Empower Hackathon

<h1>Develop. Build Better. Empower.</h1><p>Before starting a project, check out the challenge guide:</p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cud_YsJ_g88hViIYwhc0gnISj6FuVHTI/view" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><img src="https://res.cloudinary.com/ideation/image/upload/w_870/bwgcijuf3by9zmcgmmel.png" style="width: 190px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib fr-fil"></a></p><p><br></p><p>Be part of our journey as we learn and collaborate to create solutions that support underserved business communities around the United States and Worldwide.</p><p>Nearly half of black owned SMBs have been wiped out YTD as the pandemic has ravaged minority communities disproportionately. &quot;Black businesses experienced the most acute decline, with a 41% drop. Latinx business owners fell by 32% and Asian business owners dropped by 26%.&quot;</p><p>Our goal is to make sure we continue to develop flexible, creative commerce solutions that serve everyone, and that commerce is accessible to everyone, everywhere. So through the Empower Hackathon, we&rsquo;re focusing our inclusion and diversity efforts on a key part of our business: our developer community.</p><p>We are also emphasizing our efforts an emphasis on those owned by Black women in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C.--we&#39;ll keep our eye out for solutions that focus on these pain points and needs in these specific communities.</p>