What am I going to find in Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinal in Sao Paulo?
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative comes to Sao Paulo on September 4ht to celebrate one of its six semifinals in the region. During the event, we will meet the 6 emerging Fintech semifinalists from Brazil 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 Sao Paulo, we will hear from 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 Sao Paulo!
Basic Information about Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinal in Sao Paulo
Date: September, 4th, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue: Innovabra Habitat. Av. Angélica, 2529 – Bela Vista, São Paulo – SP, 01227-200, Brasil.
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Registration|
|5:30 pm – 5:35 pm||Welcome and introduction|
|5:35 pm – 5:55 pm||‘Open Collaboration to Build the Future of Payments’|
|5:55 pm – 6:15 pm|
Keynote for a Fintech expert from the Latin America region: Marcela Miranda | Founder, Trigg
|6.15 pm – 6:45 pm||Pitches of 10 Fintech semifinal Startups of Brazil and nearby countries: Blu365, Cloudwalk, Flexipag, IDWall, Virtus Pay and Zippi|
|6:45 pm – 7:20 pm||Closing and conclusions|
|7:20 pm – 8:20 pm||Announcement of 2 finalists and Networking drinks|
Marcela Miranda | Founder, Trigg
Marcela is building a different story in the credit card market, a traditionally male-dominated sector. Bets on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, as well as an aggressive cashback model and products designed for a totally connected public. Before founding Trigg, he had the opportunity to set up startups and run other businesses. Also brings in the bagagem executive functions in important companies in the area of Marketing and Information Technology.
Startup Pitch Presentations
- Blu365: Brazilian EFM offering a debt collection platform optimizing the collection process for lenders and where debtors can find a neutral and friendly channel to negotiate debts.
- Cloudwalk: Brazilian payment processor who build an acquirer platform from scratch, using AI, blockchain and cloud technologies.
- Flexipag: A Lending startup that provides online microcredit loans and in-store credit for the 2.7B people that are underbanked by linking payments with smartphones usage.
- IDWall: ETFI startup from Brazil helping companies to automate the onboarding process for new clients/partners/suppliers, avoiding identity fraud and manual works.
- Virtus Pay: Payments Fintech startup from Brazil that connects available credit card limits to people who need credit.
- Zippi: is a Brazilian online lending startup focused on providing simple and reasonably priced loans to professionals working as drivers on ride-hailing apps.
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.