Congratulations to our global #Australia @technovation semi-finalists @ReadingRepublic and Speechability! #techgirls #STEM

Congratulations to two Australian teams named semi-finalists in the global

Technovation Challenge!

Out of thousands of teams around the world, Queensland Secondary School team Speechability and New South Wales Primary School team Reading Republic have been named among the 200 semi-finalists announced this week, with a have a chance at the 12 top finalist places to formally pitch their app in San Francisco in August.

Alisa, Aeshlein and Lily created Speechability, an App for parents, carers or people with a disability to easily locate businesses offering part time or casual jobs.

Speechability is a mobile application where people with autism will be able to easily locate a variety of nearby jobs that are suitable to their skill and ability level. The jobs that are provided are related to users' interests and hobbies, giving people an opportunity to work in a part time job they will love. Speechability is a not-for-profit organisation and majority of our profits are going to Autism Queensland to support schooling for autistic children. 

Angelica, Sabrina, Isobel, Sophia and Claire created Reading Republic, an App to encourage children to read.

We think education should be free so we are building a social app to share our love of reading! In our App there are...coins, quizzes, a 'My Library' feature, book reviews from your friends and avatars from your favourite books!

Reading Republic were named National Australian winners in 2016 in the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition - you may have seen them on ABC TV Good Game

Join us in wishing our teams all the best for the finals!