Team up with entrepreneurs, designers, and high-quality developers working in FinTech and to develop concepts that will help United States small businesses prepare and/or recover from major natural disasters such as wildfires, tornados, snow storms or earthquakes. #SmallBusinessWeek Hackathon 2019 Visa and the U.S. Small Business Administration invite you to bring your ideas and your laptop to spend a weekend creating solutions to help develop solutions that could help small businesses recover or prepare for sudden impacts of natural disasters. CHALLENGE As the heart of communities across the United States, ensuring that small businesses recover following major natural disasters is critical to rebuilding impacted areas overall. Businesses face a wide variety of challenges as they recover from natural disasters including:Restoring their Revenue StreamGaining Access to Funds for both Short & Long Term RecoveryPaying EmployeesFinding Suppliers Still in OperationDealing with Disruption to Communications & Service such as Electricity Come develop concepts that would help business owners prepare and/or recover from major natural disasters such as wildfires, tornados, snow storms or earthquakes. Make use of API's from Visa, the U.S. Government, and third parties to build an impactful new tool. Be creative. Be innovative. Most importantly, remember the simplest solutions can be the most sophisticated. PRIZES 1st Prize - $25,0002nd Prize - $15,0003rd Prize - $10,000CHALLENGE GIVEAWAYS In addition to the grand prizes, Visa and the U.S. Small Business Administration have other great prizes to giveaway! Are you up for the challenge?$5,000 Visa API Challenge$5,000 Authorize.Net API ChallengeWho can best utilize Visa and Authorize.Net's APIs? SCHEDULEDay 1 (Friday):6:00PM: Opening - registration 6:30PM: Dinner7:00PM: Idea pitches and voting 8:30PM: Team formation 9:00PM: First lines of code 11:00PM Start hacking overnight Day 2 (Saturday):8:00AM: Breakfast/ technical support restarts 8:30AM: Coding continues11:00AM: "How to give a great pitch"12:30PM: Lunch is served 2:00PM: On-going team mentorship6:00PM: Dinner11:00PM: Start hacking overnight Day 3: (Sunday)8:00AM: Breakfast/technical support restarts 9:45:AM CODE FREEZE!10:00AM: Final demos12:30PM: Lunch is served/judges deliberation 1:00PM: Winners announcement!1:30PM: Hackathon endsContact firstname.lastname@example.org for info.