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We have 9 global foundries around the world offering equity-free programs. These innovation hubs accelerate 18 cohorts of startups every year.

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Overview

Our mission is to help early stage enterprise startups build with SAP via integrations or APIs and provide startups with the exposure they need to gain customers.

Zero equity
Focused workshops & business development sessions
SAP integrations/ API assistance
1:1 mentor meetings
Opportunities to collaborate with SAP’s 440k+ customers
Access & introductions to our global VC network

Structure

Our program gives you the opportunity to connect with your cohort and work alongside world-class executives and mentors.

1

Kickoff

Start your program on a strong note with a kickoff event to meet and network with your fellow cohort members and SAP community.
2

Sessions

Learn from the very best as the program dives into different workshops, talks, and visits throughout the next few months.
3

Work With SAP

Learn how to navigate SAP, integrate with SAP solutions, and collaborate with the SAP sales team and customers.
4

Demo Day

The program culminates with Demo Day where you pitch your startup to our community of investors, executives and customers.

Core Criteria

 

Use our core criteria as a guideline to see if our programs are a right fit for your startup.

Product

B2B Enterprise Software

Our goal is to help SAP’s customers become best run businesses, which is why our Foundries accelerate startups focused on developing software for B2B enterprises.

  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Blockchain
Stage

Early Stage

We are looking for Seed to Series B startups that will thrive in our programs that are tailored to provide the ultimate experience in this period of growth.

  • Possess a product market fit
  • Secured funding
  • Have an existing enterprise customer base
Mindset

Commitment to Community

Founders are immersed in our program working with world-class executives, mentors, and customers. All programs are currently running remotely.

  • 2-3 days a week commitment
  • Attend 70% of workshops
  • Attend Demo Day

We believe that making the world run better is everyone’s business

SAP.iO is dedicated to closing the gap in resources for businesses owned and led by women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, first-generation and others from underrepresented groups. Founders of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Learn More About Our Commitment

Current Programs & Open Applications

If the Foundry of your choice isn’t accepting applications, we encourage you to sign-up for updates and we’ll let you know when the application for our next program opens.

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Fan Experience

Foundry Munich

 

This program is for startups that are:

  • Disrupting the way fans experience events in the stadium and remotely
  • Innovating in the areas of fan experience, smart arena and stadium operations (such as intelligent wayfinding, loyalty platforms, immersive installations, 3D renderings, virtual and augmented reality)
  • Ready to imagine the future of stadium experiences in collaboration with SAP Garden – a multipurpose sports arena that will be built in Munich’s Olympic garden
Applications Due

May 2020

Program Begins

September 2020

Program Ends

December 2020

Applications Closed

Analytics

Foundry Berlin

 

This program is for startups that are innovating in the areas of:

  • Data Harmonization
    Enhance the quality and utility of business data by decreasing the time to create and access business intelligence insights.
  • Business Analytics
    Use data to answer business questions, discover relationships, predict unknown outcomes and automate decisions.
  • Machine Learning
    Use sophisticated algorithms to “learn” from massive volumes of Big Data.
  • Data-as-a-Service
    See how you can gain a trusted, ever-ready resource for business insights, and use it to streamline processes and maximize efficiency.
Applications Due

July 2020

Program Begins

September 2020

Program Ends

December 2020

Applications Closed

Shaping the Future of Procurement

Foundry Paris

 

This program is for startups that are shaping the future of procurement in the areas of:

  • Procurement experience
    Enable companies to seamlessly conduct procurement via mobile devices or conversational AI
  • Autonomous procurement
    Enable tasks and processes to be system-driven and executed by technology with exception-based human interaction
  • Procurement data
    Enable leveraging the huge amount of data generated across end-to-end procurement processes to add value and improve business outcomes

To deliver solutions that are, or can be, integrated with SAP Procurement Solutions to have a greater impact.

Applications Due

July 2020

Program Begins

October 2020

Program Ends

December 2020

Applications Closed

Consumer Industries

Foundry Tokyo

 

This program is for startups that are innovating in the areas of:

  • Traceability & Circular Economy
  • Smart Stores (focussed on convenience format)
  • Consumer Centricity & Experience Management
Applications Due

July 2020

Program Begins

August 2020

Program Ends

November 2020

Applications Closed

The Perfect Transaction and COVID-19 Recovery

Foundry Singapore

 

This program is for startups that are innovating in the areas of:

  • Enterprise Spend Management
    Solutions that infuse intelligence in how companies manage their spend.
  • Fintech
    Solutions that facilitate B2B payments and leverage innovative technologies such as NFC, QR-code scanning, voice activated payments, and biometrics authorization capabilities.
  • COVID-19 Recovery
    Cashflow management,  financial forecasting, duty of care for global emergencies, workforce safety, contact tracing, real-time employee communications, remote work & productivity, talent utilization & redeployment, COVID-19 trade & tax implications.
Applications Due

July 2020

Program Begins

August 2020

Program Ends

November 2020

Applications Closed

Future of Work

Foundry San Francisco

 

This program is for startups that are innovating in the areas of:

  • Experiential/ ML-based Learning
  • Internal Talent Mobility & Management
  • Agile Team Management
  • Talent Assessment
  • Workforce Modeling and HR Analytics
  • Culture
Applications Due

July 2020

Program Begins

September 2020

Program Ends

December 2020

Applications Closed

COVID-19 Recovery in Automotive, Manufacturing & Retail

Foundry New York

 

This program is for startups that are:

  • Developing COVID-19 Recovery solutions for Retail/Commerce, Automotive and Manufacturing industries
    Focused on Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Intelligent Tech, Finance, ERP
  • Women and/or Diverse-led
    Have a female or diverse co-founder and/or an executive team member with significant equity
Applications Due

July 2020

Program Begins

September 2020

Program Ends

December 2020

Applications Closed

Utilities Industry

Foundry Tel Aviv

 

This program is for startups that are innovating in the areas of:

  • Retail & Prosumer
    Retail platforms that enable new services and business models such as peer-to-peer trading, e-mobility, home energy management and virtual power plants.
  • Enterprise Asset Management
    Drive asset upgrades while holding down costs with advanced asset management including asset health and predictive maintenance on utility specific assets.
  • Generation & Renewables
    Support management of changing generation, storage capabilities and maximize coverage and capture of energy from their renewable sources.
  • Transmission & Distribution
    Advanced analytics to optimize losses management, drive operational efficiency and performance optimization through advanced distribution management systems and advanced device management and connectivity capabilities.
Applications Due

August 2020

Program Begins

October 2020

Program Ends

January 2021

Applications Closed

Consumer Industries

Foundry Bangalore

 

This program is for startups that are innovating in the areas of:

  • Digital Supply Chain
  • Smart Store/ Self-service Consuming Apps
    Help retailers connect with their principals/brands
  • Connect Farmers with Consumers
Applications Due

August 2020

Program Begins

September 2020

Program Ends

November 2020

Applications Closed