The Women’s World Edition of the Visa Everywhere Initiative program provides women entrepreneurs with a platform to present innovative solutions.
FinTech Visa and Social Impact
Visa reaffirmed its dedication with the empowerment of women. And it launched the first World Edition for Women of the Visa Everywhere Initiative program. This initiative invites women entrepreneurs from all over the world to participate in the challenges about FinTech Companies and Social Impact. It is an opportunity to earn $ 100,000 in each of the two challenges.
The program will culminate with a final that will take place during the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
“More than 163 million women from different parts of the world have started their own business in the last five years, which represents 37% of the workforce. The entrepreneurial spirit of women is on the rise. And Visa is committed to inspiring more women to break down barriers through platforms like the Visa Everywhere Initiative program, “said Lynne Biggar, Visa’s Chief Marketing & Communication Officer.
Since 2015, Visa Everywhere Initiative has offered visionary solutions for business and payment challenges of the future. It has been activated in 75 countries and has awarded more than 70 leading startups monetary prizes, tutoring and access to Visa customers and partners.
Now, for the first time, the program will go from regional events to a global program focused on the Fintech and Social Impact companies to highlight the millions of underrepresented leading entrepreneurs and Visa’s commitment to the micro and small companies that promote change.
Companies with at least one female founder are invited to submit solutions that address the challenges faced by FinTech and Social Impact companies today through one of the two innovative challenges.
Challenge 1 (Fintech)
Taking advantage of your company’s unique capabilities, how could your solution help transform consumer experiences, payment experiences and / or business experiences locally, regionally or globally?
Challenge 2 (Social Impact)
How can women entrepreneurs around the world boost social impact by supporting sustainable and equitable livelihoods and strengthening local / regional economies?
The reception of applications is in progress. The closing is April 14. How to register and terms of participation.