What to expect at Money20/20 2017

Author: Natalie Jacks

Sneak a peek of the happenings at the world’s largest marketplace for ideas, opportunities, and connections in payments.

Each year, business leaders from all over the world travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to seize new business opportunities, strengthen partnerships, and discover the latest disruption at Money20/20 - and it’s only a few days away! More than 11,000 attendees from 4,500 companies and 85 countries are expected to attend the 2017 U.S. event. 

Here’s a glimpse of what Money20/20 2017 has to offer:

The Money20/20 Hackathon

Money20/20 is home to the largest FinTech hackathon in the world. Join more than 500 professional hackers, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs as they compete for the chance to win up to $125,000 in cash and other prizes.

Worldpay is offering a $15,000 cash prize to the winners of their challenge.

Worldpay Hackathon Challenge: Develop an innovative application or solution that enhances either a consumer’s purchasing experience (instore or online) or provides benefit to small or medium sized business owners.

money-20-20-hackathon-2017“Small and medium businesses are facing ever strengthening competition from large corporations,” says Worldpay’s Vice President of Innovation and Design, Joe Kleinwaechter. “Part of this competition comes from advancing technology that is sometimes too costly for a small business. We believe that innovation doesn’t have to be expensive. Innovation comes from solving the right problems in ways others haven’t figured out yet.”

Our APIs give any developer a chance to quickly democratize innovation and make some amazing advances in how small and medium businesses sell their products and services. We think that Money20/20 is the perfect place to launch that innovation.”

Joe is judging this year’s competition. As one of the Money20/20 Hackathon judges, he says he’s looking for three key things:

  1. Solving Real Problems
  2. Simplicity
  3. Great Design

The Startup Pitch

Winners of the Money20/20 Hackathon will be selected by a panel of judges comprising industry experts hand-picked from our challenge sponsors. The winning team will then present their solution at the Startup Pitch. The Startup Pitch at Money20/20 features 24 startups pitching their pioneering idea, technology or solution to the Money20/20 audience and a panel of expert judges.

The Main Event

Registration for Money20/20 opens Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and is located on Level 1 in the lower lobby of the Sands Expo Center. Conference sessions are located on Levels 2 & 3 of the Venetian Congress Center. The Exhibit Hall is located in the Sands Convention Center, which is connected to The Venetian. Click here to view the Venetian Resort Map and Directory.

...And More!

Industry Night with a performance by NE-YO: When the track sessions end & the exhibit hall closes Monday night, head over to OMNIA Nightclub in Caesar’s Palace for Industry Night, featuring 3x Grammy Award-winner, NE-YO. The party starts at 9:00 PM on Monday, October 23.

Money20/20 App: Download the Money20/20 app for event maps, sessions, speakers, and more! 

Don’t forget to stop by the Worldpay Booth (#1209) at the show!

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Written by:   ,  16 Oct 2017