Regional Finals Schedule for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 – Pakistan


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I’m excited to announce Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 Regional Finals Evaluations plan in close collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, for teams competing from Pakistan. Keeping in consideration the demographics of Pakistan, the Regional Finals will be held in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta & Peshawar respectively.

In each region, a panel of up to 4 judges will evaluate the projects against the judging criterion listed at the end of this blog post. The panel of judges at each location consists of some of the brightest personnel from both universities and the industry.

Furthermore, each competing team relative to each region, is given the opportunity to either present to judges in-person at a specified date/time or join online at the given slot via Skype ID mentioned below.

In case of any queries related to the plan below or corrections for your team’s record, please reach out to me via phone (+92.321.5048480) or email at v-usrehm@microsoft.com.

Lahore

  • Each team is advised to reach at Microsoft Innovation Center, Lahore (Office # 501, 5th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park) at-least 15 minutes prior to the allocated time (see table below).
  • If a team doesn’t show up during regional finals either physically or via Skype, they’ll still be evaluated based over their submitted content on the Imagine Cup official website.
  • Each team member joining us is advised to bring his/her original CNIC to ensure proper security clearance.
  • Please carefully take note that all of your team member names are listed properly. If there's a correction require, please highlight this to me (contact below). Failing to do so may result in your team member's entry disallowed by security team.
  • Please bring your latest Imagine Cup deliverables (presentation, running software, video, etc.) in a laptop/machine that’s fully charged.
  • In case your project depends upon additional hardware (other resources), you must reach out to me prior for security clearance.
  • You can’t park your vehicles inside the Arfa Software Technology Park. You can optionally park the vehicles at Ittefaq Hospital’s parking and walk from there. Please keep the additional time factor in mind.
  • You’ll be given 10 minutes for demo and 5 minutes for Q&A. The time may vary depending upon judges’ interest/additional questions.
  • If you intend to present via Skype, please add us at IC17_Lahore@outlook.com, inform us prior and login on date/time given below.
  • For any queries regarding Regional Finals Lahore plan, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Usman ur Rehman at (Email: v-usrehm@microsoft.com | Cell: 0321.5048480) or Mr. Ahsan Siddiqui (Cell: 0300.7118779).

 

Team Name Members Date Time
Bionics Hassaan Akbar, Saqib Madni, Umer Saeed 4th April, 2017 11:00 AM
BookShare Aqib Nadeem, Hafsah Haseeb 4th April, 2017 11:20 AM
Ideoplanet Abdul Hanan 4th April, 2017 11:40 AM
Invoke Code Ali Haider, Fizza Ali, Muhammad Manazir Akbar 4th April, 2017 12:00 AM
Peace Champs Sarah Ahmad, Bisma majeed, Memoona Rafique 4th April, 2017 12:20 AM
PIXELON Malak Zia Nasir 4th April, 2017 12:40 AM
Public Computer Solutions Arslan Ali, Azeem Attari, Muahammad Awais Gilani 4th April, 2017 2:00 PM
Rcube Rida Ahmad, Rijja, Rijjab 4th April, 2017 2:20 PM
Virtual Reality Defence Training System Danial Butt, Muhammad Furqan Khan 4th April, 2017 2:40 PM
AfzaalAhmadZeeshan Afzal Ahmed Zeeshan 4th April, 2017 3:00 PM
Pak Incognito Aamna Khalid, Ahsan Shahid 4th April, 2017 3:20 PM
nhnaeemhasan Naeem Hassan 4th April, 2017 3:40 PM
BreakingSilence Anum Khadija, Rushda Muneer, Waleed Hassan 4th April, 2017 4:00 PM
RQL Saqib Rasool 4th April, 2017 4:20 PM
InnovaTechs Aima Tariq, Amal Sultan, Mehak Fatima 5th April, 2017 4:30 PM

