We are super duper excited to announce that our very own Team Vocabulary Voyagers, our Western Australian Finalists in the 2015 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero, have made it to the semi-finals of the global Technovation Challenge! Out of 800 teams participating from all over the world, 68 secondary school teams are semi-finalists - and just announced, our amazing team made it as one of those 68! An astounding effort to make it this far and we here at the Tech Girls Movement are so incredibly proud of the girls!
Our very own Jewella and ICTAngel visited the team at St. Marys in Perth a couple of weeks ago where we got an update on their app. The tech girls have been working hard to improve their app since they submitted to the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero last year in October - and their hard work has paid off! They now enter a new round of judging by tech industry experts. Of the 68 teams, 6 will be chosen to pitch at the global event in July this year in San Francisco. Those 6 finalists will get a free trip to the US!! We have all of our fingers and toes crossed for our team to make it to the finals!
The girls want to participate in the global event in the US even if they don't make the finals - so they have a crowdfunding campaign to help raise the necessary funds. If they do make it to the finals - they'll use these funds to complete their app. So donate now - or if you know of a company who can fund Vocabulary Voyagers (like TechnologyOne is doing for Team Pawsout - another big announcement to come soon!), drop us a line !
Watch VV's newly updated demo video to see how innovative these girls are. Go techgirls!!!