AIUB is the home of 1st Inaugural Microsoft Imagine Cup Bangladesh 2011

Congratulations to Ahmed Niaz Morshed, Avishek Ahmed, Mustakim Ali and Sahidul Islam from ‘Team Rapture’ for winning the Microsoft Imagine Cup Bangladesh 2011 for their project ‘Third Eye’! Team Rapture from AIUB won the Imagine Cup Bangladesh 2011 after a four-month long battle among the top ranked private and public universities. Microsoft Bangladesh Country Manager Mr. Firoz Mahmud and Honorable ICT Minister of Bangladesh handed over the cup to the Champion Team. The total number of submitted projects in the first round was 121 and among them, only 10 teams were advanced to the second round. These 10 teams were invited to the Imagine Cup Mega Boot Camp to present their project in front of other teams and judges. From second round, only 6 teams could advance to the Grand Finale. Two teams from AIUB participated in the tournament and both of them were able to advance to the Grand Finale. Top 6 teams are Little Brains from Dhaka University (DU), Supernova from Hajee Dinesh Science and Technology University (HSTU), Creative Brains & Revolution Spark from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), CAD & Team Rapture from American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB). Team Rapture swept away the championship with their Windows Phone 7 Application called Third Eye. The first runner-up was Supernova from HSTU with their project Third Hand and second runner-up was Little Brains from DU with their project X-ABLE. The Imagine Cup Bangladesh judge panel was full of leading industry experts and Microsoft MVPs. After announcing the Champion team at Windy Town in BICC on May 10, 2011, all of them expressed their strong confidence in Team Rapture’s project Third Eye. They believe that this team from AIUB has a very good chance to bring a good result in the international level i.e. the World Finals in New York, USA. The project Third Eye was designed for the vision impaired people so that they can live their life in a way similar to the normal people. If that can be achieved, not only the vision impaired people would be able to end their frustrating and miserable life, but they will be contributing to the national and thus world economy which will lead the whole world to take a giant step to reduce hunger and poverty. Reducing hunger and poverty is the number one goal listed in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) given by the United Nations (UN). Third Eye is a solution consisting of 17 different problem solving features for the vision impaired people such as Routing, Accident Detection, Nearby Places, Games, Music, Email, Phone, SMS, E-book Reader, Paper Book Reader, Weather, Time, News, Facebook, Wikipedia, Bing etc.