CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- in/PACT, an interactive purpose activation platform that works with brands such as Red Bull, L'Oreal, The Super Bowl and The Miss Universe Organization, has been selected from over 600 applicants to pitch their solutions at the Mastercard Start Path pitch day in Miami on November 30th and December 1st. They are competing against 12 to 14 other finalists for the opportunity to join the Mastercard Start Path virtual mentorship program.
Mastercard Start Path partners with commerce and fintech startups from around the world to help scale their businesses. The program enables companies to gain access to Mastercard's global ecosystem and to break new markets through relationships with Mastercard and their customers. A hybrid model designed to help solve key operational challenges for companies, Start Path provides immediate access to experts and resources from across the organization and the opportunity to dive deep with Mastercard's internal and external networks. The Start Path program has helped to accelerate other commerce startups, such as ZenCard, Penny Owl and APDS. in/PACT joins a select group of 12 to 14 other finalists that have been selected from an initial pool of over 600 global applicants. The determining factors that Start Path screens for when looking for finalists are: startups that demonstrate significant competitive advantage, target a sizeable market in the commerce space, have recently secured seed or series A investment and have a team of five or more members with key roles established and strong domain or technical expertise.