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Money20/20 Hackathon


Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

Money20/20 Hackathon

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Hackathon Developer Oct 20, 2017 $10.00 $0.00
Hackathon Entrepreneur Oct 20, 2017 $10.00 $0.00
Hackathon Designer Oct 20, 2017 $10.00 $0.00

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Three years ago, Money20/20 launched what is now regarded as the best FinTech Hackathon in the world. Taking place in a massive ballroom in the beautiful Venetian resort right on the famous Vegas Strip, the now legendary Money20/20 Hackathon attracts developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all over the world, all hoping to strike it big, hackathon-style.

This year, some of the worlds most noted and recognizable FinTech companies will present innovative and fun challenges that will stimulate your Hacking skills and inspire you to new levels of creativity. View or download last year’s challenges here.

This isn’t your typical hackathon. Say goodbye to wooden folding chairs and junk food, and hello to more than 500 fellow hackers competing across new challenges and for $125,000 in cash prizes. Oh, and each sponsor has their own additional prizes. You’ll want to get your ticket quick, because this one sells out FAST.

Remember: You MUST have a computer or device that works on 5ghz wifi.  If you do NOT, you should purchase a wifi converter for your device before the event.  This is covered in your travel stipend.

We will not have any wifi other than 5ghz at the event.

We'll announce our Sponsors Closer to the Event! 

 Huge Prizes

What’s a hackathon without prizes? This year, 10 winning developer teams will be rewarded in a big way. Money20/20 will present (5) $20,000 prizes and (5) $5,000 prizes, and each sponsor will be bringing their own prizes too.

The overall winning team will also be able to present their solution (along with 23 other entrepreneurs) as part of Money20/20's “Startup Pitch at Money20/20” event, a 3-minute pitch competition that provides companies with a forum to showcase their leading-edge innovation in front of an audience of investors, media and other ecosystem participants. Four finalists will then “Pitch Off” for the grand prize on the Money20/20 main stage during Keynotes on Tuesday, October 24th, where the audience will decide the winner.



Winners of the Money20/20 Hackathon will be selected by a panel of judges comprising industry experts hand-picked from our challenge sponsors.  

Judging will take place in two rounds, each in a live presentation format without slides or pitch decks:

  • Round 1 is a one-on-one session between the team presenting its solution, and the judge from the Challenge sponsor for whom the solution was developed (e.g., Challenge sponsor “x” will judge team submissions for their challenge). Each sponsoring company will select two finalists to advance to Round 2.
  • Round 2 takes place Sunday afternoon as the full Money20/20 crowd begins to arrive onsite. We expect some attendees will join us during this round of judging, where the top 20 teams will present their solutions with full A/V support in front of our full complement of judges.

Each team’s 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?


Just $10 holds your place at the Money20/20 Hackathon. And to make it even easier for you to attend, qualified developers, designers and entrepreneurs can get up to a $125 travel stipend (details below). Very limited seats are available, so register fast!

Register here: 

**Note that registration for Money20/20, which follows the Money20/20 Hackathon, is separate from registration for the Money20/20 Hackathon. Only finalists from the top 20 teams will receive complimentary access to Money20/20

Travel Stipend for Qualified Participants
Qualified developers, designers and entrepreneurs can get up to a $125 stipend with a cap of actual expenses incurred for travel and lodging. To qualify, developers, designers and entrepreneurs must do all of the below:

  • Check-in onsite to the Money20/20 Hackathon and,
  • Submit a project, and
  • Demo to the judges on Sunday, October 22nd

All receipts such as hotel, airfare, gas, and lodging must have the attendee's name on them. Receipts must reflect the dates of October 19-26. Only travel to/from the Money20/20 Hackathon and hotel stay during the event will be reimbursed up to a total of $125. Further instructions to come.



Wednesday October 11th
6:00 PM PST: Pre-Hackathon Web-ex

Friday October 20th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sponsor Set Up
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST: Join us at Lavo (in the Venetian) from 8:00-9:00p on Friday October 20, 2016 for the pre-hackathon happy hour. Drinks are on us, just bring your ID and get together for a little pre-show meet and greet with your fellow hackers and sponsors.

Saturday October 21st
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sponsor Setup
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Breakfast
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Opening Announcements and Coding Begins
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Sponsor Pitches
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Attendee Pitches
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Networking
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Sponsor Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM Midnight Snack

Sunday October 22nd
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
11:00 AM Submission Deadline, Coding Ends
11:15 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Round 1 Demos
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Judges Deliberation
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM Final Demos
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Judges Deliberate
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Money20/20 Opening Keynote
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Winners & Awards


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. 

How Many People can Be on a Team?

No more than 5 people may be on any one team.

Have questions about Money20/20 Hackathon? Contact AngelHack

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When & Where

The Venetian
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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