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APPLY: 2022 Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Competition for Innovative Startups

Visa Everywhere Initiative is an open innovation program that helps startups like yours unlock new opportunities—and gives you a global platform to demonstrate your ground-breaking solutions.

The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015, and quickly expanded into a global program. To date, nearly 8,500 startups have participated, and have collectively raised more than $16 billion in funding.

The first step towards getting your startup worldwide attention is to join the Visa Everywhere Initiative network—the same network of startups that our product teams from all over the world access when searching for solutions.


  • Host: VISA
  • Category: Competitions | Training 
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries 
  • Reward: $500,000 USD
  • Deadline: Varies (March – June)
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Scholarship Duration and Reward

Five monetary prizes will be awarded during the global finals event:

  1. Overall Winner: $100,000 USD
  2. Audience Favorite: $20,000 USD
  3. Visa Direct: $20,000 USD
  4. 2nd Place: $20,000 USD
  5. 3rd Place: $10,000 USD

The overall winner, 2nd place-winner, and 3rd place-winner are all eligible to win the Audience Favorite prize.

Prior to the global finals, the following local and regional prizes will also be awarded:


  • Overall winner: EGP 500K (estimated value in USD: $32,000)
  • 2nd place: EGP 350K (estimated value in USD: $22,000)
  • 3rd place: EGP 250K (estimated value in USD: $16,000

Saudi Arabia:

  • Overall winner: SAR 200K (estimated value in USD: $54,000)
  • 2nd place: SAR 150K (estimated value in USD: $40,000)
  • 3rd place: SAR 100K (estimated value in USD: $27,000)
  • Audience Favorite winner: SAR 50K (estimated value in USD: $13,000)

North America

  • Overall winner: $10,000 USD
  • Audience Favorite winner: $10,000 USD
  • Visa Direct winner: $10,000 USD


  • Overall winner: $25,000
  • Audience Favorite winner: $10,000
  • Visa Direct winner: $10,000

LAC: $30,000 USD

  • Overall winner: $10,000 USD
  • Audience Favorite winner: $10,000 USD
  • Visa Direct winner: $10,000 USD




  • Applications close: March 20, 2022
  • Local finals event: May 12, 2022

Saudi Arabia

  • Applications close: April 21, 2022
  • Local finals event: May 17, 2022

Rest of CEMEA:

  • Applications close: April 4, 2022
  • Regional finals event: June 8, 2022 (live-streamed on TechCrunch)

North America:

  •  Applications close: March 31, 2022 
  • Regional finals event: June 1, 2022 (live-streamed on TechCrunch)

Latin America:

  • Applications close:  March 18, 2022
  • Regional finals event: July 12, 2022 (live-streamed on TechCrunch)

Asia Pacific: 

  • Applications close:  June 14, 2022
  • Winner notified (no finals event): July 8, 2022


  • Applications close: June 14, 2022
  • Winner notified (no finals event): July 8, 2022

Global Finals: 

  • Event: November 2022 (specific date TBD)

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