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.

Challenge

Gaining Access to Funds 

for both Short Term 

& Long Term Recovery

Restoring their Revenue Stream

Paying 

Employees

Finding Suppliers 

Still in Operation

Dealing with Disruption 

to Communications & Service such as Electricity

Prizes

$5,000

Challenge Giveaways

$5,000

In addition to the grand prizes, there are other great prizes to give away! Are you up for the challenge?

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API

Challenge

Winner

VISA API

Challenge

Winner

$25,000

$15,000

$10,000

1st

2nd

3rd

Prize

Prize

Prize

Schedule

Opening - registration


Dinner


Idea pitches and voting


Team formation


First lines of code


Start hacking overnight

May 3rd (Friday):

6:00PM

6:30PM

7:00PM

8:30PM

9:00PM

11:00PM

Breakfast/ technical support restarts


Coding continues


"How to give a great pitch"


Lunch is served


On-going team mentorship


Dinner


Start hacking overnight

May 4th (Saturday):

11:00AM

12:30PM

2:00PM

6:00PM

11:00PM

8:00AM

8:30AM

Breakfast/technical support restarts


CODE FREEZE!


Final demos


Lunch is served/judges deliberation


Winners announcement!


Hackathon ends


May 5th (Sunday):

10:00AM

12:30PM

1:00PM

1:30PM

8:00AM

9:45AM

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

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

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

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


Also, check out additional API’s from Authorize.Net.



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