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WeWork’s Enterprise Innovation Labs Powered by Mastercard is a first-of-its-kind, highly-customized pilot program that pairs top startups in emerging technology areas with one of the world's leading payment solutions providers.

The Enterprise Innovation Labs provides participating startups with a highly-customized program, designed to prepare, launch and facilitate corporate-startup engagements that will utilize Mastercard’s core capabilities in areas like payments, data analytics, security & authentication. With support from WeWork Labs, startups will conceptualize proof-of-concept frameworks and embark on structured pilots with the support from Mastercard’s leading technology and business experts.

We are pleased to announce our Fall 2017 inaugural cohort

Crowdz is the B-Commerce engine dramatically accelerating the sale of B2B offering - ranging from reseller, dropship, and end-use finished products to supply chain essentials like components and raw materials.
Why? Exploring Enterprise B2B Payments and augmenting with Security and Analytics.

Caruma's AI-powereed connected-vehicle platform collects data that empowers fleet managers, the insurance sector, smart cities, and the automotive sector.
Why? Caruma looks at fleet, ride sharing and bike sharing. Exploration of applications beyond consumer connected car.

Payment24 is a payments solutions provider company. Payment24 develops innovative technology solutions which focuses on fleet and fuel management, fleet card systems for oil companies and auto dealerships.
Why? Exploring fleet fuel payments and augmenting fleet management with security and analytics.

Gridspace is the leading platform for conversational intelligence. The company's software turns conversational speech into structured data, metrics, insights and more.
Why? Creating next-generation conversational interfaces and speech-aware applications.

Baleen Labs has invented a new paradigm in database security, which will alter how information is stored and shared in enterprise settings.
Why? Exploring blockchain applications for IoT.

Switch Automation's smart building platform helps enterprise real estate portfolio operators synthesize data from disparate sources to optimize building performance in real-time.
Why? Exploring applications for connected buildings.

Interested in joining the program?

The Enterprise Innovation Labs Powered by Mastercard is currently seeking leading startups in the enterprise IoT space, with an initial focus on blockchain, fleet management, supply chain, connect vehicle, voice-enabled commerce, and smart building technologies.

As a part of the program, participants receive a variety of benefits designed to accelerate growth and build meaningful new partnerships with Mastercard, including:

  • 5 months of free office space in our premier WeWork San Francisco campus
  • Customized support from top advisors and corporate industry leaders
  • Access to Mastercard resources and operating divisions with intent to develop an active co-pilot
  • $20,000+ in service perks and discounts
  • Participation in a hand-selected class of startups that will work alongside Mastercard’s living labs, where new technologies will be tested in real-time

The first 5-month program of tailored workshops and strategy sessions will run from 9/6 to 1/31, including a welcome launch event in September and a program demo day and technology showcase in January. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis.