Square partners with CodeBase to boost entrepreneurship in Scotland
By Joy Dumasia
Square, the globally trusted software, payments, and hardware solution for businesses of all sizes, and CodeBase, one of the UK’s largest technology start-up incubators, announced a partnership to provide entrepreneurs access to Square’s payment ecosystem and APIs (Application Programming Interfaces).
Through the partnership, Square will support CodeBase’s network of start-ups by offering a series of workshops that enable entrepreneurs to learn from leaders in the commerce and payments fields. Square will also offer these start-ups free or discounted hardware to accept payments and free payment processing to help kick-start their business. Finally, the start-ups will connect directly with the Square platform team for questions and support as they build solutions on top of Square’s APIs.
Square offers all the tools sellers, and developers need to start, run, grow, or adapt their businesses. Square tools enable business owners to set up eCommerce solutions, take card payments in person, access earnings faster, manage inventory or a busy kitchen, and much more. With a suite of products that fully integrate, Square saves businesses time, offers solutions for a multitude of complex business needs all in one place and makes it easier to adapt and grow as needs evolve in the future.
Ginevra Mambretti, Square Developer Product Marketing Manager, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with CodeBase, Scotland’s biggest tech startup incubator, to provide entrepreneurs with preferential access to Square’s APIs and payment ecosystem. This is a first of its kind partnership in the UK, and we are excited to see what’s born from the merging of Square’s tools and CodeBase’s network of innovation.”
Stephen Coleman, CEO of CodeBase, said: “It’s very exciting for us to be partnering with Square. As the start-ups in our community grow and scale, it’s important for us to work with partners whose offerings can support companies on their business journey. Square’s rich set of APIs and SDKs will open up new opportunities for developers in our community, and we look forward to seeing the results.”
Square’s suite of developer tools, including a developer dashboard, documentation, technical reference and API Explorer, are fully available to developers. All of Square’s APIs & SDKs are free to use. Square offers fair, transparent, and merchant-friendly pricing for payment processing without requiring long-term contracts or extra fees. Square takes care of fraud prevention, dispute management, and security at no additional cost. Businesses can access their funds as soon as the next working day and only pay a transaction fee when accepting a card or mobile payment.
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