Take your first step towards the Imagine Cup with the Big Idea Challenge
First published on MSDN on Nov 14, 2017
The 2018 Imagine Cup season is underway, and we are thrilled to announce the Big Idea Challenge! Pitch your world changing Imagine Cup idea and your team could
win $3,000 USD
, and technical resources to take your idea to the next level!
$3,000 USD - 1
$2,000 USD - 2
$1,000 USD - 3
Judge feedback on project submission – Top 10 teams
$600 in Azure credits – Top 50 teams
Student developers around the world are asked every year to pitch their projects to investors, partners, customers, publishers, and even potential teammates. It’s how you share your vision, how you persuade people that you don’t just have the right idea, you’re also the right team to make it happen. Every winning pitch has a solid project plan to back it up. Want to win the Imagine Cup and get your project funded? Judges will want to know the why and the how you plan to bring your project to market.
How can you get a head start on the Imagine Cup? Create a three-minute pitch video as well as a
project plan document
and let us know what your Imagine Cup idea is all about. Your entry will be reviewed by a team of judges who will score it on a number of different criteria as described in the
. We’ve got plenty of resources to get you started: Take a look at
winning Imagine Cup pitches
as well as how to
build your project plan
, both should help you feel confident in taking that first step!
Start your journey today by
registering for the 2018 Imagine Cup
and submitting your solution to the Big Idea challenge from your
by January 31
, 2018; winners will be announced in February. Don’t wait; 50 teams will win, and
Big Idea could take home $3,000 USD!