MIAMI – March 20, 2018. Visa announces a new developer challenge at this year’s eMerge Americas, the premier technology conference in Miami connecting Latin America, North America and Europe, where local and regional developers will be challenged to create, design and present solutions that can help to solve clients’ business problems and improve consumer pain points.
The Visa Challenge at eMerge Americas 2018 will officially kickoff on March 22, 2018 at the Visa Miami Innovation Center, giving developers, startups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss innovative digital solutions that can be utilized in different vertical industries. During the kickoff, participants will get more details on the challenge categories, have the chance to ask questions and meet with the Visa Developer team for mentoring opportunities.
Participants will then have a month to develop and fine-tune their solutions. This new format allows developers to reformat and sharpen their business pitches prior to the live competition, which will take place on April 24, 2018 during eMerge America 2018 on the main stage at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
To enter the Visa Challenge, contestants should integrate at least two Visa APIs into their proposed solutions. Developer teams will then be evaluated on two primary categories:
- Enhancing the payment experience for travelers
- Improving the “Card on File” and/or recurring payments functionality
The Visa Challenge first place winner will receive $5,000 and the second place prize is $2,000. In addition, both winners will have the opportunity to work with Visa’s capabilities in conjunction with executive mentors and technologists.
There will be select office hours and a webinar available for all participants throughout the month leading up to eMerge Americas 2018. For more information, and rules on the Visa Challenge at eMerge Americas 2018, please visit https://emergeamericas.com/visa-challenge/.
The eMerge Americas 2018 conference platform aligns with Visa’s approach to technology and innovation, and the entire payments solution ecosystem. Visa strives to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network by collaborating with financial institutions, retailers, governments, fintechs and startups.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit visa.com/about-visa.html, visa.com/blog and @VisaNewsLatam.