ImagineCupMicrosoft last week announced the 35 Finalists teams who will travel to Seattle, Washington, USA to compete at the Imagine Cup World Finals, July 29 through August 2. These students will compete in three categories, Innovation, Games, and World Citizenship for a chance to win $50,000 USD plus a boot camp-style experience designed to really move their projects forward.Innovation, Games, and World Citizenship winning teams will receive hands-on mentorship and project development support from Microsoft and industry experts within Microsoft Ventures, Microsoft YouthSpark and PAX.

This marks the 12th year of Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology program and competition! Now under a global spotlight, students participating in the World Finals have proven they are the best of the best, beating out at least 150 teams from around the globe. While proving their project has what it takes to be the ultimate winner, students will have the opportunity to network with their peers and the judges, and learn valuable technical and business skills to help prepare them for their future careers, all while getting the chance to win cash and prizes totaling more than $1 million.

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At the World Finals Championship Ceremony on August 1, finalists will face judges including, Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, Co-Founder, Hadi Partovi, and Reddit General Manager, Erik Martin.

Representing Uganda, this year is AfriGal Tech from Makerere University . The all-girls team developed mDex –  a mobile sickle cell diagnosis tool comprising a windows phone app and external compound lens.

mDex uses computer vision and pattern recognition to diagnose the disease. Diagnosis is done locally on the phone and results stored in the cloud.

Here’s the full list of the 2014 World finalists:


Team Name Country Project Name
Liaison Team Brazil Liaison
Illogic Egypt Puppy in Bubble
AnarTeam France Anarcute
Spotlight Games Germany Mr. Skyjump
Genesis Greece Dementia: Tales of Blackthorn Manor
Seven Summits India Petite
Team NewAge Jamaica Project Exit
Bomon Korea Under bed
Animus Philippines FitPals
Brainy Studio Russia TurnOn


Team Name Country Project Name
ButterFly Bahrain Nail Polish Mixer
Chemicalium Bosnia and Herzegovina Chemicalium
claVision Canada claVision (Visual Automatic Piano Music Transcription)
ij Developers Cyprus LADYBUG
Tep Hungary Tep
Reverse Italy Reverse
Kazokugurumi Japan Kazokugurumi
Meep New Zealand Meep
Vanguard United Kingdom Ripple Uruguay flipped
Food&Gram Venezuela Food & Gram

World Citizenship

Team Name Country Project Name
Eyenaemia Australia Eyenaemia
Imagine The World China PersePhone
Access Earth Ireland Access Earth
High Rise Nigeria CATARA
Amplifiers Pakistan Project AMP
Power of Vision Poland Face Controller
The Dians Portugal Nuada
I Copy You Qatar Mimicking Robot for Autistic Children
SMT Romania sMilestone
BarFoo Serbia Sonochrome
SMART crew Taiwan Versatility of Usens: From Lab to Life
AfriGal Tech Uganda mDex
Grant Fellow United States Grant Fellow