Mastercard is calling for applications from Nigerian fintech startups for its Start Path 2018 programme, the company’s initiative that supports innovative later-stage start-ups that are reshaping the future of commerce.
The programme is open to startups from Nigeria who are rethinking banking and payments and have raised a significant seed or Series A round of investment. Start-ups will have the opportunity to present their business proposals to the Start Path judging panel on 9 April in Lagos and selected startups will present at Mastercard’s Innovation Dialogue event on 10 April to an audience of influential business leaders besides being considered for Start Path.
During the six-month virtual programme, Start Path provides start-ups with the operational support, mentorship, and investment they need to develop the next generation of commerce solutions and grow their operations. Selected companies further benefit from the knowledge of a global network of Mastercard experts, access to Mastercard customers and partners including global corporate brands spanning banking, retail, tech and telecoms, and the ability to innovate on top of Mastercard solutions.