Take your first step towards the Imagine Cup with the Big Idea Challenge

The 2018 Imagine Cup season is underway, and we are thrilled to announce the Big Idea Challenge! Pitch your world changing Imagine Cup idea and your team could win $3,000 USD, and technical resources to take your idea to the next level! $3,000 USD – 1st Place prize $2,000 USD – 2nd Place prize $1,000…

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Code with purpose: sign up for Imagine Cup today!

Imagine Cup enables student developers to harness their imagination, passion for technology and their vision of a brighter future to show the world what will come next. Nearly two million students across the globe have participated in Imagine Cup over the past 16 years and we have seen them take their dreams and ambitions from…

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Saving Lives with Drones

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Saving Lives with Drones hero image

Three computer-science students from Argentina created ResCue, a platform that uses drones to enable rescuers to reduce response times during natural disasters. It all started as an idea, but it became a project when they realized that this could really help save people’s lives. ResCue was presented at the 15th annual Imagine Cup World Finals…

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Rock your Hackathon with Azure

At a hackathon you have a limited amount of time to come up with an idea and build a solution. This post will show you different features in Microsoft Azure along with links to tutorials to help you build an awesome hack no matter what programming language or Operating System you choose! This post will…

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Meet the 2017 Imagine Cup Champions!

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup challenges student developers around the world to make their dreams realities by leveraging the latest technologies and the Cloud.  We’re delighted to congratulate Team X.GLU from the Czech Republic as the 2017 Imagine Cup World Champions! Read about the final four teams that competed in the Championships and learn more about Team…

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Meet the 2017 Imagine Cup Judges!

Microsoft will welcome some of the brightest students in the world to Seattle this July for the 15th annual Imagine Cup. Dozens of judges will have the difficult task of selecting the final four teams to compete in the World Championship on July 27 at 09:00 PDT. Let’s meet this year’s World Finalists competition judges…

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Here are the 2017 Imagine Cup World Finalists competing for $100,000!

Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, Imagine Cup has always been about empowering bright, young students from all corners of the globe to create solutions with the potential for global impact.   This year is no different, and I am excited to announce the 54 teams that will travel to Seattle this July to compete for…

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Meet the 2017 Online Finals Winners

Imagine Cup is all about innovation, transformation and what comes next. Through Imagine Cup, Microsoft provides student developers with the opportunity to mold the world of tomorrow in their eyes by combining their ideas with the power of technology. This year’s competitors were challenged to make their solution run in the cloud with Microsoft Azure…

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This Imagine Cup team says: don’t set out to win. Set out to improve

Last Summer at the Imagine Cup World Finals, three computer-science students earned themselves a boot camp at Microsoft for the compassion ingenuity of their app, BoneyCare.  BoneyCare is designed to help people with speech disorders improve their confidence and speaking quality. The app records, transcribes and analyzes a user’s speech patterns, which speech pathologists can…

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2017 U.S. Imagine Cup Winners announced atop Seattle Space Needle!

The U.S. Imagine Cup Finals took place in Seattle this week during an exciting three-day event where Microsoft exposed students to networking opportunities, innovative technology and community celebration. Out of nearly 3,000 students across the U.S., 12 student finalist teams competed to win up to $6,000 and the chance to advance to the Imagine Cup…

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