Imagine Cup

Dream it. Build it. Live it.

Register now for the next season of the Imagine Cup, a global technology startup competition exclusively for students. Gain access to Azure credits and the latest generative AI models in Founders Hub, receive expert mentorship, and compete for the chance to win USD100,000 and an exclusive mentorship session with Microsoft Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella!

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Meet the 2024
Imagine Cup World Champion

Learn about this year's winner of the Imagine Cup trophy, USD 100,000 cash prize, and a mentorship session with Microsoft Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella.

 world finals winner and 2024 Imagine Cup champion


Empowered by GPT-4 and advanced image recognition, FROM YOUR EYES has built a mobile application and API, delivering immediate visual translations for users with a vision disability. An advancement in digital accessibility!

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Meet the 2024 Imagine Cup runners-up

Congratulations to the incredible runners-up of the 2024 Imagine Cup. These teams were each awarded USD 50,000 to progress their startups forward.

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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 experiencing task paralysis. The coach asks questions to identify the user's obstacles, suggests strategies, and teaches the user about their work style.

Get Inspired

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