SAP launches Singapore accelerator for South-east Asia enterprise startups

GERMAN software giant SAP aims to groom South-east Asian startups specialised in enterprise tech, with the launch of its first accelerator in Singapore on Tuesday. 

Called the SAP.iO Foundry Singapore, the accelerator is kicking off with seven early-stage startups focused on business-to-business (B2B) technology. 

The startups will gain access to mentorship, SAP’s technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and potential collaborations with SAP customers.

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SAP launches Singapore accelerator for SE Asian enterprise tech start-ups

German software giant SAP aims to groom South-east Asian start-ups specialised in enterprise tech, with the launch of its first accelerator in Singapore on Tuesday (Aug 13). Called the SAP.iO Foundry Singapore, the accelerator is kicking off with seven early-stage start-ups focused on business-to-business (B2B) technology. The start-ups will gain access to mentorship, SAP’s technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and potential collaborations with SAP customers.

Participants focused on workplace tools include Pulsifi, which uses artificial intelligence to improve hiring and employee development decisions; Notarum, which automates corporate due diligence; and Adaface, which automates first-round interviews to identify engineering talent. Other start-ups taking part in the accelerator include Flowcast, which uses machine-learning to automate credit decision-making, and Size n Fit, an e-commerce add-on that helps online shoppers find clothes that fit.

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SAP’s First Accelerator In S’pore Aims To Groom B2B Tech Startups In SEA

German software firm SAP announced the launch of its first startup accelerator in Singapore.

Called SAP.iO Foundry Singapore, the firm is looking to groom Southeast Asian startups that have a focus on enterprise tech.

Startups under their accelerator won’t just gain access to SAP’s APIs and tech, but will also benefit from mentorships and potential collaborations with SAP customers.

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Jung, weiß, männlich war gestern: Warum SAP bei der Startup-Förderung einen anderen Weg geht

Das Scheinwerferlicht fällt auf Rania Redas dunkelbraunes Haar, als sie die Bühne betritt, um vor knapp 400 Leuten ihr Augmented-Reality-Startup zu präsentieren. Ihr Herz rast. Auch nach 22 Jahren im Startup-Geschäft und mehr als 70 Pitches spürt sie noch den Adrenalinrausch, sagt sie. Die Zuschauer merken davon jedoch nichts: Jeder Satz sitzt perfekt, die Gesten sind routiniert. Die ägyptische Softwareentwicklerin ist eine von sechs Gründern, die an diesem Abend beim Abschlussevent von SAPs Startup-Förderprogramm „No Boundaries“ in Berlin auf der Bühne stehen.

SAP wagt mit dem Programm derzeit etwas, was in der Branche Pioniercharakter hat: eine inklusive Startup-Förderung. Mit „No Boundaries“ hat sich der deutsche Softwarekonzern das Ziel gesetzt, mindestens 40 Prozent seines Investmentfonds SAP.iO in Startups zu stecken, die von Angehörigen von Minderheiten geführt werden. Weltweit wolle man auf diese Weise bis 2025 mehr als 200 Startups an acht Standorten fördern.

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SAP.iO Foundry Berlin: Accelerator für innovative Startups

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Ich bin Astrid Freier und leite seit Mai dieses Jahres den Accelerator SAP.iO Foundry  in Berlin. Es ist für mich ein Traumjob, da ich seit Jahren im Berliner Ökosystem zu Hause bin und hier nun wirkungsvoll die Brücke zwischen innovativen Startups, SAP und seinen Kunden schlagen kann. Mir macht es dabei sehr viel Spaß, mit diversen Teams zusammenarbeiten und meine verschiedenen Verbindungen aus Japan, USA etc. einzubringen.

Stellen Sie uns und unseren Lesern SAP.iO Foundry Berlin kurz vor!

Mit SAP.iO Foundry bieten wir innovativen Startups zweimal pro Jahr gründerfreundliche und equity-freie Programme. Kern dieser sind der Zugang zu unseren mehr als 400.000 Kunden und zu unseren Technologien, um die Lösungen der Startups mit SAP-Produkten zu verknüpfen. Uns ist dabei sehr wichtig, dass wir Gründerinnen und Gründer unterrepräsentierter Gruppen zu fördern. Gerade haben wir sechs großartige Startups im Programm, die von Frauen oder Angehörigen von Minderheiten mitgegründet wurden. Schon jetzt scouten wir für das nächste Programm nach innovativen Lösungen im Bereich Governance, Finance, Risk und Compliance, das am 30. September 2019 startet.

