Innovation Competition

Competition Year:
2014
Active Dates (GMT):
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00 - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00
The Imagine Cup World Finals will be in Seattle, July 29 – August 2, 2014
Who Can Compete?
Students 16 and older worldwide
What's the Team Size?
Up to 4 competitors
What's the Deadline?
Online Final submissions close on March 15th
What Can You Win?
$50,000 for first place
Online or Live?
What Do You Submit?
Proposal document, software, and instructions
Check the Official Rules for all the details!

The next big thing could come from you. Incredible, world-changing software innovations often come from students. Social networks, music services, digital photography apps, gadgets and robotics – the list goes on. We’re looking for the next big thing and we know students like you are going to make it.

This competition is the doorway to your success. If you can win here, you can go anywhere. If you’ve got a great idea, assemble a great team and work hard to bring that idea to life. Your project could be on devices all over the world, changing lives and giving people the thrill of seeing the future come to life right in front of them.

The Imagine Cup Innovation Competition is a global contest for the best new innovative software and the winning team will take home $50,000 (US). Create a desktop or tablet project using Windows, or a mobile project using Windows Phone, or a browser project using Windows Azure and you could win big at the Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle 2014.

Go for it!

Microsoft Ventures Boot Camp

Microsoft Ventures Boot CampWe will send the winning team in this category to either London, Berlin, or Tel Aviv to spend four weeks in a Microsoft Ventures accelerator program. This team of students will have co-working space at the accelerator; coaching by our staff including a Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Director and a technical lead; and participation in a variety of accelerator activities that will help these students move forward towards launching their project in the market. We’ll schedule this experience for anytime in the twelve months following Imagine Cup World Finals so the students can work around their academic calendar, and of course travel and lodging expenses are covered.

Visual Studio Online Boost

Visual Studio Online BoostVisual Studio Online offers the cutting edge of online development services including source code controls, project tracking tools, hosted builds, cloud load testing, and team collaboration, all available anywhere you go. In 2014, all Imagine Cup World Semifinalist Innovation teams will be eligible for the Visual Studio Online Boost in which three teams in each competition will win $1,000 for using Visual Studio Online in their Imagine Cup project.