TechCrunch Hackathon

Join the Visa Challenge at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon

June 5th - August 2nd

We are looking for a gamechanger - a new, creative way to improve the payment experience for anyone, anywhere.

Join the #VisaDevSquad:

Here's Your Challenge:

Help Visa reshape commerce and accelerate digital payment acceptance. Build an app that enhances the customer journey and helps provide seamless, secure payment experiences. Consider Visa’s unique payment network data to drive your innovation.  


In this digital age, consumers expect seamless experiences personalized to their needs. Point of sale is no longer a destination—it's wherever and whenever the customer wants it. 


Think about one of the use cases below or create your own to build a solution.

Replace Cash

Replace cash with Visa digital solutions to create a more secure way to pay.


Leverage data to create value for our businesses, consumers and stakeholders.

Small business

Build tools to help Small Businesses better manage finances.


Create solutions to enable business-to-business payments using virtual accounts.

We encourage exploring integrations of Visa APIs with other solutions and capabilities. Read the full challenge and rules here.

You Could Win...

1st Place

Visa pre-paid card icon
Visa pre-paid card (one per team)
  • Innovator Passes to Disrupt SF (one per team member, 5 max)
  • Publicity through Visa’s digital communication channels
2nd Place
Visa pre-paid card icon
Visa pre-paid card (one per team)
  • Innovator Passes to Disrupt SF (one per team member, 5 max)
  • Publicity through Visa’s digital communication channels
3rd Place
Visa pre-paid card icon
Oculus Rift
One device per team member (max 5)
  • Publicity through Visa’s digital communication channels
Submission Prizes
Extra Prizes
  • Prize 1: Each member of the highest scoring team from among the first 20 Visa Challenge submissions received (excluding winning teams of any Hackathon Prize) will win ONE Apple TV 4K or the equivalent retail value of $195 in a pre-paid Visa card (at Visa’s sole discretion).
  • Prize 2: ONE team will be selected from among all participating teams to receive one (1) $500 pre-paid Visa card.
And don't forget, you also compete for a share of the overall TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon prize pool:


Visa hackathon timeline

3 Steps to Join the Visa Challenge:

1. Register on DevPost here: Without doing this, your registration will not be complete. This is also where you will submit your final project. Be sure to submit your project by 5 PM EST on August 2.


2. Join the Visa Challenge here: Gain access to design tips, office hours, and other resources when you join our challenge.


3. Explore our APIs: Browse our APIs here to get started on your hack.

We're Here to Help

From geo-location based capabilities to real-time alerts to tokenization, the Visa Developer Platform can provide direct access to a growing number of APIs, tools and support that could help you start building easier, faster and more secure ways to power commerce.

Office Hours: Open Now

Get one-on-one time with our team. Link to schedule time below.

Visa Developer Webinar: July 12

Walk through creating a project and get started with our APIs in a tutorial with Visa’s developers. See link below for a recording of the webinar.

Other API Support

Want more API-specific help? Check out our various resources below.

Virtual cards create opportunities to replace checks and cash for business purchases.

What sort of customer experiences might excite businesses to deploy and accept virtual cards? Can consumer and commercial APIs be combined to satisfy business needs?

Reimagine how small businesses operate

Build a game changing new tool by exploring our SMB APIs

Potential for powerful payment processing solutions

Visa’s Payment Methods APIs aim to help process payments securely, safely, and quickly.

Ready to get started? Join the #VisaDevSquad


Check out @VisaDeveloper for ongoing details on the hackathon and join the #VisaDevSquad