Expanding Access to Digital Payments

Africa, with its vibrant cultures and dynamic economies, is not only an emerging cornerstone of the global economy but is also becoming an incubator for transformative digital innovations. The advent of mobile technology and the rapid spread of internet connectivity have allowed Africans to leapfrog traditional infrastructural hurdles and move straight to digital and mobile solutions. It is inspiring to witness how the continent is utilizing technology to solve local problems and create valuable opportunities.

The Visa Everywhere Initiative (VEI) is an open innovation program that helps startups and fintechs unlock new opportunities by providing a global platform to demonstrate their solutions. African startups are owning the stage at the Visa Everywhere Initiative with Nigeria’s ThriveAgric winning the global competition in 2022. Drugstoc, another African startup won the CEMEA competition in 2023. To keep up with the competition, click here.  

This groundbreaking initiative connects Africa's brightest minds with experienced mentors, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled investment opportunities.