Visa Everywhere Initiative is an open innovation program that helps startups like yours unlock new opportunities—and gives you a global platform to demonstrate your ground-breaking solutions. The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015, and has since expanded to every corner of the world, recruiting startups from over 100 countries. Over the past five years, more than 7,000 startups have participated, and they’ve collectively raised more than $2.5 billion in funding.
The first step towards getting your startup worldwide attention is to join the Visa Everywhere Initiative network—the same network of startups that our product teams from all over the world access when searching for solutions. Apply now through the global application. That way, we can notify you about upcoming opportunities and invite you to participate in Visa Everywhere Initiative competitions in your region.
This year, Visa is partnering with TechCrunch, a leading online publisher focused on the tech industry and the heart of the global startup ecosystem. The North America, CEMEA and Latin America regional events—as well as the global finals event—will be virtually hosted on TechCrunch and live-streamed worldwide.
We are looking for products that deliver innovative payment and commerce solutions to consumers and businesses. These include but are not limited to:
Enablers of digital services and digital issuers
Value-add for merchants and/or consumers in regard to finance
Small/medium-sized business recovery