Imagine Cup finalists named

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Imagine Cup finalists named

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition, Microsoft has 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.

Microsoft says as the winners of regional, national and online Imagine Cup competitions, these students represent the future of technology innovation and entrepreneurialism.

Student teams from 75 countries - including 12 teams from Africa - have advanced to the finals with projects that tackle humanitarian issues including health, accessibility, the environment, education and more.

They will compete at the Worldwide Finals event, July 6–10, for USD175,000 in cash prizes in categories including Software Design, Game Design: Phone, Game Design: Xbox/Windows, the Windows Phone Challenge sponsored by Nokia, the IT Challenge, the Windows Azure Challenge, the Kinect Fun Labs Challenge sponsored by Microsoft Studios, and the Windows Metro Style App Challenge sponsored by Windows.

In addition, Microsoft announced two new awards for the Worldwide Finalists that are sponsored by The Coca-Cola Co.: Environmental Sustainability and Health Awareness. All Worldwide Finalist teams are invited to apply for these awards.

The African teams to reach the finals are: 

Category

Country

Team Name

Software Design

Algeria

NakamaTeam

Software Design

Egypt

Level Up

Software Design

Ivory Coast

e-soft

Software Design

Morocco

Team Golden Drop

Software Design

Nigeria

Gravity

Software Design

Senegal

Sen Section

Software Design

South Africa

Asclepius

Software Design

Tunisia

Heroes come Back

Software Design

Uganda

cipher256

Windows Azure Challenge

Algeria

The Klein Team

Windows Phone Challenge

Egypt

Vivid

IT Challenge

Egypt

Sherif Talaat

 



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