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Bengaluru school girls develop app and win $10,000

Bengaluru school girls develop app and win $10,000

Five girl students from Bengaluru became world champions at the Technovation Challenge 2015 held at San Francisco last week and made India proud. The girls were inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s series of initiatives.

The team of girls – Team Pentechan, – all ninth class students (14 years old), from the New Horizon Public school (NHPS) reached the summit at the worldwide pitch and won $10,000. This money will help them to make their mobile App even better. The motto of the App — Why thrash it, when you can cash it—has also become popular around the world currently.

The summit – Technovation Challenge is that the world’s largest and longest technology competition. It is supported by giants like Adobe Foundation, CA Technologies, Google, Verizon, UN women, UNESCO and MIT Media lab.

The mobile app designed by Team Pentechan’s mobile App called Sellixo (means waste in Portugese), was chosen as the best technology innovation during the grand finale and the awards ceremony held on June 25.


During the finals, all students propose their App and business plans before a panel of leading female technology executives.

Sellixo is an android mobile application which helps provide an internet marketplace for users to shop for and sell dry waste. It targets the following customer segments: dry waste producers like little shopkeepers and apartment associations, dry waste collectors and recycling agencies.

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