45 App Pitches, 5 Judges, 4 Prizes … Everyone's a winner, baby, that's the truth

It’s been a week since the QuickBooks Connect conference ended, and the hackathon developers have all headed home and gone back to their day jobs. The Intuit Developer team is also back in the office, catching our breath from the excitement of last week, reviewing all the feedback, following up on action items, and planning for what comes next. 

One of the biggest highlights of QuickBooks Connect for all of us was the Pitch It event on Tuesday night, the culmination of 36+ hours of designing, experimenting, coding, and testing. We were overwhelmed by the number of teams that signed up to pitch (far exceeded our expectations!), by the creativity of the developers, the enthusiasm of the audience, and the astute questions (not to mention stamina) of our esteemed panel of judges.

The judges had a real challenge to select only four out so many innovative and impressive apps that were pitched so passionately.  But in the end, they chose some true winners:

$55,000 Grand Prize Winner
Method:Donations by Method
A full end-to-end donor management solution, Method:Donations gives the nonprofit a tool that does marketing, CRM, and donor management with a deep connection to QuickBooks Online. It also has a convenient mobile-optimized website for the nonprofit to easily accept donations from donors. This app fills an obvious market gap. Congratulations to team members Paul Jackson, Rania Dib, Michael Melo, Richard Pangborn, and Ron Chiu!

$15,000 Category Winner, Use of Payments API
Payments Cloud by Cloud Conversion
Integrating with Salesforce CRM and Quickbooks Online, Payments Cloud streamlines the sales, quoting, and payment process. Congratulations to Jon Jessup!

$15,000 Category Winner, New App:
SafetyNet by Jobber
A super easy, fast way to take online snapshots of QuickBooks Online data, SafetyNet allows restoration of data in seconds. This app fills an in-demand feature gap of QuickBooks Online. Congratulations to Ben Zittlau!

$15,000 Category Winner, New Feature for Existing App:
ServiceTitan by ServiceTitan
This team built an integration with QuickBooks Online for their field service management solution that includes scheduling, dispatching, and invoicing, as well as sales and marketing tools.
Note: It originally took this company 6 weeks to do their integration with the desktop version of QuickBooks.  At the hackathon, they completed their integration with QuickBooks Online in only 2 days using the QuickBooks Online Accounting API. Congratulations to Vahe Kuzoyan and
Alex Yakunin!


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