will take the stage to explain how their ideas will solve community problems like poor quality of education, lack of healthcare services, fake food products and more.
Students will pitch their app ideas to a panel of judges from The LiftHUB, Innovation Growth Hub, Afterschool Center for Career Development and 1 Million Jobs Initiative. The participating teams will be competing for the opportunity to attend the annual Technovation World Pitch Summit in August 2019 held in Silicon Valley. There, 12 teams from around the world will be flown in and invited to pitch their apps and business plans to a panel of tech industry experts for a chance to win scholarships to advance their education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.
To learn more about Technovation globally, visit www.technovationchallenge.org