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Opportunity for USA and Canada startup companies to participate in an international competition. Winners will receive a cash prize as well as recognition and exposure for their company. The purpose of this program is to provide new companies with a global platform to share their innovative commerce and payment solutions. The North America region has one of its five spots reserved for a minority-founded startup.
Visa Everywhere Initiative is a global, open innovation program that tasks startups to solve payments and commerce challenges for clients and customers everywhere. It provides a premier global platform to demonstrate your ground-breaking solutions to Visa and Visa’s vast network of clients.
Visa Everywhere is looking for products that deliver innovative payment and commerce solutions to consumers and businesses. These include but are not limited to:
Visa Everywhere Initiative is committed to supporting diversity in the startup community. Their aim is to give a platform to brilliant innovators of all races/ethnicities, ages, genders, and sexual orientations. Over the past few years, Visa Everywhere Initiative has helped bring attention to several underrepresented businesses. This year, Visa Everywhere Initiative is also partnering with StartOut to help shine a spotlight on remarkable LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. StartOut’s goal is to help LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs grow their business.
GrantWatch ID#: 159127
Visa will select the top 5 finalists for North America region. Next, each region will select a winner that will move forward to the global finals event.
Four monetary prizes will be awarded during the global finals event:
- Overall Winner: $50,000 USD
- Audience Favorite: $25,000 USD
- 2nd Place: $15,000 USD
- 3rd Place: $10,000 USD
The overall winner, 2nd place-winner, and 3rd place-winner are also eligible to win the Audience Favorite prize.
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