An international payment brand originating in Japan, JCB announced that the company will launch an accelerator program named “JCB Payment Lab” to develop new payment-related services by partnering with startups. The JCB Payment Lab opens for entries now.

The accelerator program aims to create innovative business with the participant companies, mainly startups. The program will select sophisticated business ideas delivered by the participant companies and cooperate with JCB and support and mentor company “QUANTUM” for the realization of the business idea for 4 months. Then, to move forward on commercialization of the business idea, they will discuss business alliance and/or investment with the startups.

The new ideas JCB is looking for are mobile payment services that provide new customers experience and new services that utilize settlement function/data.

The special website provides more details including theme, guideline, and the entry form.

(Source: JCB )

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