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May 9, 2016 | Annie Terry

$100,000 Small Business App Showdown is Here!

Intuit Developer is excited to announce that the $100,000 Small Business App Showdown contest is offically open for app submissions! This contest is exclusively for developers who successfully publish their apps on the QuickBooks App Store between Jan. 1 and Aug. 15, 2016.

In the $100,000 Small Business App Showdown, you leverage your own community to help get your app in front of thousands of potential customers — accountants, small business owners, and entrepreneurs — at Intuit’s annual QuickBooks Connect conference in October, in San Jose, CA.

  • Part 1: Any app published on the QuickBooks App Store between Jan. 1 and Aug. 15, 2016 can register for the contest and will be listed in the contest gallery. Developers then encourage their customers to review their app and talk about it on social media to help get it to the top of the contest leaderboard. Intuit uses contest criteria to select 10 finalists.
  • Part 2: Ten (10) finalists win a featured space at QuickBooks Connect and a chance to pitch to a panel of judges for the $100k Grand Prize!

What do you need do right now?

Step 1: BUILD and PUBLISH your app on the QuickBooks App Store before Aug. 15, 2016!  This really means you need to submit for publishing well before July 15, 2016 to have a higher chance of passing technical and security reviews in time.  Do it.  Do it now!

Then what?

Step 2: Once you’ve published your app (OR if your app is already published), register your app with the contest, and it will be listed in our contest gallery.

Step 3: Get active on social media and reach out to your customers to drive your app to the top of the leaderboard.

Step 4: Between Aug 16-31, the contest gallery turns into a voting gallery, where your customers can vote for your app to become one of the 10 finalists. Intuit will use the results of the customer voting as well as other criteria (see the criteria specifics in the official rules) to select 10 lucky finalists.

Step 5: The 10 finalists will come to QuickBooks Connect in San Jose, CA, in October to show off their apps in a featured exhibit space, and will pitch their app to a panel of judges for a chance at the $100K Grand Prize!

What are you waiting for? Publish your app, and enter to win!

 

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The fine print:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN WORLDWIDE EXCEPT FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF CUBA, BURMA/MYANMAR, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, SUDAN OR SYRIA, 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Enter Contest by: 8/15/16 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For Official Rules and prize descriptions, visit SmallBusinessAppShowdown.com. Sponsor: Intuit, Inc., 2700 Coast Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.

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