Karachi

  • Each team is advised to reach at Ziarat Hall - Microsoft Corporation Pakistan Dolmen City Executive Tower 5th Floor, Plot HC-3, Block 4, Clifton Scheme No. 5, Karachi at-least 15 minutes prior to the allocated time (see table below).
  • If a team doesn’t show up during regional finals either physically or via Skype, they’ll still be evaluated based over their submitted content on the Imagine Cup official website.
  • Each team member joining us is advised to bring his/her original CNIC to ensure proper security clearance.
  • Please bring your latest Imagine Cup deliverables (presentation, running software, video, etc.) in a laptop/machine that’s fully charged.
  • In case your project depends upon additional hardware (other resources), you must reach out to Hina Sohail at her email given below prior for security clearance.
  • You’ll be given 10 minutes for demo and 5 minutes for Q&A. The time may vary depending upon judges’ interest/additional questions.
  • If you intend to present via Skype, please add us at IC17Karachi@outlook.com, inform us prior and login on date/time given below.
  • For any queries regarding Regional Finals Karachi plan, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Hina sohail at (Email: t-hisoha@microsoft.com  | Cell: 0336.2892588).

 

Team Name Members Date Time
AlphaSquad Asmaa nadeem, Rimsha khan, Insia mustafa 4th April, 2017 10:00 AM
Team Supermacy Arbaz Khan, Arslan Riaz, Maira Rao 4th April, 2017 10:20 AM
CodeSlingers Abdul Sami, Taha Haq, Maaz Jawaid 4th April, 2017 10:40 AM
emonX Sami Qureshi, Malik A Tayyab, M Ilyas 4th April, 2017 11:00 AM
Falxon Syed Tabish Azam 4th April, 2017 11:20 AM
vReport Affan Shahab, Syed Farjad Zia Zaidi 4th April, 2017 11:40 AM
NovaLense Fatima Qasim 4th April, 2017 12:20 PM
Qanoon Team Safi ullah khan, Wasi Shah, Salman Khadim 4th April, 2017 2:00 PM
Sphinx Safeer Ahmed 4th April, 2017 2:20 PM
Team Ninja Asad 4th April, 2017 2:40 PM
Team SSUET Cadet Muzammil, Muhammad Fahad, Mujtuba Amin 4th April, 2017 3:00 PM
Brain Busters Areeba Aftab, Mariyam Abdul latif 4th April, 2017 3:20 PM
Knack Nerds Abdul Rahman, Superna Kumari 4th April, 2017 3:40 PM
Grit 3D Rabi Imran, Asad Jamal, Aqeel Khan 4th April, 2017 4:00 PM
Zobia and Jaweria Jaweria Tanvir, Zobia Kanwal 4th April, 2016 4:20 PM
WonderTree Muhammad Usman, Muhammad Waqas 4th April, 2016 4:40 PM
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Smart Vehicle Controller Rumeel Hussain, Daniyal Aslam, Ali Khan 5th April, 2017 10:20 AM
TicTac Muhammad Taha, Mubbasher Ahmed 5th April, 2017 10:40 AM
AR Team Ayesha Habib, Rabani Abbasi 5th April, 2017 11:00 AM
RK Loin Rehman, Kamran 5th April, 2017 11:20 AM
Decoderz Hiba Rasheed, Nawal Arshad, Ahmed Khaimkhani 5th April, 2017 11:40 AM
Logic Hunters Shahzaib Ali , Zuhaib Hussain, Mohsin Reza 5th April, 2017 12:00 PM
MMS Innovative Team Sana, Misbah, Maria 5th April, 2017 12:20 PM
Wireless ECG Team Kainat Pishori, Shahrukh Bukhari, Zainab Manzoor 5th April, 2017 12:40 PM
DealOnHai Shahryar Aly, Kishore Malhi, Sunny Hemnani 5th April, 2017 2:00 PM
The Gladiators Murk Niaz, Sania, Rubab Fatima 5th April, 2017 2:20 PM
Logical Minds Ali Hyder, Azeem Arain, Raza Hussain 5th April, 2017 2:40 PM
compareNshop Hassan Baig, Farwa Batool, Saneeya Naqwi 5th April, 2017 3:00 PM
Time saver Nourin Fatima, Maria Fatima 5th April, 2017 3:20 PM
Innovative Guy Syed Ali Hassan 5th April, 2017 3:40 PM
CabSys Inshal Khan , Zulfiqar Akram 5th April, 2017 4:00 PM
Miracle Minners Sonia Zahra, Raghdah Hussain, Maria Aslam 5th April, 2017 4:20 PM
Positive Zero Faraz Talpur, Inzimam Abbasi, Rizwan Munir 5th April, 2017 4:40 PM

