What am I going to find in Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinal Lima?
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative comes to Lima on August 28th to celebrate one of its six semifinals in the region. During the event, we will meet the 6 emerging Fintech semifinalists from Mexico 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 Lima, 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 Lima!
Basic Information about Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinal in Lima
Date: August, 28th, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:20 pm
Venue: Wework Real2. Av. Victor Andrés Belaúnde 147,Via Principal 133, Edificio Real Dos, San Isidro. Lima
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Registration|
|5:30 pm – 5:35 pm||Welcome and introduction|
|5:35 pm – 5:55 pm||‘Innovation through partnerships’|
|5:55 pm – 6:15 pm||Keynote for a Fintech expert from the Latin America region|
|6:15 pm – 7:15 pm||Pitches of 10 Fintech semifinal Startups of Peru and nearby countries|
|7:15 pm – 7:20 pm||Closing and conclusions|
|7:20 pm – 8:20 pm||Announcement of 2 finalists and Networking drinks|
Mariana Costa |Co-founder & CEO, Laboratoria
Mariana is the Co-founder and CEO of Laboratoria, a social enterprise transforming tech industry in Latin America by giving thousands of women the tools they need to start a career in this sector. With training centers in Lima, Santiago, Mexico City, Guadalajara and Sao Paulo, Laboratoria is redefining the way young women without access to higher education are prepared for the jobs of the future. Due to her work as a social entrepreneur, Mariana has received several awards and recognitions such as being named one of the most innovative women under 35 in Peru by MIT or one of BBC’s Most Influential Women; she was also invited to be part of a panel with Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg. Before becoming a social entrepreneur, Mariana worked for the Organization of American States (OAS) expanding access to civil registration in Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University in New York.
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 Peruvian Fintech community.
- Chaty: Peruvian ETFI startup specialized in the development of AI ChatBots that allow businesses to sell and get payments via messaging services.
- Culqi: Payments startup from Peru simplifying: the way customers pay, developers integrate and companies manage their business.
- Kushki: Payment gateway from Ecuador aiming to ease internal processes and help companies venture in new sales channels and automation.
- Saveit: Peruvian application that connects people’s savings with fund management companies (SAFs), so that people can raise money for specific goals.
- Tasatop: Deposit marketplace from Peru that connects savers with banks through auctions and differentiated savings products.
- Wally: Payment startup from Peru that offers a complete solution for Small Merchants of Retail and Quick Service.
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.