Technovation [MN] makes it possible for Minnesota’s girls to compete in the world’s largest global technology entrepreneurship competition. They inspire and enable teen girls to dream up, design, code and pitch mobile phone apps that solve a real-world problem. Working with mentors, all-girl teams develop a real-world combination of technical and entrepreneurial skills.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Technovation [MN]’s CEO and Co-Founder, Shawn Stavseth. Shawn has been instrumental in building this all-volunteer nonprofit organization over the past 6 years. Having also attended a board meeting, I am impressed with her ability to embrace the organization’s successes and innovate for the future.
Technovation [MN] hosted Appapalooza on May 12th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Applapalooza is the finale of the Technovation Challenge in Minnesota. More than 80 teams of high school and middle school girls spent three months imagining, designing and building mobile apps to solve community problems to compete in this international app building challenge.
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