Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program for Innovative Startups Worldwide

Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program for Innovative Startups Worldwide

Applications are now open for the 2024 Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program. Visa Everywhere Initiative is an open innovation program that helps startups like yours unlock new opportunities — and can give you a global platform to demonstrate your ground-breaking solutions. The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015, and quickly expanded into a global program. To date, nearly 15,000 startups have applied to the program — many of which now work with Visa or its clients.

Looking for fintech startups with products that deliver innovative payment and commerce solutions to consumers and businesses. These include but are not limited to:

Emerging Spaces

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Big Data/Open Banking

  • Cloud Computing

  • Digital Identity and Biometrics

  • Cybersecurity and Privacy

  • Fraud and Risk

  • Alternative Finance

  • Loyalty of the Future

    Money Movers

  • Remittance

  • P2P and Transfers

  • Cross Border Payments

  • B2C (Disbursements)

  • B2B Payments Orchestration

    Enablers (Commerce and Banking)

  • Online Marketplaces and Ecommerce

  • Embedded Finance

  • Core Banking and Bank Enablers

  • FinTech Aggregators

  • Digital Acceptance

  • BaaS

    Neobanks and Brokerages

  • Neobanks/Digital Banks

  • MNOs

  • Digital Brokerages

  • Digital Wallets


  • Commercial Lending

  • BNPL

  • Consumer Lending

  • Capital Providers

  • Alternative Lending

    Social, Creator, and Gaming

  • Creator Platforms and Services

  • NFT Marketplaces

  • Collectables

  • Gaming Wallets and Tokenization

  • In Game Payments and Transactions

  • Gig Economy Enabler


  • Crypto Exchanges

  • Crypto Enablers

  • Decentralized Finance and Blockchain

  • Web3

    Other Categories

  • Urban Mobiity

  • Risk


  • Two monetary prizes will be awarded during the global finals event celebrated on October 28th at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco.

  • Overall Winner: $100,000 USD

  • Audience Favorite: $20,000 USD (The overall winner is also eligible to win the Audience Favorite prize)

    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

    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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