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About this event

Pitney Bowes’ Small and Medium Business Hackathon is a product and application development hackathon for small and medium business (SMBs) focused applications and solutions.

The hackathon offers an opportunity for developers like you to leverage Pitney Bowes expertise and create apps and solutions for over a million Pitney Bowes SMB Customers! We are also partnering with Freshworks to create eCommerce enablement for customer support using Freshworks APIs.

It's a one-of-its-kind hackathon that gives you the unique opportunity to monetize your app on the Pitney Bowes App Store. In addition to this, you can also win cash prizes worth $11,000.

Pitney Bowes is seeking solutions to real-world problems for it’s SMB clients, under the below-listed themes:

  • E-commerce Enablement (For Pitney Bowes and Freshworks)
  • SMB Productivity
  • Streamlining Shipping Operations
  • Increasing International Presence
  • Open Innovation

To participate in the hackathon, all you need to do is submit an idea on the solution you would like to build for SMB’s, under any one of the given themes. The submissions that are innovative, technologically impressive, and most importantly submissions that help SMBs solve their problems will be shortlisted for the hackathon, where you will bring your idea to a working app prototype using the Pitney Bowes APIs and other partner technologies.

To read more on the Hackathon, follow this link: https://www.hackerearth.com/sprints/pitney-bowes-smb-challenge-2018/?utm_source=hackathonio&utm_campaign=pb&utm_medium=all

Prizes

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  • First Prize
  • - $5000 - Opportunity to monetize your app on Pitney Bowes App Store.

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  • Home-2nd
  • Second Prize
  • - $2000 - Opportunity to monetize your app on Pitney Bowes App Store.

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  • Home-3rd
  • Third Prize
  • - $1000 - Opportunity to monetize your app on Pitney Bowes App Store.

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Schedule

  • Thursday
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  • Friday
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Rules

Applications will be judged on the following Judging Criteria Fitment & User Personas - SMB (30%) - How well does the product serve the SMB, user personas & themes Innovation (20%) - How innova...

Applications will be judged on the following Judging Criteria Fitment & User Personas - SMB (30%) - How well does the product serve the SMB, user personas & themes

Innovation (20%) - How innovative is this idea, and how did you come up with it?

Scalability (20%) - Does this product work when applied outside of a hackathon setting?

Functionality (20%) - Does this solution solve the problem it's intended for?

Usability and Experience (10%) – How easy is the solution to be used by SMBs

Rules Prizes are eligible for all submissions made by participants from US.

This is a team participation hackathon. You can have at most 4 members in your team.

You can either invite your friends to form a team or you can request other teams to add you as a member.

Entries without the Idea Submission Presentation will not be considered for evaluation.

Entries must be submitted on the Hackerearth site.

You are expected to come up with new and innovative ideas, any idea that has been copied from somewhere will be disqualified.

Your hack must be developed entirely during the Hackathon duration. You may use open source libraries and other freely available systems / services such as Google Maps, Facebook Connect, Twitter feeds etc.

All submissions to the Pitney Bowes SMB Challenge remain the intellectual property of the individuals or teams that developed them. By registering, the Participants are consenting to the terms of the SMB Challenge, and entering a submission, however, the Participant agrees that Pitney Bowes reserves the first right of refusal to acquire the intellectual property for a period of one year starting on the date of announcement .

By participating in the hackathon, you agree to the terms and conditions of HackerEarth.

Developers agree to abide by the Pitney Bowes legal terms of use: http://www.pitneybowes.com/us/legal/terms-of-use.html