WASHINGTON, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration and Visa will host the first-ever National Small Business Week Hackathon at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. on April 27-29. App developers, business owners, ideas generators and local entrepreneurs will be challenged to mash up API's from the U.S. Government and Visa Developer Platform to build an app to help small business owners address financial responsibility and common financial challenges, such as access to capital, cash flow, business credit, efficient payment or payroll. Throughout the weekend, the SBA and Visa will host educational workshops and mentorship opportunities for the participants.
SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will be on hand to announce the winning entries on Sunday, April 29. The Hackathon will award a total prize pool of $24,000 to winners.
WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building, Pavilion Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
WHO: SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will announce the winning entries (1 p.m.) Judges for the hackathon include SBA Chief Information Officer Maria Roat, SBA Deputy Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation Michele Schimpp, Visa Vice President and Head of Global Small & Medium-Sized Enterprise Products Justin King, Visa Developer Platform Senior Director Victor Zhiltsov and Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year and Co-Founder of RevUnit Michael Paladino.
HOW: Press must register for this event by emailing Katie Harris-Maines: [email protected]
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2018SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.