24HRS • $125K

The Money20/20 Hackathon brings together hundreds of talented developers, designers and entrepreneurs to compete over 24 hours by building amazing FinTech applications using APIs, SDKs and other tools from today’s biggest innovators in Payments and Financial Services, including:





 

Success at the Money20/20 Hackathon is recognized and rewarded. There will be up to 10 winning teams--with each company providing a challenge having at least one winner--with winners receiving five $20,000 and five $5,000 cash prizes provided by Money20/20--that’s $125,000 in total prize money!

It costs only $10 to participate in the Money20/20 Hackathon. And, to make it easy for you to attend, qualified developers, designers and entrepreneurs can get up to a $250 travel stipend. Note that registration for Money20/20, which follows the Money20/20 Hackathon, is separate from registration for the Money20/20 Hackathon.

Supporting Sponsor:

 


Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 22
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST   (WebEx)
     
Friday, Oct. 31
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM   Registration Open for Hackathon Attendees, Level 3
10:00 PM   21+ Halloween Party at Haze Nightclub
     
Saturday, Nov 1
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Registration Open for Hackathon Attendees, Level 3
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Sponsor Set Up in Juniper Ballroom
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Breakfast in Juniper Ballroom
11:00 AM   Opening Announcements and Coding Begins in Juniper Ballroom
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM   Sponsor Pitches in Juniper Ballroom
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM   60 Second Attendee Pitches, Swag Giveaway in Juniper Ballroom
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   Lunch and Networking in Juniper Ballroom
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM   Sponsor Breakout Sessions in Senna and Cottonwood Boardroom
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM   Dinner in Juniper Ballroom
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM   Midnight Snack in Juniper Ballroom
     
Sunday, Nov. 2
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM   Breakfast in Juniper Ballroom
11:00 AM   Submission Deadline, Coding Ends
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM   Lunch in Ironwood 6, 7, 8
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   Demos and Q&A in Ironwood 4, 5
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Judges Deliberate
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM   Winners & Awards in Ironwood 4,5

 

Challenges

Below are the sponsor challenges and any additional challenge prizes we have to date. We’re adding more as we get them. Check back often for updates. Please note that any individual or team may only participate in one challenge.

Bionym
Present the most creative and valuable use of the Nymi identity Platform. Where the integration of the Nymi identity Platform provides material convenience or security value by having the User not have to sign in or demonstrate identity at the point of transaction, or where new types of personalization are introduced into experiences that are anonymous today. Preference will be given to teams who build working demos with a real Nymi device, but Emulator-based demos will be accepted and considered as well.
Challenge prize: Top four teams will receive free Nymi devices for each team member.

Blockchain
Build a bitcoin experience, using Blockchain's API suite, on web or mobile platform that serves a specific and/or niche use case. For example, A savings wallet, a wallet version created for kids, or an interactive introduction to Bitcoin.

Chain.com
Use the Chain.com API to build a bitcoin service or a bitcoin feature into a broader application.
Challenge prize: 1 bitcoin for each winning team member up to a total of 5 bitcoins for the team.

Feedzai
Create an app using Feedzai’s API to make creative use of other services and empower the community to protect merchants from payment fraud.
Challenge prize: The winning team gets to decide and choose one of the following (up to 5 members per winning team):

  1. Fame! A Booth Takeover at Money20/20
    You've developed it, now take over a 10x10 booth at Money20/20 and tell it to the world including 6,500+ participants attending the show.
    Showcase your winning idea at our booth for an entire day, complete with flatscreen, matching t-shirts and espresso machine
    • 1 Global Press Release with your names
    • 5 passes to Money20/20 show and conference
    • 5 one-bedroom suites at MGM Grand for 2 nights
    • 5 $75 vouchers to cover airlines ticket rebooking charges, if needed
  2. Or

  3. The Ultimate Learning—and Biking—Machine
    You’ve won the challenge, now rest your brain and get some machine-powered assistance for your legs.
    • 5 Copenhagen Wheels - Developer Edition w/ SDK (one complete Wheel/SDK for each winning team member):
      • Transform your bicycle into a smart electric hybrid with the Copenhagen Wheel from Superpedestrian Inc.. The Wheel contains a motor, batteries, multiple sensors, wireless connectivity, and an embedded control system. The Wheel learns how you pedal and integrates seamlessly with your motion, multiplying your pedal power 3x—10x. Learn more at:https://www.superpedestrian.com/
      • The Copenhagen Wheel SDK enables developers to get creative and develop a host of applications ranging from navigation to customizing the behavior of the wheel.
      • Commercial availability of the Wheel begins in late 2014.


