Develop a strategy and build Open Innovation programs — based on our executional experience and knowledge of industry best practices — that allow you to run multiple programs simultaneously around the world that accomplish your objectives and scale.
Define your criteria, run an exhaustive startup partner identification search, and promote your program to our network of startup founders, investors and influencers to drive awareness and high-quality applications.
Manage all inbound applications, push startups for additional use cases and information, and evaluate applicants based on pre-established section criteria, allowing you to select startups for your next steps.
Bring together your stakeholders and startups at an internal innovation event or schedule partner selection meetings to discover new innovation approaches, learn about important trends and select top startups, helping to ensure next steps and pilot launches.
The Visa Everywhere Initiative is a best-in-class innovation program that accelerates decision-making and drives outcomes. KITE has powered Visa’s signature startup program since 2015. We launched with a focused approach that generated immediate outcomes, internal demand and category leadership. Next, we expanded to new markets globally, business units and areas of tech, and launched always-on recruitment and engagement. Now we are growing the existing structure and scaling efforts as we bolster the platform and implement more pilots.