Microsoft Imagine Cup Bulgarian Final: Event Recap

[Infragistics] Mihail Mateev / Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Yesterday - 26 March 2013 was held the final of Bulgarian Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013.

For this competition  were registered 25 teams. Only 17 teams reached the final round in 3 categories:

  • Innovations
  • World Citizenship
  • Games

One of those teams was composed of Infragistics guys who still are students:

  • Nikolay Archangelov
  • Deyan Kamburov
  • Martin Stoev
  • Damyan Petev

Their mentor is Mihail Trifonov who also works for Infragistics


Infragistics Imagine Cup Team: Nikolay, Martin, Deyan and Damyan



The team mentor: Mihail Trifonov


Drive Mate Project

Infragistics Imagine Cup Team presented the project “Drive Mate”.

Drive Mate is an innovative social app that encourages drivers to drive more economically. This project requires a cheap hardware device and Windows Phone 8 device. The system communicates with the rim of the car through OBD protocol. Drive M8 ( drive Mate) includes also a social part – drivers will be encouraged to participate in a healthy competition – if they drive more economically they will win more points and could receive discounts from different sponsors: car washes, gas stations, car services, auto parts warehouses etc.



More information about Drive M8 project you could find from the video and from the presentation (link to presentation is available here)


Click on this image to watch the video:



Bulgarian Imagine Cup Final:

In the first round of finals the team won in the category "World Citizenship"

In the second round there was direct elimination was among the winners in the three categories and the champion team will present Bulgaria on Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Infragistics guys demonstrated economic and environmental benefits of their project and won first place.

Infragistics Imagine Cup team is Bulgarian absolute champion for all categories!!! They will present Bulgaria in St. Petersburg!!! Congratulations!!!

The Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide Finals will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia 8-11 July 2013. 

Drive Mate presentation is available here.

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