MasterCard Start Path expands programme with focus on Startups

MasterCard recently announced the launch of Start Path Global, a six-month partnership program for startups that extends Start Path’s existing footprint in a greater number of countries globally across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Canada.

As the program expands internationally, startups will benefit from access to Start Path Partners, a group of more than 20 leading companies in banking, retail and technology including Rakuten, Samsung Card, TSYS, Target, Bank of Montreal and Santander InnoVentures. Start Path Partners was created to provide these customers with a first look at unique technologies and to offer startups a direct line into these corporates to test their solutions.

Startups are provided with immediate access to more than 60 MasterCard experts, opening the door to pilot opportunities with MasterCard or MasterCard customers, while retaining full ownership for any intellectual property developed.

Each quarter, the program will recruit a new class of startups. The application window to join the next class is open until Sept. 18.