MasterCard is inviting innovative startups from across Europe to apply for the second edition of its Start Path Europe accelerator.
The programme is a 12-month effort providing startups with customised support to solve specific priorities for each company. Participating startups receive mentorship from a global pool of MasterCard experts, introductions to MasterCard partners to explore pilot opportunities, and the ability to use MasterCard data and service support.
“Start Path Europe is unique, because we tailor the support to match the individual needs of a startup, rather than applying a ‘one size fits all’ approach,” says Stephane Wyper, global lead of MasterCard Start Path. “Our goal is the success of each startup and helping them grow faster than they could on their own.”
The inaugural Start Path Europe class of 2014 consisted of companies chosen from applicants from more than 30 countries; Ridango, Zencard, Xpreso, Instabank, MePin, and Storee.
Up to eight companies from across Europe will be selected to participate in the next 12-month hybrid onsite and virtual programme that will launch in April 2015. The deadline for applications is 19 February.