Les accélérateurs SAP.iO Foundry de Munich et de Berlin vont accélérer deux startups françaises : Alcméon et Fretlink

Paris – SAP SE (NYSE) : SAP.iO Foundry Munich et SAP.iO Foundry Berlin annoncent le lancement de leurs nouvelles promotions de startups qui auront pour thème respectif le marketing & e-commerce et l’industrie 4.0. Sur 12 pépites accélérées 2 sont Françaises.

Deux startups françaises retenues pour êtres accélérées en Europe

Parmi les startups sélectionnées sur les deux programmes européens se trouvent deux jeunes pousses françaises :

  • Alcméon intègre SAP.iO Foundry Munich. Cette startup française issue de Station F, est une plateforme SaaS qui laisse aux entreprises la réinvention et l’amélioration de l’expérience client avec une messagerie centralisée multicanal. La technologie hybride d’Alcméon associe automatisation intelligente, IA, chatbots et intervention humaine pour réduire les coûts et accroître la satisfaction des clients.
  • Fretlink intègre SAP.iO Foundry Berlin. La startup aide à sécuriser, gérer et optimiser les plans de transport grâce à un produit numérique et un hub européen de transporteurs locaux. Se traduisant sous la forme d’une marketplace, elle permet aux transporteurs d’informer de leur capacité de transport disponible et ainsi recevoir des ordres de transport au juste prix pour compléter leurs chargements.

« La France dispose de nombreuses startups innovantes. Si nous en accélérerons une quinzaine en France par an avec SAP.iO  Foundry Paris, nous en accompagnons d’autres à fort potentiel sur le marché Européen. Par ces programmes nous entendons aider les startups à lever certaines barrières et soutenir l’innovation européenne » explique Alexa Gorman, SVP, Head of SAP.iO Foundries Europe. «Alcméon et Fretlink sont promues à un très bel avenir en Europe et même à l’international. Les synergies avec le Groupe SAP sont très fortes. Nous sommes ravis de pouvoir les aider dans leur développement. »

Pendant plusieurs mois, les startups sélectionnées bénéficieront d’un mentorat organisé, d’un accès aux technologies et interfaces de programmation applicative (API) de SAP ainsi que de multiples occasions de collaborer avec les dirigeants et les clients de SAP.

Focus sur le marketing et le e-commerce pour le programme SAP.iO Foundry Munich

En collaboration étroite avec les équipes SAP Customer Experience et UnternehmerTUM, la promotion de Munich se concentrera exclusivement sur les startups business-to-business (B2B) qui transforment la relation client et permettent aux clients SAP de proposer des expériences encore plus attrayantes.

La promotion intègre Alcméon et les 5 autres startups suivantes :

  • StorifyMe facilite radicalement la création, la publication et la mesure de l’impact des témoignages des clients.
  • nyris est une plateforme de recherche visuelle utilisant l’intelligence artificielle (IA) qui propose aux clients une façon plus naturelle de trouver ce qu’ils cherchent.
  • squarelovin permet permet aux marques de collecter et de traiter des images, de gérer leur droits de manière transparente et d’activer le commerce visuel et l’analyse.
  • Frontastic est la plateforme de gestion front end pour le monde piloté par les API, permettant aux entreprises de développer des front ends dernier cri et orientés clients.
  • Velou offre des résultats de recherche personnalisés aux clients et augmente les conversions et le chiffre d’affaires pour les e-commerçants dans la mode.

L’Industrie 4.0 au programme de la nouvelle promo de SAP.iO Foundry Berlin

Le programme permet aux jeunes pousses de développer des technologies qui aident les entreprises existantes à aller au-delà de la fabrication numérique et à relier de manière transparente tous les aspects d’une entreprise, de la conception à l’exploitation, en passant par les ventes et le service. Le programme SAP.iO Foundry Industry 4.0 aide les clients de SAP à trouver et à adopter ces technologies de rupture.

