How the Imagine Cup was born


Like many great ideas, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup was a concept that came out of quick conversation. Fifteen years later, it has grown into a global phenomenon – a sort of student Olympics for technology.

This year’s world finals – recently held at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond in the U.S. state of Washington – was won by Team X.GLU from the Czech Republic. They came up with a way to help diabetes sufferers better manage their symptoms.

The top prize was awarded after several gruelling days of competition against 52 other teams from around the globe, including 18 teams from Asia Pacific.

Read a first person account from Laurent Ellerbach, Technical Evangelist Lead for Central and Eastern Europe, on how the contest first got underway back in 2003.

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