For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. However, the Imagine Cup is more than just a competition; it’s a chance for students to work with friends, network with professionals, gain new skills, and meet other youth who want to make a difference in the world. The Imagine Cup is looking for innovative and passion-driven tech solutions from students that will shape how people live, work, and play. The 2020 competition consists of four key phases: Registration and Submission, Online Regional Semifinals or Local Finals, In-Person Regional Finals, and the World Championship. The top teams from the Online Regional Semifinals will advance to the In-Person Regional Finals, and the top two teams from each Regional Final will travel to the Imagine Cup World Championship in Seattle for the chance to win $100,000 cash, a mentoring session with Microsoft’s CEO, and more.
Deadlines: Registration and Submission, January 2020; Online Regional Semifinals or Local Finals, February 2020; In-Person Regional Finals, February–March 2020; World Championship, date to be announced
Honoring the legacy of Apollo 12 astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad and his four-decade passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, the Conrad Challenge is an annual, multiphase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to participate in designing the future through purpose-driven education.