Visa Hackathon at Money 2020
Take on the Visa Challenge at the Money 20/20 Hackathon

October 20th - October 21st

At this year’s Money 20/20 Hackathon, we’d like you to join us to help  solve the challenge of financial exclusion.

We invite you to imagine a world where everyone, everywhere had access to financial services that met their needs and helped them create better lives.

Join the #VisaDevSquad

Here's Your Challenge

Help Visa create a future where consumers, families, or small businesses are able to reach their financial goals using innovative solutions.

Today, nearly 2 billion people are excluded from the financial system - over 26% of the world’s population. They are often poor, rural, and disproportionately female. These individuals manage household and business finances in an informal, cash-based economy, where it is much harder to get services that so many of us might take for granted – things like secure savings, affordable credit, and insurance protection.

Join us to help solve the challenge of financial exclusion. Think about a use case for the following categories:

cashless

Cash Free Solutions

credit

Credit

edu

Access to Financial Education and Business Skills

ID

Identification Verification

Using integration of Visa APIs along with other solutions and capabilities, build an app that helps individuals or small businesses use secure, convenient, and affordable payment products or financial services to meet their everyday needs and reach their long-term financial goals.

Together, let’s help over 1 in 4 global citizens thrive and prosper – by innovating a solution to improve their lives, families, economies, ultimately helping people get out of poverty, create wealth, and drive gender equality.

Now, here's what you could win...

1st place

$20,000

The Visa 1st Place Prize will consist of the following for the winning team:

One winning team (up to 5 people total on team) will receive:

  • $20,000 USD to be split evenly among all team participants, awarded in the form of Visa Prepaid cards.
  • Publicity through Visa’s digital communication channels.
2nd place

3D Printer

The Visa 2nd Place Prize will consist of the following for the second place team:

One second place winning team (up to 5 people total on team) will receive:

  • One 3D Printer for each participant; and
  • $1,250 USD to be split evenly among all team participants, awarded in the form of Visa Prepaid cards.
3rd place

Oculus Rift

The Visa 3rd Place Prize will consist of the following for the third place team:

One third place team (up to 5 people total on team) will receive:

  • One Oculus Rift for each participant.

Two Webinars on Financial Inclusion for Developers

Join us to learn more about Financial Inclusion and what you need to make it happen with Visa APIs: 

webinar

Webinar 1: Solving for Digital Financial Inclusion

Hear from Mark Pickens, Sr. Director of Visa’s Global Financial Inclusion team as he shares real examples of financial inclusion solutions. Learn about the Visa APIs that are driving these real-use cases and get inspired to take on the Visa Challenge at Money 20/20.

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Webinar 2: Getting Started. Working with Visa APIs

Learn about Visa APIs, where to find sample code and tips to get your project started before the hackathon. Join our technology team to get dev tips and tricks. Get a head start with the Visa Developer team by joining this webinar to get the expert tools and insight on creating your first Visa Developer project.

3 steps to join the Visa Challenge:

  1. Register to the Visa Dev Squad here. You'll gain access to design tips, office hours and other resources when you join our challenge.
  2. Explore our APIs: browse our APIs here to get started on your hack.
  3. Review the challenge description and begin formulating your ideas! Reach out to visadeveloper@visa.com with any questions and we will gladly help out!  

Come see us at the hackathon!

Visa is creating an exclusive experience for hackers at Money 20/20. Stop by to:

Get Started. We're Here to Help.

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Want to get a head start on learning the Visa APIs?

Head to "Working with Visa APIs" to get started.

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Join the Community to see what they are working on

Get inspired by other devs in our forums and blogs.

hackathon page

More information about the overall Money 20/20 Hackathon

Hackathon schedule, location and more.

Ready to get started? Join the #VisaDevSquad.

Questions?