UC Student selected for International Competition

16 April 2018

Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s premier international competition for young developers. We congratulate UC student, Zach Preston, selected for the Imagine Cup Finals in Australia.

  • Zach Preston Imagine Cup

    UC student, Zach Preston (Bachelor of Engineering with Honours) with his solution, Sentinal, competing in the Imagine Cup Finals in Melbourne on the 19 April.

Zach Preston Imagine Cup 2018

UC student, Zach Preston (Bachelor of Engineering with Honours).

UC student Zach Preston (Bachelor of Engineering with Honours) is 1 of 4 selected students from the New Zealand Semi-Finals and we wish him all the best for the upcoming Imagine Cup Finals held in Melbourne on the 19 April. 

Preston has competed in Challenges at the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) before and was also recently part of the winning team of the 48-Hour Health Challenge – pitching an innovative, database solution to address some underlying issues in the New Zealand Healthcare sector. 

​‘Solving problems like these is a great way to learn. The people you meet and the impact you can have is definitely inspiring’, Preston explains.

The Imagine Cup provides a global platform for students to turn their dreams into reality by building teams, working with mentors and industry leaders bringing their biggest, boldest ideas to life. Over the last 16 years it has grown a reputation for being the world’s premier student technology competition. 

‘The Imagine Cup is a super cool competition and is perfect for engineers. I am excited for this opportunity as I have put in a lot of work which has been recognised by Microsoft’, said Preston.

Top teams will win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly to Seattle, United States to compete on the world stage, a chance to win $100K in prizes, a mentoring session with Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, and a chance to take home the Imagine Cup!



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