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Microsoft Imagine Cup is the second largest programming contest in the world, second only to the ACM programming contest. Learn more about what's new this year and why *you* should get involved.

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Microsoft Imagine Cup

  1. 1. Charles Bihis [email_address]
  2. 2. The North America Software Design Invitational How do you change the world? How do you save the environment? How do YOU make a difference? Innovation Passion Dreams Let the SDI provide you the tools and resources you need to be an entrepreneur. How do you make it real? Dream. Build. Change the world. We provide the resources. YOU provide the dream.
  3. 3. What is the SDI? <ul><li>Team Based competition to create an innovation to “Enable a sustainable Environment for all” </li></ul><ul><li>Conceive, test, and build your idea into a real application that can change the world! </li></ul><ul><li>Work with proven innovators and entrepreneurs that will help you launch your idea to the world! </li></ul>
  4. 4. The details… <ul><li>Qualifying Round: Begins September 17 th 2007 all Submissions must be received between October 20 th , 2007 and January 20 th , 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish your idea, lay the foundation and start planning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone must submit their documentation in the qualifying round to be able to move onto the Semi-Finals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit as early you can to maximize the amount of time you can spend on your Semi-Finals submission! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>North America Semi-Finals Begins January 30 th 2008 all Submissions must be received by February 20 th . Top 10 teams will move onto the North America Finals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit a basic working prototype, full functionality is not required. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current development schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business plan, executive summary style which includes potential impact, problem definition, and future features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3-5 minute video introducing the team, innovation and plans  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>North American Finals: April 22 nd 2008 . Top team moves on to represent North America at the World Wide Finals in Paris, July 1 st 2008 ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit your innovation that is at least 80% of full functionality and present to a panel of judges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated and complete Business plan/presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prizes that you can use to grow and launch your innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 st $12,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd $8,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd $4,000 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What does Microsoft Provide? <ul><li>Cash Prizes of over $50,000 in cash prizes that teams can use to take their innovation to the next level. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to some of the nations top innovators and entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>All the software you need to create your innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Technical and business mentors to guide you in your journey </li></ul><ul><li>Space for 10 teams to chance to take part in the Microsoft Innovation Accelerator </li></ul><ul><li>Special bonuses for Clubs that participate </li></ul>
  6. 6. SDI Timeline Sept. 17 th Oct. 20 th April 22 nd July 2008 Jan. 25th Feb. 20th Feb. 27th
  7. 7. How can YOUR club get involved? <ul><li>Microsoft will provide the following to each club that creates and sponsors a team : (The club must be recognized by your university) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Complimentary 3-year MSDNAA Subscription </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$500 cash donation for each team that reaches the US National Finals. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There is no limit to the number of teams you can sponsor! </li></ul><ul><li>You win…..we all win! </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to get involved <ul><li>Head to to learn more and to register </li></ul><ul><li>Create your team (or sign-up to an existing team) </li></ul><ul><li>Compete </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your qualifying round entry by January 20th </li></ul>
  9. 9. What happens to my Idea’s after the Imagine Cup is over? <ul><li>You keep all of your intellectual property! </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft and it’s partners do not claim any rights to the patents or copyrights associated with your project. </li></ul><ul><li>You are free (and encouraged) to continue working on your project. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to ask if you have any questions or concerns with IP. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions?? <ul><li>Head to to learn more about the SDI, and the 8 other Imagine Cup Competitions! </li></ul>