WITIN launches girls’ app challenge

Women in Technology in Nigeria, WITIN, has launched an app challenge for girls.

The challenge, open to girls aged 13 – 18, will entail teams of girls working with teachers and mentors to conduct research, write business plans and develop mobile apps.

WITIN will lead mentors in Nigeria who would guide teachers to train teams from now till April on how to build the apps. The training culminates in a global competition where teams compete for funding to launch their company and take their app to market.

The winning team will be celebrated in Nigeria on April 25th(Girls in ICT Day) and  will travel to the Silicon Valley California to compete globally on May 1st, 2013. The overall winner will receive $10,000 in funding and support to complete their app development and release it on the market.

WITIN is also seeking female mentors for the project.

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