Intuit
Improve the lives of small business owners by building an application that solves for both payments and accounting using the QuickBooks Online platform

Challenge prize: Developer-in-Residence for a week @ Intuit ( to include )

  • Hosting of the developer for a week on Intuit HQ campus
  • Participate in an Intuit Incubation Week (occurs monthly)
  • Lunch with select Intuit Senior Leaders
  • Featured in an Innovation Gallery Walk
  • Work with the Intuit Developer Group to publish your winning app & develop a Go–to-Market plan
  • Travel and accommodation included

MasterCard
Design the best consumer experience (using wearables, locations, context, motion) with MasterPass and/or Simplify Commerce in any shopping context (POS, Kiosks, vending machines, parking lots, cars, toll booths in short, the IoT).

Challenge prize: The challenge winning team gets:

  1. A MasterCard Priceless Las Vegas Experience immediately following the Hackathon for up to 5 members to chill and recover, including:
    1. 5 one-bedroom suites at MGM Grand
    2. 5 Joel Robuchon dining experience on Sunday night
    3. 5 spa appointments on Monday AM
    4. 5 gift bags
    5. 5 $75 vouchers to cover airlines ticket rebooking charges, if needed
  2. Launch Assist--Turn your idea into reality by receiving 6 months of operational mentorship from the MasterCard Start Path team. Start off on the path to success with their support, as well as access to MasterCard APIs, and free processing via Simplify Commerce for the first $250,000 in transactions for 12 months.


Mercury
Do APIs matter? At the end of the Money2020 Hackathon Mercury would like to emphatically say, ‘YES!’
A payment API can’t solve the world’s problems….or can it? Use one of Mercury’s API’s (Web Services, Hosted Checkout or Mobile wallet) and show everyone how a simple payments engine and a little creativity can change the world

Modo Payments
Use Modo​'s handcrafted​ API to either​​:

  1. Build a beautiful buying experience​ using Modo​.
    Challenge prize: A beautiful meal for the team (and their +1s) at the Michelin starred restaurant of your choice (e.g., New York - WD50, Chicago - Moto, Dallas - FT33 (star coming soon!)).
  2. Exemplify loyalty as currency​ using Modo + FIS ScoreCard​.
    Challenge prize: 1 million loyalty points from FIS.
  3. How can a retailer know more about the consumer, using their mobile device, so that the retailer can sell more.

Challenge prize: A travel and shopping spree with ADS brand partners.

PayPal
Create an application and offer the ability to accept mobile payments using our mobile payments API that currently supports PayPal wallet.
Challenge Prize: We’ll be providing Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5-Inch Tablets for each person on the winning team.

 

Please note that none of the above challenge prizes are redeemable for cash.

Judging

Winners of the Money20/20 Hackathon will be selected by a panel of judges that includes industry leaders as well as one representative from each sponsoring company. Judges include: Balaji Gopalan, Director of Nymi Platform, Bionym; Peter Smith, President, Blockchain; Adam Ludwin, CEO, Chain.com; Antonio Alegria, Product Lead, Feedzai; Eric Dunn, SVP and GM, Payments and Commerce Solutions, Intuit; Dan Martin, Vice President, OpenAPI Community and Platform, MasterCard; Matthew Ozvat, Vice President, Developer Integrations, Mercury; Bruce Parker, CEO, ModoPayments; Patricia Kemp, Partner, Oak HC/FT and Mike Blandina, VP, Engineering, PayPal.

Judging will have two rounds, each with a live presentation format without slides or pitch decks:

  • Round 1 of judging will occur one-on-one with the judge from the respective sponsoring company presenting the challenge, and each judge will select his or her top two choices to move to Round 2.
  • Round 2 of judging will be on the main stage with A/V support in front of the full panel of judges.

Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores:

  • Simplicity (5 points): Is the application simple to use and can the team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?
  • Creativity (5 points): How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?
  • Impact (5 points): Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact?
  • Design (5 points): Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing?

There are ten sponsoring companies and therefore ten prize winners. Nine of the ten sponsoring companies are presenting challenges and the tenth is a venture capital firm. Each of the nine sponsoring companies that is presenting a challenge will have a prize winner—selected as the highest scoring team for each respective sponsor that presents a challenge. The tenth highest scoring team will also win a prize, and will represent a second winning team for one of the sponsoring companies that is presenting a challenge.

