Technovation Cambodia

Technovation Challenge is the world's largest tech entrepreneurship program for young women, focused on girls ages 10-18.

Meet Our 2018 Mentors


Saksonita KHOEURN
KHhits
Founder


Piseth SOR
CP Bank
Senior Mobile banking


Punleu CHOMNAN
SISKH
Project Manager


Koch DOEUN
ABA Bank
Senior Web Developer


Seanghay YATH
Optistech
Android Developer


Daravatey SENG
Development Innovations
Innovation Program Assistant


Than SARE
Camintel
Database Administrator


Asti Zuhrah IN
CamEd Business School
Student


Sovanvatey KHUON
Development Innovations
Innovation Program Assistant


Chansocheata POUM
Development Innovations
Innovation Program Assistant


Sanafy NY
Development Innovations
Innovation Program Assistant


Panha THENG
BCC Media Action
Assistant Producer


Vantarith DIT
Phillip Bank
IT Security Manager


Rattana LY
Institute of Technology of Cambodia
Lecturer


Voneat PEN
Roserb
Head of Product Development


Kinkesa KIM
Emerging Markets Consulting
Analyst


Dara SUON
Development for Cambodian Children
Project Manager


Vicheka PHOR
AllWeb
Software Developer


Dara SUON
Development for Cambodian Children
Project Manager

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Technovation Cambodia


About Technovation


What are the important Technovation dates that I need to consider?

  • The Cambodia program starts from January 06, 2019 to May 2019.
  • Global Registration opening:October 01, 2018 to March 20, 2019.
  • Submission Deadline: April 23, 2019
When are the pitch events held?

  • National Pitch Event in Cambodia: May, 2019 (Details – to be posted)
  • World Pitch Summit in San Francisco, USA: August, 2019
  • The earlier you register, the more time you will have to work through the curriculum. We recommend starting as early as possible.

How do I register a team?

    After all team members have registered individually and submitted their electronic consent forms on my.technovationchallenge.org , one team member needs to formally create the team. This can be any student member or mentor. The team member who created the team can invite other students to join from the team page using student email addresses. Mentors and other team members can also search for the team in the "Join a Team" tab and request to join that team. Any team member who is already accepted can approve future team requests.


For Students


Can I form my own team and find a mentor?

    Yes, you can. Students from anywhere are encouraged to form their own team and get technical and business mentors on their own. After creating their team, they can add one or more mentors to their team. They can ask someone they know to sign up as a mentor and join their team, or they can search for a mentor online in the “Add a mentor to your team” tab and click “Search for mentors” and ask any mentor to mentor their team.

Will Technovation teach me how to code?

    Technovation guides and encourages students to get the skills they need to become technology entrepreneurs. Just like in the real world, a high level of technical expertise is not required to start, but some understanding of the technology being created and used to solve problem is useful.
    Upon finishing Technovation and submitting their application, students will have an understanding of some basic computer programming principles and a complete and functional mobile app prototype.

How does Technovation determine my team's division?

    Your team's division for the competition will be determined by the oldest student member of your team. Your team can include students of different ages.

  • The Junior division is for teams that include all students who are 14 years old or younger as of August 1, 2019.
  • The Senior division is for teams that have at least one student who will be 15 years old or older as of August 1, 2019.
Can my team include students from different schools?

    Yes, Technovation teams can include students from different schools.

How old do I have to be to participate?

    All girls ages 10-18 may enter the official Technovation competition. Anyone can access and use Technovation’s free online curriculum by registering at my.technovationchallenge.org .

How do I find a team?

    Most Technovation teams meet at schools and are facilitated by school teachers. In some cases, parents and other community leaders facilitate teams.
    As a first step, the student should see if she has friends/classmates who would be interested in forming a team. In the case that there are enough students to form at least one team at the school, the students should then look to find a teacher(s) who can volunteer to facilitate the course.
    If there is not enough interest from one school, students can also form teams from multiple schools and find parents to facilitate.

Is having a mentor a requirement to participate?

    It is highly recommended that Technovation teams work with mentors so students can get some perspectives from industry experience. However, having a mentor is not a requirement for teams to participate and submit to Technovation. Teams can connect with mentors after registering and creating a team on my.technovationchallenge.org.

Is having a mentor a requirement to participate?

    It is highly recommended that Technovation teams work with mentors so students can get some perspectives from industry experience. However, having a mentor is not a requirement for teams to participate and submit to Technovation. Teams can connect with mentors after registering and creating a team on my.technovationchallenge.org .

Do I have to know how to code before joining the program?

    No prior programming experience is necessary for Technovation students or mentors.
    Technovation students learn some basic computer programming principles as they complete the course, but they don’t need to become expert software developers to be successful in Technovation.
    Students rely on their mentors not to know all the answers, but simply to help them figure out how to find the appropriate answers. Most of our mentors are not software engineers, but they are dedicated professionals who are eager to help young women learn new skills and build their confidence.

How much does it cost to participate?

    Technovation is free for all participants. Each team will need up to five girls (ages 10 to 18), a safe place to meet, a laptop with internet, and a smart phone or tablet.

How many teams can participate from each school?

    We recommend a minimum of 3 or 5 teams from each school if possible; with a healthy number of girls involved, the girls tend to keep each other excited and engaged throughout the season. There is no maximum; every school can enter as many teams as they wish.

When do teams meet?

    All students meet with their mentors at a training venue (Technovation clubs) every Sunday, but there are some who meet at home or at their respective schools on weekday or weekend. It’s up to the team and mentors to coordinate additional meeting time that works for them.

For Mentors


Do mentors need to know how to code before starting Technovation?

    Having at least a baseline knowledge of how to code is helpful, but not necessary to mentor. What is most important is that mentors are willing to learn alongside the students and help them through the problem solving process. Mentors are also provided with trainings to provide support in subject areas they may not be familiar with.

Who owns the code and IP developed during Technovation?

    The ownership of all intellectual property (IP) developed through Technovation should be decided by the teams involved in developing them. Technovation and our parent non-profit organization, Iridescent, do not require ownership over any part of competing teams’ apps or associated IP.

How do I sign the volunteer agreement?

    All mentors need to sign the same Volunteer Agreement with Iridescent (Technovation’s parent nonprofit). Mentors can sign the form electronically through the online registration platform, my.technovationchallenge.org .

Note: Information adapted from Technovation Global