SAP to launch its first Asian startup incubator in Japan

SAP, one of the world’s biggest enterprise software companies, is about to launch its first startup accelerator in Asia and has picked Japan for its first foothold in the region. While many large corporations see uprising startups as threats, SAP is developing a unique model that works for customers, the startups and itself.

The Japan accelerator will start in July. The application process for the Japanese program has closed, and there are more than 50 applications, from which SAP will select six to eight startups for the program.

Ram Jambunathan, managing director at SAP.iO, the Germany-based technology company’s business unit focused on incubating innovation, recently talked to the Nikkei Asian Review about what startups they seek in Japan and SAP’s ambitious game plan in Asia.

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SAPジャパン、スタートアップ向けアクセラレーションプログラム 「SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo」を開設

SAPジャパン株式会社(本社:東京都千代田区、代表取締役社長:福田 譲、以下 SAPジャパン)は、本日、スタートアップ向けのアクセラレーションプログラム「SAP.iO Foundry Tokyo(エスエーピーアイオー・ファウンドリー・トウキョウ)」を発表するとともに、支援対象となるスタートアップの募集を開始しました。今回は6~10社のスタートアップを選考し、2019年6月から12週間にわたるスタートアップ支援プログラムを展開予定です。

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