Impact of microsoft imagine cup on youth: a study on Microsoft Bangladesh Limited
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Microsoft Bangladesh Limited has been organizing a technological competition for the youths titled “Microsoft Imagine Cup” since 2011. This is a global competition organized by Microsoft Corp since 2003, where students compete to come up with ideas to solve different global crisis or problems using modern technology. The response of this competition from the youth of Bangladesh is huge. Tackling minor drawbacks, hundreds of students from different backgrounds and universities takes part in the Imagine Cup. This research paper is prepared to assess the most recent version of Imagine Cup took place in Bangladesh, “Imagine Cup 2016, Nation Final, Bangladesh.” To assess the competition, primary sources have been used to collect the data. The participants in the final were asked to fill up questionnaires which had quantitative as well as qualitative questions. Those questionnaires have been analyzed by me and the findings have been deduced based on the quantitative portion of my questionnaire. In the recommendation of part of this research paper, help was taken from the qualitative portion of questionnaire to suggest what can be done to make the competition better and more efficient. In the findings section, 4 variables and a question have been analyzed to conclude the feedback of the participants. After analyzing each of those variables, the individual variable rating is shown along with pie chart in the finding section. The result of all the variable were then used to conclude the ultimate outcome of the research paper. And the result of satisfaction among the participants were really impressive, with almost 100% plans to participate in the upcoming events. In the discussion part, results of all those variables have been discussed in details. To assess the effect of this competition, ideas of the national champion and runners up team is highlighted on the latter part of the report. The ideas were really impressive and is believed will help general people significantly and change lives for the better. Last but not least, the impact on Microsoft through Imagine cup is also discussed briefly. In the concluding section, some recommendations were made by me to improve the completion better and more accessible to the youth of our country. Microsoft is really successful organizing such events to meet global crisis by the hand of future leaders. The youths of our country is also contributing to that and they are coming up with brilliant ideas to make the world a better place to live. The contribution of Microsoft Bangladesh is invaluable to our youth as they help them promote their ideas to a worldwide platform through Imagine Cup.