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Africa teams qualify for Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship in Seattle

Microsoft Imagine Cup Africa teams 2020 ignite cup emea regional winner
Africa teams 2020 ignite cup emea regional winner

Two student teams from Africa emerge as winners in this years Microsoft Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional final. The teams from Tunisia and Kenya will go on to represent the region at the world championship in Seattle. For a chance to win the grand prize of USD100,000 cash, USD50,000 Azure credits and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

With hundreds of entries received from the region, ten teams qualified to present at the EMEA regional finals. Four student teams coming from the Middle East and Africa region. Two teams from Kenya and a team from Tunisia and Pakistan. The ten finalists teams virtually presented their ideas after the in-person event was canceled this year.

The Knights from Kenya and RedWalls from Tunisia took the winning spots. Each winning USD 8,000 cash, Azure credits and an all expenses paid trip to the World Championship in Seattle. Three runner-up teams conclude the winning teams. Wild Eye from Kenya, Allez from Ukraine and Vhysio from the United Kingdom. Each runner-up team getting USD 2,500 cash and Azure credits.

No African team has clinched the prestigious grand prize in the eighteen years history of the cup competition. Can the teams make history this made? We look forward to bringing you the world championship from Microsoft Build 2020 in May. When the EMEA champions take on their Asia and Americas counterpart.

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