Technovation is an international technology entrepreneurship program and competition for young women. After a 3-month, 50-hour curriculum, teams who have worked together to imagine, design, and develop mobile apps, then pitch their “startup” businesses to judges. Teams are challenged to develop an app to solve a real problem in their community.
Technovation team members Eleanor Chambers, Emma Chambers, Hannah Cole, Rachel Laing and Veronica Murray of team //NoComment, from Belmont and Newton South High Schools competed Friday evening at the regional finals at Microsoft New England in Cambridge.
The //NoComment team designed an Android app, called CommunityU, which allows members of schools or groups to quickly and easily find community service opportunities. CommunityU is helpful for students who have to meet a service requirement, but can’t find opportunities that work for them. At the Regional Pitch the //NoComment team was a Technovation Regional finalists and was highest scoring team in the prejudging competition.
The //NoComment team would like to thank their Technovation Coach Mrs. Brancazio for organizing the Technovation Challenge for Belmont High School. It was a huge opportunity, with many lessons learned not only in business, organizational skills, market research and entrepreneurship, but in teamwork, community, communicating and helping others.
We’d also like to thank our wonderful mentor Agi Sardi for all her help, support and guidance. It was an all round great learning experience.