What am I going to find in Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinal in Buenos Aires?
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative comes to Buenos Aires on September 6ht to celebrate one of its six semifinals in the region. During the event, we will meet the 6 emerging Fintech semifinalists from Argentina and nearby countries, who will pitch their businesses in front of a panel of judges and compete to be selected as finalists. The two selected finalists will participate in a 4-day immersion program and will pitch their projects at the final of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative, which will take place at FINNOSUMMIT in Miami on October 4-5, 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.
Furthermore, during the semifinal in Buenos Aires, we will hear from Agustina Fainguersch (US Managing Director & Partner, Wolox) a distinguished Fintech thought-leader who will offer a keynote to the 150 attendees during an evening filled with innovation and financial disruption.
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinal will end off with a networking cocktail, which is designed for the local community of Fintech innovators to network and socialize amongst each other.
You can reserve your free place for Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinal in Buenos Aires!
Basic Information about Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinal in Buenos Aires
Date: September, 6th, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:20 pm
Venue: AreaTres El Salvador. El Salvador 5218, CABA
|6:00 pm – 6:30 pm||Registration|
|6:30 pm – 6:35 pm||Welcome and introduction|
|6:35 pm – 6:55 pm||‘Open Collaboration to Build the Future of Payments’ – Visa|
|6:55 pm – 7:15 pm||Keynote: Agustina Fainguersch (US Managing Director & Partner, Wolox)|
|7:15 pm – 8:15 pm||Pitches of 6 Fintech semifinal Startups of Argentina and nearby countries: Emprestify, Goonder, Mobbex, Nubi, Olpays, VU Security|
|8:15 pm – 8:20 pm||Closing and conclusions|
|8:20 pm – 9:20 pm||Announcement of 2 finalists and Networking drinks|
Agustina Fainguersch | US Managing Director & Partner, Wolox
Agustina is Co-founder and General Director of Wolox USA, a company that innovates and develops digital products. Software Engineer, has extensive experience in projects of high technological impact. From Silicon Valley, he is now responsible for the strategy of growth and international expansion of the company. As an Argentine entrepreneur, she has added several recognitions in recent years. In 2017 it was recognized by MIT among the 35 innovators under the age of 35 and its Muzi project received recognition as an innovative project with a social impact by the Círculo Creativo Argentino and the Sadosky Prize for innovation. In 2016, Agustina was part of the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University and Launchpad at SU laboratories at NASA, Silicon Valley. She is also a member of the Vital Voices Association, whose mission is to promote the development of women in the business areas of impact.
Startup Pitch Presentations
We present to you the 6 startups that will take the stage to present their projects before a panel of judges, made up of Visa executives, financial institutions and investors from the Argentinian Fintech community.
- Emprestify: Lending Argentinian platform providing 100% digital alternative financing for Micro and Small Business in Argentina and Latin America.
- Goonder: Wealth Management app from Argentina aiming to turn investing into a fun, shareable and profitable experience for everybody.
- Mobbex: Argentinian payment startup helping any size of a merchant in Argentina to accept cards easy, fast and secure.
- Nubi: Marketplace from Argentina that offers a service to allow SMBs and entrepreneurs to withdraw money from the PayPal balance and deposit it into the Argentinean financial system.
- Olpays: Payment platform from Argentina that offers pay-in and pay-out tools integrated with only one solution allowing marketplaces and eCommerce to collect and/or distribute payments.
- VU Security: Argentinian security company specialized in fraud prevention and identity protection
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. 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.
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.