Rules

What is the Fresh Code Rule?

All code developed as part of the Money20/20 Hackathon must be FRESH–that’s how we keep these things fair. Before the start of the Money20/20 Hackathon, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. They can also come with hardware. But to keep things fair, all code must be written onsite at the Money20/20 Hackathon. Other than that, almost anything goes and you can use any coding languages or open-source libraries you’d like.

Who Owns the IP?

Participants will own the rights to their work. Sponsoring companies may have their own terms and conditions for proprietary technology or content.

Is there a Participation Agreement?

Yes, developers, designers and entrepreneurs are required to sign this agreement upon arrival at the Money20/20 Hackathon.

Halloween Party

Money20/20 will host a Halloween Party at Haze Nightclub located at the Aria Resort and Casino. In order to attend the party, registered attendees must pick up their wristbands from the Money20/20 Hackathon Registration Desk (located on Level 3 of the Convention Space) by 11:00 PM on Friday evening.

Wristbands for the Halloween Party are offered on a first come, first serve basis, and there are 150 wristbands available. These guarantee you entry into Haze until 11:30 pm, and come with 2 complimentary drink tickets.

Attendees must be over 21 and present valid identification at the door for entry.

FAQs

What is the Money20/20 Hackathon?

The Money20/20 Hackathon brings together hundreds of talented developers, designers and entrepreneurs to compete over 24 hours by building amazing FinTech applications using APIs, SDKs and other tools from some of today’s biggest innovators in Payments and Financial Services, including Chain.com, MasterCard, Mercury, ModoPayments, PayPal, and more. Experts from each company will be onsite to help bring big ideas to life!

The way people and businesses manage, spend and borrow money is changing, with transactions increasingly only part of more connected everyday activities. Open platforms are enabling integrated innovations such as mobile wallets, seamless authentication and identification, omnichannel and micro-location shopping experiences, data-enriched services, cloud point-of-sale engagement and much more. The Money20/20 Hackathon takes place right before the kickoff of Money20/20--the world’s largest event for innovators in payments and financial services with 7,000+ attendees--which brings together entrepreneurs, innovative established companies, investors and others as a catalyst for the growth and development of the ecosystem.


What are the Prizes?

Success at the Money20/20 Hackathon is recognized and rewarded! There will be 10 winning teams--at least one for each sponsoring company--with winners receiving five $20,000 and five $5,000 cash prizes provided by Money20/20--that’s $125,000 in total prize money!

The overall winning team will also get the incredible opportunity to demo their solution in front of an audience of thousands of investors, media and other ecosystem players as part of Money20/20’s highly exclusive Launchpad360 program. Last year’s Launchpad360 participants have since raised more than $40m in venture funding.

There are ten sponsoring companies and therefore ten prize winners. Nine of the ten sponsoring companies are presenting challenges and the tenth is a venture capital firm. Each of the nine sponsoring companies will have a prize winner—selected as the highest scoring team for each respective sponsor that presents a challenge. The tenth highest scoring team will also win a prize, and will represent a second winning team for one of the sponsoring companies that is presenting a challenge.


What is the Fee to Participate?

It costs only $10 to participate in the Money20/20 Hackathon. And, to make it easy for you to attend, qualified developers, designers and entrepreneurs can get up to a $250 travel stipend (see qualification criteria to the right). Note that registration for Money20/20, which follows the Money20/20 Hackathon, is separate from registration for the Money20/20 Hackathon.


When is the Money20/20 Hackathon?

The Money20/20 Hackathon will be held Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 1-2, 2014, at the Aria Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Although staying overnight isn’t required, we highly recommend it. The Money20/20 Hackathon will kickoff in Las Vegas-style with a Halloween Party on Friday night, Oct. 31. Here’s the detailed schedule (all times are PST):


Wednesday, Oct. 22
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST   (WebEx)
     
Friday, Oct. 31
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM   Registration Open for Hackathon Attendees, Level 3
10:00 PM   21+ Halloween Party at Haze Nightclub
     
Saturday, Nov 1
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Registration Open for Hackathon Attendees, Level 3
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Sponsor Set Up in Juniper Ballroom
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Breakfast in Juniper Ballroom
11:00 AM   Opening Announcements and Coding Begins in Juniper Ballroom
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM   Sponsor Pitches in Juniper Ballroom
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM   60 Second Attendee Pitches, Swag Giveaway in Juniper Ballroom
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   Lunch and Networking in Juniper Ballroom
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM   Sponsor Breakout Sessions in Senna and Cottonwood Boardroom
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM   Dinner in Juniper Ballroom
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM   Midnight Snack in Juniper Ballroom
     
Sunday, Nov. 2
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM   Breakfast in Juniper Ballroom
11:00 AM   Submission Deadline, Coding Ends
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM   Lunch in Ironwood 6, 7, 8
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   Demos and Q&A in Ironwood 4, 5
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Judges Deliberate
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM   Winners & Awards in Ironwood 4,5

Who is Attending?

