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Microsoft Imagine Cup

Age limit: 16 years and older

The Imagine Cup is more than just a technology competition. Over the past 17 years, more than 2 million competitors from 100+ countries have signed up to build something that matters to them, make a difference in their communities, and innovate for impact.

Every year, students build inspiring tech projects that tackle some of the world’s biggest social, environmental, and health challenges. From a machine learning algorithm that detects wildfires to a HoloLens app that helps children with dyslexia to improve their reading skills, anything is possible when you blend passion and purpose.

With the goal to empower every student to achieve more, we have the tools, resources, learning materials, and mentors to help you bring your project to life. Whether you’re hoping to accelerate with artificial intelligence, create with cognitive services, invent with intelligent systems, or master machine learning, Imagine Cup is an experience for everyone.

Here is a quick summary of what you need to participate in the Imagine Cup:
You’re welcome to imagine any solution that you’re passionate about, but it must include a Microsoft Azure component and take into consideration diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (see official rules for details)
Maximum three (3) members per team, 16+

What you'll gain:
Mentorship from Microsoft experts
Networking with industry pros
The chance to showcase your idea
Cash to continue taking your project to the next level
All teams that advance to the Regional Final win a trip to a Regional Final event
At each Regional Final: USD15,000 for 1st place, USD5,000 for 2nd place, USD1,000 for 3rd place
1st place teams will advance to the World Championship and compete for USD100,000 (date and location to be announced)

You must register to even be able to submit your project into the first round - Register now for the 2021 event before it's too late!

Final Deadline:

TBA (deadline for registration is probably sometime in August)

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