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Start Path

Access Mastercard’s highly curated network of global startups to find trusted partners and innovative solutions that enable growth.

Start Path connects the best and brightest startups to innovative organizations large and small

Start Path is a virtual program that helps future-proof corporate innovation strategies through connections within a global ecosystem of vetted, later stage startups. Start Path participants accelerate their innovation efforts by accessing holistic support, diverse expertise, cutting-edge research and a rich start-up ecosystem.

Start Path’s startup network spans across open banking, digital assets, small and medium-sized businesses and other emerging fintech areas.


Get connected to a vetted network of experienced innovators who help Start Path’s participants enhance their strategies and meet their goals.

Use Cases

Start Path helps companies find the most impactful path toward innovation.

Start path case study Bank launches electronic payments for its small business customers through Start Path

An acquiring bank wanted to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that were struggling to accept electronic payments. Mastercard used its own Start Path network and program to identify potential solutions and startup partners to tackle this challenge for small businesses. A new small business onboarding solution was created, built in partnership with Signzy, a Start Path company. The sophisticated yet easy-to-use solution made it possible for small businesses to quickly integrate with an acquirer’s existing electronic payment operations.

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