Relive key moments from the
Global Summit 2015 in Berlin


Join Mastercard Start Path at our second Global Summit to explore how traditional players in finance and commerce can transform their businesses by partnering with startups that are rewiring the future of their industries. This event will be an exciting opportunity to engage with our portfolio of early stage startup companies, hear from thought leaders, and network with Mastercard customers & partners.


DAY 1 – Thursday, November 3rd
Start Path Partner Day

This day will focus on getting you connected to our amazing portfolio of startup companies. We’ll give you an opportunity to hear each of them pitch, as well as time to meet with the founders of the startups that are most relevant to your business.

We’ll round off the day with a great keynote speaker who is a luminary in the startup ecosystem.

 Time  General
08:30 Registration & refreshments
09:30 Welcome Address
Stephane Wyper
10:00 Startup Pitches
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Startup Pitches
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Partner / Startup one-to-ones
17:30 Keynote Speaker
Benedict Evans
19:00 Networking Event


Benedict Evans

Benedict Evans is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Benedict has been working in the media and technology industries for 15 years. He first entered the industry as a sell-side equity analyst in investment banking before moving on to strategy and business development roles at Orange, Channel 4 and NBC Universal.


DAY 2 – Friday, November 4th
Start Path Partner Summit

This day will focus on delivery some amazing content and ideas that will both educate and inspire. We’ll have three great keynote speakers, opening with Gary Vaynerchuk. During the course of the day, you’ll also have an opportunity to participate in a number of Interactive Zones, which will give you a new perspective on issues that are particularly relevant and topical for our industry today.

Time General Interactive Zone Backstage
8:00 Registration & Breakfast Registration & Breakfast
8:30 Startup-pitches
9:00 Welcome Address
Ken Moore
9:30 Opening Keynote
Gary Vaynerchuk
10:15 Coffee break Backstage with Gary Vaynerchuk
10:30 Studio 3
Trends in Blockchain
Studio 4
Regulation Rewritten
Changing Face of Security
Studio 5
Retail Reimagined
11:20 Studio 3
Trends in Blockchain
Studio 4
Regulation Rewritten
Changing Face of Security
Studio 5
Retail Reimagined
12:15 Lunch & networking Lunch & startup-pitches
13:15 Afternoon Keynote
Sallie Krawcheck
14:00 Studio 3
Bank of the Future
Studio 4
Fintech Funding
and the Role of the Corporates
Studio 5
Retail Reimagined
Backstage with Sallie Krawcheck
14:50 Studio 3
Bank of the Future
Studio 4
Fintech Funding
and the Role of the Corporates
Studio 5
Retail Reimagined
15:35 Coffee break
16:00 Closing Keynote
Arianna Huffington
16:45 Summit wrap-up
17:00 Close


Keynote Speakers

Gary Vaynerchuck

Gary Vaynerchuck builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies.

Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck’s professional mission is to help women reach their financial and professional goals. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of fifteen books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.

Ken Moore

Ken has 20+ years’ experience in International Financial Services across retail and corporate banking. Working for some of the world’s leading financial services companies Ken has lived and worked in over 15 countries and held executive leadership roles in Product Management, Technology Delivery, Strategy and Business Development.

Andrew Nusca


Andrew Nusca is deputy digital editor at Fortune and co-chair of its annual Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen. He directs technology coverage in the magazine and online and regularly appears in its Fortune Live and Tech Debate video series.

Interactive Zone Speakers

Randi D. Adelstein

Randi Adelstein is Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs.  In her current role, Ms. Adelstein manages a team of regulatory attorneys located around the globe and advises on regulatory issues impacting the company globally.

Richard Bilodeau

Richard Bilodeau is the Director Supervision and Promotion of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. Richard manages the supervision program that promotes compliance with the federal consumer provisions applicable to federally regulated financial entities.

