Visa Accelerator Program


Visa Accelerator Program 2024

The Visa Accelerator Program was created to help startups unlock their growth potential and scale across the Asia Pacific region, by collaborating on joint solutions that address the biggest opportunities in digital payments.

Together with Visa’s payment experts, product architects and business development teams, startups in the Visa Accelerator Program get to rapidly co-develop, test, and iterate new solutions, while pursuing tangible go-to-market opportunities with our extensive network of financial institutions, merchants and digital partners over a course of six months.

Now in its fourth year, the Visa Accelerator Program has enabled the growth of some of Asia Pacific’s most prominent startups.

 

Applications for our 2024 program are now closed.


Why apply?

Rapid Testing

Rapid Testing

  • Test and validate your solution efficiently through a focused Proof of Concept (POC) to generate maximum impact within a short timeline
  • Get equity-free funding of up to US$50,000, at Visa's discretion, to support your POC
  • Get business and technical support to build and deploy your solution
Rapid Testing - Paul Chapman quote
Access & Partnerships

Access & Partnerships

  • Get exclusive introductions to Visa’s global network of clients and partners
  • Explore tailored partnerships and commercialisation opportunities post-program
  • Follow-on integration with Visa ecosystem initiatives and programs
Access & Partnership - Sandeep Chandalia quote
Exclusive Mentorship

Exclusive Mentorship

  • Access Visa leadership and subject matter experts to build your roadmap
  • Dedicated Visa Sponsor and POC working team, to open doors and champion your startup
  • Access Plug & Play’s renowned mentor network to fast track your growth
Exclusive Mentorship - Edmund Ng quote
Scale Your Business

Scale Your Business

  • Expand into new regions with our market-specific expertise
  • A fast track for follow-on pilots, commercial agreements, co-creation, and even potential funding for successful POCs across Asia-Pacific
  • Get recognised on the global stage as one of the elite startups accepted into the program
     
Scale Your Business - Eric Barbier quote

Hear from our previous cohorts

Visa Accelerator Program Testimonial
Visa Accelerator Program Testimonial
Visa Accelerator Program Testimonial

Build the future of commerce with Visa

Opportunities we are pursuing in 2024
Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Generative AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Generative AI

How might we harness artificial intelligence, particularly generative AI, to power transformative payment experiences?

  • Generative AI Solutions
  • Customer Experience Enhancement
  • Fraud Monitoring & Prevention
  • Risk Management
  • Dispute Management
Embedded Finance

Embedded Finance

How might we reshape the fusion of financial services into existing journeys to create seamless offerings across all payment methods?

Global Money Movement

Global Money Movement

How might we transform the future of cross-border money movement in an increasingly global consumer and business environment?

Digital Acceptance for MSMBs

Digital Acceptance for MSMBs

How might we empower Micro, Small & Medium Businesses to easily and rapidly start accepting and making card and non-card payments at scale?

Loyalty of the Future

Loyalty of the Future

How might we redefine loyalty for businesses to acquire and encourage deeper interaction, with the consumers of tomorrow?


Who are we looking for?

Mission Alignment

Mission Alignment

Startups with solutions addressing one of the following opportunity areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Generative AI
  • Embedded Finance
  • Global Money Movement
  • Digital Acceptance for MSMBs
  • Loyalty of the Future

 

Proven Solution

Proven Solution

Startups with a market-tested solution that has gained traction

A clearly articulated scope and business rationale for a POC with Visa

Growth Stage

Growth Stage

At least 9-12 months runway (Series A and above)

Resources available for POC testing with Visa (startup can dedicate time and focus without impacting core operations)

Asia Pacific Focus

Asia Pacific Focus

Startups that demonstrate commitment to expanding in Asia Pacific

Existing operations in the region is a plus


Program Timeline

Program Timeline Program Timeline

Meet Our Startups

Global Money Movement


Open Banking & Embedded Finance


Merchant Acquiring & SME Enablement


Digital Currencies & Blockchain

Playbux

Playbux

Playbux provides a fully integrated Web 3.0 community platform with commerce activities, blockchain technology, NFTs, and virtual communities.

Click here to learn more

 

TripleA

TripleA

TripleA, licensed by MAS, enables crypto payments and payouts for businesses.

Click here to learn more


Unlock Global Scale with Visa

Interested in the Visa Accelerator Program?
Contact us at [email protected]