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To learn more about the Global Technovation Challenge, please visit technovationchallenge.org.

To learn more about Technovation Waterloo, please visit the program information page.

Technovation Waterloo Workshops

Teams must register in order to attend the workshops. Drop-ins will not be admitted. Tickets are NOT transferrable to other attendees. Attendees must register so that parental consent can be gathered.

Technovation is a team event. Participants should form teams prior to registering. If you can’t find a team, register as a team of one and we will try our best to find you a team.


Kick-off Ideation Workshop — Saturday, January 12, 2019 or Saturday, January 19, 2019
Registration is now closed

This workshop introduces the Technovation Challenge and the MIT App Inventor tool — enough to give a sense of what coding is like. The workshop then guides teams through an ideation process to help teams generate and explore ideas for what their app might be about. Most of the material presented in this workshop is the same as last year's workshop.

Pre-requisites for the workshop: Girls should have formed their teams.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Shopify.

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MIT App Inventor Workshop — Saturday, February 2, 2019
Registration is now closed

This workshop will cover several features of the MIT App Inventor tool and a session on paper prototyping for fast thinking about app design. There will also be an opportunity for teams to meet with a coach to get feedback on their idea or get help setting up MIT App Inventor. Most of the material presented in this workshop is the same as last year's workshop.

Pre-requisites for the workshop: Teams should have chosen the idea for their app.

What to bring: laptop, Android-based mobile phone, chargers, refillable water bottle

This workshop is presented in partnership with Google.

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Business and User Experience Workshop — Saturday, February 23, 2019
Registration is now closed

In this workshop, senior division teams will have a session on business planning. Junior division teams will meet with design coaches to get feedback on their designs. All teams will have sessions on defining a minimal viable product, planning their pitch videos, and advice on creating nice user interfaces using MIT App Inventor. Most of the material presented in this workshop is the same as last year's workshop.

Pre-requisites for the workshop: Teams should have chosen the idea for their app and should have completed their paper prototypes.

This workshop is presented in partnership with SAP.

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Group-work Workshop 1 — Saturday, March 23, 2019
Registration is now closed

In this workshop, teams may consult with coaches to get advice on any issues they are encountering with their app development. Teams may consult with MIT App Inventor coaches, User Interface coaches, Pitch Video coaches and Business Coaches.

Pre-requisites for the workshop: Teams should come prepared with questions for the coaches.

What to bring: laptop, Android-based mobile phone, chargers, refillable water bottle

This workshop is presented in partnership with Axonify.

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Group-work Workshop 2 — Saturday, April 13, 2019
Registration is now closed

In this workshop, teams may consult with coaches to get advice on any issues they are encountering with their app development. Teams may consult with MIT App Inventor coaches, User Interface coaches, Pitch Video coaches and Business Coaches.

Pre-requisites for the workshop: Teams should come prepared with questions for the coaches.

What to bring: laptop, Android-based mobile phone, chargers, refillable water bottle

This event is presented in partnership with Terminal.io.

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Waterloo Regional Pitch Event — Saturday, May 11, 2019
Registration is by invitation only. Submit your entry to Technovation to receive your invitation.

Teams pitch their apps live in front of the judges. Good luck!

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