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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 existing enterprise customers
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.

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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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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

February 2021

Program Begins

March 2021

Program Ends

June 2021

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Professional Services Industry

Foundry New York

 

This program is for startups that are disrupting how Professional Services firms (consulting, accounting, auditors, etc.) conduct business. Specifically, startups with management solutions in:

  • Intelligent Bid (selling & planning)
  • Intelligent Resource (recruiting & staffing)
  • Services Lifecycle (workflow & processes)
  • Intelligent Revenue (forecasting & billing)
Applications Due

February 2021

Program Begins

March 2021

Program Ends

July 2021

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Sustainable Future

Foundries Berlin & Munich

 

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

  • Carbon Tracking and Trading​
    Carbon accounting within and across enterprises at the product level to aid in decarbonization. Monetization of carbon investments through trading
  • Resource Efficiency
    Optimize use of scarce resources such as water and existing assets​
  • Climate Risk Tracking & Mitigation
    Tracking risk in supply chain and communities. Leverage real time data on weather, geopolitical risk to predict supply chain disruptions​
  • Circular Economy
    Recycling and reuse of key resources such as plastics and metals
Applications Due

January 2021

Program Begins

March 2021

Program Ends

June 2021

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Agribusiness Industry

Foundry Paris

 

This program is for startups that are working on rewriting the rules of how Agribusiness works with innovations in:

  • Digital Farming and data driven agriculture
  • Next-gen agricultural origination processes
  • Sustainable agribusiness supply chains
Applications Due

January 2021

Program Begins

April 2021

Program Ends

June 2021

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Consumer Products Industry

Foundry Tel Aviv

 

This program is for startups that offer new ways for brands to engage with their consumers. We are specifically looking for marketing and commerce related solutions that allow:

  • Personalized marketing content and offers (e.g. product-messaging matching)
  • New ways for product discovery and trial
  • Social engagement and commerce – Increase brands social engagement efficiency and effectiveness
  • Improved segmentation, targeting and consumer experience through 1st party consumer data and insights
  • New business models for direct-to-consumer marketing and commerce
  • Innovative integration use cases with Emarsys, SAP latest acquisition and a leading omnichannel customer engagement platform
Applications Due

February 2021

Program Begins

April 2021

Program Ends

July 2021

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Energy & Natural Resources Industry and 5G Technology

Foundry Singapore

 

This program is for startups that offer:

  • 5G Technology Solutions
    B2B products and services for enterprise customers running on 5G including Mobility, AR/VR, Telematics, Robotics & Logistics
  • Solutions for the oil and gas, utilities and natural resources industries
    Smart grids, energy management and efficiency, smart connected devices, consumer behavior and engagement, predictive analytics and virtual assessments
Applications Due

February 2021

Program Begins

April 2021

Program Ends

June 2021

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Intelligent Enterprise

Foundry Tokyo

 

This program is for startups that:

Applications Due

February 2021

Program Begins

March 2021

Program Ends

June 2021

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