Participate in the 2018 Nigeria Microsoft Imagine Cup National Finals competition for a chance to present at the world finals
If you are an undergraduate student or team and have an idea that solves a problem you can participate in the competition. The Imagine cup competition is opened to students at any qualified academic institution and aged 16 and above. We earlier reported about how you could apply via the online finals. How ever the 2018 Nigeria Microsoft Imagine Cup 2018 National Finals is opened. So interested Nigeria teams or individuals can apply to participate.
The Imagine Cup competition is about innovations changing the way we live. It is about solutions and applications that save lives. The competition provides a platform for student teams across the globe to showcase the technology they create. How those techs can not only shape their futures, but directly improve the lives of users. Microsoft Nigeria says the competition has birthed some start-ups directly engaged over 50 thousand students across the country.
In Nigeria, the competition is one of the few undergraduate competitions that has birthed a lot of start-ups in the country. One that is also helping to bridge the unemployment gap. Over the past ten years of the competition in Nigeria, the Imagine Cup brand has engaged directly with over +50k students across the six-geopolitical zones in the country.
Nigeria Teams year-on-year go as far as representing the region for the same number of times at the world finals except for FY17 where the team failed to qualify from the MEA live event held in Lebanon.
In the number of World finals, Nigerian teams have participated, there has always been a media representation from the country to cover the event, hence making the Imagine Cup SOV in the country very high. Some brands that have berthed in the country through some Imagine Cup Worldwide finals Alumni include: Sanwo, Gamsole.
Kindly note the various Imagine Cup Nigeria National Finals competition dates
- Call For Registration/ Application – February 5th, 2018.
- Close Of Registration – March 20th, 2018.
- The announcement of Top Ten Teams – April 5th, 2018.
- Hold Physical National Finals – April 13th, 2018.
- Submission for Regional Semi-Finals – April 30th, 2018.
- Regional Online Finals – May 23rd, 2018
- The Announcement of World Finalist – June 1st,2018
Are you applying to participate? Get more information here. Don’t forget to share this with someone who pitched you an idea you thought was great. We will be with you through this journey till the world finals. Stick with us till we see who takes home the $100,000.