Visa Everywhere Initiative

Deadline: 14 April 2019
Open to: women entrepreneurs from around the world 
grand prize of 100,000 USD


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.

The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015 and quickly expanded into other regions of the world with more than 4,000 participating start-ups, which have collectively raised over USD 2.5 billion in funding, with more than 221 finalists and 70 winners selected. The program activates in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, touching over 75 countries.

For the first time ever, Visa is pleased to present the first-ever Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition.


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;
  • The organization should have traction in a market – live product/service, clients, sales revenue, etc;
  • Note: Social Impact Challenge applicants do *not* have to be a Fintech or tech-based startup.


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™.

The overall grand prize winner of the social impact challenge will receive 100,000 USD.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.