I obtained many new, valuable skills, such as creative thinking, presentation, teamwork and networking.
“The Future Innovators Program was one of the best decisions I made in my high school career,” said 2019 competitor Jaslin Estavillo. “By completing the online course and presenting our pitch to successful industry professionals and the CES audience, I obtained many new, valuable skills, such as creative thinking, presentation, teamwork and networking.”
Bitloop, whose team members competed last year, returned to center stage for a second time. The team members pitched their business idea for an extracurricular program that fills the need for comprehensive, affordable, computer science education throughout the nation. This year’s winner, Unotify, developed an app to help users organize their phone notifications based on their calendar and schedule.
Bitloop, Unotify, and the third competing team Quokka Savings,had access to a team mentor throughout the development process. The mentors are technology leaders from CTA member companies who provided their team with real-life business advice ranging from product development, industry trends and delivery tactics.
CTA aims to continue to drive students’ desire to learn, and to promote entrepreneurship and STEM careers. Through the Future Innovators program, students learn critical skills to help them succeed beyond high school and into the 21st century workforce.
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