Technovation Challenge Intro Presentation February 23 2010 V3

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This is the introduction to the Technovation Challenge, Spring 2010. For more information, check out www.iridescentbayarea.org

This is the introduction to the Technovation Challenge, Spring 2010. For more information, check out www.iridescentbayarea.org

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  • 1. Technovation Challenge Technology | Innovation | Entrepreneurship
  • 2. Who are we... •Partnership between Iridescent & Girls in Tech •Non-profit •Run by volunteers •Funded by donations & resourcefulness :)
  • 3. Why are we here... We are women who are involved with careers in engineering and technology and we’d like you to join us!
  • 4. What are we going to do together... 1 Learn App Inventor for Android 2 Create a novel mobile app 3 Develop a business plan
  • 5. Categories
  • 6. Categories Education Useful Tools Games, Doing Good Entertainment Self- Improvement Social Apps Enhancing Sports, News, phone Media functionality
  • 7. Look for problems that you can solve using technology
  • 8. Look for problems that you can solve using technology
  • 9. Work together as a team... It takes a team to create a product...
  • 10. Work together as a team... It takes a team to create a product... Each member of the team has a vital role to play:
  • 11. Work together as a team... It takes a team to create a product... Each member of the team has a vital role to play: •Project manager •Product manager •Software engineer •Hardware engineer •User Interface designer •Quality Assurance •Marketing •PR •Sales
  • 12. Work together as a team... It takes a team to create a product... Each member of the team has a vital role to play: •Project manager •Product manager •Software engineer •Hardware engineer •User Interface designer What roles can you try out? •Quality Assurance •Marketing •PR •Sales
  • 13. Work together as a team...
  • 14. Take Risks... Don’t be afraid to try something new Push yourself to learn something new Don’t be afraid to “fail”
  • 15. Take Risks... Don’t be afraid to try something new Push yourself to learn something new Don’t be afraid to “fail”
  • 16. Have Fun Technovate!!!
  • 17. Our core values Hands-on experience • Give the students hands-on experience of working with a team to create and develop a new product, service, or idea “from scratch” • Provide mentors with an opportunity to volunteer in a setting that utilizes their deep technical expertise Entrepreneurship • Train the students to think of problems as opportunities that can be solved by the use of technology • Provide mentors with the experience of launching a new venture Making Connections • Empower the students and mentors to work in teams of members with diverse interests and skill sets in a format that allows them to experience the challenges of real-world problem-solving and team-building • Enable the mentors to network with like- minded professionals • Create a platform for lasting mentor/mentee relationships