Calling all Women Entrepreneurs and Developers!

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Visa launches first global competition focused on celebrating women entrepreneurs.


In celebration of International Women's Day, Visa launches the first Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women's Global Edition. The global program invites women entrepreneurs from around the world to tackle FinTech and Social Impact challenges for a chance to win $100,000 USD in each of the two challenges.


The program will culminate with a finals event to be held on June 7th before the opening match of the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019!


Here's how it works:


To participate companies with at least one female founder are invited to submit solutions that tackle challenges facing the FinTech and Social Impact landscapes today through one of the two innovative briefs:

  1. Challenge 1 (FinTech): Leveraging your company's unique capabilities, how could your solution help transform consumer and/or commercial payment experiences locally, regionally or globally?
  2. Challenge 2 (Social Impact): How can women entrepreneurs around the world drive social impact by supporting sustainable and equitable livelihoods and strengthening local/regional economies?


Submissions open March 6th and applications are due by April 14th. Oh, and just to make things that much sweeter, all twelve finalists who make it to the Live Finals will attend the opening match of the FIFA Women's World Cup later that evening! This is an opportunity you don't want to miss out on!


Get all the information on where to submit, important deadlines and participation terms by visiting:






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