MN Fintech Startup ChargeOver Wins Intuit Hackathon in Silicon Valley


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Tech entrepreneurs Ryan Bantz and Keith Palmer are stoked after ChargeOver won first place in the new app division at the QuickBooks Connect Hackathon in San Jose, CA earlier this month.

Their ‘Checkout’ app is designed to be used on top of the QuickBooks Online platform, simpliflying the process of implementing ecommerce for small businesses.

It allows users to quickly generate a link or embed code to display specific products on the web and tie the entire process and merchant checkout directly into their QuickBooks Online account.

“We saw too many steps between having a product and selling it online, making it more complicated than it needed to be,” Palmer explains of the product.  “So we made that part super easy.”

ChargeOver competed against 40 other teams as part of the experience; their winnings include $5k cash and $15k in cross-marketing. The plan is to spend the next few months polishing things up prior to officially launching it next year.  The duo were also personally recognized at the conference by Scott Cook, the man who founded Intuit in 1983 and pioneered financial accounting tools like Quickbooks and TurboTax.

ChargeOver was launched in 2013 as a recurring billing SaaS for SMBs. Bantz says the company has 7 full time employees is on pace to grow our annual subscription revenue processing 300% compared to 2014 volume.


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  • Casey Allen

    Well done Ryan + Keith.

    3x growth in subscription revenue y-o-y is no joke.