Visa Everywhere Initiative
Visa Everywhere Initiative is a global startup engagement program that tasks start-ups to solve payment challenges of tomorrow, further enhance their own product proposition and provide visionary solutions for Visa and their vast network of partners.
In a global environment impacted by COVID-19, the fourth edition of the Visa Everywhere Initiative LAC, that for the first time brings all activities to a virtual environment, seeks to promote the economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean, while accelerating the digitization of all economic activities.
As economies around the world are being impacted by the pandemic, innovation is more important than ever. On one hand, small businesses are the economic engine of the economies in the region, and in Latin America specifically, 99% of companies are SMEs and they represent 61% of formal employment. While businesses of all sizes have been impacted, small businesses are in a particularly tough situation.
On the other hand, there are massive challenges to take in all societies to help fight against the pandemic. Hundreds of millions of people use mass transit (trains, subways, buses, etc.) on a daily basis all around the world. To avoid people having to touch cash or payment terminals, innovators, and in particular Visa, are working on enabling new technologies as a means of providing people with a more seamless, hygienic, and secure way to pay.
Would you like to contribute to the economic recovery while driving a more digitalized society in Latin America? Take your startup to the next level! Apply now to Visa Everywhere Initiative LAC!