A brief history

What started as a pilot program created by a few passionate employees, PayPal’s Opportunity Hack has become a global movement that connects local nonprofits and communities to the technology, skills and training needed to make a difference. Since its founding in 2013, there have been nine Opportunity Hacks enlisting over 1,000 participants to help 125 organizations in need.

But more than winning, what’s most important to Opportunity Hack participants is the shared purpose of providing valuable solutions to empower nonprofits. From PayPal employees to community members and students, each person is wholeheartedly excited to dedicate their personal time and skills to the people and organizations making a positive impact on the world.

Press

November 18, 2015 - The Times of India: PayPal Hackathon | Opportunity Hack in Chennai & Bangalore

February 18, 2016 - PayPal Stories: PayPal Opportunity Hack: Coding for Communities

October 25, 2018 - Grand Canyon University News: Team lands $5,000 contract at Opportunity Hack

October 25, 2019 - Grand Canyon University News: The data’s in: GCU teams excel at Opportunity Hack

San Jose, California

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Phoenix, Arizona

2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

More specifics at Arizona

Chennai, India

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2018 | 2019

Bangalore, India

2015 | 2018

Timonium, Maryland

2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Dublin, Ireland

2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Singapore

2018 | 2019

Austin, Texas

2014