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SAP.iO Foundry Berlin

Future of Work Program

Fall 2022 Cohort

Important Dates


July 26, 2022


September 2022


January 2023

About the Program

Today, businesses of all sizes must rely on their people and on the agility of their organization to transform digitally and thrive. Organizations must also be able to attract, develop, and retain the best people – tapping into their full potential, and meaningful connecting them to the company’s purpose and mission. Those same people also expect a consumer-like experience at work, especially when it comes to technology.

In September 2022, SAP.iO Foundry Berlin is kicking off an equity-free program for startups that are helping customers increase the value of their workforce by developing, managing, engaging, and empowering their people. This program provides technical and go-to-market support to help startups integrate with SAP SuccessFactors, accelerate their entry into a curated, inclusive ecosystem, and scale through mentorship, demand generation, and opportunities to increase visibility with SAP customers.

Focus Areas

This founder friendly program will focus on supporting B2B technology startups across the world with solutions in the following areas:


Talent Management

  • Recruiting & Onboarding
  • Performance Management
  • Learning (upskilling, reskilling, data literacy)
  • Succession Development
  • Internal Mobility

Core HR & Payroll

  • Benefits Administration
  • Time and attendance tracking
  • Payroll Administration
  • Shift scheduling

Human Experience

  • Hybrid Work Style
  • Employee Engagement and Life Cycle
  • DEI Practice and Compliance
  • Employee Safety
  • Misconduct Reporting

Workforce Analytics & Planning

  • People Analytics
  • Workforces Planning

What We Look For

In addition to aligning to this program’s focus areas, your startup should:

1. Have a clear product-market fit for an enterprise software solution

2. Have secured VC funding

3. Have existing enterprise customers

4. Have resources in place to fully participate during the acceleration phase

5. Have sales and marketing resources to support your partnership with SAP