Last week Microsoft announced the opening of the 2013 Imagine Cup. This year there are thee competition and three challenges for students to enter. The prizes are larger as well with a top prize for each of the three competition being $50,000 (USD) and each of the challenges having a top prize of $10,000 (USD). Participants must be 16 and older. Last year we had a team of high school students reach second in the game division in the US. I suspect that will be looking pretty well on their college applications. For university students success in the Imagine Cup is a great resume builder. Not only that many teams in the past have taken their Imagine Cup projects and made businesses out of them. For example Australian Imagine Cup 2012 Team StethoCloud was recently featured in the 'Innovators' section of Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine! Have you got it in you to compete with the best? Time to build a team and start working on your project.
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