Jasmine Crowe is a social entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Goodr Co., a sustainable food surplus management company that leverages technology to reduce food waste and feed the hungry by redirecting surplus food from convention centers, airports, and businesses to people who are food insecure.
Moving to the US when he was just twelve years old, from Saint Lucia, he worked hard through school and college, landing a coveted job on Wall Street. But for Rhoden, he was yet to find his true calling. “While working for one of the largest banks in the world was rewarding, it felt like something was missing, and I tried to fill the void by working harder, but it wasn’t the answer.”
“Daivergent will be a way for us to go and attract a talent pool that we don’t have right now. It’s more than social good, it’s business good.”Deepak Krishnamurthy, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, SAP
Sallie Jian, Program Manager, SAP.iO chosen as judge for the 2019 Innovators & Disruptors Awards. The Innovators and Disruptors Awards & Ceremony will celebrate the outstanding achievements of 20 leaders in technology and 5 Ultimate Innovators and Disruptors in the field. Award winners are diverse founders and professionals from some of the world’s most recognized companies and fastest growing startups who are leaving a measurable impact on the industry and in their respective fields of work.
In the United States, 40% of the labor force is employed in hourly wage jobs earning less than $20 an hour. Although these jobs are the foundation of our economy, employers often face high turnover, reaching 100% annually. There is a clear disconnect in how hourly job candidates are being assessed and hired, leading to high job drop-out. This was a problem that seemed ripe for a technological and data-driven solution for the founders of StellarEmploy. StellarEmploy replaces traditional resume and screening questions with a mobile friendly survey that uncovers workers’ underlying preferences.
With StellarEmploy’s survey with 50 questions and an average completion time of 15 minutes, employers can learn applicants’ preference for teamwork compared to solo work, or multi-tasking compared to a more focused work environment. This enables them to understand the prominent characteristics of their workplace and different hourly job categories, all based on empirical data. Now, instead of just crossing their fingers and hoping a new hire stays past the critical 90 day mark, they have the raw materials to understand why a majority of workers fail to engage or perform in the first month.
COI Energy from SAP.iO Foundry New York is on a mission to make enterprises more sustainable. By helping companies optimize energy utilization and reduce their carbon footprint, founder and CEO SaLisa L. B. is working to make the world a better place.
If you’re in Atlanta this weekend for the big game, you may see vans with the distinctive Goodr branding driving around the city. From working with the busiest airport in the world, Hartfield Jackson, to now becoming the ‘Official Food Diversion Partner’ for the game and hosting #GoodrBowl, Goodr is on a mission to fight hunger with technology…
Today, we are thrilled to welcome eight companies comprising our second class at SAP.iO Foundry NY. For this cohort, we wanted to take our vision of inclusive entrepreneurship a step farther beyond the work we did with our inaugural cohort of women-led enterprise tech startups. Stemming from a desire to use technology as a catalyst for action and change, we not only wanted to work with a class of women and diverse founders, but those that everyday are making a social impact in sustainability or helping companies do business without bias.
Was the SAP.iO Foundry worth it? That’s the question I’m often asked now that our company, Ziggeo, has graduated from SAP.iO’s first NYC cohort. The short answer is: yes — at least, for us. The longer answer: it depends on your company’s goals and expectations. Here are a few takeaways from our time there…
Culture Shifting Weekend NYC – offers institutional investors, social impact investors, corporate venturers, and the investment community-at-large direct face-to-face engagement with the burgeoning Black venture capitalist GP community. As our 2017 event reported, there are over 120 Black GPs currently seeking the right partners and paths forward for their funds.
16 weeks. 150 mentors. 9 enterprise tech startups, with a combined annual revenue run rate of $24MM+. All women-led. This was SAP.iO Foundry NY’s first cohort by numbers, which ended on August 14.