Visa’s Everywhere Initiative: promoting LATAM Fintech startups to transform the industry
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative aims to respond to this challenge by launching a Fintech startup competition designed to accelerate innovation in payments functionalities and financial services, bringing together entrepreneurial talent from Latin America and the Caribbean to create cutting-edge solutions under Visa’s support.
Technology-based startups are transforming the financial services and payments industry around the world. Latin America is not immune to this trend, as Fintech startups from across the region are improving access to and offering of a wide range of financial and payment services, both for banked and unbanked segments of the population. Through access to Visa’s APIs and by taking advantage of Visa’s functionalities, startups from Latin America have a unique opportunity to develop innovative products and services that will benefit consumers and companies from the region. To this end, Visa has launched this competition in Latin America for the first time in order to identify those Fintech startups capable of transforming the financial services and payments industry in the region.
What am I going to find in Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinal Sao Paulo?
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative comes to Sao Paulo for the first time on September 28th to celebrate the last of its five semifinals in the region. During the event, we will meet the 10 emerging Fintech semi-finalists from Brazil and nearby countries, who will pitch their businesses in front of a panel of judges and compete to be selected as the two finalists from this semi-final. The two selected startups will participate in a 4-day immersion program and will pitch their projects in the final of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative, which will take place at FINNOSUMMIT in Miami on November 9, 2017. The most innovative Fintech startup in Latin America will be selected at the final, winning a $50,000 prize and the opportunity to collaborate with Visa in the future of payments.
Moreover, during the semifinal in Sao Paulo, we will hear from a leading Fintech expert, who will offer a keynote to more than 200 attendees during an evening of innovation and financial disruption.
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinal will end 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 Sao Paulo
Date: September, 28th, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Venue: Wework Faria Lima. R. Prof. Atílio Innocenti, 165 – Vila Nova Conceição, São Paulo – SP, 04538-000, Brasil
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Registration|
|5:30 pm – 5:40 pm||Welcome – Percival Jatoba, Visa|
|5:40 pm – 6:00 pm||‘Open Collaboration to Build the Future of Payments’ – Allen Cueli, Visa|
|6:00 pm – 6:20 pm||Keynote: Marcelo Lima, Partner, Monashees Capital|
6:20 pm – 7:55 pm
Pitches of 10 Fintech semifinal Startups of Brazil and nearby countries
|7:55 pm – 8:00 pm||Closing and conclusions|
|8:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Announcement of 2 finalists and Networking drinks|
Marcelo Lima | Partner, Monashees Capital
Marcelo is a partner at Monashees, a leading tech venture capital firm in Brazil, where he leads the efforts in FinTech, AgTech, E-commerce and Marketplaces. He works directly with Vivareal, enjoei, bidu, Kitado, Magnetis, BizCapital, MadeiraMadeira, among other portfolio companies. Prior to joining Monashees in 2010, Marcelo did management consulting at Roland Berger. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from ITA and a Corporate Finance Degree from UC Berkeley
Startup Competition Visa’s Everywhere Initiative
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative is a Fintech startup competition designed to accelerate innovation in payment functionalities and financial services, bringing together Latin American entrepreneurial talent to create cutting-edge solutions.
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative will travel across Latin America looking for the 10 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, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Bogotá and Sao Paulo. Each semifinal will have 10 semifinal 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 November 9, 2017. The most innovative Fintech startup in Latin America will be selected at the final, winning a $50,000 prize and the opportunity to collaborate with Visa in the future of payments.
Applications are now closed.
Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Semifinals is organized by Visa in association with Finnovista, the impact company that aims to accelerate Fintech entrepreneurship.
If you are interested in attending as a member of the media, we please ask you to send us an email to [email protected]. We will be happy to meet you at our event and provide all the necessary information.