Start Path to Solidarity Pitch Competition powered by Mastercard

Start Path to Solidarity Pitch Competition powered by Mastercard

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Black Women Talk Tech and Mastercard are helping close the racial wealth and opportunity gap for Black communities across America. Mastercard invests directly in Black and underrepresented-led startups and increases procurement with Black-owned businesses. These investments are designed to have a catalytic impact on economic growth for Black communities.

On September 13th in Atlanta, GA, BWTT and Mastercard will host Start Path to Solidarity: Pitch Competition and Keynote. Join us for conversation with a leading investor and watch as three fintech founders compete for first place prize of $10,000 and second place price of $5,000 and the chance to be selected for the Start Path program. If accepted, the winner will receive up to $50,000 in non-diluted funds.


• 1st Place Prize: $10K
• 2nd Place Prize: $5K
• Both winners will be considered for entry into the Start Path Program to a chance to receive up to $50K
Register to join us in Atlanta.

Who can take part?

For Start Path In Solidarity we’re looking for world-class founders who have a solution to solve pain points in the fintech space. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS AUGUST 30Tth. Click here to submit your pitch.


• At least one underrepresented founder
• Founders can be male, female, or non-binary
• Your company is a tech startup across fintech, cybersecurity, financial inclusion, or another area aligned to Mastercard’s business.
• Your company is based in the United States
• Your company is Series-A or earlier
• Apply to pitch by August 30th
What’s next?

Submit your pitch here

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