Team up with entrepreneurs, designers, and high-quality developers working in FinTech and to develop concepts that will help United States small businesses prepare and/or recover from major natural disasters such as wildfires, tornados, snow storms or earthquakes.
#NationalSmallBusinessWeek Hackathon 2019
Visa and the U.S. Small Business Administration invite you to bring your ideas and your laptop to spend a weekend creating solutions to help develop solutions that could help small businesses recover or prepare for sudden impacts of natural disasters.
As the heart of communities across the United States, ensuring that small businesses recover following major natural disasters is critical to rebuilding impacted areas overall. Businesses face a wide variety of challenges as they recover from natural disasters including:
- Restoring their Revenue Stream
- Gaining Access to Funds for both Short & Long Term Recovery
- Paying Employees
- Finding Suppliers Still in Operation
- Dealing with Disruption to Communications & Service such as Electricity
Come develop concepts that would help business owners prepare and/or recover from major natural disasters such as wildfires, tornados, snow storms or earthquakes. Make use of API’s from Visa, the U.S. Government, and third parties to build an impactful new tool. Be creative. Be innovative. Most importantly, remember the simplest solutions can be the most sophisticated.
1st Prize – $25,000
2nd Prize – $15,000
3rd Prize – $10,000
In addition to the grand prizes, Visa and the U.S. Small Business Administration have other great prizes to giveaway! Are you up for the challenge?
$5,000 Visa API Challenge
$5,000 Authorize.Net API Challenge
Who can best utilize Visa and Authorize.Net’s APIs?
Day 1 (Friday):
6:00PM: Opening – registration
7:00PM: Idea pitches and voting
8:30PM: Team formation
9:00PM: First lines of code
11:00PM Start hacking overnight
Day 2 (Saturday):
8:00AM: Breakfast/ technical support restarts
8:30AM: Coding continues
11:00AM: “How to give a great pitch”
12:30PM: Lunch is served
2:00PM: On-going team mentorship
11:00PM: Start hacking overnight
Day 3: (Sunday)
8:00AM: Breakfast/technical support restarts
9:45:AM CODE FREEZE!
10:00AM: Final demos
12:30PM: Lunch is served/judges deliberation
1:00PM: Winners announcement!
1:30PM: Hackathon ends
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info.