In a recently released report, CB Insights ranked the top 25 most successful startup accelerators based on their portfolio strength and performance, using the 2020 investment class as a basis. SAP.iO ranked #6 on their overall list and #1 out of the corporates on their list.
Andonix, a leader in smart technology solutions for the manufacturing sector, today announced its recognition in Fast Company’s third annual Next Big Things in Tech list. This honor is awarded to breakthrough technologies that are set to redefine various industries, from healthcare and security to AI and data.
This year, 119 technologies developed by established companies, startups, or research teams are featured for their innovative advancements and potential to influence consumers, businesses, and society. While not all are currently in the market, each is reaching critical milestones to make a significant impact within the next five years.
Andonix leads in AI-integrated manufacturing. Our tech streamlines operations empowers workers, and enhances productivity. Fast Company’s recognition validates our industry-transforming innovation”— David Yanez, Andonix CEO
Andonix’s AI-Powered Platform, Andi, stands at the forefront of this technological revolution, seamlessly integrating data from various sources like PLCs, IIoT Sensors, ERPs, MES, and wearables. Andi is much more than a data integration platform; it’s a powerhouse of AI-driven capabilities. With a vast knowledge base of over 1000 manufacturing skills, Andi is adept at various tasks across the manufacturing spectrum. What sets Andi apart is its advanced AI, which can learn from experienced workers and assimilate institutional knowledge from manuals and handbooks. This continuous learning cycle allows Andi to adapt and evolve, making it a critical tool for frontline workers and managers in manufacturing. Andi simplifies complex manufacturing challenges, democratizing AI in the sector and providing real-time, actionable insights for immediate decision-making.
Everstream Analytics, the global leader in supply chain insights and risk analytics company, announced its inclusion in the prestigious 2023 ProcureTech100 list from ProcureTech and Kearney. This recognition underscores Everstream’s pioneering role in digital procurement technology, providing unrivaled risk analytics and supply chain intelligence that revolutionizes the function in today’s dynamic business landscape.
“The ProcureTech100 are the 100 pioneering digital procurement solutions. Pioneers that are inspiring and driving digital transformation. Pioneers that are customer centric, innovative, high growth and making a social impact. Pioneers that are supercharging procurement, the enterprise and the digital procurement ecosystem.”
Everstream combines billions of supply chain interactions with AI, advanced analytics, and graph technology, to give the world’s leading companies the deepest insight into supply chains, from raw materials to the store shelf. The ProcureTech100 list highlights innovators who are shaping the future of procurement. Everstream, with its groundbreaking n-tier supplier visibility and unmatched supplier scoring sets the benchmark for supply chain optimization.
BigID, the leading platform for data security, privacy, compliance, and governance, today announced it ranked number 333 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 29th year.
This marked the third year that BigID has been ranked within Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Program.
“Landing on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for the third year in a row speaks to the growing need to elevate data security, privacy, and compliance,” said Dimitri Sirota, CEO and Co-Founder of BigID. “This recognition of our growth reflects the fact that data is the digital oil of the information age and ensuring its integrity and safety will just get more important for organizations.”
BigID, an industry-leading platform for data security, privacy, compliance, and governance, announced they have been named the “Most Innovative in Data Security Platform” winner in Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM)’s Top InfoSec Innovators awards.
“We’re thrilled to be named as the ‘Most Innovative in Data Security Platforms’ in this year’s Cyber Defense Awards,” said Dimitri Sirota, CEO of BigID. “We knew the competition would be tough and with top judges who are leading infosec experts from around the globe, we couldn’t be more pleased to be recognized for our innovation in data security and for how we help other companies derive more value from their data.”
“BigID embodies three major features we judges look for with the potential to become winners: understanding tomorrow’s threats, today, providing a cost-effective solution, and innovating in unexpected ways that can help mitigate cyber risk and get one step ahead of the next breach,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.
Accredify, a Singapore-based startup and service provider for issuing verifiable documents and information, has emerged as the champion of the 2023 Supernova Challenge at Expand North Star Dubai, the world’s largest startup event. The startup received the $100,000 grand prize after an intense final round of pitching against 27 global finalists from 521 entries.
The Supernova Challenge in partnership with the Dubai Future District Fund, is the region’s biggest startup pitch competition, offering $200,000 in total cash prizes. The challenge is a key feature of Expand North Star Dubai, which hosted its biggest edition this year. It attracted over 1800+ startups from over 100 countries to explore the emerging opportunities in Dubai’s dynamic, diverse and tech-driven digital economy.
