Girls Technovation Challenge

Who: All interested 7th and 8th grade girls are welcome to apply. Mrs. DeHerder interviews and selects the final participants.

What: Over the course of 12-weeks, teams of 5-7 girls (with a coach and adult mentors) will come up with an idea for a mobile app to better their community, design and code the app, write a business plan, and create a sales pitch video. Students present their app at a state competition at the Minneapolis Convention Center and submit materials to a global competition.

FRMS will have 1-2 teams of 7th and 8th grade girls. Click here to view TechnovationMN’s marketing video (includes the 2015 FRMS Team).

When: Meet after school (3-5pm) from early January through April, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Where: FRMS - Room to be decided

Cost: $40

Application is required: Applications are now closed. Will open in November.

FeePay: Once selected for a team, sign-up and pay in FeePay.

More About Girl’s Technovation Challenge

We will compete at the state level, TechnovationMN’s Appapalooza, and in the global competition through Technovation Global.

Technovation Challenge Global: This website is where we register for the competition. You can find the curriculum, rules, past team’s apps, and videos about the program and past competitions.

TechnovationMN: They host the Minnesota competition in May called the Appapalooza and provide a lot of program support, including App Days to learn MIT’s AppInventor, which is the program we’ll be coding in. They also help us acquire and train mentors.

2015 FRMS Technovation Team’s pitch video:

2016 FRMS 8th Grade Team’s pitch video:

2016 FRMS 7th Grade Team’s pitch video:

2017 FRMS 7th/8th Grade Team’s pitch video:

Girls Technovation Challenge