Visa Everywhere Initiative 2024

If you are looking for an opportunity to showcase your innovative fintech startup to the world and a platform to gain recognition and build credibility, the Visa Everywhere Initiative competition is for you. This year's competition will be hosted at the TechCrunch Disrupt event on October 28th in San Francisco.
Visa Everywhere Initiative 2023 Overall Winner and Audience Favorite, Chibuzo Opara of DrugStoc.

Get your startup on the world stage

Visa Everywhere Initiative is an open innovation program that helps startups like yours unlock new opportunities — and can give you a global platform to demonstrate your ground-breaking solutions. The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015, and quickly expanded into a global program. To date, nearly 15,000 startups have applied to the program — many of which now work with Visa or its clients.

Key global competition details

Our 2024 global competition is going to be more exciting than ever before — with an amazing opportunity for selected finalists to get in front of Visa’s executives, potential clients, and investors. One fintech per region will be selected to compete in the global finals at the TechCrunch Disrupt event.
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TechCrunch + Visa Everywhere Initiative

Visa has partnered again with TechCrunch, a leading online publisher focused on the tech industry and a mainstay in the global startup ecosystem. The final pitches will be held in person at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco on October 28th.

All 5 finalists will be also able to exhibit their company at the TechCrunch Disrupt in a branded pavilion in the Expo Hall.

Visa Direct winners 2023

Resources to help you thrive

Do you already have a partnership with an acquirer? If so, let us know, as there might be additional opportunities for you. Visit our resource center for information on what we look for in a pitch, and how Visa products can help your business take off.

It’s rewarding to win the regional and global finals


Winners receive recognition from one of the world’s most valuable brands.


The regional finals will be livestreamed on TechCrunch, giving finalists global exposure.

Monetary Prize

Winners at the global finals receive a monetary prize (no equity taken).

2023 Visa Everywhere Initiative winners

Relive the excitement of the 2023 Global Finals at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Watch the event here

Ready to take the next step?

Start unlocking opportunities for your startup by joining the Visa Everywhere Initiative network. For questions or more information contact