WASHINGTON

LATINX YOUTH INNOVATION

CHALLENGE

July 23 & 24, 2021

About the Challenge

WLYIC is a virtual competition to motivate, empower and encourage young Latinx and the BIPOC community in Washington State.


This challenge cultivates innovative technological solutions to social and industrial issues and helps youth find the tools to take an idea and make it into a business project. Latinx youth will be provided with a platform and an opportunity to learn about and engage with STEM. The challenge will also inspire the youth and demonstrate how their interest in STEM can be incorporated into a wide variety of careers.



AGENDA

All times presented are in Pacific Standard Time - PST (GMT-8)

DAY 1

Friday, July 23th

5:00 PM - Welcome to Day 1 & Challenge Presentation

5:30 PM - Workshop (TBA)

6:30 PM - Practice + Mentoring

7:30 PM - End of Day 1

DAY 2

Saturday, July 24th

10:00 AM - Welcome to Day 2 & Special Guest Presentation

10:30 AM - Teams Final Presentations

11:30 AM - Special Performance

12:00 PM - Winners Announcement

1:00 PM - End of Day 2

Requirements

Who can participate

Teams of two to five with one member living in Washington State. Participants within those teams must be between the ages of 18 to 24 with High School Diploma/GED or Running Start Students*. BIPOC youth are highly encouraged to apply. For more details go to the instructions page.


* 16-17 year old's are an exception if they are Running Start Students.

Do you want to participant in the Innovation Challenge but don’t have a team or an idea? Don’t worry. We’re here to help.

Join us at the Design Thinking live virtual workshop.

Here you’ll learn a framework used to solve problems in more creative and innovative ways. You’ll have the opportunity to innovate technological solutions in collaboration with other youth by making an impact on social and industrial issues such as sustainability, equality, and healthcare.

Click here to register.

Prizes

1st Place:

  • 1,000 dollars prize allocated towards the team sponsored by Rotary Club of Seattle International District

  • Each team member will receive a full scholarship for the Launch & Grow online program sponsored by Business Impact NW

  • University of Washington Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Consult

  • Market Research Consult with Seattle Public Library

  • Each team member will receive an Arduino KIT sponsored by Slalom


2nd place:

  • 500 dollars prize allocated towards the team sponsored by Rotary Club of Seattle International District

  • Each team member will receive an Arduino KIT sponsored by Slalom

  • Market Research Consult with Seattle Public Library


3rd place:

  • 500 dollars prize allocated towards the team sponsored by Rotary Club of Seattle International District

  • Market Research Consult with Seattle Public Library

Let us know if your team will participate!