2021 Imagine Cup

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Global Competition

Dream it. Build it. Live it.

The next big thing could come from you. Facebook and Twitter started as student projects. Your idea 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.

For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in the Imagine Cup to build tech applications from what they’re most passionate about. 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 mentorship, cash, and other prizes.

Help shape our world, nurture your curiosity, and realize your passion through bringing your unique innovation to life. If you’ve got a great idea to help tackle some of the most challenging global issues we face today, sign up and build purpose from your passion.

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What is the Imagine Cup?

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For the past 18 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.

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