|Imagine Cup Winners 2016|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Monday, 01 August 2016|
Students from around the globe went to Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington last week for the Imagine Cup World Finals. The team that goes home as this year's champion is Team ENTy from Romania.
By this stage of the competition, the thirty five teams of students had already won their national or regional contests in competition with hundreds of other student teams who had respond to the challenge of entering Microsoft's student technology competition.
Now in its 14th year this competition motivates young developers to create innovative apps and acquire both technical skills and business skills.
From the pool of entries that were judged at the World Semifinal stage nine teams in the Games category and thirteen each in Innovation and World Citizenship were selected to fly to Seattle. The top three teams in each category are listed here, follow the links to find out more about team members and get a description of their projects).
The celebrity judge panel, actor John Boyega from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Dr. Jennifer Tang, a member of the Eyenemia team which won the 2014 Imagine Cup and Kasey Champion, Computer Science Curriculum Developer at Microsoft then had to decide which of three projects should be the overall winner:
Winners ENTy - Iulian Matesica (hardware engineer architect), Cristian Alexandrescu (UX Designer) and Flavia Oprea (product developer) - will have a private mentoring session with Satya Nadella in addition to the coveted trophies.
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 01 August 2016 )|