8 July 2011, Marriot Marquis Hotel; New-York (USA). Logbook of the Protuts team, a member of the Microsoft Student Partners Social Media Team. Back to the opening ceremony of the Imagine Cup 2011 in video. 400 students and journalists were present in the room. Four distinguished guests addressed students including Steve Ballmer (Microsoft’s EOC) or Dennis Crowley (OEC of Foursquare).
Imagine Cup 2011 Opening Ceremony: summary in 6 minutes
The ceremony began at 5:30 p.m. (local time) at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. 4 VIPs took place on stage to share their experience with the students present in the room, including:
The full speech of Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft: 27 minutes
The full speech of Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare
As you saw in the video, Steve Ballmer is a real showman: in a few seconds, he electrified the room!