Simon Gordon, Chief Commercial Officer of the winning team, said, “Supernova 2023 has been an incredible experience. It’s surreal to win this challenge at Expand North Star. This region, particularly the UAE, has so many great opportunities, and we are excited about using this prize money to expand our presence here.”
One of the judges at Supernova, Sharif El-Badawi, CEO of Dubai Future District Fund, commented, “It is encouraging to see a shift towards sustainable solutions that are better for the planet and its people. We witnessed several startups delivering concise yet compelling pitches that could impact our lives. The pitches we witnessed here at the Supernova Challenge are brimming with promise, unique innovations, and inspiring ideas.”
An expertly curated list of categories covered the latest trends in tech, inviting startups to showcase innovations that can solve some of our most pressing challenges. These included AI Disruptor, Fintech & Ecommerce Disruptor, Blockchain & Web3 Disruptor, Mobility & Smart Cities Disruptor, Healthtech & Wellness Disruptor, Martech Disruptor, Insurtech Disruptor in partnership with MENA Insuretech, Female Founder Award in partnership with the Sharjah Businesswomen Council, Africa Fast Award presented by GITEX Africa, Asia Fast Award, India Fast Award, and the Top MENA Award. In collaboration with GITEX Impact and Future Urbanism, Expand North Star also awarded the most proficient Sustainability and ESG Disruptor.
SAP.iO alumni Wandelbots, WorkMotion, Pecan, Explorium, and EasySend were named to Sifted’s “Europe’s Rising 100” list for 2023. Sifted’s in-depth reports investigate the most transformative trends shaping startup Europe, across essential sectors, themes and geographies.
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RealWear, the pioneer of assisted reality wearable solutions for frontline industrial professionals, has won ‘Best Manufacturing and Industrial Solution’ at the XR Today Awards 2023. The annual XR Awards celebrate the best in AR/VR/MR innovation, and the online event invites international firms and individuals to come forward to showcase their achievements in the immersive industry. The win follows RealWear being named ‘Best Industrial Solution’, ‘Best Construction Solution’ and ‘Best Automotive Solution’ at last year’s awards.
Out of the almost 400 entries for this year’s event, only 16 applicants walked away a winner. XR Today gathered an esteemed group of industry professionals to judge the event; each selected expert representing a wealth of industry insight and diversity. This year’s judges included Amy LaMeyer, the Managing Partner of the WXR Fund, Amy Peck, the Founder & CEO of EndeavorXR, Sophia Moshasha, the VP of the VR/AR Association’s DC Chapter, Dr Faisal Mushtaq, Associate Director of the Centre for Immersive Technologies, Amelia Kallman, London Futurist, Speaker, Author, Tom Ffiske of Immersive Wire, Yanna Zhu, a Metaverse & XR Specialist at BCG, and Jay Latta, an Emerging Technology Strategist.
“We’re immensely proud of our continued industry recognition. Having won in three separate categories just last year, and now being recognized as the Best Manufacturing and Industrial Solution, it’s a testament to our customer-focused solution strategy,” stated Jon Arnold, Vice President of EMEA at RealWear. “This recognition from XR Today highlights the substantial value we bring to our customers through our innovative solutions. RealWear’s unwavering commitment to delivering cutting-edge assisted reality solutions for the manufacturing and industrial sectors has played a pivotal role in securing this prestigious accolade.”
Ernst & Young announced Michael “Mike” Fitzsimmons, CEO of Crosschq was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Bay Area Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.
Entrepreneurs are evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Selected by an independent panel of judges, Fitzsimmons was noted for his history of creating innovative companies that disrupt the status quo. Through his work as co-founder and CEO of Crosschq, he is challenging the $45B hiring market by shifting the industry mindset to quality in hiring decisions using data, analytics and insights.
As a result, Crosschq’s customers and partners include Deloitte, WPP, Allegis, Pinterest, HubSpot, Saks Fifth Avenue, Workday, SAP, and Greenhouse, among others. Investors include GGV Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Tiger Global, SAP, Okta and Salesforce. Fitzsimmons also helps individuals who’ve faced barriers to employment get back to work through The 941 Project, a partnership with Golden State Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson, The Thompson Family Foundation, CareerCircle and Defy Ventures
Plum Talent Platform has been honored as a winner in the prestigious 3rd Annual 2023 Globee® Awards for Disruptors. The Globee® Awards, recognized globally as the foremost business awards and ranking lists, bestow these esteemed accolades to celebrate and acknowledge exceptional disruptors in every industry.
