We are now accepting applications for Start Path Global

We 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 our customers. Some key features include:

How it works

A hybrid model designed to help solve key operational challenges for companies, we provide 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.

Banking

Biometrics

Loyalty

Point of Sale

Travel

Wearables

A.I

Data Intelligence

Beacons

Logistics

Security

Travel



APPLICATION DEADLINE

Apr 24th

Online via F6S here

GLOBAL PITCH DAY

May 23rd – 24th (tbc)

Virtual

IMMERSION WEEK

Jun 19th – 23rd (tbc)

London, UK

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