About Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinals /

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative is a Fintech startup competition designed to accelerate innovation in payment functionalities and financial services, bringing together Latin American entrepreneurial talent to create cutting-edge solutions.

Technology-based startups are transforming the industry of financial services and payments around the world. Latin America is not immune to this trend, as Fintech startups from across the region are improving the access and provision of a wide range of financial services and payments, both for bankarized and unbanked segments of the population. Through the access to Visa’s APIs and by taking advantage of Visa’s functionalities, startups from the Latin American region have a unique opportunity to develop innovative products and services that will benefit consumers and companies of the region. To this end, Visa has launched this competition in Latin America for the first time in order to identify those Fintech startups capable of transforming the financial industry in the region.

The Visa’s Everywhere Initiative will travel across  Latin America looking for the 10 most innovative Fintech startups capable of meeting the needs of the local market. Startups will participate in the semifinals, which will be held in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogota and Sao Paulo. Each semi-final will have 10 participating Fintech startups, and the 2 best startups from each semifinal will participate in a 4-day immersion program and will pitch their projects in the final, which will take place at  FINNOSUMMIT in Miami on November 9, 2017. The most innovative Fintech startup in Latin America will be selected at the final, winning a $50,000 prize and the opportunity to collaborate with Visa in the future of payments. 

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