Visa, a global leader in digital payments, has announced the Visa Accelerator Programme 2023 which gives fintech startups the opportunity to enhance their growth potential through Visa’s extensive network, partnerships and expertise.
Since 2020, Visa Accelerator Programme has enabled innovative startups from across Asia Pacific to work with Visa and unlock growth and scale. For the 2023 cohort, it seeks applications from startups with a proven solution, growth stage companies and a focus on Asia Pacific, addressing one of the opportunity areas in – Web 3.0, global money movement, embedded finance, merchant and small business enablers and open banking solutions.
Avanthi Colombage, Country Manager, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Visa said, “We’re excited to invite applications to the third cohort of the Visa Accelerator Programme from innovative startups across the country. We have seen some exceptional ideas from the region in the past cohorts and hope to have startups from Sri Lanka too as a part of this initiative. The programme will help selected startups to work with Visa and its network, and take enhanced product propositions to markets not just in but beyond Sri Lanka.”
The six-month program is designed for growth-stage companies looking to expand market reach, focusing on product solutioning, technical integration and fast-tracked commercialisation. With the Visa Accelerator Programme, startups get to work with Visa’s payments experts, product architects and business development teams. They can rapidly co-develop, test and iterate new solutions while pursuing tangible go-to market opportunities, leveraging Visa’s extensive network of financial institutions, merchants and digital partners.
Startups can read about the programme and apply, by or before 10 January 2023. The programme will run for a duration of six months, culminating in a Demo Day where startups showcase their solutions to Visa’s partners and clients from across Asia Pacific.