Want to see your Imagine Cup idea funded? Follow in Team Prognosis’ footsteps!

Way back in August, well before Team Prognosis spent a week on Microsoft campus getting a crash course in business, they had applied for the prestigious Horizon 2020 grant with the European Commission. In November, they received the good news that their proposal had been accepted and they would be getting €4M! Konstantinos Mavrodis, Vicky…


Fastest way to turn your idea into a biz? Enter Imagine Cup!

Dimitris Iakovakis, Vicky Bikia, Despina Efthymiadou and Konstantinos Mavrodis have returned to Greece after a whirlwind week at Ability Bootcamp, their prize for winning the Imagine Cup Ability Award. Though they may no longer be absorbing all things Microsoft in person, they know they’ll be slowly taking in everything for a very long time. Vicky…


Your app + Microsoft connections = Unlimited potential – Just ask Imagine Cup winner Team Prognosis

Day three of an action-packed Ability Bootcamp should have produced four haggard student developers. But when we met up with Team Prognosis to recap their day, they were very excited, hyper even. And not just from all the Halloween candy they ate. Something major, something totally life changing had happened that day. Konstantinos Mavrodis, Vicky…


What would Microsoft marketing say about your logo?

After a full day of business training, Dimitris Iakovakis, Vicky Bikia, Despina Efthymiadou and Konstantinos Mavrodis get into the Halloween spirit at Microsoft Campus. The second day of the Ability Bootcamp was a busy one for Team Prognosis of Greece. Dimitris, Vicky, Despina and Konstantinos spent the day with Microsoft experts in legal, marketing, public…


Microsoft Ability Bootcamp buoys Team Prognosis into the future of their app

Dimitris Iakovakis, Vicky Bikia, Despina Efthymiadou and Konstantinos Mavrodis loved every second of their first day at Microsoft’s Ability Bootcamp. This is not Despina Efthymiadou, Dimitris Iakovakis, Konstantinos Mavrodis and Vicky Bikia’s first trip to Seattle. Just a few months ago, they competed at the Imagine Cup World Finals and took home third place in…


Imagine Cup gives young student dev a crash course in business smarts

Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Jordan Kantharidis is surprisingly chipper, talkative and prepared for a 12 a.m. (Athens time) interview. After admitting that he rarely sleeps, Jordan chats with us about how he learned to code a game in a few hours, how he sees technology changing the future of Greece’s economy, and how participating in…


Imagine Cup 2015 Games Winner Team IzHard’s ‘Ovivo’ picked up by Nekki Games

If you were one of the many thousands of viewers who saw Team IzHard’s presentation at the Imagine Cup World Championships, then you too came under the spell cast by their black and white 2-D puzzle game, Ovivo. Ovivo also caught the eye of a Moscow-based video game publisher, and Nekki Games just announced that…


Microsoft Breaks a World Record at Imagine Coding Camps

We did it!! We broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for the “Most People Trained in Computer Programming in 8 Hours.” Kids from all over the Seattle area, including from the Boys & Girls Club of King County, arrived at the Microsoft campus today for Imagine Coding Camps. In four bustling rooms throughout Building 92, children…


The 2015 Imagine Cup World Final winners in Games, Innovation & World Citizenship!

Thirty-three Imagine Cup World Finalist teams arrived in Seattle on Monday filled with hope and determination. They would face a trial by fire of perfecting their demos and sharpening their pitches in preparation for a fierce competition on Wednesday. Now, at last, after many nail-biting hours, the wait is over. Join us in congratulating the…