Imagine Cup 2013 Recap

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Imagine Cup Recap

Imagine Cup 2013 World Finals Awards Ceremony

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First-ever live stream of the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals Award Ceremony hosted by BBC's Doctor Who, Matt Smith!

Mrityunjay Bhadauria CEO of EduKinect

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Mrityunjay Bhadauria is an Imagine Cup judge from India that competed in Imagine Cup when he was a student. He is now the CEO and Founder of EduKinect. Today, under his leadership the EduKinect team is leading the next wave of innovation amongst more than 15,000 students. Mrityunjay talks about what it is like to be a judge, how things have changed since he was a competitor and gives advice for students that are competing this year.

Interviews with teams from Qatar, Angola and a few MSPs

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Golnaz catches up with Clint Rutkas to discuss culture day, learning sessions and interviews with teams from Angola, Qatar and a few MSPs right before everyone gets ready to head over to the Award Ceremony at the Alexandrinsky Theater for Imagine Cup 2013!

Press Showcase at Imagine Cup Finals

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It's the 2nd Day of the Imagine Cup World Wide Finals here in St. Petersburg, Russia and Golnaz and John sit down to discuss what has happened so far. Golnaz also takes you on a tour of the press showcase room with a few interviews from teams.

Great Talks

Design, Research and Ways of Seeing the Future

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Bill Buxton and Clint Rutkas team up to give a talk on innovation. Bill Buxtons states, "Sometimes I think more people write books about it than actually do it. But talk is cheap. Effective action isn't. But anyone who has reached the Imagine Cup Finals knows that. So you have a head-start. What I hope to do in this session is give you a leg up - to share with you what I think that I have learned over the past 35 years that may help you going forward. If there is a single key message in what I have to say, it is that scholarship, classic research, and history are as important to study, as is "invention", in terms of being an effective innovator. That and a love of what you are doing."

Games Industry Panel Q&A (featuring Adam Sessler and Major Nelson)

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Come and hear direct from people in the games industry how they got started and have a chance to ask them questions about what companies look for. If you're interested in getting into game development, design or production, don't miss this unique opportunity to find out from developers, business guys and others, all eager to share with you tips, tricks and secrets about getting started. Panel is moderated by Andrew Parsons and features Xbox's Major Nelson (Larry Hryb,, and Adam Sessler (

BizSpark resources for your start-up

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Ready to take the next step in bringing your solution to market? Join this session to learn about Microsoft BizSpark, a global program for entrepreneurs that provides free software, support and visibility to help startups succeed.

Winning Team Trailers

DreamSpark Learning Award 1st Place - AuThink

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AuThink is a system designed with one main goal in mind: to help autistic children! But in order to do so, we were aware that parents and teachers who work with them also need help. That is why AuThink was designed bearing them in mind as well!

Women's Empowerment Award 2nd Place/Windows Azure Challenge 2nd Place - Omni-Hearing Solution

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Omni-Hearing Solution is an app-centric solution that ensures anyone full hearing ability. The solution is three-fold: it's a smart phone app to replace a traditional hearing aid; a cloud service to identify your potential hearing problem; and a sound processing technology to enhance the quality of all forms of vocal communication.


For the full list of winners refer to and to see more sessions and trailers refer to the Imagine Cup event page on Channel 9.

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