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Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Bogota Meetup | May 10th, 2018

Calling all Fintech and tech entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in the future of finance and payments.

The new edition of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative 2018 is here, the global innovation program that aims to identify the best technological startup in Latin America and the Caribbean, to explore solutions to solve the commerce challenges of tomorrow in collaboration with Visa. Who are we looking for through the program Visa’s Everywhere Initiative? All entrepreneurs and developers from Fintech startups as well as IoT, Mobile, Big Data, eCommerce, Fraud and Digital Identity, and other segments or verticals with solutions applicable to financial services are welcome to join us!

You still aren’t sure if your startup fits with the program? Don’t worry, come to our meetup in Bogota and discover all the details about the program and how to apply; meet Visa’s and Finnovista’s team members, as well as entrepreneurs from past editions; and engage in interesting discussions with entrepreneurs and key players from the Fintech ecosystem.

What can I expect from  Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Meetup?

During the meetup, Visa and Finnovista teams will explain all the details concerning Visa’s Everywhere Initiative program in Latin America and the Caribbean. Moreover,Sebastian Ruales, Chief Revenue Officer at Rappi will provide insights into latest developments and trends in Fintech and payments and explain the successful history of Rappi, an on-demand delivery startup, active in Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina; and currently with over 30,000 couriers and more of USD9 million invested. The evening will end up with a networking session where you will have the opportunity to get in touch with the Fintech community.

Come join us at the meetup for an afternoon filled with knowledge sharing and networking.

You can reserve your free spot for Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Meetup in Bogota! But hurry up, we have limited spaces. Only 100 tickets available.





Here’s how you can expect the evening to unfold:

Date: May, 8th, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: Work N Go. Calle 95 # 11a-94, Bogotá


6:00 pm – 6:30 pmRegistration
6:30 pm – 6:40 pmWelcome and introduction
6:40 pm – 7:00 pmKeynote: Sebastian Ruales, Chief Revenue Officer at Rappi
7:00 pm – 7:20 pmDiscover Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Program 2018
7:20 pm – 7:30 pmQuestions and Closing
7:30 pm – 8:30 pmNetworking drinks


Sebastian Ruales | Chief Revenue Officer at Rappi

His time at several multinationals gave him experience and knowledge that he now applies from the world of startups. The official has extensive experience in multinational mass consumption companies such as LÓREAL, where he has worked as national sales manager and shopper marketing & category management. He also worked in the multi-tiered company Quala and as ket account manager for Grupo Éxito. Juan Sebastián studied marketing at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University and holds an MBA from ICESI, ESCP Europe, and Tulane University-AB.Freeman School of Business.

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative LAC 2018

The 2018 edition of the global innovation program will bring together early-stage startups across Latin America and the Caribbean to explore solutions to solve the commerce challenges of tomorrow. Startups in Latin America are leveraging technologies to develop innovative businesses that can potentially enhance financial services and transform payments and commerce in the region. Visa’s Everywhere Initiative is looking for Fintech startups, as well as other tech-driven startups in verticals or segments such as IoT, Mobile, Big Data, eCommerce, Fraud and Digital Identity, across Latin America and the Caribbean to engage in one of the most dynamic and collaborative innovation programs worldwide.

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative will travel across  Latin America looking for the 12 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, Bogota, Lima, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. Each semi-final will have 6 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 October 4th and 5th, 2018. The most innovative Fintech startup in Latin America will be selected at the final, winning a US$50,000 award, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with Visa on the future of payments, gain exposure to venture capitalists and Visa’s ecosystem of partners.

Moreover, a special recognition will be given to the best startup with the highest potential to have an impact on financial inclusion in the region. Who will also be invited to participate in the 4-day Immersion Program at Miami and at FINNOSUMMIT Miami.

Interested startups can  apply until June 15, 2018, at the Visa’s Everywhere web or in the following button:



Organized by

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Meetup is organized by Visa in association with Finnovista, the impact organization that empowers Fintech ecosystems in Latin América and Europe through collaborative activities and networks, such as events, workshops, hackathons and startup competitions.


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