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over 4 years ago

Submit for the Visa Challenge, $14K prize-pool

Hi Hackers!

Visa has officially announced their challenge and prize-pool for the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, we’ve got all the details below:



The Visa Developer Platform empowers developers to transform great ideas into new digital commerce experiences using Visa’s proprietary APIs.

Visa’s Challenge:

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.

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.   

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

  • 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

  • Build tools to help Small Businesses better manage finances

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

They encourage exploring integrations of Visa APIs with other solutions and capabilities.

Submit for the Visa Challenge and you could win:

  • 1st Place - $8,000 pre-paid card plus Innovator Passes to Disrupt SF (one per team member)

  • 2nd Place - $5,000 pre-paid card plus Innovator Passes to Disrupt SF (one per team member)

  • 3rd Place - Oculus Rift (one device per team member)

Plus, get publicity through Visa’s digital communication channels about your winning solution!

Visa’s Webinar: July 12th @ 10am PST

  • Connect directly with the team and hear more about their APIs

  • Register here 

Additional Hackathon Support

The Visa Developer team has created a hackathon page for their challenge to help guide you over the next month (including office hours), so you can build the best digital commerce solution.  Check out their page here

Join the Visa Challenge today and disrupt commerce for your chance to win!