Mobile payments in Canada have seen a relatively slow adoption rate, but a few weeks ago MasterCard launched a 2-day challenge for Canadian developers to create the “next big innovation in mobile payments.”
The event is called “MasterCard N>XT” and will happen on September 28th and 29th in Toronto. As we stated before, there’s $30,000 is up for grabs: A $10,000 prize for the professional app developer category, a $10,000 prize for the student category, and a people’s choice prize of $10,000. A total of 20 developer teams will be competing to build the next greatest app and to celebrate the challenge, we’re hosting a contest for a chance to win one of three $100 prepaid cards.
This contest will end on August 1st and to enter you simply tell us in a Tweet what app you need that hasn’t been developed yet. Include the hashtag #MasterCardNXT.
Check out the video below to learn more. Developer registration is now open here.