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Microsoft has opened entries for the ninth Imagine Cup, which provides student computer programmers with the opportunity to showcase their technological talents. Budding programmers from the local scene will get the opportunity to gain international exposure and turn their concepts into a working business model.
 
This competition is open to any student at a tertiary institution. They can submit their existing or new projects into the various categories including game design as well as development and software design, by registering on the competition website. Competition entries must be in by 30 October.
 
The finals for the competition will take place in early December and the local winners will go on to compete on the global stage in New York in 2011.
 
“Imagine Cup is a great way for students to apply their creativity, intellect and brainpower to start thinking like entrepreneurs and open up a world of opportunities,” said Nyaladzi Mpofu, the academic developer advisor at Microsoft South Africa.
 
“Time and again, we’ve seen students lead technology shifts,” added Mpofu. “Sure, R&D often starts with commercial companies and educational institutions, but students are the ones who get to engage with technology and make it real for us.”

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