The only program designed to fuel profitability for your startup by providing free payment processing and advice. Connecting through top tier incubators, accelerators and VCs, we activate the optimum revenue model for your business.
Let us help get your startup profitable, faster.
*transaction volume is dependent on PayPal merchant rate for your account.Terms apply
Startup Blueprint provides global mentorship and support for the startup community. Each of our startups receives 1:1 attention, dedication and white glove support from our Startup Advisors, all of whom have started their own startups or worked at an early stage startup.
We understand how every dollar matters in the first few years. Let us help you with your cash flow by waiving transaction fees as you get started. When it's your time to grow, Braintree and PayPal have the best tools for you to scale.
We started small and today we lead the payments space in innovation and security. We empower startups to pay and get paid no matter how you do business.
We are one of the largest, most trusted online payments services in the world. Through our extensive global reach, we empower 165 million active accounts, 203 markets and 26 currencies globally. On a phone, in a store, or on a laptop, PayPal and Braintree empowers startups.
Startup Blueprint partners with the top accelerators, incubators and venture capitalists to work with the best innovators out there.
The movement of cash and payments is actually something that’s due for disruption and it’s great to hear that PayPal is helping a lot of startups in the process of facilitating payments.
Partnering with PayPal is important to us because we are on the edge of innovation and they are too. It’s very much a startup mentality and that’s incredibly important when working with startups.
We're so excited about Startup Blueprint offerings. Startups are always trying to preserve their runway and having transaction fees waived is a real game changer for Techstars companies.
When you first start out and begin to scale, every penny has to be accounted for, so we are really excited about EF's partnership with Startup Blueprint. It enables our founders to concentrate on consistently innovating whilst optimising their cashflow.
Your startup needs to be referred to us through one of partner incubators, accelerators or VCs. Our current partners include:
1337 Accelerator, 500 Startups, Area31, Better Ventures, Blackbird Ventures, Boost VC, BootstrapLabs, Chicago Ventures, Dashfire, East Ventures, eBay Data Labs, Elevator, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Etohum, Fledge, Founder Institute, gener8tor, Golden Gate Ventures, HardGamma Ventures, Health Wildcatters, H-Farm Ventures, Highway 1, Impact Engine, JFDI, JOLT, Juice Tank, K-5 Venture Partners, Kickstart Ventures, Kima Ventures, Le Camping, Madrona Labs, MassChallange, Matter, Media Camp, Nanabianca, OMERS Ventures, Open Fund, Oxygen Ventures, QuestVC, RocketSpace, Ryerson Futures, Sand Hill Angels, Seedcamp, SkyDeck, SparkLabs Global Ventures, Stanford Venture Studio, StartCo, Startmate, Start Tank, Startupbootcamp, Startup Wise Guys, Straight Shot, Surf Incubator, Technoport, Techstars, The Family, Tumml, UpWest Labs, Venture Hive, Village Capital, Wayra.
The program offers key benefits such as PayPal free transaction volume up to $1.5 million USD* ($50,000 USD of PayPal fees waived for 18 months).
Startup Blueprint also includes Braintree free transaction volume up to $100,000 USD.
Our program provides mentorship, workshops and 1:1's with our Startup Advocates. In addition, we offer dedicated advice, and white-glove support from our Startup Advisors. Terms apply.
*transaction volume is dependent on PayPal merchant rate for your account.
Yes, Startup Blueprint is available in the following countries:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Your startup passes our eligibility criteria if it:
Your startup must operate out of a US, Australian or European-based office. You must also have a bank account with a US, Australian, or European chartered bank. If Braintree is available in your country, then you can enable Braintree benefits.
We are the first payments-focused company to offer a startup program dedicated to helping startups grow their business.
Of course, all startups are eligible for this program if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Please have your incubator, accelerator, or VC complete our application form.
We did not create Startup Blueprint to specifically acquire or take equity in startups, but rather to support and foster the startup community.
There is no limit for the number of transactions, but there is a limit for the total amount of the benefits:
Once startups reach one of those limits, they will start receiving PayPal’s and Braintree’s standard fees. Terms apply.
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