Visa Innovation Program: 2nd Batch Online Kick Off

May 7, 2020

It’s already 2 years as Hackquarters is working closely with Visa and supporting fintechs to scale their businesses globally via Visa's international financial and banking partnership network. Run by Hackquarters, Visa Innovation Program is a 6-month startup accelerator aiming to support fintech startups in proof of concepts, investor meetings, potential investments, and product development. For 2 batches Visa Innovation Program received more than 200 startup applications. The program contacted and set pipeline for 35 startups, and accelerated 9 startups. 5 fintechs were accelerated at the 1st Batch in 2019 and 4 startups were selected for the 2nd Batch in 2020. Some key numbers are available at the infographics.

Fireside chat with Glocalzone Founder. Dogan Turan was designed to present a success story of the partnership between Visa and fintechs during the 1st Batch in 2019. Here is a comment from Dogan Turan, GlocalZone, CEO about the program.

In the light of the Covid-19 event was at Zoom, started with the speech of Kaan Akın, Hackquarters Founder CEO. Briefing about what has been achieved so far, Kaan Akın introduced Merve Tezel, General Manager Visa Turkey, and Europe. Merve Tezel evaluated the program from Visa perspective and its contribution to the fintech ecosystem.[/lead][lead]Online Kick-Off on May 6, 2020, is aiming to showcase the progress of the Batch 1 fintechs who have already gone through 6-month acceleration, training and mentorship with the support of Visa and Hackquarters.


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