We’re inviting talented developers, designers and entrepreneurs in the Las Vegas area and also extending an invitation and stipend to qualified individuals traveling to the Money20/20 Hackathon. Sponsoring companies representing a wide range of innovative established companies and disruptive startups will present challenges. And, given the Money20/20 setting, we expect lots of VCs, industry leaders and other valuable people in the audience during judging and awards.


How Many Attendees are you Expecting?

Although we’re planning for Las Vegas’s biggest hackathon, we conservatively expect at least 200 developers to attend the Money20/20 Hackathon. Teams can be created in advance or onsite and will be comprised of one (just you) to five individuals.


How is the Money20/20 Hackathon Judged?

Winners of the Money20/20 Hackathon will be selected by a panel of judges that includes industry leaders as well as one representative from each sponsoring company. Judges include: Balaji Gopalan, Director of Nymi Platform, Bionym; Peter Smith, President, Blockchain; Adam Ludwin, CEO, Chain.com; Dan Martin, Vice President, OpenAPI Community and Platform, MasterCard; Matthew Ozvat, Vice President, Developer Integrations, Mercury; Bruce Parker, CEO, ModoPayments; Patricia Kemp, Partner, Oak HC/FT and Mike Blandina, VP, Engineering, PayPal.

Judging will have two rounds, each with a live presentation format without slides or pitch decks:

  • Round 1 of judging will occur one-on-one with the judge from the respective sponsoring company, and each judge will select his or her top two choices to move to Round 2.
  • Round 2 of judging will be on the main stage with A/V support in front of the full panel of judges.


Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores:

  • Simplicity (5 points): Is the application simple to use and can the team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?
  • Creativity (5 points): How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?
  • Impact (5 points): Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact?
  • Design (5 points): Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing?

What is the Fresh Code Rule?

All code developed as part of the Money20/20 Hackathon must be fresh. Before the start of the Money20/20 Hackathon, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. They can also come with hardware. But to keep things fair, all code must be written onsite at the Money20/20 Hackathon. Other than that, almost anything goes and you can use any coding languages or open-source libraries.


What is the Pre-Money20/20 Hackathon Virtual Session?

The Pre-Money20/20 Hackathon session is a virtual session hosted via WebEx on October 22, 2014 from 6:30 pm PST to 8:30 pm PST. All developers, designers and entrepreneurs as well as sponsor evangelists are invited to join the session. Evangelists will propose their challenge, introduce their technology and answer any questions to help ensure an amazing experience.


Is there a Travel Stipend?

Yes, qualified developers, designers and entrepreneurs can get up to a $250 stipend with a cap of actual expenses incurred for travel and lodging. To qualify, developers, designers and entrepreneurs must:

  1. Check-in onsite to the Money20/20 Hackathon,

  2. Submit a project, and

  3. Demo to the judges on Sunday, November 2.

All receipts such as hotel, airfare, gas and lodging must have the attendees name on them. Receipts must reflect the dates of October 31-November 3. Only travel to/from the Money20/20 Hackathon and hotel stay during the event will be reimbursed up to a total of $250.  


Who Owns the IP?

Participants will own the rights to their work. Sponsoring companies may have their own terms and conditions for proprietary technology or content.


Is there a Participation Agreement?

Yes, developers, designers and entrepreneurs are required to sign this agreement in advance of or upon arrival at the Money20/20 Hackathon.

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Travel Stipend for Qualified Participants

Qualified developers, designers and entrepreneurs can get up to a $250 stipend with a cap of actual expenses incurred for travel and lodging. To qualify, developers, designers and entrepreneurs must:

  • Check-in onsite to the Money20/20 Hackathon,
  • Submit a project, and
  • Demo to the judges on Sunday, November 3.

All receipts such as hotel, airfare, gas, and lodging must have the attendee's name on them. Receipts must reflect the dates of October 31-November 2 . Only travel to/from the Money20/20 Hackathon and hotel stay during the event will be reimbursed up to a total of $250.

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