Apply now for Commerce.Innovated. This is a great program run by our friends at MasterCard & SVB. Applications are due October 14th. The accelerator takes no equity and it provides operational and strategic support by allowing startups to engage with MasterCard and SVB's people, products and customers.
Launched in 2014, Commerce.Innovated. is a four month programme that is designed for early stage startups that want to make waves within the commerce space. The scheme is designed to help new companies develop working relationships with big brand technology firms and learn new skills which will enable the creation of world-class commerce solutions to merchants and financial institutions across the United States. Through the initiative MasterCard and SVB have worked with 15 commerce startups, including Apruve, AppZen, CardFlight, Dash, Footmarks, Gone! and Slide. ‘‘We have worked with three great classes of companies that are disrupting the commerce space and are looking forward to meeting the new applicants for the fourth class of Commerce.Innovated,’’ commented Reetika Grewal, head of payments strategy for Silicon Valley Bank.