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Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Buenos Aires Meetup | May 29th, 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 Buenos Aires 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, Miguel Santos, Founder and CEO of Technisys, will provide insights into latest developments and trends in Fintech and payments in the region. Lastly,-Pablo Becker, Project Manager de T&E Express and Sebastian Cardenas – CEO of Increase, participants of the first edition of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative in 2017 will participate in an interview where he will share his experience in the program. 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 Buenos Aires! But hurry up, we have limited spaces. Only 100 tickets available.

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

Date: May, 29th, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Venue: AreaTres El Salvador. El Salvador 5218, CABA


6:00 pm – 6:30 pmRegistration
6:30 pm – 6:40 pmWelcome and introduction
6:40 pm – 7:00 pmKeynote: Miguel Santos, Founder and CEO, Technisys
7:00 pm – 7:20 pmInterview with 2017 Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Finalist – Sebastian Cardenas, CEO of Increase and Pablo Becker, Project Manager de T&E Express
7:20 pm – 7:40 pmDiscover Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Program 2018
7:40 pm – 7:50 pmQuestions and Closing
7:50 pm – 9:00 pmNetworking drinks


Miguel Santos | Founder and CEO, Technisys

Miguel Santos the founder and CEO of Technisys (technisys.com), the digital banking venture backed company. Technisys offers an Omni-Channel software platform that help banks to increase sales, differentiate through customer experience and be efficient, and a Core Banking solution for the bank of the digital age. The company has installed offices in US, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. Technisys is now serving more than 30 banks such as Banco Estado de Chile, Banco Falabella, Banco Macro, Banco Original, BROU, BSCH, Citibank, Davivienda, Diners, GlobalBank, Hipotecario, Improsa, Itau, HSBC, Pacifico, Patagonia and Sudameris. Recently the company raised 13MM for its B-Series from top investors such us Intel Capital, Alta Ventures, KaszeK, Holdinvest and Endeavor Catalyst. A few years ago he also started investing in technology based ventures with high growth potential where he can add value with his experience and network in areas such as digital finance, crypto, security and fintech in general. The Endeavor entrepreneur featured a report from the Stanford University presented in the World Economic Forum at Davos, as one of the 50 companies in the world showing fast growth. Regular speaker at Red Innova, BAI and other banking conferences, Miguel is a referent in financial technologies in Latin-America. He is also very active in inspiring entrepreneurs, giving lectures in Stanford, NYU and other important universities. Moreover, in 2014 he became donor to the Endeavor foundation and investor on Red Innova. On the social and community side, Miguel is co-founder and financial supporter of DemocracyOS.org, a non-profit technology venture aimed to improve the citizenship participation in politics through the use of the new tools Internet can provide. Last but not least, Miguel is a father of two, husband, snowboarder and DJ once in a while.

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 22, 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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