Visa to Launch First Everywhere Initiative in Europe
Live competition at
“In a highly dynamic industry, Visa’s Everywhere Initiative
allows us to explore a host of ideas that solve business challenges,
influence our product roadmaps, support our customers, and shape our
culture of innovation,” said Shiv Singh, senior vice president of
innovation and strategic partnerships,
- Local Community Challenge: How can digital payment technologies help create products that connect people and enrich local communities?
- Regional Intercity Challenge: How can mobile technologies and connected devices transform the experience of intercity travel?
- International Travel Challenge: How can new products and services, based on Visa APIs, deliver a more seamless international travel experience?
Find more details about the competition here.
To introduce the first-ever European Everywhere Initiative, Visa
is hosting a live competition at
Allows NFC payment and authentication based on vein pattern technology
via a Bluetooth-enabled watch. Biowatch is based in
Develops smart straps which, when attached to any watch, tracks a
persons’ body vitals. Maintool is based in
Helps consumers quickly find parking spaces in surrounding parking
garages, with a simple monthly payment option. Evopark is based in
Offers a cloud-based platform for IoT solutions, with scalable
back-end services like server management, data replication, and
storage. Wia is based in
Provides a Wi-Fi-based connected button which allows consumers to
instantly buy products and services from merchants and other service
providers. Kwik is based in
Judges of the competition include
About Visa’s Everywhere Initiative
Visa's Everywhere Initiative is an innovation program designed to
encourage the “next big thing” in payments, as the payments industry
shifts from plastic to digital and new entrants join traditional
stakeholders in payments. The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015
and to-date, nearly 1,000 start-ups have collectively raised