Meet the 2018 Imagine Cup World Finalists!

Now in its 16th year, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has a mission to empower student developers to bring their technological innovations to life. Competing students create technology solutions with the potential to change the world. We are excited to announce the 49 finalist teams who will be coming to Seattle for the 2018 World Finals this…

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Announcing the Winners of the Canadian Finals of Imagine Cup 2018!

Group photo of team smartARM
Group photo of team smartARM

The Canadian Finals of Imagine Cup was hosted in Vancouver on Saturday May 26th. The live pitch competition featured a highly competitive field of 6 Canadian Finalists, each delivering an entertaining business pitch and technical demo of their innovative application. Unfortunately, only 3 of the Canadian Finalists could be selected by our panel of expert…

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And your new Imagine Cup Champion IS … Team ENTy of Romania!

Team ENTy of Romania celebrates on stage in the Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center at Garfield High School after winning the 2016 Imagine Cup Championship. On July 29th, a new Imagine Cup Champion was crowned – Team ENTy of Romania, creators of a device and solution that monitors balance and posture and has wide-ranging potential…

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Here are your 2016 Games, Innovation & World Citizenship winners!

This morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the first place winners of the Games, Innovation and World Citizenship categories in the Imagine Cup World Finals. These teams may have won (to the tune of $50,000), but their competition isn’t over yet. Tomorrow, they move on to compete in the Championship round. Friday morning, three special…

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Innovation, passion and inspiration: Imagine Cup day 1 is in the books!

Team Vanguards: Noof Abdulla (foreground) and Mahmood AlSarhani (background) The first day of Imagine Cups has ended, and it was a whirlwind of nerves, drama and demos. Wednesday morning, the 35 Imagine Cup World Finals teams made last-minute tweaks to their demos, paced the hallways practicing their speeches and reminded themselves why they were at…

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These Imagine Cup finalists design with humanity in mind

In just a few days, five of the 35 teams competing at the Imagine Cup World Finals will showcase what they’ve been working on since they first entered the competition. Five of these teams—AMANDA, HealthX, Home Guardians, Night’s Watch and Tower Up—are using a variety of technology to prevent, relieve or solve challenges that afflict…

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Meet this year’s Imagine Cup World Finalist competition judges

You’re acquainted with this year’s Imagine Cup World Finalists, so now let’s meet the individuals who will judge the teams and decide who wins first, second and third place in the Games, Innovation and World Citizenship competitions. Four judges preside over each category, and each is passionate about what the global competition epitomizes. Our 12…

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Which Imagine Cup World Finalist team will win the Ability Award?

Last year’s Ability Award Winners – Team Prognosis of Greece. From left to right, Konstantinos Mavrodis, Dimitris Iakovakis, Vicky Bikia and Despina Efthymiadou. I’m excited to announce that we’ll be presenting one of the 35 Imagine Cup World Finals teams with the Ability Award on July 28 here in Seattle! Microsoft strives to create and…

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Winning first place at Imagine Cup was just the beginning for these teams

Virtual Dementia Experience team members Liam McGuire, Norman Wang, Chris Mackenzie and James Bonner face the judges in the 2015 Imagine Cup Championship. We caught up with first-place teams from the 2015 Imagine Cup World Finals—eFitFashion, IzHard and Virtual Dementia—to see how their projects have evolved since their triumph last year. They’ve been busy: one…

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This is the Imagine Cup World Finals judge you’re looking for

In just three weeks, 35 student developer teams will land in Seattle to kick off the 2016 Imagine Cup World Finals. If the finalists aren’t bursting with excitement already, they will be when they find out who their Championship Round judges are this year. Our stellar celebrity judge is sure to make their hearts beat…

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