Iridescent, a nonprofit empowering underrepresented young people globally to become innovators and leaders, announced that team of girls - one from India won top honors at its 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit, the world's largest tech entrepreneurship program for girls ages 10-18. The team was named the winner in the senior division during the "Global Innovation Celebration" held in the San Jose Theatre, USA Aug.9.
The team represented India at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, the USA, have won the Gold Medal and gold scholarship of 15000 US dollars in the contest. This team, led by Mrs. Archana Jain defeated representatives of other technology giants including the USA, Mexico, Spain, Egypt, China, and the State of Palestine to clinch the gold medal.
The celebration was the final event in the week-long World Pitch Summit Aug. 6-10. Finalists and visiting teams traveled from around the world for networking, field trips to tech companies, and career-building workshops.
Team Name: The Cantavits
• Aditi Jain (IX-B),
• Shriya Shukla (IX-B),
• Sneha Agarwal(IX-B),
• Kritika Sharma(XII-B),
• Shraddha Chugh(XII-C)
App name: Eedo
Senior division winners, Team Cantavits, hope to track and dispose of electronic waste in an eco-friendly manner through its app, Eedo. The app provides an end-to-end connection between e-waste producers and authorized recyclers.
"According to a study, 81% of people dispose of their e-waste in an improper manner, not realizing its consequences. E-waste comes back to them in the form of toxic fumes and polluted water. Our app and the seed money from the Technovation Challenge will help us combat this issue in India," said Team Cantavits