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2013-07-11 12:30:18

Student teams are recognized in St. Petersburg, Russia, for innovative apps and games ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners of the 11th annual Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world's premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs to create innovative projects and ultimately bring those ideas to market. Winning projects were announced for the three major Competition categories -- Innovation,...

2013-04-30 08:21:32

Next Stop: Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide Finals in Russia CRANBURY, N.J. and UXBRIDGE, England, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Infragistics, a leading user experience and software design company, today announced its mentorship of "Team Vertigo", a Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 team. As a mentor, Infragistics' Mihail Trifonov, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, provided the four-person student team with business and development guidance on its Drive Mate project, a phone app aimed at lowering fuel...

2013-03-19 08:32:33

Microsoft unites with Mercy Corps and Cooney Center to launch coding competition that challenges youth to create video games that illustrate the many ways water can impact lives. REDMOND, Wash., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of the Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge, a new Microsoft Imagine Cup competition that offers aspiring game developers, ages 9 to 18, the opportunity to learn coding by developing a video game with Kodu, an easy-to-learn,...

2013-02-20 08:26:56

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Microsoft Corp. announced two new competitions that focus on women and female technology innovators at Microsoft Imagine Cup, the company's global student technology competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) The Women's Empowerment Award was established in partnership with UN Women, the U.N. organization working to accelerate gender equality and the empowerment of women, and will be awarded to two student...

2012-12-04 12:29:16

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Social Innovation Summit today, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that will address a specific social issue. The Imagine Cup Grants program is part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative, which aims to...

2012-09-20 06:37:39

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced a new global initiative, Microsoft YouthSpark, that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This companywide initiative includes citizenship and other company programs -- both new and enhanced -- that empower youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and...

2012-08-29 06:27:23

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Students ages 16 and older can now register for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013, the world's premier student technology competition, in its 11th year. To inspire more students and encourage a wider variety of aspiring innovators to participate, Microsoft Corp. has redesigned Imagine Cup around three new core competitions -- World Citizenship, Games and Innovation -- and more than doubled the prize money to US$300,000. (Logo:...

2012-07-09 22:21:09

SYDNEY, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the 10th annual Imagine Cup, the world's premier student technology competition, honoring student technology innovations that address the world's toughest problems. The winning Software Design project developed by Ukrainian Team quadSquad allows deaf individuals to communicate verbally using custom-designed sensory gloves and a smartphone application to translate sign language gestures into speech. Games focused on...

2012-05-31 02:32:22

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual Government Leaders Forum - Americas, Microsoft Corp. today strengthened its commitment to creating opportunities for young people in Latin America and the Caribbean in an effort to reduce youth unemployment in the region. The company detailed its participation in the recent launch of a new initiative, New Employment Opportunities (NEO), which aims to train 1 million youth throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region and place at...

2012-05-23 02:31:19

NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking the 10th anniversary of the Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition, Microsoft Corp. today announced the teams that will head to the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in July in Sydney, to showcase their innovative ideas for using technology to solve the world's toughest problems. As the winners of regional, national and online Imagine Cup competitions, these students represent the future of technology innovation and entrepreneurialism....