HISD’s Young Women’s College Prep Academy is hosting Houston’s first Technovation Live Pitch on May 4th, and we need your help! Teams of middle and high school girls from across the world have gathered to create mobile apps that solve real problems in their communities. These are live, working apps that serve a real purpose! Many have partnered with area nonprofits to increase the efficacy of their tools. As the season comes to a close, the Houston area teams will be presenting their apps in hopes of continuing on to Technovation’s finalist round. YWCPA is in need of judges and other volunteers to help run the event. Please send these links to anyone that might be interested!
Judging Registration Link
AZENO@houstonisd.org – Regional Ambassador
The Technovation Challenge is the worlds largest technology entrepreneurship challenge for girls. Teams of girls create a mobile app and a business case to solve a problem in their local community. You can learn more at www.technovationchallenge.org
2018 Houston Regional Pitch Event
The Houston Regional Pitch event is an opportunity for all of the registered TX-area teams to showcase their app ideas to the community. In addition, teams will pitch their app to a panel of judges for a chance to win prizes and advance to the next round of the competition - the World Pitch finals in San Francisco.
Agenda (subject to change)
8:30 AM Registration / Check-In
9:00 AM Team Demo / Exposition Session · Table Set-Up, Judge Sharing, Demos ● Networking time ● Reception time
10:00 AM Transition Time
10:15 AM Technovation Overview / Welcome / Inspirational Message from Host
10:30 AM Team Introductions and Live Pitches ● by division, 4 minutes per team, with 2-3 minutes for Judge questions in between, plus transition time between teams = approx 10 min per team
12:30 PM Lunch/Judge Deliberation Period ● Team Photos and Connecting with Community Members ● Survey/Feedback Forms
1:00 PM Awards Announcement
1:30 PM Thank You / Closing Remarks
My name is Kimberly Lane Clark and I am a Blended Learning Specialist in Texas.