En plus de Fretlink, la promotion se compose des startups suivantes :

  • Agranimo produit des logiciels et des équipements de surveillance du microclimat qui transforment les informations sur les sols et le climat en une stratégie de gestion.
  • Soley permet d’économiser plusieurs millions de dollars en optimisant les portefeuilles de produits complexes.
  • LiveEO analyse les données satellitaires pour surveiller les réseaux d’infrastructures à grande échelle.
  • Wandelbots permet à tous, même à ceux qui n’ont pas d’expérience technique, d’enseigner les robots rapidement, facilement et à peu de frais.
  • 3DQR – remotely fournit aux industriels des lunettes intelligentes et de la réalité augmentée.

SAP.iO Kicks Off Second Acceleration Program for Marketing and Commerce Startups in Munich, Germany

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has announced the six startups joining the latest SAP.iO Foundry Munich cohort focused on innovative marketing and commerce solutions.

Working closely with SAP Customer Experience teams and UnternehmerTUM, the Munich cohort will focus exclusively on business-to-business (B2B) startups that transform customer relationships and help SAP customers deliver even more engaging experiences.

“The Munich Foundry has received overwhelming support from the Munich entrepreneurial community,” said Philippe Souidi, head of SAP.iO Foundry Munich. “SAP.iO is helping to foster this ecosystem with its global reach, by building bridges between customers and partners. We look forward to shaping joint offerings that lead startups to success in the area of commerce.“

The selected startups will receive curated mentorship, access to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP executives and customers.

The cohort consists of the following startups:

  • StorifyMe makes it radically easy to create, publish and measure the impact of customers’ stories. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution enables companies to easily build mobile-first landing pages, microstores, ads and other content tailored specifically to their business goals and identity.
  • nyris is a visual artificial intelligence (AI) search platform that provides customers a more natural way to find what they are looking for. Nyris delivers industry-leading performance on the measures that matter most: accuracy, speed, scale, privacy and security.
  • squarelovin enables businesses to leverage authentic content from customers that provides inspiration, social proof and trust on every channel. The User Generated Content SaaS platform helps brands collect and curate images, seamlessly manage rights and activate visual commerce and analytics.
  • Frontastic is the front-end management platform for the API-driven world, enabling enterprises to build customer-focused and state-of-the-art front ends, delivered as progressive web apps, for every device.
  • Velou delivers personalized search results for shoppers and increases conversions and revenue for fashion e-commerce retailers. The solution features the only search and discovery algorithm built specifically for the fashion industry and leverages AI, natural language processing and advanced computer vision.
  • Alcméon is an SaaS platform that lets enterprises reinvent and improve customer experience with centralized multichannel messaging. Alcméon’s hybrid technology combines intelligent automation, AI, chatbots and human intervention to reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.

SAP Foundry: Accelerator For Startups Focusing On B2B Customers

SAP Foundry Munich is an accelerator program that helps B2B startups develop customer-friendly solutions. Of course, one goal is being able to use the solutions for SAP itself. However, the accelerator also provides a very extensive network of partners and customers. How exactly do startups like Parcellab, Presize and Rapitag — to name a few graduates — benefit from being a part of the program? An interview with Erica Davis, Community Manager, and Philippe Souidi, Head of the SAP Foundry Munich.

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A win-win situation for both parties: SAP.iO Foundry brings London & Partners on board as a mentor

SAP, the market leader in business software, has founded the SAP.iO Foundry to support young companies, in order to promote innovation both inside and outside the SAP world.

The participating teams of the global accelerator program receive cross-industry training and mentoring sessions for 12-14 weeks from internal and external experts, support for integration with SAP applications and access to SAP customers. The programmes end with a Demo Day, during which the startups present their solutions to SAP customers, partners and investors.

For the past few months, the German team from London & Partners has supported the SAP.iO Foundry program as a mentor in two German cities – Berlin and Munich. As the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency, London & Partners offers founders advice on internationalization and go-to-market strategies, set-up in London and access to the local eco-system. The mentoring sessions are the ideal first step to make it easier for young start-ups who want to expand into London to enter the local market.

