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Cardlink Business Factory


The Cardlink Business Factory is a structured and agile framework, bringing together startup teams or technology solution providers with industry stakeholders under a common vision: accelerate the conversion of needs to solutions, and available products to successful business partnerships as well as the development of new tech products, or services, thus allowing the sector to innovate faster and offer a better, more unique customer experience.

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Key Areas

The Cardlink Business Factory goes beyond retail and addresses various verticals, looking for technology-enabled teams, products, and services that can change and digitally transform the retail industry. The specific areas of focus for the Cardlink Business Factory, are the following:
  • Unattended Machines / EV Chargers
  • Next era of Payments
  • Customer Experience (CX)
  • Buy Now – Pay Later (BNPL)
  • In-store Digitization / Retail Modernization
  • Virtual Commerce
  • Omnichannel Experience
  • Digital Commerce
  • Q-Commerce
  • Last Mile

• Strong initial MVP
• Defined Team Structure
• Initial Market Traction
• Working Solution


How does it work?

The Cardlink Business Factory framework will offer a more agile and extended open call phase, giving the right amount of time for the teams to prepare.
As soon as a high-quality entrant is identified and evaluated, they will enter the Cardlink Business Factory and be matched with the respective key stakeholders of Cardlink.
Through the facilitation of the Cardlink Business Factory, the teams will receive coaching and mentoring, in order to enhance the prospects of participating teams developing valuable solutions that solve real challenges.
If a solid prospect for a potential partnership is identified, following the facilitation phase, teams will go through a final solution exploration sprint, discussion all aspects of the partnership and exploring the framework and terms of a possible agreement.
The total duration and phases of the Cardlink Business Factory is as follows:

Open-Call (6 weeks) -> Selection Process (6 weeks) -> Facilitation (6 weeks) -> Solution Exploration Sprint

Let’s work together to shape the future of retail! Submit your proposal and we’ll get in touch with you.