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Psst, Student Innovators: The World's Biggest Tech Competition Wants You

Got an idea for a world-saving app? This year the Imagine Cup has new categories and twice as much prize money.

Student innovators, start your engines. Registration's now open for Microsoft's annual Imagine Cup, the world's biggest technology competition for students. Entering its 11th year, the competition invites high school and college students to use their tech skills to solve the world's biggest problems. Student teams from around the globe have created everything from a smartphone app that diagnoses malaria to an app that reduces food waste by connecting leftover meals from restaurants with homeless shelters.

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Harvard's Chief Information Officer Is Preparing for the Next Zuckerberg

She's "absolutely convinced" the next tech tycoon is on campus right now, and wants to make sure the school provides support.

Can universities intentionally produce innovative tech entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg? Harvard, where Zuckerberg famously developed Facebook before dropping out, is certainly going to try. In 2010 they hired chief information officer, Anne Margulies, who's been busy coordinating the entire university's technology efforts and ensuring they support student innovation. She says the school is "absolutely convinced" that "the next Zuckerberg is here right now."

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