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SAP.iO No Boundaries Partners with Les Déterminés to Support Entrepreneurship in Working-Class Neighborhoods and Rural Areas

SAP France announces that its SAP.iO Foundry Paris accelerator is supporting the 12th promotion of the association Les Déterminés, whose mission is to develop entrepreneurship in working-class neighborhoods and rural areas. As part of this partnership, SAP.iO Foundry Paris is committed to making its premises and the expertise of its employees available to support the 20 entrepreneurs in its new promotion, selected from more than 470 candidates. 

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Women in Tech Summit at Austin Startup Week

Vanessa Liu, SAP.iO Foundries North America, gave the keynote address to kick off the Women in Tech Summit at Capital Factory for Austin Startup Week, one of the largest technology, innovation, and business events in Austin where SAP served as the title sponsor. The Women in Tech summit was a day full of programming to help inspire, engage and elevate female entrepreneurs and tech professionals.

Livestream coverage: (starting at 21:17 for Vanessa)

Link to official Austin Startup Week 2019 schedule for SAP’s Sessions

HBCU National BrainTrust

Vanessa Liu, VP of SAP.iO Foundries North America, joined an industry panel with leaders powering Black innovation through corporate venture capital efforts in this year’s HBCU Braintrust.

Powerful partnerships with SAP, T-Mobile, IBM, Intel, and Amazon all investing in women, URM businesses, and academic programs help pave the way in making a difference in how these groups are empowered and funded.

Austin Pitch Competition

Together with The Riveter, SAP.iO is hosting a pitch competition on Thursday, June 13th in Austin, Texas.

For this pitch competition, we’re seeking a diverse group of exceptional founders and startup teams driving innovation in Health and Experience Management–the focus of this year’s SAP.iO Foundries Fall Cohorts. The extraordinary business leaders that win the competition will be awarded fast-track access to the SAP.iO Foundries Cohorts selection committee, along with membership to The Riveter.

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Supporting Women’s Healthcare

In partnership with HITLAB, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and BayerG4A, SAP.iO Foundry New York is proud to support the HITLAB World Cup Challenge 2019 which focuses on emerging technology applications and systems that improve medical care and the provision of healthcare among women worldwide.

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Speed Mentoring for Women

Together with, SAP.iO is excited to start a series of Speed Mentoring for Women at SAP events with the goal to bring women across a variety of disciplines together and provide an opportunity to connect, ask questions and learn from women leaders.

Rawabi Startup Challenge

 SAP.iO together with the SAP Training & Development Institute team and Rawabi TechHub ran the SAP.iO Rawabi Startup Challenge from March to May 2019 to support and encourage entrepreneurship in Rawabi and the Palestinian Territories. 

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Girl Talk by Girl Up

Christine Tao, Co-Founder & CEO of Sounding Board, SAP.iO Foundry SFC and Shuchi Rana, Head of SAP.iO Foundry SFC shared the stage at Girl Talks, a forum for women to share & learn from one another’s experiences hosted on behalf of the United Nations Foundation and Girl Up. Centered around the theme “Redefine Possible,” powerful female leaders will share stories from their own experience that highlight a time where they broke through a ceiling, created something new, or empowered themselves/others to pave their own path. This event harnessed the power of storytelling to showcase the strength of female leaders from all walks of life and inspire a new generation of leaders.  

Culture Shifting Weekends

SAP.iO hosts 300+ black business leaders who set sights on increasing racial diversity in tech.

Now in its fourth year in Silicon Valley, Culture Shifting: A Weekend of Technology, Innovation and Social Impact (April 20-22) has emerged as the preeminent forum for discussion and action around diversity and inclusion in tech. Recognized as the “Davos of Diversity,” Culture Shifting Weekend brings together 300+ leaders of color in venture capital, finance, technology, bio-tech, healthcare, media and entertainment. Culture Shift Labs CEO Andrea Hoffman and business partner Denmark West of Connectivity Ventures curate the largest invite-only forum of Black and Latinx decision-makers to enable deals and collaborations that impact business and society.

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