Being a Mentor in the Imagine Cup


Editor’s note: The following post was written by Client Development MVP Bruno Sonnino

Being a mentor in the Imagine Cup

In July 2012, I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring Team Virtual Dreams, winner of the Windows 8 Metro Challenge and Azure Challenge on the Imagine Cup 2012, the Microsoft-sponsored technology world cup for students. As a Microsoft MVP, mentoring a finalist team is a unique experience. However, what is the Imagine Cup and what does it mean to mentor a team?

What is the Imagine Cup?

The Imagine Cup is a competition sponsored by Microsoft and it’s now in its 12th edition. It has many competitions, in the technological area: software development, IT and digital media (until 2011 there were video and photo competitions). Each year, there’s a citizenship theme, besides competitions for business innovation and game development. With this kind of theme, the competition stimulates the students to find solutions for many world problems: health care, education and environment are some of them.

The project must be developed by high school, college, grad or post-grad students. The students are completely responsible by their projects and they own their projects (Microsoft doesn’t own anything after the competition – many teams, after the competition, become new startups with great success in marketing their projects).  Click here to continue reading the full article

Comments (1)

  1. Is this Mentor to Imagine Coup program no longer live now?

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