The VISA Everywhere Initiative is now open for applications from Kenyan startups. Qualifying startups have the chance to access resources and funding, as well as gain visibility with VISA’s global network and partners.
Applications close on Sunday, May 14th. Apply here
The VEI Kenya edition boasts a $40,000 USD prize pool. This will be shared among the different categories with the overall winner entitled to the biggest chunk at $20K, followed by $10K for the audience favorite and an extra slot of $10K for the Impact Prize. Organizations, with solutions that have a positive impact on the environment, are gaining more importance. For example, initiatives that promote financial inclusion, sustainability and protection of the environment have shown positive social effects.
Eva Ngigi-Sarwari, Visa’s Country Manager for Kenya, highlighted the Visa Everywhere Initiative as a great platform where fintech and entrepreneurs can showcase impressive payment and commerce solutions. This program is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the most innovative products that drive meaningful impact.
Apart from attractive monetary rewards, VEI victors are given unrivaled access to Visa’s expansive network of banking, merchant, VC, and government entities. Furthermore, they receive recognition from one of the world’s most reliable and valuable companies.
On July 6th, VEI will host an on-site competition in Kenya, with the winner going to play in the CEMEA finals held on July 27th, which will be broadcasted live on TechCrunch. The competition will be hosted at the TechCrunch Disrupt event on September 19th in San Francisco