Equifax Acceleration Applications are now open to US software developers looking to build transformative solutions with a powerful suite of Equifax Cloud™ compatible APIs
ATLANTE, July 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Equifax® (NYSE: EFX) announced that applications are open for its second annual Developer Challenge and Acceleration Program in partnership with 1871a ChicagoNew York-based business incubator that supports early-stage tech start-ups, growth-stage tech leaders, and innovative companies. Following the success of the inaugural Equifax Acceleration in 2021, Equifax is continuing the program to challenge US-based software developers to create transformative solutions designed to drive financial inclusion and improve access to services with Equifax’s powerful suite of APIs. applications (APIs) compatible with Equifax Cloud™.
“Data, analytics and technology provide a powerful force to solve some of the most pressing issues facing the world around us,” said Bryson Koehler, head of product, data and analytics and technology at Equifax. “Equifax is committed to accelerating innovation across the developer ecosystem to bring more consumers into the traditional credit economy. We look forward to working with the Equifax Accelerate 2022 program cohorts to create data-driven solutions that help address the challenges of consumer financial inclusion and small businesses’ access to capital.”
Participants in the Equifax Accelerate program will have simplified access to data assets and API products so that developers can easily explore and access technical documentation, build applications, experiment and innovate faster than ever. These data assets will include APIs available on the Equifax for Developers API portal as well as data resources available on AWS Data Exchange and Snowflake Data Marketplace.
“In our data-driven world, it’s never been more important for businesses to have access to the technology resources and mentorship they need to thrive,” said Betsy ZieglerCEO of 1871. “We are proud to work side-by-side with Equifax to continue to grow the Equifax Accelerate product studio, which empowers innovators and leaders who are disrupting their industries with new and needed solutions.”
The top 50 entries to Equifax Accelerate 2022 will be accepted into a Design Sprint Challenge in August. All Design Sprint Challenge participants will receive mentorship from Equifax and 1871 subject matter experts to help them create prototype solutions. They will also compete for the chance to access the 12-week Product Studio, a personalized acceleration program powered by Equifax and 1871.
This year’s Design Sprint Challenge will be judged by Equifax management and a panel of experts, including: Noah SchwartzGeneral Manager, AWS Data Exchange at Amazon Web Services (AWS); Amit Maheshwari, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Tekion Corp. ; and Laura Ritzdirector of operations at numo, a PNC company.
Entrants chosen by the judging panel to participate in Product Studio will receive unlimited access to all 1871 products and services, including dozens of workshops, 300+ mentors, and 400+ other technology founders, early-stage companies, and more. ideas to the C+ series. They will also have the opportunity to showcase their prototype to an audience of Equifax executives, including digital and fintech partners, during the product showcase. Qualifying entrants will also be entitled to up to $5,000 in AWS Activate Credits, which can be applied to over 200 AWS services.
ABOUT EQUIFAX INC.
At Equifax (NYSE: EFX), we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play a vital role in the global economy by helping financial institutions, businesses, employers and government agencies make critical decisions with greater trust. Our unique blend of differentiated data, analytics and cloud technology generates insights to support decisions to move people forward. Based at Atlanta and supported by more than 13,000 employees worldwide, Equifax operates or has investments in 25 countries in North Americacentral and South America, Europeand the Asia Pacific Region. For more information, visit Equifax.com.
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