Empowering Global Startups

Applications are now open for the 2024 Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program. This initiative serves as a beacon for startups worldwide, providing a platform to showcase their groundbreaking solutions and access new opportunities. Originating in the U.S. in 2015, the program has since evolved into a global phenomenon, attracting nearly 15,000 startups eager to collaborate with Visa and its clients.

Fostering Fintech Innovation

Visa Everywhere Initiative seeks innovative fintech startups revolutionizing payment and commerce solutions for both consumers and businesses. The program invites startups operating in various domains, including:

Emerging Technologies

- 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

Payment Solutions

- B2C (Disbursements)

- B2B Payments Orchestration

- Enablers (Commerce and Banking)

- Online Marketplaces and E-commerce

- Embedded Finance

Banking and Finance

- Core Banking and Bank Enablers

- FinTech Aggregators

- Digital Acceptance

- BaaS

- Neobanks and Brokerages

Lending and Finance

- Commercial Lending

- BNPL (Buy Now, Pay Later)

- Consumer Lending

- Capital Providers

- Alternative Lending

Social, Creator, and Gaming

- Creator Platforms and Services

- NFT (Non-Fungible Token) Marketplaces

- Gaming Wallets and Tokenization

- In-Game Payments and Transactions

- Gig Economy Enabler

Crypto and Blockchain

- Crypto Exchanges

- Decentralized Finance and Blockchain

- Web3

Other Innovative Categories

- Urban Mobility

- Risk

Prizes and Recognition

Two prestigious monetary prizes await the winners at the global finals event, scheduled for October 28th at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco:

- Overall Winner: $100,000 USD

- Audience Favorite: $20,000 USD (The overall winner also qualifies for this prize)

Global finalists will receive exclusive benefits, including:

- Standing demo table or kiosk in the Expo Hall for three days

- Tabletop sign with sponsor logo

- Founder pass

- Access to complimentary partner Wi-Fi network and power

- Entry to the Startup Exhibitor Lounge

- Inclusion in the Disrupt mobile app and TechCrunch Disrupt press list

Seize the Opportunity

Visa Everywhere Initiative 2024 offers a gateway for startups to showcase their innovation prowess on a global stage. With lucrative prizes, exposure, and networking opportunities, this initiative is a catalyst for driving transformative change in the fintech landscape. Apply now to unlock your startup's potential and join Visa in shaping the future of commerce and payments worldwide.