Visa Innovation Program - Borderless Day of the 4th Batch

June 20, 2022

Borderless Day, which brought together the larger fintech community from the three Hubs in Sofia, Athens, and Istanbul, served as the cornerstone event for the Visa Innovation Program Cohort 4 on 15 June 2022. The 16 recently chosen fintechs received the opportunity to personally connect with Visa's clients and partners from Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey as well as some of the top venture capital funds in Europe to discuss potential alliances or launch fruitful fintech collaborations.

Eva Ruiz Cendon, Southern Europe Head of FinTech at Visa, Sabina Babayeva, COO at Hackquarters, Georgios Karamanolis, Co-founder at Crowdpolicy, and Daniel Tomov, Founding Partner at Eleven Ventures shared their insights about the value of partnerships in the regional innovation ecosystem. After the intros 16 fintechs from 3 programs presented their solutions in 3-minute slots.

The Borderless Day moved on with a total of 65 matchmaking sessions between startups, engaging notable names from the banking, fintech, and investment community - out of which 31 were about cross-border opportunities; 25 meetings with investors. The meetings were organized in a speed-dating manner and explored countless PoC and investment opportunities among the attendees.We would love to thank our partners for joining and supporting our startups: 212,  Akbank, Aktifbank, Denizbank, Earlybird Venture Capital, MatchMakerVentures, National Bank of Kuwait, and ScaleX.

Here are the startups selected for 2022 Visa Innovation Program Turkish Edition:

Alternatif: Alternatif is bringing B2C and B2B customers together by providing loyalty, payment, and CRM solutions for B2B companies and by providing a wallet marketplace for B2C customers.

EnnoWallet: Enno Wallet is a non-custodial mobile crypto wallet and a DeFi aggregator. It gathers DeFi apps together and integrates them into the wallet with a great UI and UX.

MonoPayments: Monopayments is a low-code platform that empowers fintechs to create fintech.

Qumpara: Qumpara is a mobile app that rewards shoppers for sending photo of their receipts. Brands can create the most effective trade promotion quickly, while shoppers get rewarded instantly.

Yancep: Yancep helps to build personal wealth by making portfolio management digital, simple, and accessible to all. It allows individuals to micro-invest in professionally managed portfolios designed according to their risk appetite and financial targets.

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