Visa Everywhere Initiative 2024 Global Competition Application

You are hereby invited to apply If you are looking for an opportunity to showcase your innovative fintech start-up to the world and a platform to gain recognition and build credibility, the Visa Everywhere Initiative competition is for you.

If you are an innovative start-up/fintech looking for an opportunity to gain recognition and build credibility by showcasing your solutions to the world, take the first step and submit your information here. This year’s competition will be hosted at the TechCrunch Disrupt event on October 28th in San Francisco.


  • Organisation: Visa
  • Program Location: San Francisco, California
  • Program Duration: 1 months
  • Available Slot: Several
  • Basic Qualifications: Innovative start-up/fintech
  • Nationality: All Nationalities

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Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the Visa Everywhere Initiative competition are as follows:

We are looking for fintech start-ups 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

Competition Benefits

Two monetary prizes will be awarded during the global finals event celebrated on October 28th at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco.

  • Overall Winner: $100,000 USD
  • Audience Favourite: $20,000 USD (The overall winner is also eligible to win the Audience Favourite 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 Start-up Exhibitor Lounge
  • Access to TechCrunch Disrupt press list
  • Inclusion in the Disrupt mobile app

Prior to the global finals, the following local and regional prizes will also be awarded:

KBO: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman

Applications must be submitted by April 22, 2024. KBO Finals to be held on or about June 11, 2024 (In-Person Event)

  • 1st Place – $40K
  • 2nd Place – $26.6K
  • 3rd Place – $13.3K
  • Social Impact/Special Edition Prize – $10K
  • Risk FIRE Prize – $25K

Levant: Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine

Applications must be submitted by April 22, 2024. Levant Finals to be held on or about June 4, 2024 (In-Person Event)

  • 1st Place – $25K
  • 2nd Place – $13K
  • 3rd Place – $7K
  • Audience Favourite – $10K

Qatar & Kuwait

Applications must be submitted by April 22, 2024. Qatar & Kuwait Finals to be held on or about June 13, 2024 (In-Person Event)

  • 1st Place – $40K
  • 2nd Place – $25K
  • 3rd Place – $15K
  • Audience Favourite – $10K
  • Social Impact Award – $10K

CEMEA (Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa)

Applications must be submitted by May 6, 2024. CEMEA Regional Finals to be held on or about July 17, 2024 (Virtual Event)

  • 1st Place – $20K
  • Audience Favourite – $10K

See Also: GBSN Africa Business Concept Challenge for African Students 2024

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: The first step to be part of the Visa Everywhere Initiative 2024 is to complete and submit the application form. Visa will select one global finalist per each region that will move forward to the global finals event in San Francisco, California.

North America


Asia Pacific

Latin America

CEMEA [Central Europe, Middle East, Africa] – This region will run additional competitions.

Application Deadline: The deadline differs per Regions and Locals

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