This call for applications is for the Nigerian edition of the 2020 Imagine Cup, a global technology competition by Microsoft that empowers students to create applications that shape how we live, work, and play. Every year, teams from around the world compete for the chance to showcase their work, win free travel, mentorship from Microsoft experts, priceless networking opportunities, and other great prizes.
15 Dec 2019
Imagine Cup teams can win mentorship, networking opportunities, free travel, cash, and other great prizes!
The National Final or Regional Online Semifinals winner(s) will be awarded with free travel to the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Regional Final in Amsterdam.
The top two teams from the Regional Final win USD8,000 cash, Azure credits, a trip to Seattle, and a spot in the World Championship.
The three runner-up teams from the Regional Final win USD2,500 cash and Azure credits.
The 2020 Imagine Cup World Champion team wins USD100,000 cash, USD50,000 Azure credits, and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
OTHER KEY DATES
For the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region:
January 15, 2020: Finalists Announced
March 10-12: Regional Finals in Amsterdam
Nigeria United States Netherlands
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).
Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.