• Visa's Everywhere Initiative

    Cultivating new relationships with the global startup community to create the next big thing in commerce

Visa's Everywhere Initiative

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative is a global innovation program that tasks start-ups to solve commerce challenges of tomorrow, further enhance their own product propositions and provide visionary solutions for Visa’s vast network of partners. The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015 and quickly expanded into a global program with more than 2,100 participating start-ups, which have collectively raised over $2 billion in funding, with more than 131 finalists and 36 winners selected. The program activates in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, touching over 40 countries.

Compete to win money

Each regional program awards finalists and winners with a prize to execute their ideas

Deep Partnership

VEI is the starting point for lasting partnerships and the opportunity for startups and Visa to innovate together


Visa provides startups with mentorship and expert advice on the payments industry


Startups can expect increased attention from the press and other sources as they engage with one of the world’s leading payment companies

Financial Institutions


Technology Partners


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