Imagine Cup

Dream it. Build it. Live it.

Make an impact through coding, collaboration, and competition. Innovate with passion to tackle global issues and bring your tech solution to life in the Imagine Cup.

Why you should enter

For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. But the Imagine Cup is more than just a competition—you can work with friends (and make new ones!), network with professionals, gain new skills, make a difference in the world around you, and have a chance to win travel, mentorship, and cash.


Student Competitors



A student gives a presentation
Shape our world
Two students look at work together
Nurture your curiosity
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Realize your passion

You could win

Mentorship from Microsoft experts
Networking with industry pros
The chance to showcase your idea
Cash to continue taking your project to the next level

Event Schedule

Stay tuned for more information and key dates of the 2021 Imagine Cup

Event Schedule

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Get Inspired

Learn about past competitors’ journeys through the competition and find resources to get started.