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Visa Everywhere Initiative Rewards Black Excellence in Fintech

Visa is making its network available to drive inclusive economic growth with the goal to give everyone, everywhere access to the global economy. This year, the Visa Everywhere Initiative has once again opened the door to nearly 400 hundred minority-founded startups to share their digital solutions that promote greater accessibility in the way we pay, save, and invest. Finalists for the Black Community special edition competition showcased their solutions on TechCrunch. Remynt was crowned the overall winner and Lendtable won the Audience Favorite award.

Watch five startup finalists go head-to-head at the Visa Everywhere Initiative Black Community special edition competition as they present their innovative solutions to a panel of expert judges. 

Two monetary prizes were awarded during the black community cohort:

  • Overall Winner: $20,000 USD – REMYNT
  • Audience Favorite: $5,000 USD – LENDTABLE

2023 Black Community Special Edition Finalists:

  • Gwyneth Borden – Founder & CEO | Remynt – Overall Winner
  • Mitchell Jones – Co-Founder & CEO | Lendtable – Audience Favorite 
  • Brian Dzingai – Co-Founder | Athlete Plus
  • Alisha Harris – Co-Founder & Co-CEO | Plannly
  • David Dwumah – Founder & CEO | OurBanc


  • Michael Steel – Vice President, Sales Global MS&A, Strategy & Operations | Visa
  • Chad Pollock – Vice President, Global Clients | Visa
  • Dr. Dee Miller – Inclusive Design Director | Visa
  • Glen Murray – Vice President, Payment Services & Sales | Sutton Payments
  • Rachel Wilson – Principal, Head of Operations | Collab Capital
  • Aury Cifuentes – Investor | Plug and Play

Since its launch in 2015, nearly 12,000 startups from more than 100 countries have applied to the Visa Everywhere Initiative. These startups have gone on to collectively raise more than $16 billion in funding. Every year, Visa has expanded the Visa Everywhere Initiative to include unique startups solving unique problems in the world of payments. In the U.S., the Visa Everywhere Initiative 2023 Special Editions will spotlight Black, LGBTQ+  and Women founded startups and we will continue to work with diverse startups and fintechs in the future. Visa is still accepting applications for the Visa Everywhere Initiative 2023 global competitions.