Students: MSFT Imagine Cup 2015 is about to start

Imaginecup

 

I wish they would have had something like this when I was in school.

There’s even a category for games right now. If you’re working on something with Unity, or another middleware engine, I’d love to hear about it. I can also grant you BizSpark, to help get started, with free software, hardware, and licenses.

This is a great way to get some visibility for your startup or project while you’re still in school!

Three competition categories

The US Imagine Cup offers the following competition categories: Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. Click on each to see the detailed rules and regulations.

Three competition rounds

Round 1 (Qualifying): Submit either a one-page vision document or 3-minute video explaining your project idea and how you want to implement this.

Round 2 (US Semifinals): Submit project proposal, software, and software instructions.

Round 3 (US Finals): If you are one of the teams who advance to Round 3 you will be invited to the 2015 US Imagine Cup Finals event in San Francisco where you will present your project live to a panel of judges.

Important dates

Fall Competition

Round 1 Opens: Now!
Submit by: November 10, 2014
Round 2 Opens: November, 11, 2014
Submit by: January 6, 2014

Spring Competition

Round 1 Opens: November, 17, 2014
Submit by: January 26, 2015
Round 2 Opens: January 27, 2015
Submit by: March 24, 2014

 

Prizes

Teams who advance to Round 2 win a trip to the US Imagine Cup Finals event in San Francisco in April.

First place winnings teams (one per competition category) will receive $4,000 USD and advance to the Imagine Cup World Semi-Finals for a chance to compete in the World Finals and win $50,000 USD.

Starting

 1: Register at www.imaginecup.com
2: Sign up for your favorite competition – or compete in all three
3: Create a team and invite up to three of your brightest friends
 4: Submit your R1 entry by Nov 10, 2014

 

 

Source: Imagine Cup website

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