Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program for Innovative Startups Worldwide

Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program for Innovative Startups Worldwide

Visa Everywhere Initiative is a global, open innovation program that tasks startups to solve payments and commerce challenges for Visa, clients, and customers everywhere. It provides a premier global platform to demonstrate your ground-breaking solutions to the world.


Visa is 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

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency

  • Crowdfunding

  • Banking as a service

  • BIN sponsors

  • Issuer/ Processors

  • Program managers

    Digital issuance

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency

  • Alternative lending

  • Personal financial management

  • Money transfer and remittance

  • Digital banking (aka neobanks)

  • Digital wallets, P2P, and transfers

  • Employee benefits

  • Payables

  • Corporate cards (aka expense management)

    Value-add for merchants and/or consumers in regard to finance

  • Data and analytics

  • ID, authentication, and security

  • InsurTech

  • Loyalty

  • Merchant services and tools

  • Process and pay infrastructure

  • Retail technology

    Small/medium-sized business

  • Money movement (disbursements, intra-account, P2P vendor, payments)

  • Acceptance (e-commerce, mobile acceptance)

  • Risk management (chargebacks, etc.)

  • Brand management (community building, etc.)

    New categories

  • Sustainable Fintechs

  • Urban Mobility

  • Risk


  • Three monetary prizes will be awarded during the global finals event celebrated on September 19th at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco.

  • Overall Winner: $50,000 USD

  • Audience Favorite: $10,000 USD (The overall winner and the Visa Direct winner are also eligible to win the Audience Favorite prize)

  • Visa Direct: $10,000 USD

    Global finalists will also be hosted by Visa at the TechCrunch Disrupt Pavilion to exhibit together their companies in the Expo Hall
    with the following benefits:

  • (1) standing demo table or kiosk in the Expo Hall all 3 days

  • (1) 11” x 14” tabletop sign with sponsor logo
    Founder pass

  • Access to complimentary partner wifi network and power

  • Access to Startup Exhibitor Lounge

  • Access to TechCrunch Disrupt press list

  • Inclusion in the Disrupt mobile app

    Prior to the global finals, the following local and regional prizes will also be awarded:

    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Finals will be held in person on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023.

  • 1st Place – $40K

  • 2nd Place – $27K

  • 3rd Place – $13K

  • Oman Winner, 1st Place: $40K

  • Bahrain Winner, 1st Place: $40K

  • Impact Award Winner: $13k

    South Africa

  • 1st Place – $20K

  • 2nd Place – $10K

  • Audience Favorite – $10K

  • Impact Award – $10K


  • 1st Place – $20K

  • Audience Favorite – $10K

  • Impact Award – $10K

    CEMEA (Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa)
    Virtual finals livestreamed on TechCrunch

  • 1st Place – $20K

  • Audience Favorite – $10K

  • RISK Winner – $25K

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program for Innovative Startups Worldwide

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