The Globee Awards for Disruptors is an esteemed program that recognizes and celebrates organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions in driving disruptive innovation across various industries. These awards acknowledge the trailblazers who have challenged the status quo, introduced groundbreaking ideas, and transformed traditional practices through their disruptive approaches. The Globee Awards for Disruptors highlight the achievements and impact of disruptive leaders, companies, products, and technologies that are shaping the future of business and society. It serves as a platform to honor those who have redefined norms, created new market opportunities, and revolutionized industries through their visionary thinking and innovative solutions.
With a universal design, Plum uses objective data to measure and match human potential to job needs, enhancing talent decisions across the employee journey. Featuring unmatched scalability, Plum empowers organizations to quantify job fit, improve quality of hire, identify potential, provide personalized career insights and create high-performing teams from one platform.
BigID, the leading platform for data security, privacy, compliance, and governance, announced they have won Market Leader Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) award from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine.
“We’re thrilled to receive one of the world’s most prestigious and coveted cybersecurity awards from Cyber Defense Magazine during their 11th anniversary – highlighting our leadership in the emerging category of Data Security Posture Management,” said Dimtri Sirota, CEO of BigID.
Specright a leader in Specification Management software, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023, honored at No. 3 in the Enterprise category. Specright participated in SAP.iO Foundry New York’s Sustainability & Consumer program and SAP.iO’s Rising stars program in 2022.
This year’s list highlights the businesses at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow. These companies are setting the standard with some of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world. In addition to the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, 540 organizations are recognized across 54 sectors and regions.
“At Specright, our vision is to live in a world without waste, and we believe the best opportunity to do so is to empower people and companies across the globe with the data needed to make products and packaging sustainably,” said Matthew Wright, Specright Founder and CEO. “It is such an honor for Specright to be named alongside so many incredible, innovative companies and this award is a testament to all of the great work our team has done in driving the Specright mission forward.”
Specright helps companies digitize product and packaging specification data and share and collaborate on that data with supply chain partners to reduce costs and errors, drive efficiency, and increase speed to market. This past year, the company surpassed two million products on its platform globally, supporting Fortune 500 and challenger brands and boasting a 99 percent customer retention rate. Specright also received a patent for its Specification Data Management™ platform, validating the uniqueness of Specright’s spec-first approach to product and packaging development, quality management, and above all – sustainability tracking and reporting. The patent also covers Specright Network, which enables brands, suppliers, retailers, and manufacturers to share live, digital specifications with one another.
SetSail, the sales data platform that helps revenue teams do what wins, has been named to G2’s 2023 Best Software Awards on the Sales Products list. As the world’s largest and most trusted software marketplace, G2 is visited by 80 million software buyers each year. Its annual Best Software Awards rank the world’s best software companies and products based on authentic, timely reviews from real users. SetSail received G2’s Best Software Award recognition for helping revenue teams see every rep activity, know what’s effective, and drive behaviors that accelerate growth.
“This award is a testament to the success our customers are having,” said Haggai Levi, CEO of SetSail. “With tougher selling environments, revenue teams have to maximize the performance of their sales teams. Using a sales data platform helps them see what wins and quickly build a formula for faster revenue.”
