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2014 Technovation Challenge reaches 3500 young women

From February to May of 2014, 3,500 young women from ages 10 to 23 spanning 45 countries around the globe signed up to create mobile apps to solve problems in their communities. They built prototypes using MIT App Inventor, wrote business plans, and pitched their mobile app "startups" to judges via YouTube, in competition for a trip to Silicon Vallley and part of $20,000 in seed funding. Over 12 weeks, the students worked closely with their teachers and mentors and ultimately delivered 350 app submissions. On June 18th, 2014, 10 finalist teams will pitch their apps at the World Pitch event at Intel Headquarters. Find out more at