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Microsoft 2018 Imagine Cup for Students

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Deadline: April 30, 2018.

Description:

The next big thing could come from you. Facebook and Twitter started as student projects. Your ideas could be next. The Imagine Cup is here to help you take the first steps. It’s a global contest for the most original student applications, and the winning team will take home up to $100,000 (US).

Incredible, world-changing software innovations often come from students. Social networks, music services, photo apps, games, 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. Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s premier international competition for young developers, is your chance to show off your biggest, boldest software solution. Code with purpose and show the world what you’ve got.

This competition is the doorway to your success. If you can win here, you can win 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 before their eyes.

For the past 16 years, the Imagine Cup has been the world’s premier student technology competition. Since 2003, Microsoft has provided a global platform for students to turn their dreams into reality. Students from across the globe build amazing teams to bring their biggest, boldest ideas to life. Working with mentors and industry leaders, they get feedback to further hone and develop their projects.

Eligibility:
• You are at least 16 years of age as of 24 October 2017 and are actively enrolled as a
student at an accredited educational institution that grants high-school or
college/university (or equivalent) degrees (including home schools) at any time between
24 October 2017 and 31 May 2018; and
o If you are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask
your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this
Competition.
• You are NOT a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Region of
Crimea; and
o U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran,
North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Region of Crimea. Therefore, residents of
these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.
• You/your business has not received external funding more than $50,000 USD; and
• You/your business has not used paid employees assistance in creating an Imagine Cup
entry at any time between 24 October 2017 and 31 July 2018; and
• You are not an employee or intern of Microsoft Corporation, or an employee of a
Microsoft subsidiary, at any time between 24 October 2017 and 31 July 2018; and
• You are not involved in any part of the execution or administration of this Competition;
and
• You are not an immediate family member of (parent, sibling, spouse/domestic partner,
child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft
subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this
Competition between 24 October 2017 and 31 July 2018.

More information HERE

 

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