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MasterCard Start Path Global for Fintech and Commerce Startups Competition in 2021

MasterCard in Ireland invites applications for the Start Path Global for later-stage startups from across the globe to help scale their businesses in 2021.

Start Path Global is Mastercard’s worldwide program for innovative later-stage startups from across the globe.

Since 2014 they have been working with an ever-growing portfolio of startups with unique solutions across fintech and commerce. Start Path Global is based on what has worked best for their portfolio of startups: more flexibility, more customization, and no distractions from your current business.

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Key features of the programme:

  • A six-month virtual program tailored to the individual needs of your company
  • No need to move from your home location
  • No equity is taken up front (but an option to participate in your next round)
  • Immediate access to 60+ Mastercard experts
  • Connections to potential customers – global corporate brands spanning banking, retail, tech and telecoms
  • Funds provided so that you have no out of pocket expenses
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  • We work with later stage startups in the broad fintech and commerce space that fit these criteria:
  • Solution – Demonstrated commercial traction, clear product differentiation and competitive advantage.
  • Market – Solving real pain points for your customers, targeting a sizable market.
  • Team – Strong founder team with key roles established, experienced entrepreneurs and/or track record of relevant industry expertise.
  • Funding – Investment raised (seed, Series A, or later) with at least 6-12 month runway, plans to raise next institutional round in the next 18th months.
  • Attitude – Global mentality, open to opportunity and mentoring.

How to Apply

The application for this opportunity is online through their websites

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Deadline: One can apply Anytime on F65. Check with them for relevant deadlines. 


Click here for more details and to apply