Tom Blomfield

Tom Blomfield  is co-founder of Monzo Bank – a new smartphone-based bank. At the age of 30, he become the youngest CEO of an authorised UK bank when Mondo gained their licence. He previously co-founded GoCardless, a UK-HQed payment processor.

Joel P. Feinberg

JOEL FEINBERG advises banks and other financial institutions on regulatory counseling, public policy and transactional matters.

Oliver Fusswinkel

Oliver Fusswinkel is a senior policy officer in the department for Licensing Requirement and Enforcement in BaFin, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority.

Christian Goy

Christian Goy, co-founder and managing director of Behavioral Science Lab, started his career in strategic planning on both the client and agency side, where he developed a love for consumer insights.

Chris Howell

Chris Howell is a Co-Founder and CTO of Wickr, a company committed to a security-first product vision across consumer and enterprise markets

Gareth Jones

Gareth is a founder and Managing Partner of FinTech Collective, a New York based Venture Capital fund, focused exclusively on financial services technology companies. As an entrepreneur and business leader, Gareth has worked in emerging and high-growth fintech for the last seventeen years.

Aditya Khurjekar

Aditya Khurjekar is CEO at Let’s Talk Payments (LTP), the trusted source for global FinTech insights. LTP has been focused on curated independent content and data-driven research in this space since 2013, and now reaches 100K innovators globally through its daily outreach, making it the #1 global destination for FinTech.

Aditya Menon

As Managing Director, Global Digital Strategy at Citi, he currently drives global digital strategy at Citi in the capacity of a Digital Strategist, a Business Solutions Architect & Strategic Product Designer.

Christopher Novak

Christopher Novak is a co-founder and the Director of the Verizon RISK Team. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Investigative Response and Computer Forensics.

Jesse Podell

Jesse is Managing Director for Startupbootcamp FinTech New York.  Startupbootcamp FinTech is the leading global accelerator focused on financial innovation.

Bruce Rutherford

Bruce Rutherford is Senior Vice President, Security Standards & Solutions at Mastercard.  He is responsible for the evolution and deployment of industry terminal and data security standards including the PCI Standards, tokenization and encryption, card manufacturer security evaluation, […]

Kush Saxena

Kush Saxena is group executive, Strategy and Corporate Development, at Mastercard.  In this position, he is responsible for working with executive management, business units and regions to develop long-term strategies for the company.

Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert is the Founder & CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), which builds and supports bitcoin and blockchain companies through its insights, network, and access to capital.

Interactive Zone

Retail Reimagined

Every day, more and more, we are experiencing a convergence of digital, mobile and physical experiences in all aspects of our shopping.

In this session, you will discover new trends, and experience a variety of technology solutions developed by Mastercard and our partners in different scenarios covering the spectrum from groceries, transit, small merchant, restaurant to virtual reality.


Christina Sommer (Mastercard)

Bank of the Future

Retail banking is coming under ever-increasing pressure from changing demographics undermining the customer-base on the one hand, and well-funded fintech startups looking to disrupt incumbents on the other.

In this session, we will explore these topics. We will also discuss what the bank of the future is going to look like, and how banks today can use the tools of behavioral science to help predict the customer demands of tomorrow.


Jesse Podell (Startupbootcamp Fintech NY)


Tom Blomfield (CEO, Monzo Bank)
Christian Goy (Co-founder, Behavioral Sciences Lab)
Aditya Menon (Managing Director, Global Digital Strategy at Citi)

The Changing Face of Security

Large organizations across the world are under cyber-attack as never before. In this session, we will delve into the changing face of security, and how large organizations can address issues such as fraud and identity.

We’ll hear some warstories from the front line of cyber forensics, and discuss how engaging with white-hat hackers can help to protect your organization.


Bruce Rutherford (Mastercard)


Christopher Novak (Director, Verizon RISK team)
Chris Howell (CTO, Wickr)

Trends in Blockchain

Blockchain, bitcoin and digital currencies have been making headlines for the past few years – and not always for the right reasons. In this session, we look at the most recent trends in blockchain, and how this breakthrough technology can positively impact on the financial products and services of the future.

