Commerce.InnovatedTM is an extension of traditional incubators, aimed at helping selected early stage companies innovating across the commerce space.

The Commerce.Innovated.TM program leverages expertise and relationships to provide selected companies the resources to accelerate growth and position themselves for their next milestone.

  • understand

    Understanding
    your business – taking the time
    to learn about you
    from Day 1

  • customize

    Customizing the program for each startup – helping to solve critical pain points unique to your business

  • CONNECT

    Getting you where you need to go faster – helping to accelerate you through development and deployment

Commerce.Innovated.TM is operationally focused and customized to your
company’s needs.

This accelerator program is a joint initiative by Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard. The program begins with a discovery session for your company. We deep dive into your product, strategy and other key challenges with team members from your company. Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard operational experts then work with you to solve for the key issues identified.

At the end of the program, you will have developed and presented an execution plan to get to Series A. See our FAQ for a detailed breakdown of the program.

Companies selected for this program will have four things in common…

1. Innovating in the commerce ecosystem: Your solution makes life easier, safer or better for a consumer or business.

2. Strong team foundation: You’ve assembled a core team with the vision and rockstar brain trust you’ll need for success.

3. This is more than an idea you have been batting around: You have a live or planned beta of an initial solution, have seed funding secured, and plan to raise Series A.

4. Putting the bottom line first: Your first paying customer is locked in or being on-boarded.

You will have a direct line of access to the resources you've specifically identified as being essential to your success on the road to Series A. This is your chance to leverage our tools as the bank of the global innovation economy and a worldwide payments network.

You will be assigned a dedicated subject matter expert who will work with you on a specific issue. We'll help with virtually anything, from resolving compliance challenges to refining your technology platform and everything in between. We can also connect you directly to a select number of future partners or customers from the SVB and MasterCard relationships.

The first step is to apply here with the online application. Please refer to important dates below.

Application Schedule

Open application process: July 1st – July 20th 2014
Application deadline: July 20th 2014 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
Interview day for selected companies: August 21st 2014
Program Launch: September 2014
Graduation: January 2015