Mastercard Start Path for innovative startup 2017

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Mastercard Start path for innovative Startup

Mastercard Start Path for innovative startup seeks to partner with startups from around the world to help scale their businesses. The program enables companies to gain access to MasterCard’s global ecosystem and to break new markets through relationships with MasterCard and its customers.
Some key features include of the programme include:
6 month virtual program (take part from your home location)
2 immersion weeks at different cities
No upfront equity in exchange for participation
HOW IT WORKS
A hybrid model designed to help solve key operational challenges for companies, Mastercard provides immediate access to experts and resources from across the organization and the opportunity to dive deep with our internal and external network.
No two companies are the same and we take a highly tailored approach to working together.
Physical Engagement
Two immersion weeks over the course of the program during which we get to understand each other’s companies. They take place at the launch and 3-month point, and are held at different MasterCard and startup hubs around the world. The objective of these onsite engagements are threefold:
-Define and track the specific goals of your company and create the tailored Start Path Global program for your company.
-Content sessions to dive deep into key elements of MasterCard’s business and region-specific insights provided by leading subject matter experts.
-Direct engagement with our partners, your future channels and customers.
Virtual Engagement
The program is run virtually for six month. The Start Path Team supports you to achieve the specific deliverables on your road to success, opening doors and providing the access you need to MasterCard’s global infrastructure.
Beyond the Programme
We believe in investing time before money, focusing first and foremost on providing tangible value to the companies we work with. We’ll take an option to invest in your next round to discuss strategic investment as and when you’re ready to cross that next milestone.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
Solution
Demonstrable unfair competitive advantage, commercially live today or launching soon.
Market
Targeting sizeable market opportunity in the commerce space.
Funding
Recently secured seed or series A investment.
Team
Team of 5 or more with key roles established and strong domain or technical expertise.
BENEFIT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAMME

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TIMELINE
Application Deadline
Aug 1st
Global Pitch Day
Sept 18th – 19th (tbc)
Virtual
Immersion Week
Nov 27th – Dec 1st (tbc)
Miami, US

To learn more, please visit the main webpage of the Mastercard Start path for innovative startup
Good Luck as you apply!

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