The eFitFashion history started a long, long time ago. In 2015, our team won the Imagine Cup, computer competition sponsored by Microsoft. We want to share all this experience with you - will you join us?
Imagine Cup is divided into two steps: national and global. The national step had a virtual phase, with more than 3 thousand submitted projects in Brazil, and with a presential phase, based in Curitiba, Paraná's capital. eFitFashion received the national prize in the innovation category.
In addition to the prize, eFitFashion also received one more trophy during the national phase: the public's choice for the best presentation of the night.
After being chosen by Microsoft to represent Brazil in the Imagine Cup World Finals, eFitFashion traveled to Seattle, in the U.S., where competed with 11 more teams in the innovation category – of all parts of the world, considering all the categories, it was more than 300 thousand projects submitted! Our team was awarded the prize of world champions in the innovation category, winning a $50,000 prize and more four weeks of acceleration in Microsoft Ventures.
The three world champions, one of each category - innovation, citizenship and games - competed against each other, for the big world champion be announced. The judges was Thomas Middlewitch (star of HBO's Silicon Valley), Alex Kipman (inventor of HoloLens) and Jens Bergsten (lead Developer of Minecraft) and they elected eFitFashion the night's winner. The prize? One mentoring section with Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, that gave the trophy for the world champions in this special night.