2020 Imagine Cup Americas Regional Competition

2020 Imagine Cup Americas Online Semifinals

Winner $8,000
Winner $8,000
Runner-up $2,500
Runner-up $2,500
Runner-up $2,500

Americas Regional Finalists

Every year, students create inspiring tech projects that tackle some of the world's biggest social, environmental, and health challenges. We’re looking for the next big thing and we know students like you are going to make it. Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s premier international competition for young developers, is your chance to show off your biggest, boldest solution.

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Logo of We Are One



W.A.O. (We Are One): W.A.O. is a multiplatform app for translating sign language into text (in real time), and facilitate communication with hearing-impaired people.

Photo montage of team Deeptector


United States

Deeptector.io: Deeptector.io is an intelligent tool using state-of-the-art deep learning technologies to detect "deepfake" videos.

A photo montage of team Intivity



Like Bee: Caring Together: Using artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of things (IoT), and big data to improve recyclable waste collection, Like Bee engages people by boosting recycling-reinforcement campaigns. Like Bee is sponsored by companies who receive advertising in return.

A screenshot from Pink AI's presentation

Pink AI

United States

Pink AI: Pink AI is a web platform that uses a deep learning model to provide accurate, efficient, and affordable detection on four different types of breast cancer. Pink AI provides results in 10-seconds with 99% accuracy.

Photos of team Smart Wheelchair

Smart Wheelchair

United States

Smart Wheelchair: Smart Wheelchair is a next-level electric wheelchair with 10+ unique features at a reduced cost.

Photo montage of the SmartDoor members



Voiceprint Recognition Door Access System: SmartDoor is a passcode dependent voiceprint recognition device that allows people with disabilities to comfortably and securely access doors.

Group photo of team SnapSort!


United States

SnapSort! AI Trash Sorting Assistant: SnapSort! is an intelligent, real-time trash sorting assistant that uses computer vision and machine learning. It offers a better user experience in waste sorting existing products cannot provide.

Screenshot of a member of Synbiolic



Synbiolic: Synbiolic is an AI drug discovery platform consisting of two main components: generating novel molecules and creating retrosynthesis pathways to synthesize generated molecules.

Photos of team Tremor Vision

Tremor Vision

United States

Tremor Vision: We developed a web-based tool using Azure Custom Vision to assist physicians in detecting early onset Parkinson's disease. Tremor Vision quantitatively tracks a patient's progress throughout a prescribed treatment plan.

Group photo of team TuringCerts


United States

TuringCerts: TuringCerts is a privacy-first certificate validation solution using blockchain. TuringCerts guarantees the integrity of records and makes verifying and transferring much more efficient than the conventional hiring process.

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Regional Final Prizes

The teams that advance to the Regional Final will win a trip to the Americas Regional Final event in Mexico and compete for the following:

  • The top two teams will win USD8,000 cash, Azure credits, a trip to Seattle, and a spot in the World Championship.
  • The three runner-up teams from each Regional Final win USD2,500 cash and Azure credits.

World Championship Prizing

The two top teams from the Regional Finals will advance to the World Championship in Seattle (date to be announced) and compete for the grand prize of USD100,000 cash, USD50,000 Azure credits, and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Important Dates

February 21
Regional Finalists selected

March 29
Regional Finals in Mexico City, Mexico

World Championship, Seattle, USA


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