On Friday 31st May 2019, I was part of the team/judges for the first edition of the #Technovation Regional Pitch in the Eastern Nigeria and this time, in the city of Onitsha.
12 Teams participated from Anambra and Ebonyi and two winners emerged and will advance to the semifinals stage. That is the global competition where they stand a chance to win a spot at the finals in Silicon Valley.
I was happy participating in the event as it is part of our effort to raise the younger generation and equip them with technological and entrepreneurial skills so they can proffer solutions to plenty of our societal challenges.
Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Girls ages 10 to 18 learn to identify a problem in their community and create a mobile app solution to address that problem, and then learn how to communicate these ideas and translate them into a fully launched business.
Technovation’s curriculum takes students through 4 stages of launching a mobile app startup, inspired by the principles of design thinking:
Ideation, Identify a problem in the community, Technology, Develop a mobile app solution, Entrepreneurship, Build a business plan to launch the app, Pitch, Bring the business to market
Special thanks to Austin Uzim, Amarachi Okpala, Gwen, Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu, Nonso’Prof’ Stanley Anene, Julie Favour, Onyinye Jane Achukwu Onuoha and plenty others for their combined effort in making the event a success.
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More works needs to be done and we are set for the task ahead.
The kids built awesome solutions and I am happy this is happening in our time. I will be grateful for what the future holds for us.