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‘Technovation Challenge’ Is Like a Hyperacclerator for High School Girls

Here’s a women in tech story: 50 high school girls will participate in a 10-week mobile app competition sponsored by Google in New York.

The students will form teams of five and meet after school with coaches in a curriculum rigorous enough that it reminds us of a Startup Weekend or even TechStars: they’ll also head to Google on Tuesdays to learn about “the business side of app development” from a panel of professional women mentors and guest speakers. The teams will build their apps using Google’s App Inventor and present their products and business plans (startups?) to a panel of VCs at a pitch night in late April.

The competition is called Technovation, and the winners will head to San Francisco to compete for a national title.

 

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