Are you a visionary entrepreneur eager to redefine the fintech landscape? The Visa Accelerator Program 2024 is your gateway to achieving unprecedented growth and success. This initiative is designed specifically for startups like yours, offering a unique opportunity to connect with experienced mentors, leverage cutting-edge technology, and access unparalleled investment opportunities.
|🌍 Target Audience
|Fintech startups in Africa, Seed to Series A with an MVP
|🚀 Programme Goals
|Enhance fintech innovation, provide mentorship & funding
|3-month intensive program
|💡 Key Themes
|Payment flows, Merchant empowerment, Future of Finance
|1:1 sessions with fintech experts and founders
|🎓 Visa Training
|Exclusive fintech & payment modules, Visa developer portal access
|💰 Funding Opportunities
|Potential investment during Demo Day
|🤖 Product Perks
|Over $200,000 in credits & discounts from vendors
What is the Visa Accelerator Program?
The Visa Accelerator Program is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at propelling the brightest minds in Africa into the fintech stratosphere. Over an exciting 3-month journey, you will receive the tools, knowledge, and support needed to disrupt the industry, revolutionize finance, and impact the ecosystem. This is your chance to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit and carve a successful path in the vibrant world of fintech.
Thematic Areas of Focus
Key themes the program targets include:
- Unlocking New Payment Flows: Can you digitize cash-intensive P2P, B2C, B2B, and G2C payments, opening new commerce opportunities?
- Embedded Finance: Are your solutions enhancing payment and finance experiences in both B2C and B2B commerce models?
- Empowering Merchants and SMEs: Is your target to boost the growth of merchants and SMEs through digital payment solutions, fostering financial inclusion?
- Payment Infrastructure Enablers: Are you addressing the foundational layers of payment infrastructure and key enabling services?
- The Future of Finance: Are you at the frontier of payment and Fintech innovation, integrating advanced technology to shape the future of finance?
- Sustainable and Inclusive Finance: Is your focus on improving payment technology to contribute to a more equitable and inclusive financial system?
Benefits of Participation
Knowledge and Expertise
Gain a competitive edge with a tailor-made program encompassing product design, marketing, finance, sales, and more. Receive expert guidance and strategic insights to expedite your startup’s growth and realize its full potential.
Benefit from one-on-one mentoring from renowned experts and founders in the ecosystem, both within Africa and globally. Utilize their experiences to navigate and overcome your unique challenges.
Visa Specific Training
Take advantage of exclusive fintech and payment training modules crafted by Visa. Enhance your understanding of the fintech landscape and payment ecosystem, adhering to industry best practices. You will also get access to Visa’s developer portal to experiment with their products and services.
Showcase your startup on Demo Day and seize the opportunity to be considered for investment by entities like Visa, Plug and Play, and other venture capitalists.
Forge valuable partnerships that can propel your startup forward. The program aims to open doors to collaboration with industry leaders, innovative companies, and strategic partners.
Access a wide array of product perks and discounts from over 100 vendors, offering a combined value of over $200,000. These include AWS product credits, mentorship, and fintech-specific training modules.
- Minimum Viable Product: Your team should have developed a minimum viable product (MVP) that addresses the proposed thematic areas.
- Stage of Startup: Ideal for Seed to Series A startups with at least an MVP.
- Solution Relevance: Your solution must address one of the program’s themes.
- Market Traction: Your solution should be market-tested and have gained traction.
- Operational Presence: Existing operations in Africa or a demonstrated commitment to expand within the continent.
How to Apply for the Visa Accelerator Program
Ready to leap? Apply here for an opportunity to transform your startup and make a mark in the fintech world.
For additional information, visit the Visa Accelerator Program website.
Application Deadline: February 18, 2024
Don’t miss this chance to join the ranks of Africa’s most innovative fintech startups. The Visa Accelerator Program 2024 is more than just a program; it’s a launchpad for your entrepreneurial journey, guiding you toward success and beyond.
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