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SAP.iO Foundry Munich at Bits & Pretzels

Last week, the Bits & Pretzels conference in Munich provided SAP.iO startups the opportunity to share, learn, and engage in a unique, Oktoberfest-themed format. Nicknamed “Europe’s biggest Founders Festival”, it featured an extensive showfloor and over seven stages for keynotes from world-renowned experts and innovators (including this year’s headliner President Barack Obama) spanning diverse industries and topics. On the third and final day, the event concluded with “liquid networking” and traditional celebrations in the Schottenhamel-Festhalle, the oldest beer tent at the Wiesn.

In total, we had 9 startups exhibiting: presize.ai, rapitagExpivi8selectparcelLabViewAR, and Dotaki from the currentSAP.iO Foundry Munich cohort, and SAP.iO Foundry Berlin alumni AugmaniaWeView, and ScanTrust. Beyond connecting with potential customers, investors, and fellow entrepreneurs, some of our startups were able to meet Roland Weigert, State Secretary for the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology. Plus, Augmania founder & CEO Rania Reda took to the Impact Stage for the insightful panel session “WINNING: Success Stories from Female Founders.” With so many inspiring talks and interactive booths from startups and corporates, the conference was both overwhelmingly productive and fun for all of us.

We had an incredible experience, and are already looking forward to next year’s event. Visit our picture gallery for more SAP.iO highlights from Bits& Pretzels 2019!

Forging the Future of Customer Experience: Introducing the first SAP.iO Foundry Munich Cohort

At SAP, collaboration is not only an invaluable tool for progress, but a key advantage that continuously benefits our customers, employees, partners, and communities at large. The latest example of our commitment to co-innovation is the SAP.iO Foundry Munich, which has just launched its first accelerator program. As the second SAP.iO Foundry to open in Germany, it seeks to leverage a rich ecosystem devoted to inclusive entrepreneurship, technological expertise, and enablement.

Out of over 150 applicants, seven impressive startups were chosen to take part in our Fall 2019 Commerce and Marketing program. We are excited to introduce the SAP.iO Foundry Munich’s first cohort:

8select
E-Commerce has to be a human experience

8select is a plug-and-play software solution offering a curated shopping engine (CSE) to online retailers enabling them to personalize product recommendations for end consumers. It allows retailers to cross-sell by publishing automatically curated product sets (such as outfits) along the customer journey.

Dotaki
Boosting conversion with AI-enhanced user experience

Dotaki takes conversion rates to the next level for online merchants by using artificial intelligence to personalize digital content and experience according to each individual visitor’s method of making purchasing decisions.

presize.ai
Mobile Body Scanning Software for Fashion E-Commerce

presize.ai provides mobile body scanning software for fashion e-commerce, creating a more enjoyable experience by matching the best-fitting clothes with shoppers’ unique body reality apps for web.

parcelLab
Make customers happy again.

parcellab is a cloud-based service that helps brands provide a personalized and branded customer experience during checkout, shipping and return processes.

rapitag
IoT solutions for unique customer experiences

rapitag is a leading provider of secure mobile checkout and unique customer experiences in retail. rapitag offers the world’s first patented antitheft IoT security tags for one-click buying, helping retailers to connect and digitalize their physical stores.

Expivi
Configure your products in 3D and AR

Expivi is an interactive and visual e-commerce platform that generates an immersive shopping experience with instant 3D configurations and artificial reality. Businesses are able to upgrade their online stores by using Expivi on their own existing marketplace.

ViewAR
One system — unlimited possibilities

ViewAR offers a platform-independent system for easy and robust creation of augmented reality apps for web and mobile use.

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SAP Launches New Accelerator Program in Munich

SAP announced the first SAP.iO Foundry program in Munich with seven business-to-business technology startups creating innovative software that integrates with SAP’s marketing and commerce cloud solutions.

