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We have 8 global foundries around the world offering equity-free programs. These innovation hubs accelerate 16 cohorts of startups every year.

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Foundry Locations

We expand our reach across the globe in locations with strong startup ecosystems, providing you more access to growth.

Foundry San Francisco
Foundry New York
Foundry Paris
Foundry Berlin
Foundry Munich
Foundry Tel Aviv
Foundry Singapore
Foundry Tokyo

Program Details

 

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

Timeline

 

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

Core Criteria

 

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

1

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

2

STAGE

Seed to Series A

We are looking for Seed to Series A 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

3

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

Our Initiative

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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Current Programs & Open Applications

If the program 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, Smart Arena & Stadium Analytics

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

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Data & 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

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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

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Consumer Industries

Foundry Tokyo

 

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

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

July 2020

Program Begins

August 2020

Program Ends

November 2020

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The Perfect Transaction and COVID-19 Recovery

Foundry Singapore

 

This program is for startups 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

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