Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program 2024

 Deadline: Varying by Region

The 2024 Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program is now accepting applications.With the support of the Visa Everywhere Initiative, an open innovation initiative, companies just like yours may seize new possibilities and showcase their innovative ideas on a global scale. After its initial 2015 U.S. debut, the program swiftly grew to become an international initiative. Almost 15,000 startups have applied to the program thus far, and many of them are currently employed by Visa or its clients.

searching for fintech firms that offer cutting-edge payment and commerce solutions to businesses and consumers. 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

Click here to apply

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