Looking for an opportunity to showcase your innovative fintech startup to the world, a platform to gain recognition and build credibility and a chance to win prize money, the Visa Everywhere Initiative competition is for you. This year’s competition will be hosted at the TechCrunch Disrupt event on September 19th in San Francisco. Ready to change the game?

Visa Everywhere Initiative is an open innovation program that helps startups unlock new opportunities and give them global platform to demonstrate their ground-breaking solutions.

2023 global competition is looks promising. One winner per region will be selected to compete in the global finals at the TechCrunch Disrupt event.


The competition looks 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
  • Crowdfunding
  • Banking as a service
  • BIN sponsors
  • Issuer/ 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.)

New categories

  • Sustainable Fintechs
  • Urban Mobility
  • Risk


Applications are now open in Nigeria for the 2023 edition of the Visa Everywhere Initiative (VEI)

In addition to monetary prizes, VEI winners gain access and exposure to Visa’s vast networks of partners in the banking, merchant, VC, and government sectors. The winners also benefit from receiving recognition from one of the world’s most trusted and valuable brands.

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