Mentor Edmonton’s next generation of tech entrepreneurs
As a mentor, you will guide a team of girls (ages 10–18) as they develop a mobile app to address a problem in their community, write a business plan, and pitch their startup.
This is a beginner curriculum. Some experience and comfort with these topics is an asset but a willingness to learn the material and support a team is your most important contribution.
Technology Mentors assist their team with the Coding & Market curriculum modules. This includes topics & activities such as:
Logic, Loops & Conditionals
UX & Paper Prototyping
App Coding (Android or iOS builders)
Support Business Mentor
Business Mentors assist their team with the Business & Market curriculum modules. This includes topics & activities such as:
Brand & Identity
Support Technology Mentor
Any person with coding, development, technology or business experience and a genuine interest in encouraging young women to pursue careers & education in technology is eligible to be a mentor. Mentors must also agree to a Police Information Check.
Each Technovation Chapter is run differently. In Edmonton, our season opens February 9, 2019 and runs through to the submission deadline on April 23, 2019. To cap off these season, we host a live pitch event in early May where teams can showcase their amazing work to family, friends, supporters, and their fellow teams.
How it works
Teams are paired with technology and business mentors from the community who help and guide you through the curriculum. Throughout the season, there are 3 all team meet-ups at NAIT. These meet-up are hosted on Saturday mornings, and provide an opportunity for the all teams and mentors to come together and support each other. During these meet-ups we host guest speakers to provide additional help & guidance.
InterEsted in Becoming a mentor? Have Questions?
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