In this session, hosted by the Digital Currency Group, you’ll learn how blockchain technologies are influencing areas such as payment, asset registry, identity verification, compliance and smart contracts.


Barry Silbert (CEO, Digital Currency Group)


Meltem Demirors (Director, Digital Currency Group)

Regulation Rewritten

The rise of fintech companies across the world poses great challenges the regulatory structures and mechanisms. Financial regulators are balancing the requirement to protect consumers in their jurisdiction, while at the same time, seeking to foster innovation through the introduction of new products and services.

Learn how different regulatory bodies from around the world are adapting to both ensure that new fintech companies are properly regulated, while at the same time, encouraging development and innovation in their markets.


Randi Adelstein (Mastercard)


Joel P. Feinberg (Partner, Sidley Austin, LLC)
Richard Bilodeau (Director, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada)
Oliver Fusswinkle (BaFIN – Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, Germany)

Fintech Funding and the Role of the Corporates

In recent years, venture capitalists and corporate venture arms around the world have invested billions in the fintech and commerce space.

In this session we will explore the current state of the funding landscape for fintech companies, and discuss the role that VCs have played, and how corporate venture organizations are participating in the rise of the fintech startup.


Aditya Khurjekar (CEO, Let’s Talk Payments)


Kush Saxena (Mastercard)
Gareth Jones (Managing Partner, FinTech Collective)



Airwallex is a financial technology company that offers integrated solutions for personal and business cross-border transactions.



Identity verification APIs that make KYC/AML effective and simple. Many sources of data, any custom workflow, one API.



CardFlight offers mobile payment acceptance technology and point of sale solutions to enterprises, merchant service providers and financial institutions.


Civic Technologies

Civic is building the future of identity, with a digital solution that will change the landscape of how we use and share our identity both online and offline.



At Cívico, we are crowdsourcing and mapping the most relevant digital information system for latin american cities.


Control Mobile Inc.

Control delivers real-time payment analytics, operations.



Cyberfend provides robust, real-time web and mobile security from a wide variety of sophisticated attacks like account take-over, payment fraud and malicious new sign-ups.



DigiSEq transforms consumer wearable and IoT products into contactless payment devices.



dopay’s mission is to become the ‘day-to-day’ bank in markets with largely financially underserved populations.



Everledger is a permanent, global, digital ledger that uses blockchain technology to track and protect diamonds and other valuable items on their lifetime journey.



Fluent is the financial operating network for global trade.


Hand CV

Gesture Recognition SDK based on monocular camera. Color-space, HoG detection and deep learning.



Happay is the new-age “bank” for businesses with flexibility, visibility and control over business spends. Happay being a transactional platform offers actionable financial data to help businesses manage spends and control cash flows and budgets efficiently and with accuracy.



InvoiceSharing enables corporates, banks and accountants & bookkeepers to automate bookkeeping. Our smart accounting robot uses our (electronic) invoice distribution network to do the accounting. We only sell white label solutions to banks, software partners and consultants.



Itembase helps you to take control of your purchases by automatically processing products bought from different sources, including email, forwarded invoices and checkout integrations at Webshops.



Kasisto’s conversational AI platform, KAI, powers virtual assistants and smart bots for mobile, messaging, and wearables. Kasisto spun out of SRI International in 2013 and leverages decades of developments in artificial-intelligence research.



Live is mapping the world to offer everyone the ability to find the right place at the right time.



Modo provides a digital payments hub that connects new digital experiences to payments systems worldwide. Modo takes monetary value from just about any source, and can deliver it to just about any destination, without requiring partners to modify their systems. Truly a ‘shipping container for global payments’, Modo simplifies the complex world of payments in the digital era.