 

Peshawar

  • Each team is advised to reach at Khushal D Room - Pearl Continental Hotel, Khyber Road, Peshawar at-least 15 minutes prior to the allocated time (see table below).
  • If a team doesn’t show up during regional finals either physically or via Skype, they’ll still be evaluated based over their submitted content on the Imagine Cup official website.
  • Each team member joining us is advised to bring his/her original CNIC to ensure proper security clearance.
  • Please bring your latest Imagine Cup deliverables (presentation, running software, video, etc.) in a laptop/machine that’s fully charged.
  • In case your project depends upon additional hardware (other resources), you must reach out to Mr. Muhammad Sohaib or Mr. Sheikh Rizwan at their email given below prior for security clearance.
  • You’ll be given 10 minutes for demo and 5 minutes for Q&A. The time may vary depending upon judges’ interest/additional questions.
  • If you intend to present via Skype, please add us at IC17Peshawar@outlook.com, inform us prior and login on date/time given below.
  • For any queries regarding Regional Finals Peshawar plan, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Muhammad Sohaib at (Email: v-musoha@microsoft.com | Cell: 0343.3555716) or Mr. Sheikh Rizwan at (Email: v-shrizw@microsoft.com | Cell: 0312.5166755).

 

Team Name Members Date Time
Explosion Zain Farooqi 4th April, 2017 10:00 AM
MinDOne Fahad Ahmed, Waleed Anjum, Yasir Khan 4th April, 2017 10:20 AM
NUST-PNEC Muhammad Zaid, Murad Abdullah, Syed Ali Roshan 4th April, 2017 10:40 AM
OphthaHelp Tahrim Manaf, Suniya Shahid, Qursom Saqlain, Anam Yasir Kiani 4th April, 2017 11:00 AM
science alive Shahab Uddin 4th April, 2017 11:20 AM
Team Titans Mamoon Sharif, Sultan Ali Khan, Zunaira Ali 4th April, 2017 11:40 AM
USTB Falcons Muhammad Usman 4th April, 2017 12:00 PM
USTB STARS Naeem Khan 4th April, 2017 12:20 PM
DGeeksters M. Mughees Ahmad 4th April, 2017 12:40 PM
Technopreneur's Noor Ahmad Habib, Abdullah Akhtar 4th April, 2017 2:00 PM
FindtheFacesTeam Hamza Saleem, Mehreen Qaiser, Muhammad Ramiz 4th April, 2017 2:20 PM
Rustle Kashif Shahzad 4th April, 2017 2:40 PM

 

Quetta

  • Each team is advised to reach at Pansi Board Room, Serena Hotel, Shahrah-e-Zarghoon, Quetta at-least 15 minutes prior to the allocated time (see table below).
  • If a team doesn’t show up during regional finals either physically or via Skype, they’ll still be evaluated based over their submitted content on the Imagine Cup official website.
  • Each team member joining us is advised to bring his/her original CNIC to ensure proper security clearance.
  • Please bring your latest Imagine Cup deliverables (presentation, running software, video, etc.) in a laptop/machine that’s fully charged.
  • In case your project depends upon additional hardware (other resources), you must reach out to Mr. Usama Mustafa at his email or cell given below for security clearance.
  • You’ll be given 10 minutes for demo and 5 minutes for Q&A. The time may vary depending upon judges’ interest/additional questions.
  • If you intend to present via Skype, please add us at IC17Quetta@outlook.com, inform us prior and login on date/time given below.
  • For any queries regarding Regional Finals Quetta plan, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Usama Mustafa at (Email: v-usmust@microsoft.com | Cell: 0333.3424944).

