Microsoft has all been encouraging students all round the world for creative and innovative ideas in the form of DreamSpark, BizSpark and many programmes. A part of DreamSpark is IMAGINE CUP, which is numbers of world wide contest and platform for young students to show their potential.

It was Ram Kumar Shrestha (aka Himal Shrestah), who won Microsoft Brain Games Challenge, late 2012, to become the first Nepali brain games champion and second of this year. He won a sum of $1000 and says to use it for his project related to machine learning and social networking.