Applications Invited for Visa Everywhere Initiative 2024

Visa Everywhere Initiative
Visa Everywhere Initiative, the global leader in digital payments, is once again inviting innovative entrepreneurs and startups to join the Visa Everywhere Initiative 2024. This flagship innovation program provides a platform for the brightest minds to develop cutting-edge solutions that address today’s most pressing challenges in the digital economy.
From improving financial inclusion to revolutionizing commerce, the Visa Everywhere Initiative offers unparalleled opportunities for growth and exposure, with $1 million in prizes up for grabs.
If you have an innovative solution that has the potential to transform the future of payments, this is your chance to shine on the global stage.

The Overview of Visa Everywhere Initiative 2024

If you want to exhibit your creative finance firm to the world while gaining exposure and reputation, the Visa Everywhere Initiative competition is for you. This year’s competition will occur on October 28th at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

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

The program began in the United States in 2015 and swiftly grew into a global initiative. So far, approximately 15,000 startups have registered for the program, many currently working with Visa or its clients.

Our 2024 worldwide competition will be more exciting than ever, with an incredible opportunity for selected finalists to meet Visa executives, potential clients, and investors. One fintech per area will be chosen to compete in the global finals at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference.

What are we looking for?

We’re searching for fintech firms that offer consumers and enterprises new payment and commerce solutions. This includes, but is not limited to:

Emerging Spaces

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Big Data/Open Banking
  • Cloud-based computing
  • Digital ID and biometrics
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Fraud and Risk.
  • Alt finance
  • Loyalty to the Future

Money movers

  • Remittance
  • P2P and wire transfers
  • Cross-border payments.
  • B2C (Disbursement)
  • B2B Payments Orchestration.

Enablers (commerce and banking)

  • Online marketplaces and e-commerce
  • Finance with embedded components
  • Core banking and bank enablers
  • Fintech aggregators
  • Acceptance of digital technologies
  • BaaS
  • Neo-banks and brokerages
  • Neobanks/Digital Banks
  • MNOs
  • Digital Brokerages
  • Digital wallets.


  • Commercial lending
  • BNPL
  • Consumer lending
  • Capital providers
  • Alternative lending.

Social, Creator, and Gaming

  • Services and Platforms for Creators
  • NFT Marketplaces.
  • Collectables
  • Gaming wallets and tokenization
  • In-game payments and transactions
  • Enables the gig economy


  • Crypto Exchanges
  • Crypto enablers
  • Decentralized finance and blockchain
  • Web3

Other Categories:

  • Urban Mobility
  • Risk


  • Two monetary awards will be granted during the global finals, which will take place on October 28th at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
  • The overall winner receives USD 100,000.
  • Audience Favorite: USD 20,000. (The overall winner can also receive the Audience Favorite prize.)

How To Apply

The first step in being a part of the Visa Everywhere Initiative 2024 is to complete and submit an application. Visa will select one global finalist from each region to advance to the international finals event in San Francisco, California.

North America


Asia Pacific

Latin America

CEMEA [Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa] – This region will host extra competitions. Click here to Apply now.


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