One idea starts the journey

Dream it. Build it. Live it. Enter your tech project in the 2019 Imagine Cup for the chance to bring your innovation to life and win up to USD100,000!

Explore Imagine Cup


Imagine Cup is a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how we live, work and play. Every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash, travel and prizes and for the honor of taking home the Imagine Cup!



The countdown to the 2019 Imagine Cup World Championship is on!

Over the next 5 months, teams from across the globe will bring their best technology solutions to the Imagine Cup Regional events to compete for a spot in the World Championship this May. Mentorship, travel, Azure grants and USD100,000 are all up for grabs. Thinking about entering this year’s competition? Watch an interview with former Imagine Cup World Finalist and current Microsoft employee Anastasiya Tarnouskaya on tips and resources to help you get started building your project.

Check out more resources to help you get started: Azure for Students, GitHub, Microsoft Learn, Microsoft Docs

Check out the 2019 Imagine Cup Rules and Regulations