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 10 of 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--one for each sponsoring company--with winners receiving up to five $20,000 and five $5,000 cash prizes provided by Money20/20--that’s up to $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 Sponsors include:

 


Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 22

  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm: Pre-Money20/20 Hackathon Virtual Session via WebEx

Friday, Oct. 31

  • 10:00 pm: Halloween party or just hang out in Juniper Ballroom

Saturday, Nov. 1

  • 11:00 am: Opening Ceremony & Sponsor Presentations, Juniper Ballroom
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Breakout Sessions
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 12:00 am: Midnight Snack

Sunday, Nov. 2

  • 11:00 am: Submission Deadline
  • 11:30 am: Lunch, Ironwood Ballroom
  • 12:30 pm: Round 1 Judging
  • 1:30 pm: Round 2 Judging
  • 2:30 pm: Awards
  • 3:00 pm: Closing

Challenges

Coming Soon!

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: Peter Smith, COO, Blockchain; Adam Ludwin, CEO, Chain.com; Dan Martin, Vice President, OpenAPI Community and Platform, MasterCard; Andrew Patterson, Chief Technology Officer, Mercury; Bruce Parker, CEO, ModoPayments and Ann Lamont, Managing Partner, Oak HC/FT.

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 a single judge, 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?

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.

Sponsor

What are the Benefits of Sponsoring the Money20/20 Hackathon?

Up to 10 sponsoring companies will have the opportunity to present a challenge to developers at the Money20/20 Hackathon. We recommend using APIs or SDKs. Our Money20/20 Hackathon team can help construct a challenge that will achieve your company's software development and other goals. Each sponsoring company will be invited to a pre-Money20/20 Hackathon virtual session to present their company’s challenge to the developers and answer any questions.

Money20/20 Hackathon sponsorship benefits include:

  • An opportunity to introduce your challenge to developers, designers and entrepreneurs with 5 minutes stage-time
  • A 30-minute deep-dive breakout session to present your challenge and teach developers your technology
  • A seat on the Judging Panel
  • An opportunity to offer a prize to supplement Money20/20 prizes (subject to approval)
  • Passes to the Money20/20 Hackathon for evangelists, staff, etc.
  • Branding and signage during the Money20/20 Hackathon
  • Inclusion in Money20/20 pre-event and onsite marketing and advertising initiatives, including via email, web and social media as well as other promotional materials
  • Logo on t-shirts
  • Table to display swag, for meetings, etc.

Is there a Theme to the Hackathon?

The Money20/20 Hackathon theme is FinTech innovation.


How are you Promoting the Money20/20 Hackathon?

We are promoting the Money20/20 Hackathon directly via email and social media channels as well as indirectly through sponsors, media partners and others.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Money20/20 Hackathon, please click here.

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 10 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, omni-channel 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 6,500+ 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 up to 10 winning teams--one for each sponsoring company--with winners receiving up to five $20,000 and five $5,000 cash prizes provided by Money20/20--that’s up to $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.


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 - 8:30 pm: Pre-Money20/20 Hackathon Virtual Session via WebEx

Friday, Oct. 31

  • 10:00 pm: Halloween party or just hang out in Juniper Ballroom

Saturday, Nov. 1

  • 11:00 am: Opening Ceremony & Sponsor Presentations, Juniper Ballroom
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Breakout Sessions
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 12:00 am: Midnight Snack

Sunday, Nov. 2

  • 11:00 am: Submission Deadline
  • 11:30 am: Lunch, Ironwood Ballroom
  • 12:30 pm: Round 1 Judging
  • 1:30 pm: Round 2 Judging
  • 2:30 pm: Awards
  • 3:00 pm: Closing

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. Up to 10 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: Peter Smith, COO, Blockchain; Adam Ludwin, CEO, Chain.com; Dan Martin, Vice President, OpenAPI Community and Platform, MasterCard; Andrew Patterson, Chief Technology Officer, Mercury; Bruce Parker, CEO, ModoPayments and Ann Lamont, Managing Partner, Oak HC/FT.

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 a single judge, 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 2. 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 2.

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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