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Team up with innovative developers, business owners, idea generators, and local entrepreneurs to better small businesses everywhere.

Visa and the U.S. Small Business Administration invite you to bring your ideas and your laptop to spend a weekend solving real business challenges as part of the kickoff of the National #SmallBusinessWeek.

#SmallBusinessWeek Hackathon

Small businesses are critical to local economies and communities throughout the United States. Their owners are passionate about their trades, but they often don’t have enough time for the day-to-day financial elements of running a small business such as:

Challenge Description

Making Payments Efficiently

Building and Accessing

Business Credit

Finding
Banking 
Solutions

Optimizing

Cash Flow

Payroll & Accounting

Processes

Help business owners focus more on their true passion by reimagining small business financial management. Make use of API's from Visa, the U.S. Government, and third parties to build a game changing new tool. Be creative. Be innovative. Most importantly, remember that "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

$10,000

$7,000

Prizes

$5,000

$2,000

Breakfast/ technical support restarts


API Workshops


"How to give a great pitch"


 Lunch is served


On-going team mentorship


Dinner


End of Day


Breakfast/technical support restarts


CODE FREEZE!


Final demos


Lunch is served/judges deliberation


Winners announcement!


Hackathon ends


Schedule

April 27th (Friday):

April 28th (Saturday):

April 29th (Sunday)

6:00PM

6:30PM

7:15PM

Opening - registration*


Dinner


Idea pitches and voting


Team formation


First lines of code


End of day


6:00PM

7:40PM

11:00PM

10:00AM

8:00PM

12:30PM

1:00PM

11:00PM

1:30PM

11:00AM

*You must go through security to enter the Reagan Building, so leave yourself some extra time to be sure

8:00AM

12:30PM

9:00AM

8:00AM

2:00PM

9:45AM

Check out the Small Businesses feature on the Visa Developer Platform:

  • B2B Virtual Account Payment Method
  • Visa Business Data Solutions
  • Visa Supplier Matching Service
  • Visa Queue Insights
  • Merchant Measurement
  • Merchant Search

Download sample code for our payment APIs: https://github.com/visa

Connect with the Visa Developer Community: http://community.developer.visa.com/


Cosponsors & APIs

Use open datasets and APIs from the U.S. Government to fuel your solutions with insights on customers and businesses


Get a head start and start exploring Visa APIs: https://developer.visa.com   

Justin King

VP - Head of Global Small & Medium-Sized Enterprise Products

Visa

Victor Zhiltsov

Michele Schimpp

Maria Roat

Judges

Chief Information Officer

U.S. Small Business Administration

Senior Director

Solutions Architect

Visa Developer Platform

Michael Paladino

Deputy Associate Administrator

Investment and Innovation

U.S. Small Business Administration

Co-founder & CTO

RevUnit

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