Mastercard Start Path Small Business Program for innovative later stage startups.


Mastercard Start Path Small Business Program is a four-month program for startups to collaborate with Mastercard to scale solutions that drive simple, secure digital experiences for SMEs. The program will welcome startups that are innovating across a range of digital services for SMEs, including accounting software, ecommerce solutions, lending platforms, payment technologies, digital banking, and more.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Innovative Solutions – tell us how your solutions tie to the program theme
  • Passionate Team – experienced and diverse founding team
  • Strategic Fit – committed to democratizing financial services
  • Existing Funding – investment raised with a 6–12-month runway


  • Four-month virtual program
  • Receive bespoke access to Mastercard’s customers and partners
  • Access to a dedicated mentor to help identify and uncover opportunities
  • Leverage Mastercard’s network and SME expertise

Startups selected for the Start Path Small Business Program will demonstrate strong synergies with Mastercard’s approach to helping entrepreneurs around the world grow and thrive by empowering them with digital payment solutions, data insights and the tools to run their enterprises more efficiently and secure.

How The Start Path Small Business Program Works:

  • Apply Online
  • Mastercard cross-business evaluation
  • Invited to pitch
  • Program kick-off
  • Three-month virtual engagement to support, introduce, and collaborate

For More Information: Mastercard Start Path Small Business Program

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