Imagine Cup

Dream it. Build it. Live it.

The Imagine Cup brings together student innovators using passion and purpose to tackle social issues with tech. Follow the action as 2021 finalist teams prepare to bring their projects to the global stage.

Announcing the 2021 World Finalists >

Why you should enter

The 19th annual Imagine Cup is more than just a competition for students—you can work with friends (and make new ones!), network with professionals, gain new skills, make a difference in the world, and have the chance to win great prizes.


Student competitors



A student gives a presentation
Shape our world
Two students look at work together
Nurture your curiosity
3 students on an Imagine Cup team take a group photo
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

  1. 01
    Registration + Submission
    Now – January 2021
  2. 02
    Online Semifinals
    February 2021
  3. 03
    World Finals
    March 2021
  4. 04
    World Championship
    Date TBA

Event Schedule

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

Event Schedule

A student pitches his project

Get Inspired

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