2023 SEA New Markets Regional Competition

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**The deadline for the SEA NM Regional Finals Round 1 has been extended to January 27th**

The 2023 Imagine Cup opens with the Epic Challenge. In the Epic Challenge, you can outline your project proposal and pitch to get early feedback without a working proof of concept. Participation is optional, but highly encouraged to support your project development for the SEA NM Regional Finals.

Following the Epic Challenge are the SEA NM Regional Finals. To advance in the competition, submit your project to the Regional Finals for a chance to compete in the World Finals and World Championship.

The categories remain the same for all stages of the competition. If you submitted to the Epic Challenge, please continue to develop your project, and select the same category.

  • Earth: solutions for climate change, agriculture, and in green tech
  • Education: innovate to change the way students across the globe learn
  • Health: tackle issues in treatment, diagnosis, accessibility, and more
  • Lifestyle: projects that shape how we game, play, and live

The World Champion will receive win USD $100,000 and a mentoring session with Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella.

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.

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Important Dates

Epic Challenge (optional) October 7, 2022 November 30, 2022
Round 1 – SEA NM Regional Semifinals December 5, 2022 January 27, 2023
Round 2 – SEA NM Regional Finals January 28, 2023 February 24, 2023
Round 3 – World Finals March 2023  
Round 4 – World Championship May 2023  

Top 12 teams of the Southeast Asia New Markets Regional Finals

Health Earth Lifestyle Education

Team PNP

The Green Tycoon











Top 4 winning teams

The following teams will be participating in the World Finals. Congratulations!

Health Earth Lifestyle Education

Team PNP

The Green Tycoon



What do I submit?

Your team is required to submit the following:

  • A project title
    The name of your project.
  • A description of your project
    A brief description of your project.
  • Proposal document
    The proposal explains your project and your team: Who your team is; what your project does; who your project is for; what platform features your project uses; and how you will bring your project to market.
  • Software
    We need to be able to use your app to judge it. Software is defined as an installable and usable software project in the appropriate format of your chosen platform(s). All projects are required to use Microsoft Azure.
  • Instructions for the software
    The instructions document is an electronic document to inform the judges and prospective users how to setup and use your app.
  • Presentation video
    This is a video recording your team introducing themselves and demonstrating the project. Present the video as if you were live in front of the judging panel. Please limit your video to no more than three minutes and host it on an external site such as Microsoft OneDrive or YouTube. Be sure to check your video is accessible to the public. Inaccessible videos may result in disqualification.

Teams that do not submit their project by the competition’s deadline will not be able to participate in the 2023 Imagine Cup.

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