Team up with entrepreneurs, designers, and developers to build apps and solutions that will help America’s small businesses prepare and/or recover from major natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, tornados, snowstorms or earthquakes.
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 small businesses recover or prepare for sudden impacts of natural disasters. #SmallBusinessWeek
#SmallBusinessWeek Hackathon 2019
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. Small businesses face a wide variety of challenges as they recover from natural disasters including:
Come develop concepts that would help business owners prepare and/or recover from major natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, 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.
Gaining Access to Funds
for both Short Term
& Long Term Recovery
Restoring their Revenue Stream
Still in Operation
Dealing with Disruption
to Communications & Service such as Electricity
In addition to the grand prizes, there are other great prizes to give away! Are you up for the challenge?
Opening - registration
Idea pitches and voting
First lines of code
Start hacking overnight
May 3rd (Friday):
Breakfast/ technical support restarts
"How to give a great pitch"
Lunch is served
On-going team mentorship
Start hacking overnight
May 4th (Saturday):
Breakfast/technical support restarts
Lunch is served/judges deliberation
May 5th (Sunday):
Get a head start and start exploring Visa APIs: https://developer.visa.com
Check out the Small Businesses feature on the Visa Developer Platform:
Connect with the Visa Developer Community: http://community.developer.visa.com/
Also, check out additional API’s from Authorize.Net.
Cosponsors & APIs
Three Brothers Bakery
VP, Global Small Business
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Small Business Administration
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