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San Francisco · February 15, 2023

Adyen opens applications for social good accelerator program in North America

Adyen has opened up applications for its inaugural North America accelerator program, an extension of its EMEA-based initiative to support impact startups and social enterprises.

Annual Accelerator Event

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global financial technology platform of choice for leading businesses, is now accepting submissions for its first-ever North American accelerator event, a week-long program serving startup applicants focused on social impact initiatives across the United States, Canada and Mexico. 

Adyen is looking for direct-to-consumer businesses with a clear and demonstrable impact on at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.Applicants must have an existing viable product that has launched in the North American market and are looking for support to scale. Businesses must be in their pre-seed or Series A stage.

All participating startups will partner with dedicated mentors from Adyen to provide guidance on current and future business challenges. The core program will consist of workshops and panel sessions, alongside a range of networking opportunities. The week will include a pop-up impact market at the Adyen offices, where participants can showcase and get feedback on their products.

The winner will be announced during the program’s wrap event on demo day, where participants will have a chance to pitch their startups on stage to a panel of impact-focused investors and Adyen board members. The Accelerator winner will receive a cash investment prize of $30,000 and official mentorship guidance from an Adyen partner.

To apply, companies can fill in an application form that can be found here. The program will run from May 8-12 in Chicago and applications close on March 16.

“We are excited to kick off the first-ever Adyen Accelerator program in our innovative region,” said Davi Strazza, North America President at Adyen. “This event creates a meaningful opportunity to equip social impact entrepreneurs to drive positive influence in our startup market. We believe that empowering their growth drives ethical business decisions, inspires social good and challenges peers to do the same. It’s an honor to give back and support the scaling successes of these life-changing startups. Just as we focus on supporting our merchants to launch fast and drive impact, we take pride in mentoring our Accelerator entrepreneurs to do the same.”

About Adyen

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) is the financial technology platform of choice for leading companies. By providing end-to-end payments capabilities, data-driven insights, and financial products in a single global solution, Adyen helps businesses achieve their ambitions faster. With offices around the world, Adyen works with the likes of Facebook, Uber, H&M, eBay, and Microsoft.