Technovation Girls Challenge NZ Teams Event

Technovation Challenge New Zealand: Girls creating apps to solve for real issues in their communities - Global Entrepreneurial Competition!

What's it all about?

What's it all about?

Technovation New Zealand celebrates our second year competing in the global Technovation Challenge. Girls ages 10-18 from throughout communities in New Zealand have been working very hard over lockdown the past 3 months to identify a problem that they would like to solve in their community, create a plan to solve it and code an app that addresses the problem. We will hear from the 7 teams who have submitted their innovative concepts and apps and hear the pitches that they have submitted for the global competitiion from the teams themselves. There are 2 teams who have made it to the semifinals, we will have a Q&A with these teams as they walk us through their ideas and how their apps work. We will also hear from the mentors from Rocket Lab and EY who have worked with the teams to get their submissions across the line, as well as some of our corporate sponsors such as Jade Software on Design Thinking, 2Degrees Mobile on Coding, and a special guest speaker who will discuss the importance of  diversity in the NZ entrepreneurial community and why our Tech community benefits from inclusiveness. Come help us celebrate these budding entrepreneurs, teachers, mentors and parents who all contributed to a successful albeit challenging year for the NZ Technovation teams. 

Come celebrate Girls for a Change!


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Sunday 2 Aug
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Free event
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Theresa Corballis

NZ Technovation Regional Ambassador

Theresa will speak on the Technovation NZ Chapter and our extraordinary 2020 season. Technovation is the world's largest global tech education entrepreneurship program that empowers girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers.

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Chris Bradley

IT Architecture Manager 2Degrees Mobile

Chris is the lead for Coding Mentoring for Technovation New Zealand and will talk about how the coding challenge of building an app for the the Technovation competition prepares the girls for technology careers.

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Charlotte Walshe

CEO Jade Software

Charlotte joined as CEO of Jade Software Corporation in January 2018. Prior to joining Jade, she has led global businesses in Health Technology, and Packaging & Print. Charlotte is an experienced company director, including current roles on the Board of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

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Anne Dunne

Global Supply Chain Director Rocket Lab

Anne is the mentor of our Technovation team "almost vegan" and an experienced leader in Procurement and Supply Chain. We are lucky to have Anne as part of our Technovation family!

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Isabelle Smith

Climate Change and Sustainability Consultant at EY

Isabelle is a mentor to the Technovation team Terrific Techs. She is also Consultant in EY's Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice in Auckland - we are so proud to have her as part of the Technovation NZ family!

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Sylvia Langridge

Senior Commercial Manager, Technology at ANZ

Sylvia is a mentor to the Terrific Techs Technovation teams for 2020, she is a natural leader and problem solver at ANZ Bank and Technovation NZ is thrilled to have her as part of the family!

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Dil Khosa

Founder Athena X Ventures

Founder Athena X | StartupGenome NZ Ambassador | EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2015
Dil works with women and overlooked founders to make their ideas a reality using scientific entrepreneurial methods and operational efficiency. She helps founders launch, tell their story and hone their messaging.

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Natalie Eustace

Experience Designer at Jade Software

My focus is on User Experience, the interactions that people have with things on a day to day basis. Finding out what someone's experience was, why they found it that way, how I can help improve their interactions, iterating and testing solutions that then help this experience


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