 

Team Name Members Date Time
Amicus Cube Abeera Habib, Hamxa Rehan, Malik Usama 4th April, 2017 10:00 AM
Bakhtyar Khan Bakhtyar Khan 4th April, 2017 10:20 AM
Bugs Lover Shumaila khan 4th April, 2017 10:40 AM
Buitems Team Abdul Rahim 4th April, 2017 11:00 AM
Digi Group NoorUlAain Arif, Tufail ahmed, Umer Amin 4th April, 2017 11:20 AM
Dream Builders Atta Ullah 4th April, 2017 11:40 AM
Maheen Afzal Maheen Afzal 4th April, 2017 12:00 PM
Scinimation Syeda Maheen Shah 4th April, 2017 12:20 PM
sobia and zarlasht Sobia Saeed, Zarlasht Durrani 4th April, 2017 12:40 PM
Thaheer Team Azam Baloch 4th April, 2017 2:00 PM
Victory United Nagina Nizam, rehana gul, Wardah Ahmed 4th April, 2017 2:20 PM
Exclate Persona Zuhaib Rasheed, Inam ur Rehman, Ahmad Raza 4th April, 2017 2:40 PM
IoT friends Sohail Ahmed 4th April, 2017 3:00 PM
Markhor Developers Mohammad Haroon Hassan 4th April, 2017 3:20 PM

 

Teams with Missing Information

Due to missing contact, university or city information, the teams listed below are advised to immediately contact Mr. Usman ur Rehman at (Email: v-usrehm@microsoft.com | Cell: 0321.5048480) so that their regional finals can be scheduled accordingly. Failing to do so by end of 3rd April 3:00 PM would result in evaluations at either location based over their submitted deliverables on Imagine cup site.

Team Name Students
Analysis Tech Ali Sukhet
cool-programmer Umar Iqbal
invity Muhammad Adeel
RememberMe? Herwi Pottah
Sam&Co ?
Team Tech 3 Maham Ayub
Tech Mind Muniba Noureen
The Nascent Uzair Adamjee
Unity3D Experts Sikandar Bakhsh
Worldly Solutions Tech Amir Khan
Exclate Persona Zuhaib Rasheed, Inam ur Rehman, Ahmad Raza
Team Zamin Ali Javed, Junaid Awan, Muhammmad Ibrahim
Cool Researcher Ali Baig

 

Judging Criteria

 

Criteria Description Weighting
Technology
  • Does the project make effective and appropriate use of the major features of its chosen platform(s)? Were there significant platform features or even platforms the project could have benefitted from but failed to utilize? (20 points)
  • Does the project include innovations in technical design and/or implementation? (10 points)
  • Does the project include innovations in user experience? (10 points)
  • Does the project have a professional degree of production in terms of performance, user interface, visuals, and audio? (10 points)
50%
Innovation
  • Does the project create a new category of product or service? (10 points)
  • Does the project clearly and meaningfully innovate beyond existing products or services? (10 points)
20%
Concept
  • Does the project have a clear target market or audience? (5 points)
  • Does the project address a clear need, problem, or opportunity and is the solution clearly explained? (5 points)
  • Is the project’s purpose and basic functionality easily understood? (5 points)
15%
Feasibility
  • Does the team have a credible plan for getting their project to market in terms of business model, any required partnerships, or other factors? (5 points)
  • Does the team have any form of external validation for their project such as customer surveys, focus group tests, an active beta-test program, recommendations from subject-matter experts, or potential investors? (5 points)
  • Does the project have a reasonable chance of success in its appropriate market given the team’s existing plan? (5 points)
15%

 

 

Comments (1)

  1. Engr. Shaukat Ali says:

    Being a Focal Person from UST Bannu, I am feeling well that we are participating in this great event. For the guidance of our teams, Can i attend the session at PC Hotel Pesh?

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