|Imagine Cup Winners 2015|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Saturday, 01 August 2015|
Thirty three teams of students spent last week in Seattle for the 2015 Imagine Cup World Finals and now we can reveal that the team who were awarded the coveted trophy is Team eFitFashion of Brazil.
Every year hundreds of student teams from around the world respond to the challenge of entering Microsoft's student technology competition, facing National Finals and World Semifinals before reaching the stage of the finals which this year (and in future) means a trip to the Microsoft Campus to compete in person.
This year more than 150 student projects from 64 countries were judged at the semifinal stage and from this pool nine teams in the Games category and twelve each in Innovation and World Citizenship were selected to fly to Seattle. Having put the finishing touches to their projects each team gave theirs presentations to the judges in their respective categories with the following results (follow the links to meet the teams and get a description of their projects).
1st Place: Virtual Dementia Experience, Australia
2nd Place: Mozter, Singapore: $10,000
3rd Place: Prognosis, Greece: $5,000
1st Place: eFitFashion, Brazil
Prize: $50,000 and a Microsoft Ventures Boot Camp
2nd Place: NoObs, Azerbaijan: $10,000
3rd Place: Siymb, United Kingdom: $5,000
1st Place: IzHard, Russia
2nd Place: Kuality Games, Netherlands: $10,000
3rd Place: Thief, China: $5,000
For the final stage of the competition, held at the Washington State Convention Center, each of the three winning teams competed live on stage answering questions from the celebrity judge panel, including Alex Kipman, inventor of HoloLens, and Jens Bergensten, Lead Designer of Minecraft! and Thomas Middleditch, star of the hit HBO show "Silicon Valley."
The judges were asked to decide which of the following three projects should be the overall winner.
Reflecting the welcome trend of more girls being interested in app development, each of the three teams had both male and female members.
The winning team, eFitFashion comes from São Paulo, Brazil and has three members, Juliana Perani, Bianca Canezim Letti and Daniel Tsuha. In addition to taking home the trophy, they will meet with Satya Nadella to show him their project.
You can see their presentation in this video:
Registration is already open for the 2016 Imagine World Cup and students aged 16 or older who will be enrolled as students between 1 January 2015 and 31 July 2016 are eligible. A team is up to four eligible students. Projects can be purely software or software and hardware and need to use either Windows, Windows Phone, or Windows Azure.
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|Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 August 2015 )|