First Place Imagine Cup Design for Development Award goes to COSMIC!

This just in from Cairo…a big congratulations to team COSMIC from Universiti Sains Malaysia!       At tonight’s Imagine Cup closing ceremony staged in front of the Pyramids, Jasy Liew Suet Yan, Loo Wan Koe, Mathew Phiong Yoon Kheong, Ooi Keng Siang were awarded the 1st place Unlimited Potential Design for Development Achievement Award for their project…

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Imagine Cup Design for Development Award - Tonight's the Night!

The Imagine Cup finalists for the Unlimited Potential Design for Development Award competed in Cairo yesterday. Early feedback suggests that the judges were deeply impressed by all of the creative thinking and passion that went in to the projects, designed to help solve one of the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Below you will find…

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Design for Development Finalists Announced!

Only two weeks to go until the Imagine Cup 2009 Worldwide Finals in Cairo, Egypt! Our judges have narrowed the field of entrants for the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Design for Development Award and selected five finalist teams.   I would like to thank each of the teams that submitted an entry for the Design for Development Award…

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Imagine Cup Students Travel to Redmond

Last week, students participating in the Imagine Cup traveled to Microsoft’s Redmond campus to meet with various Microsoft teams as they prepare for the 2009 Worldwide Finals in Cairo, Egypt. Team SKAN from India and Team MultiPoint WEB from the U.S. used the opportunity to network with developers and programmers at the company.    …

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Think Beyond Technology!

On my first trip to India, I remember going to visit a rural village near Bhopal, where the Union Carbide chemical disaster happened. The visit was prompted by stories about a large agriculture conglomerate which had placed the first PC in the village in the home of one of the local farmers. I’ll come back…

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Social Entrepreneurs in the Making

It is Imagine Cup season! Known as the “Olympics of Technology,” Microsoft Imagine Cup is the preeminent student technology competition in the world. This year, over 300,000 students from 100 countries are vying for a chance to compete in the Worldwide Finals in Cairo and all trying to solve the world’s toughest problems.   The…

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U.S. Imagine Cup Winners - Team MultiPoint Web

After three days of intense competition from technology students across the country, the winner of the U.S. software design finalist for this year’s Imagine Cup was announced today.  Congratulations to Team MultiPoint Web!  Jimmy, Mark and Luke Dickinson, three brothers from Oregon attending Georgia State University, Portland Community College & Tigard High School respectively, took…

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Continuing Our Commitment - Pamela Passman

I’m in New York today, and it’s been a really busy week here on the global development front —  with Bill Gates and other leaders addressing a UN special session on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convening leaders across government, industry, and civil society to chart plans to address…

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