SAP.iO Foundry Munich is part of SAP’s innovation strategy and is designed to provide the startups with access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.

The startups in the Munich cohort were selected based on their ability to:

  • Enhance customer experiences in commerce and marketing
  • Apply emerging technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality, that unlock enterprise data and drive outsized outcomes
  • Acquire customers and show readiness to scale

“The SAP.iO expansion to Munich is a signature commitment to the German startup ecosystem,” said Deepak Krishnamurthy, SAP chief strategy and transformation officer. “We will empower the startups to deliver value to our customers and, at the same time, build a compelling ecosystem around SAP C/4HANA and customer experience solutions.”

The SAP.iO Foundry Munich cohort includes the following startups:

  • ViewAR offers a platform-independent system for easy and robust creation of augmented reality apps for web and mobile use.
  • presize.ai provides mobile body scanning software for fashion e-commerce, creating a more enjoyable experience by matching the best-fitting clothes with shoppers’ unique body reality apps for web.
  • parcelLab is a cloud-based service that helps brands provide a personalized and branded customer experience during checkout, shipping and return processes.
  • 8select is a plug-and-play software solution offering a curated shopping engine (CSE) to online retailers enabling them to personalize product recommendations for end consumers. It allows retailers to cross-sell by publishing automatically curated product sets (such as outfits) along the customer journey.
  • Dotaki takes conversion rates to the next level for online merchants by using artificial intelligence to personalize digital content and experience according to each individual visitor’s method of making purchasing decisions.
  • rapitag is a leading provider of secure mobile checkout and unique customer experiences in retail. rapitag offers the world’s first patented antitheft IoT security tags for one-click buying, helping retailers to connect and digitalize their physical stores.
  • Expivi is an interactive and visual e-commerce platform that generates an immersive shopping experience with instant 3D configurations and artificial reality. Businesses are able to upgrade their online stores by using Expivi on their own existing marketplace.

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Open for Collaboration: SAP.iO Foundry Munich

The SAP.iO Foundry Munich officially launched on May 14th with a gathering of over 100 executives, entrepreneurs, collaborators, and colleagues. Philippe Souidi, Head the new Foundry, moderated the program, which featured insights from Alexa Gorman (SVP, Head of SAP.iO Foundries Europe), Moritz Zimmermann (Chef Technology Officer, SAP Customer Experience), and Eugenio Cassiano (Chief Innovation Officer, SAP Customer Experience).

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Ein Innovationsnetzwerk für ein besseres Kundenerlebnis aufbauen

Die SAP sucht Start-ups, die E-Commerce-Lösungen oder Anwendungen für Multichannel-Kundenbindung entwickeln. Diese Lösungen werden dann über die SAP Cloud Platform Extension Factory an SAP-Customer-Experience-Lösungen angebunden. Mehr zum Accelerator-Programm.

Moritz Zimmermann ist seit mehr als 20 Jahren Unternehmer. Direkt nach der Uni gründete er gemeinsam mit Kollegen die Firma hybris, die auf E-Commerce- und Omnichannel-Lösungen spezialisiert ist und im Jahr 2013 von SAP übernommen wurde. Zimmermann ist bekennender Fan neuer Technologien und der Start-up-Mentalität.

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Applications are open for the SAP.iO Foundry Munich 2019 September cohort!

The SAP.iO Foundry Munich opened its doors on May 14th and offers a no-equity ask program that provides access to SAP APIs, SAP technologies, and opportunities to meet SAP’s customers. The focus is on Customer Experience in close collaboration with SAP Business Units, SAP Commerce Cloud, SAP Marketing Cloud,  SAP Sales Cloud, SAP Service Cloud, and SAP Consumer Data Cloud. We are looking for B2B SaaS startups to join us for our 2019 Autumn cohort, beginning mid-September. The startups can apply for the 3 month program until July 1st here: https://www.f6s.com/sap.iofoundrymunich