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#SmallBusinessWeek Hackathon 2019

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - May 5 @ 3:00 pm EDT

 


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. 


 


#SmallBusinessWeek 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.   




CHALLENGE


 


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.     




PRIZES 


1st Prize – $25,000


2nd Prize – $15,000


3rd Prize – $10,000




CHALLENGE GIVEAWAYS 


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?


 


SCHEDULE


Day 1 (Friday):


6:00PM: Opening – registration


6:30PM: Dinner


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


6:00PM: Dinner


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 louisa@bemyapp.com for info.

Details

Start:
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
End:
May 5 @ 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smallbusinessweek-hackathon-2019-tickets-59060329034

Venue

IN3DC
2301-D Georgia Ave, NW , Washington, DC 20001
Washington, DC 20001 US
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