Windows Azure Resources

Hi there IC13 Competitors, I’m Nick Harris, your Windows Azure Challenge Captain, and I have some new videos to share that will be useful for you in any challenge you are currently competing in and especially in the Windows Azure challenge.  If you’re building a solution that uses a Windows Store app, Windows Phone 8…

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Learning About Intellectual Property

I’d like to thank our intellectual property folks here at Microsoft for writing this blog post, which is a great introduction to IP issues. For students who are creating new software for Imagine Cup, it’s important to learn about these issues when the time comes to take your software to market. There are some useful…

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Meet Our Challenge Captains

It’s my pleasure to introduce our three Challenge Captains! Each captain is responsible for supervising one of our Imagine Cup Challenges: recruiting judges, managing the judging process, and helping students with their questions. You’ll now find them in our Community forums: Jura Clapman Microsoft Program Manager Windows 8 App Challenge Captain Nick Harris Microsoft Technical…

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Imagine Cup Grant Finalists Awarded Funding and Support

Just an hour ago, Microsoft announced the Imagine Cup Grant recipients for 2012. I’ve included a snippet of the press release as well as a link to the full article below. If you are unsure about participating in this upcoming year’s Imagine Cup, please take a minute to read this article. All these teams, Germany, Egypt, Uganda, and the…

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Have You Watched Imagine Cup TV?

Imagine Cup TV is our new webseries with the latest news about our competition. We’re doing a new show every three weeks and I think it’s a lot of fun. In our latest episode we went to Helsinki, Finland, for the WOWZAPP hackathon and to Silicon Valley for the Tech Awards. It’s fast, funny, and…

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Imagine Cup: The Quest Web Series

I’m thrilled to share a great project we’ve been working on for the last few months. Imagine Cup: The Quest is a new six-part webseries following a real-life Imagine Cup team, FlashFood, as they made their way to Sydney, Australia, for the 2012 Worldwide Finals. We sent a camera crew to their campus in Arizona,…

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Windows 8 Sponsors Imagine Cup

Hi, I’m Jura Clapman, your Windows 8 App Challenge captain, and I’m very pleased to announce that the Windows 8 team here at Microsoft has signed on as an official sponsor for Imagine Cup! Windows 8 is a great development platform for students. You can build apps in lots of languages from C++, C#, even…

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Announcing the Windows 8 Boost

Windows 8 releases October 26 and it’s a great opportunity for student developers to create new apps and publish them through the new App Store. We want to reward those of you who are diving in and so we’re very pleased to announce the new Windows 8 Boost. At our worldwide finals next July in…

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Announcing the Imagine Cup 2012 Grant Finalists

Now in its 11th year, Imagine Cup is the premier student technology competition that encourages students to form a team and build an application, with the opportunity to win cash prizes and travel.  More than 350 students from 75 countries traveled to Sydney, Australia, for the Worldwide Finals in July. Proving the journey doesn’t end…

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October Update: One Month Down, Nine To Go

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a month since we launched the 2013 Imagine Cup season! The response has been fantastic and I’ve really enjoyed talking with so many of you on Facebook and Twitter. We did a Twitter chat recently with Imagine Cup alumna Sally Buberman that was great fun and you can read a transcript…

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