ACCELERATE ME Programme, powered by Nest



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    About the Programme:

    We want to validate your solution and scale your business.

    Join the American Express Middle East ACCELERATE ME Programme, powered by Nest, to take your startup to the next level! Situated in Bahrain, American Express Middle East serves 16 fast-growing markets and is looking for startups to help increase its digital footprint and further personalise its services.

    The 8-weeks programme will provide the opportunity to test and run proof-of-concepts (PoCs) with American Express Middle East. The programme welcomes companies from around the world, with travel expenses covered and no equity requirement.

    ACCELERATE ME aims to deliver real commercial solutions.


    Eligibility Criteria:

    1. Early stage startups at Seed / Series A / Series B stage

    2. Ideally, startups that have a functioning prototype with a product ready to be validated in a commercial setting or are revenue-generating and looking to scale into new high potential markets

    3. Teams that are committed to spending 6 weeks with us on the ground with American Express Middle East to develop a PoC


    4. Specifically, the programme aims to facilitate actionable solutions to the four targeted areas of focus below:

    - Alternative mechanisms to increase AMEX card acceptance

    - Enhance customer engagement using information from non-traditional data sources

    - SME funding and payment mechanisms

    - Value-added lifestyle and travel services

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    Deadline: Wed, August 29, 2018

    Application Criteria

    Industry: N/A

    Development Stage: SEED

    Geographical Focus: N/A

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