Imagine Cup

Dream it. Build it. Live it.

Join us for the 2024 Imagine Cup World Championship live at Microsoft Build on May 21! Witness the top three AI-driven student startups from around the world vie for USD100,000 and a mentorship session with Microsoft Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella. Learn more about the teams, cheer on your favorites and be inspired by their ingenuity!

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World Championship Announcement

Meet the top 3 teams

Learn about the teams heading to the World Championship on May 21 during Microsoft Build as they compete for USD100,000 and mentorship with Microsoft Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella.

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Using GPT-4 and their own image recognition technology, FROM YOUR EYES has built a mobile application and API, which offer both fast and qualified visual explanations to visually impaired users.




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Using Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft Fabric, and Copilot, JRE has built a slag detection system used in the continuous casting process of steel. Accurately detecting slag optimizes yield while improving quality.



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Using Azure OpenAI Service, PlanRoadmap has built an AI-powered productivity coach to help people with ADHD who are struggling with task paralysis get their tasks done. Their coach asks questions to identify the user's obstacles, suggests strategies,and teaches the user about their work style.

Next Steps

  1. 01
    Qualifying: Build the Future with AI
    Oct 16 - Jan 24
  2. 02
    Minimal Viable Product (MVP) Submissions
    Jan 26 - Feb 9
  3. 03
    Semifinals: Accelerate your growth
    Feb 23 - April 12
  4. 04
    World Championship: Showcase your business on a global stage
    May 21
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Get Inspired

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