Microsoft to host 2014 Imagine Cup finals in hometown Seattle

Microsoft will host the 2014 Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle in July, and announced partnerships Wednesday with some of Seattle’s most popular visitor venues, giving finalists extra reasons to enjoy their stay in the Puget Sound area.

This year’s finalists will visit Microsoft headquarters in Redmond as well as experience some of the things that make Seattle so special. The Imagine Cup is partnering with Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry; Seafair, the summer event which celebrates the water and engineering innovation of the city; and the iconic Space Needle, to host visits from finalists.

The finals are held in a different location around the globe every year. Students worldwide are challenged to learn, collaborate and change the world by applying their imagination, passion and creativity to technology innovations.

Not only will the student winners of the Games, Innovation and World Citizenship categories in the Imagine Cup World Finals take home $50,000, they’ll also get a customized Boot Camp, put together by Microsoft Ventures, Microsoft YouthSpark and PAX. And one World Finals winning team will get a private meeting with Bill Gates.

To learn more, head over to the Imagine Cup Official Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff