Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition – Global Innovation Program 2019 (Win $100,000 and a trip to Paris)
Apply before 14.04.2019

For the first time ever, Visa is pleased to present the first-ever Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition. Visa Everywhere Initiative is a global innovation program that tasks start-ups to solve payment challenges of tomorrow, further enhance their own product propositions and provide visionary solutions for Visa’s vast network of partners.


  1. Challenge 1 – Fintech: Leveraging your company’s unique capabilities, how could your solution help transform consumer payments and/or commercial experiences locally, regionally, or globally?
  2. Challenge 2 – Social Impact How can women entrepreneurs around the world drive social impact by supporting sustainable and equitable livelihoods and strengthening local / regional economies?


Two challenges. Twelve finalists. Celebrating women entrepreneurs and their innovative ideas, solutions, and organizations.

  • Finalists will be invited to Paris, France in early June 2019, to pitch their solutions live in front of Visa leaders and clients. Visa will select 1 finalist per region to travel to Paris for the opportunity to pitch their solution live at the Finals Event and attend the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™.
  • To reward the most impactful solutions, Visa will provide $100,000 USD to each challenge winner!


  • When evaluating submissions for VEI, they look for startups that have ideas relevant to Visa’s business, a product in market, traction with early customers, and early funding from external investors

For Challenge 1:

  • Your solution could apply to financial institutions, online-only banks and lenders, merchants, marketplaces, digital wallets, data analytics, loyalty programs, payment solutions or payment infrastructure

For Challenge 2:

  • Visa is looking for women entrepreneurs focused on social impact outcomes across micro and small business development, environmental and social responsibility, and community engagement.
  • Women-founded/ co-founded organizations (2 to 50 employees) with a mission (or project) that resonates with Visa’s Social Impact charter
  • Organization should have traction in market – live product / service, clients, sales revenue, etc.
  • Note: Social Impact Challenge applicants do *not* have to be a Fintech or tech-based startup