If you follow the Kardashians more closely than your bank account, this hackathon is for you. Financial literacy affects you, your livelihood, and your community. After all, the more you know, the more your nest egg will grow!

What to build:

A web/mobile app that teaches or enables financial literacy.

Can I submit something I've already built?

Sure, but you must add something new for this hackathon.

Does it have to work IRL?

YES! Mockups and slideshows are boring. Show us something we can use. It doesn't have to be in the app store or open source, but we do have to be able to test it.

What's in it for me?

Our sponsor Venmo has generously donated a 55-inch Samsung 1080p Smart TV and there are also a load of other prizes up for grabs!

I want to participate, but I don't know where / how to start. Halp!

No problemo. We've compiled a list of data sources, APIs, libraries, examples, tutorials, and ideas just for you..

How can I find a teammate?

Head over to the participants page and reach out to a fellow hacker.


  • You must submit a web/mobile app that teaches or enables financial literacy.
  • You must provide access to and testing instructions for your submission.
  • Use any language, framework, library you want.
  • If you’re submitting an existing app / project, you must include a description of what you’ve added for this hackathon.
  • No malicious code — pls don't hack the gibson!

Hackathon Sponsors


Venmo Grand Prize

Provided by Venmo: 55-inch Samsung 1080p Smart TV

All you can EaaS (5)

Provided by ChallengePost: Servers are expensive 'mkay? Save some cash with 'all you can EaaS': 1 year of your favorite subscription entertainment service. Choose from Spotify, Rdio, Netflix, Hulu or HBO Now.

Digital Ocean Credits - $100 (2)

Provided by Digital Ocean the top two teams each win $100 in digital ocean credits.

MLH Prize

Provided by MLH: Personalized MLH jerseys for the best student team and a chance to win direct entry, with travel reimbursement, to Hack for Planet for the best student project during Summer Jam!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Terri Burns

Terri Burns
Developer Evangelist at Venmo

Tatiana Brezina

Tatiana Brezina
Senior Innovation Strategist at D2D Fund

Merici Vinton

Merici Vinton
co-founder Ada's List and Product Consultant at IDEO's OI Engine

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Idea
    Includes creativity and originality
  • Implementation of Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer
  • Potential Impact
    Includes the potential impact on users

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