Visa Africa Accelerator Program 2024

Deadline: 18th of February, 2024

The second cohort of the Visa Accelerator Program – Africa is currently accepting applications! Utilize the Visa Accelerator program to realize the full potential of your business and accelerate your success in the fast-paced finance industry. The most brilliant minds in Africa may now access cutting-edge technology, seasoned mentors, and unmatched investment opportunities thanks to this innovative program.


  • Knowledge and Expertise : Gain a competitive edge with a tailored program covering product design, marketing, finance, sales and more. Receive experts’ guidance and strategic insights to accelerate your startup’s growth and unlock its full potential.
  • Mentorship : Gain access to 1:1 mentoring from experts and founders in the ecosystem from Africa and beyond. Learn from the experience of others to solve your challenges.
  • Visa Specific Training : Benefit from exclusive Fintech and payment training modules designed by Visa. Enhance your understanding of the fintech landscape, payment ecosystem, and industry best practices. Startups will also get the chance to access Visa’s developer portal and experiment with Visa products and services.
  • Funding : Secure the funding you need to bring your innovative ideas to life. Showcase your startup during the Demo Day and you could be considered for an investment opportunity by Visa, Plug and Play, and our wider Venture Capital community.
  • Partnership Opportunities : Forge powerful partnerships that can drive your startup forward. The program aims to open doors to valuable collaboration opportunities with industry leaders, innovative companies, and strategic partners.
  • Product Perks : Gain access to a wide selection of product perks and discounts from over 100 vendors for a combined offer value of over $200,000 such as AWS with product credits, mentorship and fintech-specific training modules.


If your team has already designed a minimum viable product related to the proposed areas designed a minimum viable product related to the proposed challenges or has a market-ready solution, you are the right fit for the program.

  • Stage : Seed to Series A startups with at least an MVP
  • Solution : Building a solution addressing one of our themes
  • Traction : Market tested solution that has gained traction
  • Geography : Existing operations in Africa or demonstrated commitment to expand in Africa.

Opportunity Areas:

  • Unlocking new payment flows
  • Embedded Finance
  • Empowering merchants and SMEs
  • Payment Infrastructure Enablers
  • The Future of finance
  • Sustainable and Inclusive Finance

Click here to apply 

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