Modern Leadership Coaching For New Executives: We Wish We Had This Earlier

Sounding Board’s fast growth reflects HR’s fundamental transformation. Companies are rethinking how technology can drive the people function for leadership development. Meantime, digitally savvy employees in far-flung locations are comfortable sharing personal challenges on trusted platforms. The startup uses a proprietary Sound Coaching methodology, assigning coaches to executives based on a six-point matching process. Sounding Board has a 95 percent success rate on first matches to date. The method also collects feedback from managers, peers and others regarding development areas for the executive, aligning information with the company’s goals and values.

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Mother’s Wish Spurs Childhood Friends to Pioneer Autism Talent Pool Startup

The power of neurodiversity is super-personal to the co-founders of Daivergent Inc., a cloud-based startup that connects people on the autism spectrum with employers that need their unique skills in a data-driven world. Daivergent is one of eight startups participating in the SAP.iO Foundry New York, an accelerator for early-stage enterprise tech companies building solutions that incorporate business beyond bias or drive sustainability.

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U First Capital will invest with DowDuPont division in IoT and AI

U First Capital is bringing together big companies, venture capitalists, startups, universities, to to explore investments in internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence startups. U First Capital’s advisory board has venture capitalists and executives from Fortune 500 companies including SAP’s  Ram Jambunathan (managing director, SAP.io venture capital fund) and Manju Bansal (vice president, SAP).

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Ending Hunger Through Technology: SAP.iO Foundries Startup Goodr Tackles Food Insecurity

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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…

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