Underrepresented: #womanintech Realties in Berlin Vol. 1

By | Blog, Berlin, Inclusiveness

One of guiding principles of SAP.iO Fund and Foundry is its focus on Inclusive Entrepreneurship — which is about empowering women and minority entrepreneurs to build successful businesses around SAP. We’re proud that more than 40% of SAP.iO’s startups are founded or led by women and/or minority entrepreneurs.

But recent reports show that despite the best efforts, the ecosystem in Europe as was whole is still lagging behind.

Whilst most of us were busy with holiday shopping and wrapping up 2018, an alarming report was released on Dec 6th — to remind us of the urgent work ahead in 2019…

Lufthansa and SAP select the nine finalists for the world’s first Aviation Blockchain Challenge

By | Berlin, Press Release

Blockchain is a relatively new technology with enormous potential in various areas of aviation. Even though there is currently no market-ready blockchain application that permanently changes the value chain of airlines, the topic is gaining momentum and numerous players are increasingly testing new solutions in this area. This is also reflected in the enthusiastic response to the world’s first Aviation Blockchain Challenge, which the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP.iO Foundry jointly announced in July. Over the six-week submission period, teams from 56 countries submitted a total of 312 blockchain ideas.

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Dublin Startup secures spot in Berlin Accelerator

By | Article, Berlin

Dublin-based software company BeeInstant is one of 10 startups from around the world chosen this week to participate in the Foundry startup programme in Berlin. The SAP and Techstars programme lasts for 12 weeks and provides financial investment and mentorship for the participating startups. Several similar programmes are run in various locations worldwide; the Berlin initiative focuses on startups in the machine learning and artificial intelligence sectors.

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SaaS, Blockchain and Aviation: Is a New Tech Era on the Horizon?

By | Blog, Berlin

Since its inception, blockchain has been hailed for its disruptive potential in the finance sector. Convinced that blockchain is on the brink of transforming more than just the finance industry, Artiona Bogo, Blockchain Software Engineer and Business Developer at the SAP Innovation Center Network, as well as jury member for the Aviation Blockchain Challenge shared her thoughts on where blockchain can truly add value:

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