A team of grade 8 girls from Vancouver is heading to Silicon Valley to pitch their app, Zero Waste, at the Technovation World Pitch Summit in August. And out of the 12 teams selected as finalists, they are the only one from Canada.
“This is great achievement,” says Daniela Abasi, who is the regional ambassador for the Technovation Challenge, and the outreach program manager for SFU’s Faculty of Applied Sciences.
“Having a Canadian team in the finals is a big deal, and this year that team is from Vancouver, which demonstrates the talent and determination we have among our local girls. They are committed to using technology to make a difference in the world, despite their young age.”