NECTA MATOKEO YA MTIHANI 2020

JOIN WHATSAPP GROUP HERE | JOIN TELEGRAM GROUP HERE


Visa Everywhere Initiative 2021 Global Competition

Visa Everywhere Initiative 2021 Global Competition

Get global exposure for your startup or fintech. Enter our competition, featuring $100k in prizes—with the global finals live streamed on TechCrunch.
Get global exposure for your startup or fintech. Enter our competition, featuring $100k in prizes—with the global finals live streamed on TechCrunch.

Visa Everywhere Initiative is an open innovation program that helps startups like yours unlock new opportunities—and gives you a global platform to demonstrate your ground-breaking solutions. The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015, and has since expanded to every corner of the world, recruiting startups from over 100 countries. Over the past five years, more than 7,000 startups have participated, and they’ve collectively raised more than $2.5 billion in funding.

The first step towards getting your startup worldwide attention is to join the Visa Everywhere Initiative network the same network of startups that our product teams from all over the world access when searching for solutions. That way, we can notify you about upcoming opportunities and invite you to participate in Visa Everywhere Initiative competitions in your region.

Enter our global competition

This year, we are running a global startup competition and are looking for the brightest startups from around the world. One winner per region will be selected to compete in the global finals. If you’re a startup with great products already in market and gaining traction—and are looking for an extra push from a global, trusted brand like Visa to gain scale—this competition is perfect for you.

What we are looking for

We are looking 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 recovery

  • Money movement (disbursements, intra-account, P2P, payments)
  • Acceptance (e-commerce, mobile acceptance)
  • Risk management (chargebacks, etc.)
  • Brand management (community building, etc.)

Visa Everywhere Initiative 2021 Schedule

Latin America:

  • Applications close: April 2nd
  • Finals event: on June 23rd (live-streamed on TechCrunch)

CEMEA:

  • Ethiopia:
    • Applications close: April 9th
    • Finals event: May 10th
  • Rest of CEMEA:
    • Applications close: May 7th
    • Finals event: June 8th (live-streamed on TechCrunch)

North America Finals:

  • Applications close: May 14th
  • Finals event: June 22nd (live-streamed on TechCrunch)

Asia Pacific:

  • Applications close: June 4th
  • Finals event: July 6th

Europe:

  • Applications close: June 18th
  • Finals event: July 19th

Global Finals:

  • Event: September 14th

Prize

Four monetary prizes will be awarded during the global finals event:

  1. Overall Winner: $50,000 USD
  2. Audience Favorite: $25,000 USD
  3. 2nd Place: $15,000 USD
  4. 3rd Place: $10,000 USD

The overall winner, 2nd place-winner, and 3rd place-winner are also eligible to win the Audience Favorite prize.

How to participate Visa Everywhere Initiative

  1. Apply now
  2. Visa will select the top 5 finalists for the 5 regions listed below. Next, each region will select a winner that will move forward to the global finals event.
    • North America (This region has one of its five spots reserved for a minority-founded startup.)
    • CEMEA (This region has one of its five spots reserved for an Ethiopian startup. It will be awarding additional monetary prizes—including $15k for the overall regional winner and $10k for the audience favorite.)
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Latin America (This region will award $5k to their winner.)

For more information Visit official webage Visa Everywhere Initiative 2021 

Admin
Iam author of this website all about job advertisement, Scholarships And Other Education News You can also join us in our social media