The fastest way to start-up with SAP
Get dedicated support as you partner with the world’s largest enterprise application provider, integrate your solution, and drive demand with SAP’s global network of customers, partners, and employees.
Ready to roll up your sleeves and drive impact in a few months?
Leverage our go-to-market & technical support to build a successful and enduring partnership with SAP
During your time in our program, you can:
Discuss best practices, ask questions, and get advice from leading experts through workshops, talks, and visits
Leverage our connections to access decision makers in the global venture capital community
Participate in exclusive account meetings, customer events, and webinars
Help create a well-defined sales strategy to reach customers
Drive awareness for your startup with enterprise customers through joint marketing activities
Work with our technical team to successfully navigate your integration:
Validate your integration scenario with sales, product management and pre-sales specialists
Apply for SAP PartnerEdge Build status
Secure Demo & Development Licenses
Easily secure demo & development licenses
Attend technical workshops on best practices for integration
Get Support & Go-Live
Get personalized help with development, certification and more
As a member of the SAP.iO Startup community, you get access to benefits such as:
Free space to spread out and focus on building in our collaborative spaces around the world (Note: all spaces are closed due to COVID-19)
Discounts & Promotions
Special discounts to get you up and running quickly.
Access to top talent network for recruitment
Be part of a community of hundreds of founders & stay connected to our team
Be first in line to be considered for additional opportunities to scale in the future
We’ve helped hundreds of startups launch relationships with SAP. Are you next?
“I’m learning lessons that SAP has acquired through years of experience and applying them to my business so that we have a head start. I would recommend any company to look at SAP.iO as it is an invaluable resource for startups, especially ones focused on enterprises.”Joanna RileyCEO & Co-Founder, Censia
“When an SAP customer integrates Zoovu, we both benefit from showcasing how solutions work together to provide everything a business needs to thrive and meet their customer needs and expectations. In essence, SAP and Zoovu complement each other and supercharge customer experiences as a unified solution.”Lamees ButtSVP Global Alliances & Channels, Zoovu
“SAP is the premier solution employed by our customer base. To make it easier for our and SAP’s customers to understand their own supply chain by connecting in is a no-brainer.”Stefani Pellinen-ChavezCOO, Ivaldi Group
“The supportive team from SAP.iO has been instrumental in helping MindBrige launch our partnership with SAP to bring our AI-powered financial risk discovery and anomaly detections solution to even more companies. I truly enjoyed being part of the cohort and look forward to continued collaboration with SAP partners and customers in the future.”Solon AngelFounder, MindBridge
“SAP.iO’s team gave us a big push by connecting us to top SAP professionals and executives and putting us in front of clients. Their help was not only limited to the program but extends to now and beyond as well, as we are still talking with them and asking for their help from time to time.”Ofir ZilberbergCEO, ARpalus
“The SAP.iO experience was a huge accelerator for Velou. We didn’t just integrate our technology into SAP Commerce, we also integrated our people, our culture and our business into SAP and their wider partner community.”Geoff WrightChief Commercial Officer, Velou
Local Teams, Global Access
Our regional teams have built connections to help you drive growth in existing markets or expand into new markets. While our accelerators are open to startups from around the world, each accelerator is tailored to their local markets and you will primarily work with regional sales teams and customers.
This west coast city is the epicenter of global innovation and technology and is home to some of the most esteemed tech brands. Established in 2017, our San Francisco accelerator is located in the heart SOMA.
New York is the capital of the global economy and a major commercial and cultural center in the US. Established in 2017, our New York accelerator is located in Hudson Yards.
Latin America is the fastest growing region for private market investment and the perfect location to unlock innovation. Established in 2022, our Latin America accelerator is located in São Leopoldo, Brazil.
The German capital offers a vibrant ecosystem for startups, academia, talents, and all businesses carrying innovation in its DNA. Our flagship accelerator is located in the heart of Mitte.
The capital of Bavaria is one of Europe’s leading technology clusters with its unique ecosystem of global players, startups, research, and talents. Our accelerator is located in the heart of the Nymphenburg neighborhood.
Paris is becoming the biggest startup hub in Europe with a vibrant ecosystem filled with world class talents, investors and companies. Our accelerator is located in Levallois-Perret with a 360 degree view of Paris.
As a global center for entrepreneurship and innovation, Tel Aviv is home to more tech startups per capita than any other city in the world! Our accelerator is located in the heart of the Sarona neighborhood.
As a global tech innovation hub, Tokyo is reinventing itself for a new wave of entrepreneurs. Our accelerator is located in SAP’s Experience Center in Ōtemachi.
Southeast Asia’s very own “Silicon Valley” is a powerhouse for tech due to its innovation culture and business-friendly environment benefiting entrepreneurs. Our accelerator is located in Pasir Panjang together with SAP’s Asia Pacific & Japan Headquarters.
The startup hub of India is known for its dynamic ecosystem and large number of highly qualified engineers and entrepreneurs. Bangalore is starting to make a name for itself and is rising to become the next global startup paradise.
As an economic, financial, and trade hub in China, Shanghai has become one of the hottest startup centers. Our accelerator is located in SAP Labs in the Zhangjiang High-Tech Park in the Pudong New District.
What We Look For
To be considered for this program, your company should:
1. Have a validated enterprise-ready software solution
2. Have raised Series A-C funding
3. Have existing enterprise customers
4. Have resources in place to fully participate during the acceleration phase
5. Have dedicated sales and marketing resources to support your partnership with SAP
If you believe this program is for you, we encourage you to apply for acceleration.