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The Money 20/20 Hackathon is Happening in Vegas Baby, Vegas!!

Aug 11, 2014 2:30:00 PM / by casecase

Sure, everyone knows that money makes the world go round. But when you think about it, while it may be the biggest industry in the world it’s been running things pretty much the same way since Columbus got a loan for that boat ride of his. So if you get excited when you hear about innovations in e-commerce, mobile payments, and finance, then listen up friend, cause I want to make you an offer.

Over Halloween weekend, Money 20/20 is throwing an epic hackathon full of so many goodies and big cash prizes that even the pit boss at a high rollers room would be jealous. Hundreds of super talented developers, designers and entrepreneurs will convene on the Vegas strip to build all sorts of FinTech and eCommerce innovations, using APIs and SDKs from names like PayPal, Mastercard, Mercury Payments and Modo Payments.


There will be up to 10 winning teams- one for each sponsoring company- with winners receiving up to five $20,000 and up to five $5,000 cash prizes. gets better. Qualified participants can get up to a $250 travel stipend! Not. Kidding. They’re literally gonna pay you to check this thing out.

You got this right? Pause here and reread if you don’t believe it.


The overall winning team will get a chance to demo its creation in front of thousands of investors, media and other big time FinTech players as part of Money 20/20’s exclusive Launchpad360 program. Last year’s participants have gone on to raise over $40 million in venture funding. Not too shabby eh?

So yeah, this is one hackathon that is not to be missed. If you want to disrupt how payments, financial services and commerce is done, all while taking in the excitement of Sin City, then we’ll see you in Vegas...if you can get a ticket before it sells out, of course.

So hurry up - you can get more info and your ticket here.


Written by casecase