Here are the 2018 US Imagine Cup Finalists competing for $10,000!

2018 Imagine Cup US finalists image
2018 Imagine Cup US finalists image

Imagine Cup is about empowering bright, young students to create solutions with the potential for global impact. This year is no different, and I am excited to announce the 12 teams that will travel to San Francisco in May to compete for $10,000, and a trip to represent the United States in the Imagine Cup…

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Students hack for social good @ first-ever Vatican Hacks

A user demonstrates Team Vinculum's app
A user demonstrates Team Vinculum's app

“How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion?” – Pope Francis Recently we had an opportunity to support and mentor 120 students @ VHacks, the first-ever student hackathon hosted at Vatican City. They represented 60 different universities in 28 countries –…

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Students: Get career-ready with Azure for Students

Today, we’re excited to announce Azure for Students. Designed uniquely with student-focused cloud usage in-mind, this offer gives verified students full access to 25+ free Azure products as well as US$100 monetary credit for use toward our paid products with no credit card requirement. If you’re seeking to grow your cloud dev skills – you’re…

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Meet the 2018 Big Idea Challenge Winners!

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is a global competition that offers up to USD100,000 and challenges student developers to create cloud-based solutions that will change the world. To empower Imagine Cup competitors with more opportunities to build their cloud development skills, Microsoft launched the Big Idea Challenge and asked competitors to pitch their Imagine Cup ideas and…

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Announcing the 2018 Imagine Cup Online Finals

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is a global competition that offers student developers a chance to win up to USD100,000, Azure credit, and mentoring for creating cloud-based solutions that will change the world.  Each year Imagine Cup qualifying competitions take place around the world with students submitting incredible projects powered by Azure.  Top projects in each qualifying…

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Making a difference for Type 1 diabetes—Meet Team X.Glu and their holistic solution for kids

Team X.Glu celebrates winning the Imagine Cup 2017
Team X.Glu celebrates winning the Imagine Cup 2017

By Scott Hanselman Microsoft has hosted the Imagine Cup every year for the past 15 years. The Cup is where students around the globe learn how to pitch a product and compete for the opportunity to win prize money to fund their ideas—and potentially earn a consultation with Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella. Real innovation comes…

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Grow Your Career Skills and Make an Impact

We’ve all seen it, the list of topics would-be employers seek when considering who to hire: Curiosity and interest in technology Ability to innovate Creative thinking Ability to navigate change Problem-solving Analytical thinking But how can you showcase everything employers ask for in just one short interview?  The secret, according to experts, is by doing…

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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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