The Microsoft Imagine Cup has inspired and challenged student developers worldwide for over 13 years.
The competition challenges students to master new skills, build strong teams and bring entire technology projects from concept to completion.
On Friday, a brilliant team of students showed CEO Satya Nadella just what they’re capable of when he crowned Team eFitFashion of Brazil as the winning team of the 2015 Imagine Cup World Championship during a live broadcast and in front of an audience of 5,000 students, judges, partners and Microsoft employees at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.
Team eFitFashion’s project, Clothes For Me, is a marketplace for custom tailored clothes based on a person’s unique body size and shape.
The Judging panel was made up of distinguished judges –
Thomas Middleditch, star of the hit HBO show “Silicon Valley;”
Alex Kipman, inventor of HoloLens;
Jens Bergensten, lead developer of Minecraft
Over this past week, our judges chose a first-place winner in each of the three Imagine Cup competition categories:
Team IzHard of Russia for Games,
Team eFitFashion of Brazil for Innovation and Team Virtual Dementia Experience of Australia for World Citizenship.
The first-place teams then competed in front of the world to take home the Imagine Cup and to receive a private meeting with Satya Nadella, our CEO.
The 2016 season of Imagine Cup launches today, as well, and it’s never too early for students to start dreaming up their next projects and getting prepared by visiting our website.
We’re finding talented student developers at younger and younger ages, too – last week we shared the results of a new competition for students as young as 9 years old, and the work they did was impressive. We’ll have more opportunities for younger students coming in August and continuing all season long.
Here are all the winners of the 13th annual Microsoft Imagine Cup!
- Winners of the Imagine Cup trophy and a private meeting with Satya Nadella: Team eFitFashion, for its project Clothes For Me, Winner of the Innovation category
- First Place, $50,000 prize and PAX Boot Camp: Team IzHard (Russia, “Ovivo”)
- Second Place, $10,000 prize: Team Kuality Games (The Netherlands, “Bounce ‘em Up”)
- Third Place, $5,000 prize: Team T.H.I.E.F. (China, “Lost Shadow”)
- First Place, $50,000 prize and Microsoft Ventures Boot Camp: Team eFitFashion (Brazil, Clothes for Me)
- Second Place, $10,000 prize: Team NoObs (Azerbaijan, Spinal)
- Third Place, $5,000 prize: Team Siymb (United Kingdom, Siymb)
World Citizenship Category:
- First Place, $50,000 prize and Microsoft YouthSpark Boot Camp: Team Virtual Dementia Experience (Australia, Virtual Dementia Experience)
- Second Place, $10,000 prize: Team Mozter (Singapore, Mozter)
- Third Place, $5,000 prize: Team Prognosis (Greece, Prognosis)
- Microsoft Ability Boot Camp: Team Prognosis (Greece, Prognosis)
Microsoft Student Partner of the year:
- Jason Chee of Singapore