Imagine Cup 2012 Semifinals Finland

Allright you monsters of code and world saving! If you haven’t already, it’s high time to get cracking with your Imagine Cup entries. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask here, Facebooks GoUnderground Finland-group, or your local MSP!

Also, note that this year the theme is more freeform than earlier as they encourage you to simply get inspired by the UN Millenium Goals. The task is still “Solving some of the worlds toughest problems.” And yeah… don’t forget the business aspect of it all.

Coming from my personal experience, here are the main things to remember about taking part and the contest’s local semifinals:

1. Have every member of your team register on the imaginecup.com website and put your team together.

2. Read the rules. R-E-A-D  T-H-E  R-U-L-E-S. You don’t want any surprises when the deadlines are closing in.

3.Meet the deadlines below (Entries after that will not be accepted).

4. The imaginecup.com-site will be sloooooooooooooow for about a week before the deadline. Keep this in mind and register in time.

Here are some details for the Finnish semifinals.

For the WP7 Category:

-You must deliver your project summary and a Sketchflow prototype of it, by 23:59 PM GMT on 13 March 2012. That’s GMT! Deliver the prototype also to imagineCupFI@microsoft.com

-You must publish your app in the marketplace by 31st of March. Then email imagineCupFI@microsoft.com with the link to your app on the marketplace

The Challenge is led by our local WP7 Evangelist Jukka Wallasvaara.

For the Software Challenge category:

-You must deliver your project summary by 23:59 PM GMT on 13 March 2012. That’s GMT!

-In your summary, be sure to discuss all the angles considered in the competition.

^^well... not really. More like above.

For more info check out the following blog-posts:

Arctic Startup: Microsoft Finland To Send A Team To Imagine Cup

Digg the Drazen: Imagine Cup 2012 is here

JesseSanttila_thumb3About the author:

Jesse (@JesseSanttila) is an IT student at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. He loves technology, gadgets, design, punk rock and videogames. He has been lately very excited about the upcoming Finnish startup-scene and brilliant ideas people come up with.

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