Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, has opened up applications for its second annual accelerator program, a week-long program aimed at EMEA-based social enterprises and impact startups.
Adyen is looking for direct-to-consumer businesses both with a clear and demonstrable impact on one of the categories of the UN SDGs and with a minimal viable product that have launched in the market and are looking to scale.
All participating startups will get dedicated business mentors from Adyen to help them with concrete business challenges. The core program will consist of workshops, talks and activities, along with a range of networking events with fellow participants and investors. The week will include a pop-up impact market at the Adyen offices, where participants can showcase and get feedback on their products while testing out Adyen technology. To determine the winner, the week will end with a demo day where participants will get a chance to pitch their startups to an audience with impact-focused investors and Adyen board members.
To apply, companies need to fill in an application form that can be found here. The program will last from June 13-17 and applications close on March 16.
“We are looking forward to the second annual Adyen accelerator program,” said Ingo Uytdehaage, CFO at Adyen. “We’re extending our commitment to make good choices to build an ethical business by making the wider startup ecosystem more inclusive to impact-driven businesses. We believe in using the momentum of our growth and success to ignite and give back to businesses making the world a better place, in the same way that we have been helping our own merchants thrive.”
Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) is the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, providing a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting directly to Visa, Mastercard, and consumers' globally preferred payment methods. Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store channels. With offices across the world, Adyen serves customers including Facebook, Uber, Spotify, Casper, Bonobos and L'Oréal.