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Recruiters And Job Candidates Love Talking With This AI Assistant

As competition for top talent in every industry heats up, an award-winning AI assistant named Olivia is stepping in to help recruiters and job candidates speed past antiquated hiring norms. The brainchild of Aaron Matos, co-founder and CEO of Paradox, Olivia is entirely mobile and relies on text messaging to compress the timespan between screening qualified people and hiring dates. “The assistant’s job is to get work done, and that’s what Olivia focuses on,” said Matos. “This frees up the recruiter’s time for more valuable responsibilities, like talking face-to-face with qualified candidates.”

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SAP Kicks Off First SAP.iO Foundry in Asia

SAP announced the launch of the first SAP.iO Foundry in Asia: SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo. Over the next 12 weeks, SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo will accelerate five business-to-business (B2B) Japanese technology startups, providing them access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers. Unique to SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo, the cohort also will have access to the newly opened SAP Leonardo Experience Center and Inspired.Lab.

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Software giant SAP launches the first SAP.iO Tokyo cohort to accelerate B2B Japanese tech startups

Back in January, we wrote about SAP when the German software giant and maker of enterprise software announced the launch of its SAP.iO No Boundaries initiative to fund and incubate startups led by women and minorities. Now SAP.io is expanding into Asia. SAP announced the launch of its first SAP.iO Foundry in Asia called SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo. Over the next 12 weeks, SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo will accelerate five business-to-business (B2B) Japanese technology startups, providing them access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP® technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers. Unique to SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo, the cohort also will have access to the newly opened SAP Leonardo Experience Center and Inspired.Lab.

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SAP Kicks Off First SAP.iO Foundry in Asia

The first SAP.iO Foundry in Asia has launched: SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo. Over the next 12 weeks, SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo will accelerate five business-to-business (B2B) Japanese technology startups, providing them access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers. Unique to SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo, the cohort also will have access to the newly opened SAP Leonardo Experience Center and Inspired.Lab.

SAP.iO is SAP’s strategic business unit dedicating to driving startup innovation and new business models for SAP. SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo is the eighth location of SAP’s global network of top-tier startup programs, which include foundries and accelerators that enable startups to build innovative software to deliver value for SAP customers.

The first SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo cohort includes the following startups:

  • InstaVR: Provides a no-coding, web browser–based interactive authoring tool capable of creating, distributing and analyzing a 360-degree view of content.
  • ZENKIGEN: Provides an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered online platform that enables both live and recorded video interviews, while offering sentiment analysis of a candidate’s voice. This allows efficient recruitment and analysis of facial expressions for real-time interview coaching.
  • fuzed.link: Provides a B2B lead generation tool based on social media content that allows companies to build content-driven landing pages for social media traffic.
  • estie: Provides a real estate technology platform that offers interactive mapping. Using AI and machine learning algorithms, estie unleashes the potential of Big Data to simplify office search for tenants and analytics for institutional investors.
  • Innovia: Provides a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that helps manufacturers effectively develop and manage the skills of manufacturing workers to improve productivity and efficiency while ensuring International Standards Organization (ISO) compliance.

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H&M, Microsoft, PVH Corp Collaborate in Circular Fashion Initiative

H&M, Target, PVH Corp, Microsoft, Waste Management and others have collaborated on CircularID, an initiative designed to promote circularity by creating a new standard for communicating information about fashion products. The project would provide access to information such as materials, origin, authenticity, price, style and recycling instructions that stay with goods throughout their life.

CircularID™ is a Digital Identity standard that enables products to consistently communicate and share information about themselves essential for identification and management of the products and materials in the circular economy.

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AI-Based Career Mentoring for the Masses

Personalized career development is no longer a perk for the privileged few at the top. An intelligent mentoring app called Ellen matches mentors and mentees from all levels of the organization. Launched by San Francisco-based NextPlay.ai, the Ellen app is popular with a growing number of major companies worldwide, including in the U.S. and Asia. NextPlay.ai was among the HR startups that recently participated in the SAP.iO Foundry San Francisco.

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SAP.iO Continues to Extend Resources and Investment to Startups

In 2017, SAP.iO, an open innovation model enabling visionary startups to use the power of SAP data, APIs, platform technologies and new business models, launched its two components, the SAP.iO Fund, and SAP.iO Foundries. The SAP.iO Fund invests in external, early-stage enterprise software startups that enable SAP customers to realize the new, highly incremental value to investments in SAP solutions. The SAP.iO Foundries are SAP’s global network of top-tier startup programs, including accelerators that enable startups to build innovative software that delivers value for SAP customers.

Since its launch, SAP.iO Fund and Foundries have driven early stage startup innovation helping its customers win in their markets. To date, SAP.iO has over 125 startups in more than 8 locations across 25+ industries. Last year, SAP.iO Foundry launched a demo event for nine female-led startups in New York.

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