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Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program 2024 for Innovative Startups Worldwide |$100,000 USD in Prizes

Applications are now open for the 2024 Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program.

The Visa Everywhere Initiative is an open innovation program that assists startups like yours in unlocking new opportunities — and can provide you with a global platform to demonstrate your groundbreaking solutions.

The program began in the United States in 2015 and quickly grew into a global initiative. To date, nearly 15,000 startups have applied for the program, with many of them now working 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.

  1. Overall Winner: $100,000 USD
  2. 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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program

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