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Imagine Cup Nepal 2016

 Imagine Cup National Finals

Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology program and competition. It provides an opportunity for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from all academic backgrounds to collaborate, develop a technology application, create a business plan and gain a keen understanding of what is needed to bring a concept to market. In Imagine Cup, the brightest young minds join together to exemplify the power of student innovation.

For the past decade, Imagine Cup students have created technology applications from software to video games to mobile apps designed to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment and more. This year, Imagine Cup expanded to encourage even more students to apply their creativity by building apps that deliver technology innovations that advance user experiences in categories such as social networks, search, classifieds, online shopping or games — or that create entirely new categories the world hasn’t even imagined.

Last year our National finalist, Team Octavian competed in Games category. This was the first time Nepal had an opening for Games competition and getting the seat for the world finals was truly a proud moment for Nepal.

This year we are partnering with WWF Nepal to make the competition interesting and more challenging. This year is the year for “The Generation Green”. WWF Nepal is challenging the youth of Nepal to create solutions that can be implement or endorsed by WWF Nepal to solve some of the gravest problems they are facing.

However, the participants are not limited to submitting solutions that do not fall under the theme.

Nepal is conducting competition in all three categories this year as well. To get started, you can follow the instructions on Get Started Page.

Here are some important dates to know for Nepal’s National Finals.

Team registration deadline

           10 April 2015

Project submission deadline

10 April 2015

National finals

22 April 2015

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Here is Team Octavian’s story about their journey to imagine cup 2015.


Competitions span the full year and are the cornerstone competitions for Imagine Cup, requiring students to create complete applications built on Microsoft technology. They can be presented in person at local finals events or submitted online in countries without in-person events; finalists advance to compete at the Worldwide Finals.

Game Competition


With the high availability of high end devices games have become very popular. Almost everyone nowadays play games. On the desktop, phone, tablets, gaming consoles and even web browsers: Games seems to be everywhere. Powerful game engines and libraries are available for free so students can get started right away. With an IDE like Visual Studio 2012/13, students do not need to start from the scratch. There's really never been a better time to make the next great game. We’ve seen many amazing games in these few years and most of them made by students from all over the world.

With the zeal, enthusiasm and creativity that students have expecting amazing games in the near future seems pragmatic.

Create a desktop or tablet game using Windows, or a mobile game using Windows Phone, or a browser game using Windows Azure and you could win big (US $50,000 )  at the Imagine Cup World Finals in 2016.

Game on!

World Citizenship Competition


Where everyone sees problems, you can find solutions. Since Imagine Cup started in 2003, students all over the world have teamed up to make the world a better place. By creating impressive new technology projects in fields such as health, education, and the environment these students have shown the world new ways to think and to change. You can be next.

Find a problem in the world, even in your own life or community, that affects many people, and then work to solve it. Build a project that could change lives – and change your own in the process, because the team you assemble to bring this vision to life will learn more and challenge themselves more than any of you can yet imagine.

Become the change you want to see in the world.

The Imagine Cup World Citizenship Competition is a global contest for the best new software to address social issues and the winning team will take home $50,000 (US). Create a desktop or tablet project using Windows, or a mobile project using Windows Phone, or a browser project using Windows Azure and you could win big at the Imagine Cup World Finals in 2016.

The world is waiting!

Innovation Competition


The next big thing could come from a humble student like you. Incredible, world-changing software innovations often come from students. Social networks, music services, digital photography apps, gadgets and robotics – the list goes on. Imagine Cup is looking for the next big thing as it is known that students like you are going to make it. This competition is the doorway to your success. If you can win here, you can go anywhere.

If you've got a great idea, assemble a great team and work hard to bring that idea to life. Your project could be on devices all over the world, changing lives and giving people the thrill of seeing the future come to life right in front of them.

The Imagine Cup Innovation Competition is a global contest for the best new innovative software and the winning team will take home $50,000 (US). Create a desktop or tablet project using Windows, or a mobile project using Windows Phone, or a browser project using Windows Azure and you could win big at the Imagine Cup World Finals in 2016.

Have an Idea, Work on it!

What's the Team Size?

Each team can have at most 4 members. The team also have to have a mentor. Apart from this, each team can have a number of associates.


An Imagine Cup mentor is coach and guide for the students who comprise an Imagine Cup team. A mentor can be:

    1.     Faculty member
    2.     Campus administrator or other staff member
    3.     Graduate student mentoring undergraduate students
    4.     Alumni
    5. •    Industry professional
    6.     Business leader
    7. •    Microsoft intern (but not a regular employee)


      A team may also utilize the help of associates. Associates must also be students and meet all the usual eligibility requirements. Associates may not be paid for their work and are not eligible for any Imagine Cup prizes including but not limited to travel and cash prizes, nor may associates participate in official Imagine Cup events such as competitions and award ceremonies. Associates may assist the team with their project but only within specific disciplines. These are the eligible disciplines for associates:  ·

      1. •    Business Planning
      2.     Video Production
      3. •    Graphic Design
      4. •    User Experience Design
      5. •    Music and Sound Design
      6. •    Testing and Quality Assurance
      7.     Marketing and Social Media

      Associates may not assist the project as software developers, project managers, game asset creators, or any other discipline not listed above. Associates do not have to register an account at or be part of team registration as they are not team members for purposes of these official rules. 


      How to register?







    MIC Director:
    Allen Bailochan Tuladhar

    MIC Manager:
    Junu Thapa


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