Welcome to Rapyd’s Summer 2021 Hackathon!

We’re challenging you to rev the global economic engine by building a fintech or payments app using Rapyd’s APIs.

We’re issuing a global challenge to all hackers. Sign up, team up, and take your fintech innovation across the finish line for a chance at a Porsche Taycan, an F1 Experience in Abu Dhabi, and the opportunity to bring your idea to life. Below are the following options for the ways you can participate in this hackathon.

 

Choose your Circuit, Leave Your Competition in the Dust  

Circuit 1:

Create a fintech app (banking, insurtech, securities, finance, payments, blockchain/crypto) while integrating two or more Rapyd platforms (Collect, Disburse, Wallet, Issuing). Watch the video

Circuit 2:

Create the ultimate customer checkout experience on top of the Rapyd Collect platform. Make checkout faster, easier, or more rewarding online, in-store, and everywhere. Watch the video

Circuit 3:

Create the World's Next Global Super App with payments including Rapyd APIs that will compete with the likes of WeChat, PayPal, and Grab. Watch the video

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$267,000 in prizes

Overall Winner

• 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S or $125,000 cash
• F1 Experience (up to 4 people) OR $10,000

F1 EXPERIENCE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
• $2,000 spending allowance
• Paid Travel and Hotel. Package includes race tickets, Paddock access, Champions Club trackside hospitality, an Exclusive Pit Lane Walk, and more!
• Dinner with the Rapyd team and other winners

Circuit Winners (3)

• One winner per Circuit (3 Circuits)
• F1 Experience (up to 4 people) OR $40,000 per team

F1 EXPERIENCE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
• $2,000 spending allowance
• Paid Travel and Hotel. Package includes race tickets, Paddock access, Champions Club trackside hospitality, an Exclusive Pit Lane Walk, and more!
• Dinner with the Rapyd team and other winners

APAC Regional Winner

• Playstation 5 + F1 2020 Game or equivalent or $1,000 cash value (up to 4 people)
• Rapyd swag kit

EMEA Regional Winner

• Playstation 5 + F1 2020 Game or equivalent (up to 4 people) or $1,000 cash value
• Rapyd swag kit

AMERICAS Regional Winner

• Playstation 5 + F1 2020 Game or equivalent (up to 4 people) or $1,000 cash value
• Rapyd swag kit

Judges Choice Award (3)

Entrants will be selected to fast-track their ideas by the judging panel

• Mentorship from Rapyd Venture Team (2 hours)
• Rapyd swag kit

Community Choice Award (3)

Submit your project on https://community.rapyd.net and have your peers upvote your solution. The Most Upvoted submissions from peers during submission period.

• Rapyd swag kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

What to build: A fintech or payments application using the Rapyd Payment Platform.

What to submit: 

  • Provide a URL to your code repository for judging and testing

  • Include a video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public

  • Must include a link to their project working

    • If you can not include a link to your working project, you must be able to prove your work, provide end-to-end proof with a screen recording of localhost or some other solution

Judges

Arik Shtilman

Arik Shtilman
Co-Founder & CEO, Rapyd

Adam Valkin

Adam Valkin
Managing Director and Partner, General Catalyst

Helcio Nobre

Helcio Nobre
Chief Product Officer, Rapyd

Patricia Kemp

Patricia Kemp
Co-Founder & Managing Partner FinTech, Oak HC/FT

Joel Yarbrough

Joel Yarbrough
Managing Director, Rapyd Ventures

Carlos Ayalde

Carlos Ayalde
Head of Payments & Fraud Prevention, Rappi

Arkady Karpman

Arkady Karpman
VP R&D, Rapyd

Arul Kumaravel

Arul Kumaravel
Co-Founder & CTO, TazaPay (ex-Grab, ex-Amazon)

Marc Winitz

Marc Winitz
Chief Marketing Officer, Rapyd

Mik Kurian

Mik Kurian
Payments Partnerships at Instacart (ex-Uber)

Drew Harris

Drew Harris
Developer Relations Sr. Manager, Rapyd

Aaron Gill

Aaron Gill
Regional Merchant Business Owner at Grab, First PM at Grab

Johnson Yang

Johnson Yang
Investor, General Catalyst

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Idea
    Includes creativity and originality
  • Potential Value
    Includes the extent to how valuable the solution is
  • Implementation
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developers, and the code quality

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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