Visa Everywhere Initiative 2022

Mar 19, 2022

Sponsor: VISA

Applications are now open for the Visa Everywhere Initiative 2022, 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 quickly expanded into a global program. To date, nearly 8,500 startups have participated, and have collectively raised more than $16 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 their product teams from all over the world access when searching for solutions.

Prize Details
  • Overall Winner: $100,000 USD

  • Audience Favorite: $20,000 USD

  • Visa Direct: $20,000 USD

  • 2nd Place: $20,000 USD

  • 3rd Place: $10,000 USD

What they are looking for?

They 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

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency

  • Crowdfundin

  • Banking as a service

  • BIN sponsorsIssuer / 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.)

Eligibility Criteria

Each Participant must be an employee of the Company acting in the exercise of his/her/their commercial or independent professional activity and must be a legal resident of an Eligible Country in his/her/their Region. Participant must also be at least 18 years old (or at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older) at the time of registration. In addition, employees of Visa or its designee(s) may register but are not eligible to participate in any of the virtual or in-person competitions and any awards for the 2022 Initiative as detailed herein.

Deadlines
  • Egypt: Applications close: March 20, 2022

  • Saudi Arabia: Applications close: April 21, 2022

  • Rest of CEMEA: Applications close: April 4, 2022

  • North America: Applications close: March 31, 2022

  • Latin America: Applications close: March 18, 2022

  • Asia Pacific: Applications close: June 14, 2022

  • Europe: Applications close: June 14, 2022

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