Congratulations to the myriad of startups in our portfolio that have been recognized by leading publications for their innovative solutions in 2022! We are proud to have innovative startups like these in our portfolio and are very proud of their accomplishments. Check out this curated selection of awards from the past year and explore the startup solutions available on the SAP Store:
- Wisy named Cloud Wars Startup and Innovator of 2022
- Anthill Wins SXSW Future of Work Pitch Competition
- Sounding Board Wins Gold Globee® in the 2nd Annual 2022
- Bidgely Wins 2022-2023 Future Ready Organization Award by India’s Economic Times
- Plum Named a Top HR Product of the Year by Human Resource Executive®
- Astraea and NaVis Identified as Leaders in Location and Geospatial Intelligence by IDC
- NavVis & Wandelbots Named Top Innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered Startups Based in Germany
- Paradox Named Human Resource Executive Top Product of the Year For Third Time in Four Years
- Crosschq Named a Leadhttps://sap.io/2022-awards-roundup/er Overall in the G2 Reference Check Software Winter 2022 Report
- 3i Inc. Receives CES 2022 Innovation Award For Pivo Pod X
- Cogniac Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for Enabling Widespread Commercial Adoption of Computer Vision Systems with Its Enterprise-Grade Computer Vision Artificial Intelligence (CV-AI) Solution
- Saara Founder and CEO Sachin Garg Joins Forbes NEXT 1000
- Shippeo, parcelLab, & Constructor.io Named to CB Insights’ Retail Tech 100
- Wise Systems and Shippeo Named to CB Insights’ Tech Market Map for Fleet & Freight Optimization in Retail
- Queen of Raw, Lizee, and EON named leaders in driving innovation in recommerce tech by CB Insights
- Singularity Energy & Emitwise Named to CB Insights’ Tech Market Map for Decarbonization Tech in Industrials
- Shippeo Positioned Furthest in Vision and Highest on Execution in the Challengers Quadrant in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Real-time Transportation Visibility Platforms
- Lizee & Heuritech Named Leading Early-Stage Companies Reimagining Luxury Retail by CB Insights
- Mercaux, Paradox, Skill Note, RealWear, and 360Learning Identified as Leaders in Hourly Employee Management Tech in Consumer & Retail by CB Insights
- Adverity, Gtmhub & Wandelbots SAP.iO Startups Named to Sifted Europe Rising 100
- Scantrust, CodeCheck, EVRTHNG, EON, Algramo, Limeloop, & Connecting Food Identified by CB Insights as Leaders Innovating Connected Packaging and Labeling Across the Supply Chain
- Crosschq Named Best in Class HR Technology for Recruitment by HRO Today Association
- Camus Energy, Bidgely, and LiveEO identified as leading startups helping utility companies digitize and automate operations by CB Insights
- Plum Named a “Hot Company to Watch” in 2023 by Nucleus Research
- Specright Recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner® Market Guide for Packaging and Product Specification Management
- Vue Storefront wins best e-Commerce and retail startup at The Europas Tech Startup Awards 2022
- Inspectorio Selected as a 2022 Red Herring Top 100 Global Company
- Geek+‘s PopPick wins European Product Design Award
- Jebbit CEO Tom Coburn Receives Prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2022 New England Award
- Gapsquare CEO, Dr Zara Nanu, receives MBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list
December 7, 2022 — For the third consecutive time, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) was recognized with the Corporate Startup Stars Award 2022 as one of the Top 50 companies encouraging startup innovation. The annual award celebrates companies promoting best-in-class open innovation practices and fostering global corporate-startup collaborations.
SAP also received the Intrapreneurship Program Award for enabling employees to become intrapreneurs and transform their innovative ideas into new growth businesses for the company. On December 6, the International Chamber of Commerce and innovation advisory firm Mind the Bridge announced this year’s winners at the award ceremony in London.
SAP follows a holistic open innovation approach. With its strategic business unit SAP.iO, the company supports early-stage ventures to accelerate and scale new ideas inside and outside the company.
“Both the internal and external side of our open innovation is critical to the future of SAP as it helps our customers continue in their digital transformation processes,” said Alexa Gorman, Senior Vice President SAP.iO. “This recognition demonstrates that we continue to successfully help startups and employees scale to provide our customers with additional innovation that complements their investments in SAP’s products.”
SAP.iO offers a curated portfolio of more than 450 startup solutions.
Since 2016, the Corporate Startup Stars Awards have honored companies that are role models in open innovation and are strongly committed to collaborating with startups. Startups nominate the companies that they believe are most active in the area of open innovation.
“The combination of Intrapreneurship and Venture Studio that SAP.iO has developed over the past eight years is now one of the benchmarks at the international level,” said Alberto Onetti, Chairman of Mind the Bridge. “This is true both for the ability to deliver results, meaning high quality projects, and for the continuous improvement of reach and inclusion.”
SAP.iO delivers new partnerships and products for SAP by accelerating and scaling startup innovation as well as incubating employee ventures. SAP.iO brings together innovators from every region, industry, and line of business to transform how businesses run. Since 2017, SAP.iO has helped 450+ external startups and internal ventures accelerate their growth while enabling thousands of SAP customers to access innovation. For more information, visit http://sap.io/.