Mozio aggregates and sells ground transportation and facilitates multimodal travel through our platform.



Nowsta is a web-based communications and logistics platform that helps organizations manage their workforce and understand their operations. Nowsta was built especially for organizations with distributed workforces.



Nfrnds connects the unconnected, today, it makes cutting edge business and financial software solutions accessible and affordable for the 400 million msmes and 4 billion individuals who lack the resources to access the internet, enabling them to leapfrog directly into the cloud.



Paykey’s secure mobile keyboard app enables bank customers to seamlessly facilitate secure payments across all social networks and messaging apps, including facebook messenger, whatsapp and twitter.



PennyOwl is a financial platform to help parents raise money-smart kids. Our entry point is a free mobile app to help parents manage allowances and keep track of who’s owed what at home. Kids get support through notes of encouragement and learning.


RainBird Technologies

The Rainbird platform uses artificial intelligence to automate your knowledge-work. We’ll take your smartest people and amplify them across your organisation.



Regalii is an Andreessen-Horowitz and Y-Combinator-backed API for global bill data & payments. Our API empowers users to track and pay all their bills, in one consolidated location, in the U.S. and 10 other countries.



Rippleshot detects card compromise data breaches faster, allowing card issuers, processors and merchants to proactively monitor suspicious activities and implement smarter fraud risk management strategies when breaches do occur.


SBDA group

SBDA is the everyday-banking platform. By combining retail banks internal data and data from external sources the platform extracts facts about customers present and makes predictions about their future, providing banks an ability to become personal financial assistant.



SigOpt is the optimization platform that amplifies your research. SigOpt takes any research pipeline and tunes it, right in place. Our cloud-based ensemble of optimization algorithms is proven and seamless to deploy.



Core money services and social rewards for digital natives.


Supersmart enables consumers to instantly checkout their fully loaded cart while skipping the tedious queuing area, resulting in a fast and convenient purchasing cycle.


Universal Basket

UB developed a universal shopping basket for the entire web. It allows shoppers to add products from any retailer website to one basket and then checkout all at once with a single account for shopping.



Upup is the mobile­first banking experience for young adults. it seeks to solve all pocket money related issues. at the same time it provides young adults with financial education in a fun, intuitive and simple way. this is a plastic card with two companion apps: one for parents, one for the child



Vaporstream secure messaging empowers organizations to securely leverage the efficiency of modern day mobile messaging while ensuring the protection of sensitive information, compliance and confidentiality.



The first & only fully automated VAT recovery and governance solution for corporations.



ViSenze is an AI company that bridge digital content and commerce through search and discovery. Built on deep learning and computer vision technology, ViSenze is used by major retail businesses today, helping over 250 million daily active users make better buying decisions.



New York City

As a global city, New York is the most populous city in the United States, exerting a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment.

Spring Studios

Located in downtown Manhattan on the Lower East Side, in a historic 1823 building, Spring Studios are the new premiere global hub for fashion.

50 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013


Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel

For the duration of the Summit, we have negotiated a Mastercard room rate at the Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel, located 4 min walk away from the Spring Studio. Please note this is subject to hotel availability.

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NoMo SoHo Hotel

For the duration of the Summit, we have negotiated a Mastercard room rate at the NoMo SoHo Hotel, located 10 min walk away from the Spring Studio. Please note this is subject to hotel availability.

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Visa Requirements

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New York Travel information

The average daytime temperature in November ranges from 5ºC (41ºF) to 13ºC (55ºF).

Currency, Cash, Credit
The official currency throughout the United States is the U.S. dollar. You can exchange currency all over New York at the Change Group or Travelex, among other places.

Plug Information
In the US, it is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles, having two flat blades.


New York Soho District is bordered by 3 main airports – John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport & La Guardia Airport, providing great easy access to the city center.

Taxis are readily available in the city at designated taxi stands.
YellowCab NYC Taxis: Phone: +1 800-609-8731 – Website


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