Women-Owned Mobile Startup Leads Microlearning Revolution

Serial entrepreneur, So-Young Kang, is reinventing how people learn, with a personalized, mobile experience. Lightyears ahead of yesterday’s content delivery training, the Gnowbe microlearning mobile platform represents Kang’s life work to make learning easy – for as many people as possible. Instead of participant headcounts or feedback scores, Gnowbe measures skills development based on someone’s demonstrable capabilities before and after training. One customer saw improvements of almost 30 percent in the sales behaviors of employees who participated in microlearning modules on Gnowbe.

Gnowbe is among the HR startups participating in the SAP.iO Foundry San Francisco, an accelerator for early-stage enterprise tech companies. Besides mobile microlearning, these startups are using AI-enabled recruiting, and development tools based on behavioral science.


New York on Tech Announces Judges for the 2019 Innovators & Disruptors Awards

Sallie Jian, Program Manager, SAP.iO chosen as judge for the 2019 Innovators & Disruptors Awards. The Innovators and Disruptors Awards & Ceremony will celebrate the outstanding achievements of 20 leaders in technology and 5 Ultimate Innovators and Disruptors in the field. Award winners are diverse founders and professionals from some of the world’s most recognized companies and fastest growing startups who are leaving a measurable impact on the industry and in their respective fields of work.

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StellarEmploy is Helping Customers Hire Great Employees with Confidence

In the United States, 40% of the labor force is employed in hourly wage jobs earning less than $20 an hour. Although these jobs are the foundation of our economy, employers often face high turnover, reaching 100% annually. There is a clear disconnect in how hourly job candidates are being assessed and hired, leading to high job drop-out. This was a problem that seemed ripe for a technological and data-driven solution for the founders of StellarEmploy. StellarEmploy replaces traditional resume and screening questions with a mobile friendly survey that uncovers workers’ underlying preferences.

With StellarEmploy’s survey with 50 questions and an average completion time of 15 minutes, employers can learn applicants’ preference for teamwork compared to solo work, or multi-tasking compared to a more focused work environment. This enables them to understand the prominent characteristics of their workplace and different hourly job categories, all based on empirical data. Now, instead of just crossing their fingers and hoping a new hire stays past the critical 90 day mark, they have the raw materials to understand why a majority of workers fail to engage or perform in the first month.

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L’intelligence artificielle au service de l’optimisation énergétique

SAP, leader du marché des logiciels d’application d’entreprises, rencontre la startup française Energiency en 2017. La jeune pépite, spécialisée dans l’optimisation de la consommation énergétique des grands groupes industriels, rejoint le programme d’accélération SAP.iO Foundry à Paris à la suite de VivaTech 2018. À l’issu de son incubation, ses solutions sont intégrées aux modules SAP.


Five Years Strong: Silicon Valley Forum’s 2019 Women in Tech Festival Makes Waves in Silicon Valley and Beyond

Now in its fifth year, the Women in Tech Festival features two days of inspirational talks, panels, keynotes, and startup pitches, as well as networking opportunities. This year the Silicon Valley Forum welcomed SAP.iO as Silver Sponsor, partnering with the Women in Tech Festival underlines our belief in the importance of inclusivity at work.

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SAP.iO Foundry Paris launches a new cohort of startups who are redefining the retail customer experience

SAP.iO Foundry Paris, SAP’s startup accelerator, kicked off its second cohort of B2B startups on April 3rd at CX Revolution. This program will accelerate eight startups that offer innovative customer experience technologies to retail business and brands. Located in the heart of Paris and led by Sebastien Gibier, SAP.iO Foundry Paris accelerates early-stage startup innovation by providing mentorship, technology integration and access to the SAP ecosystem. With this second SAP.iO Foundry Paris program, SAP is cementing its status as a catalyst for innovation in France by helping its customers access the best-of-breed of emerging technologies and by nurturing visionary startups who are delivering enormous value for countless SAP customers world-wide.

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Modern Leadership Coaching For New Executives: We Wish We Had This Earlier

Sounding Board’s fast growth reflects HR’s fundamental transformation. Companies are rethinking how technology can drive the people function for leadership development. Meantime, digitally savvy employees in far-flung locations are comfortable sharing personal challenges on trusted platforms. The startup uses a proprietary Sound Coaching methodology, assigning coaches to executives based on a six-point matching process. Sounding Board has a 95 percent success rate on first matches to date. The method also collects feedback from managers, peers and others regarding development areas for the executive, aligning information with the company’s goals and values.

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SAP fördert Start-ups von Frauen

Im Kino Babylon findet am Mittwochabend eine besondere Vorführung statt. Zehn Start-ups stellen ihre Geschäftsidee und den Stand der Entwicklung vor. Weview beispielsweise will zum „Youtube für Produktbewertungen“ werden. Die Berliner bieten eine Plattform auf der Nutzer Videos mit ihren Einschätzungen zu gekauften Produkten veröffentlichen können und stellen sie auch Unternehmen zur Verfügung. Andere Jungunternehmen aus Irland, der Ukraine, Südafrika oder Indien unterstützen Unternehmen, mithilfe von maschinellem Lernen Daten zu analysieren oder bestimmte Prozesse zu automatisieren.

SAP parie sur les start-up pour continuer à innover

Comment faire de ses concurrents potentiels, des alliés? L’Allemand SAP a trouvé la solution avec son fonds d’investissement et ses accélérateurs de start-up. Mardi soir, il a inauguré l’adresse parisienne de SAP.iO Foundry . Situé dans le IXe arrondissement, il a pour vocation d’accueillir une cinquantaine de start-up en cinq ans. Il s’inscrit dans le cadre de dépenses et d’investissement en France de deux milliards d’euros sur cinq ans, annoncés lors du sommet Choose France, en janvier dernier. L’accélérateur parisien est le cinquième du groupe, qui en a déjà ouvert à San Fransisco, New York, Berlin et Tel-Aviv. SAP prévoit d’étendre ce concept à l’Asie dans les prochains mois.

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L’accélérateur de startups SAP.iO Foundry ouvre ses portes à Paris

Près de cinquante startups françaises bénéficieront de l’accompagnement de SAP.iO Foundry à Paris. Ce réseau mondial d’accélérateur de startups aide les startups B2B à créer des solutions innovants et complémentaires en bénéficiant du meilleur de SAP tels que le mentoring, l’accès aux clients, aux technologies et aux API des plateformes SAP. Le premier programme d’accélération sera dédié au thème « Intelligente Enterprise » avec un focus « Supply-Chain ». SAP.iO Foundry Paris s’inscrit dans le cadre des annonces de dépenses et d’investissements de SAP faites par Bill McDermott, CEO de SAP, à Emmanuel Macron lors du sommet « ChooseFrance ».

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