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WeTech Technovation Challenge May 2014 Newsletter WOMEN ENHANCING TECHNOLOGY (WeTech)


WeTech Technovation Teams

WeTech, in partnership with Technovation, offered the Technovation Challenge to 60 middle and high schools students in Bangalore, India. The girls were mentored by 24 team leads from Goldman Sachs and Qualcomm for over 12 weeks, starting in February 2014. Each team identified a problem in their community and designed a mobile app to address the issue. They also created business plans to develop their entrepreneurial skills and presented their prototypes through demo videos. All teams have submitted their app ideas and business plan for the world global event scheduled for June 18, 2014 in San Francisco Bay Area.


WeTech Field Trips

WeTech Teams met with Anuranjita Tewary, Founder of Technovation at Intuit in Bangalore, India


Panel Discussions and Lab Tours At Goldman Sachs and Qualcomm


Video Pitches from WeTech Teams Video Pitch of Appstormers http://tinyurl.com/mkxo2eg App to address the challenges of community giving to local NGOs in India

Video Pitch of BETI http://tinyurl.com/k6f4g5x App to improve medical communication between patients and the medical community


Video Pitches from WeTech Teams Video Pitch of Chingaari http://tinyurl.com/l4teght App to find a study buddy

Video Pitch of Jain Collegehttp://tinyurl.com/maftcy9 App for career counselling and planning


App Demo from WeTech Teams App Demo of Team Voyagers http://tinyurl.com/nykyv2k App for creating patient and doctor profiles with detailed medical history

App Demo of Transformers 5Ghttp://tinyurl.com/mnff3rp App that helps women to travel safely and seek help when needed


App Ideas of WeTech Teams Team Leads

Team Names

Pitch Videos

Goldman Sachs

Chingaari

http://tinyurl.com/l4teght

Goldman Sachs

Girl Geeks 7

http://tinyurl.com/mbyqyjz

Goldman Sachs

Transformers 5G

http://tinyurl.com/kf66lbj

Goldman Sachs

Voyagers

http://tinyurl.com/kzfo8rz

Goldman Sachs

Carmel Tech Geeks

http://tinyurl.com/l2rbr73

Goldman Sachs

Techneegers

http://tinyurl.com/k9kgt3y

Goldman Sachs

TechnoGeeks

http://tinyurl.com/lxhc9at

Goldman Sachs

DeTecheified

http://tinyurl.com/mhrndsw

Goldman Sachs

Jain College

http://tinyurl.com/maftcy9

Goldman Sachs

Power Tech Girls

http://tinyurl.com/mmescr5

Qualcomm

BETI – Benign Enterprising Technological Innovation AppStormers

http://tinyurl.com/k6f4g5x

Qualcomm

http://tinyurl.com/mkxo2eg


Upcoming Events • • • • •

Technovation Challenge Global Pitch Night – June 18, 2014 WeTech Regional Pitch Event- July 19, 2014 Field Trip to Code for Good Hackathon- July 26, 2014 WeTech fun event (picnic) – TBD Share back events at schools - TBD


THANK YOU! We’d like to express our appreciation for the team leads and other staff members at Goldman Sachs and Qualcomm who facilitated the Technovation Challenge. The outstanding mentorship and long hours put in by the team leads was critical in guiding the girls and transforming app ideas into impressive prototypes supported with business plans and video pitches. Several staff members helped with important logistics and tech support to ensure seamless execution of the team sessions. On behalf of WeTech, we would also like to honor the dedication and support of the parents, school principals and teachers. Thank You all for your involvement in and commitment to guiding and inspiring the next generation of female tech leaders!


• Join the WeTech Technovation Challenge Facebook Group to stay connected with other teams https://www.facebook.com/groups/646580758731436/ •

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