The fastest way to start-up with SAP
Reinvent how businesses run by partnering with SAP to accelerate your growth through our zero-cost accelerators. Our team works with you to open doors to sales, technical, and marketing resources.
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 accelerator, 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 175+ startups launch relationships with SAP. Are you next?
“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
“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
“The best part of SAP.iO is the people. They are so nice, so easy to talk to, so easy to work with, and so helpful. I feel like we’re all on the same team.”So-Young KangFounder & CEO, Gnowbe
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.
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 the heart of South Pigalle in the 9th Arrondissement, the Scale-up neighborhood.
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.
What We Look For
To be considered for an accelerator program, your startup should:
1. Have a clear product-market fit for an enterprise software solution
2. Have secured VC funding
3. Have existing enterprise customers
4. Have resources in place to fully participate during the acceleration phase
5. Have sales and marketing resources to support your partnership with SAP