Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Ayo Arikawe of ThriveAgric! After twelve months in the making, all eyes were on the Visa Everywhere Initiative grand finale live in Qatar on December 8th. Five regional winners selected from a pool of over 4,000 startups competed to win the coveted Visa Everywhere Initiative 2022 grand prize. Watch the finals here.
Visa Everywhere Initiative 2022
Celebrating our local and regional entrepreneurs
Christine De Wendel of sunday celebrates her North America win.
Winners of Visa Everywhere Initiative, Egypt.
Alejandro Vega of Huli wins $10,000 USD as winner of Visa Everywhere Initiative in Latin America.
Saudi Arabia finalists on stage at the live event in Riyadh.
Ayo Arikawe of ThriveAgric wins the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa top award.
Global finalist information
Huli is a platform that connects patients, doctors and other healthcare services.
Merkle Science is the next generation predictive Web3 risk & intelligence platform.
Christine De Wendel
sunday is the fastest digital payment for restaurants and the industry’s future.
ThriveAgric provides small holder farmers access to finance, insight and distribution.
Zeti is a fintech enabling pay per use financing of sustainable transport.
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Visa Direct awards $20,000 USD to ThriveAgric
This year, finalists were eligible to compete to win the Visa Direct special prize in addition to the main prizes. Visa has seen an increased interest and excitement in startups and fintechs exploring how to integrate Visa Direct, Visa’s global money movement network, into their solutions.
With Visa Direct, startups can empower customers to send and receive money to billions of endpoints worldwide¹, in any of 160 transaction currencies. Visit our resource center for more information.
It’s rewarding to win the regional and global finals
2021 Visa Everywhere Initiative winners
Global winner, Global Audience Favorite winner, North America winner, and North America Audience Favorite winner