Curriculum Overview 20 Weeks

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20-Week Curriculum

For new participants starting the program before January 1st, 2017.

Some modules span multiple weeks.

Note: Junior and Senior Division deliverables are different. Please refer to the submission guidelines and judging rubric early and often.

  • Week 0

    Start forming your team.

    • Getting Started
    • Build a Team
    • Find a Mentor
  • Week 1

    Get started by brainstorming problems you want to solve.

    • Ideation
  • Week 2

    Get going with App Inventor and look at what kind of businesses are out there.

    • Code 1
    • Business 1
  • Week 3

    Learn about data and do some market research to see how your app will fit
    into the marketplace.

    • Code 2
    • Business 2
  • Week 4

    Use a database and keep working on market research.

    • Code 2
    • Business 2
  • Week 5

    Master loops and conditionals and finalize your market research.

    • Code 3
    • Business 2
  • Week 6

    Use code to create a quiz, start working on your business model, and begin to
    develop your brand.

    • Code 3
    • Business 3 Senior Division only
    • Market 1
  • Week 7

    Learn how to connect together places on the web, continue developing your business model and branding.

    • Code 4
    • Business 3 Senior Division only
    • Market 1
  • Week 8

    Use code to talk to another place on the web, finalize your business model, and keep working on your branding.

    • Code 4
    • Business 3 Senior Division only
    • Market 1
  • Week 9

    Plan out the flow of your app on paper, begin your business plan, and finish
    your branding.

    • Code 5
    • Business 4 Senior Division only
    • Market 1
  • Week 10

    Make a flowchart of how your app will work, continue working on your business plan, and start to develop your logo and visuals.

    • Code 5
    • Business 4 Senior Division only
    • Market 2
  • Week 11

    Explore additional coding resources, continue working on your business plan and the visuals for your app.

    • Code 6
    • Business 4 Senior Division only
    • Market 2
  • Week 12

    Start working on your app, finalize your business plan and your visuals

    • Code 6
    • Business 4 Senior Division only
    • Market 2
  • Week 13

    Learn about pitch and demo videos, start creating a marketing plan, and keep working on your app.

    • Code 6
    • Market 3
    • Pitch 1
  • Week 14

    Film your demo video, and continue buiding your app.

    • Code 6
    • Pitch 2
  • Week 15

    Finish your demo video and keep coding.

    • Code 6
    • Market 3
    • Pitch 2
  • Week 16

    Outline what will be in your pitch video and debug your app.

    • Code 7
    • Pitch 3
  • Week 17

    Film your pitch video and continue to finalize your app.

    • Code 7
    • Market 3
    • Pitch 3
  • Week 18

    Finalize your pitch video and finish your app.

    • Code 7
    • Pitch 3
  • Week 19

    Submit! Make sure you have all your deliverables ready.

    • Submission Guidelines
  • Week 20

    Congratulations! You are now a powerful young technology entrepreneur.

    • Judging Rubric

 

Business modules marked in dark green do not need to be completed by Junior Division teams.

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Registration: March 8
Submission Deadline: April 26
World Pitch Summit: August 7-11

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