The first comprehensive inclusive entrepreneurship initiative for underrepresented entrepreneurs
SAP will commit up to 40 percent of the investable capital in the SAP.iO Fund and scale our SAP.iO Foundries with a focus on inclusive entrepreneurship.
The goal is to help at least 200 startups around the world within the next five years.
startups funded or accelerated by 2023
Up to 40%
of investible capital from the SAP.iO Fund dedicated to inclusive entrepreneurship
global Foundries with inclusive cohorts for female and diverse founders
Follow our journey as we further embed inclusion in SAP’s culture, in the cultures of customers and in the startups with which we engage.
So will SAP die Vielfalt in der Gründerszene fördern
Accélération de startups : Le Village by CA, Microsoft et SAP lancent un appel à candidatures dédié aux femmes entrepreneures
Startups by Women Get Spotlight in SAP.iO No Boundaries
Enpact Female Tech
Businesses in Africa
SAP.iO Foundry Berlin and GIZ- funded program Female Tech Businesses in Africa (FEBA) met to exchange views with 9 leaders of women networks, multipliers and stakeholders from Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. Providing engineering skills to women, setting up women focused accelerators, helping women to get in tech boards were only some of the topic we could address.
In partnership with HITLAB, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and BayerG4A, SAP.iO Foundry New York is proud to support the HITLAB World Cup Challenge 2019 which focuses on emerging technology applications and systems that improve medical care and the provision of healthcare among women worldwide.Read More
Women in Tech
As Silver Sponsor of the Women in Tech Festival, 5th Anniversary at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, SAP.iO is supporting and honoring women in business & leadership 2019.Read More
Together with NextPlay.ai, SAP.iO is excited to start a series of Speed Mentoring for Women at SAP events with the goal to bring women across a variety of disciplines together and provide an opportunity to connect, ask questions and learn from women leaders.Read More
Christine Tao, Co-Founder & CEO of Sounding Board, SAP.iO Foundry SFC and Shuchi Rana, Head of SAP.iO Foundry SF shared the stage at Girl Talks, a forum for women to share & learn from one another's experiences hosted on behalf of the United Nations Foundation and Girl Up.
SAP.iO’s Sallie Jian was honored in the Venture Capital category at the Innovators and Disruptors Awards alongside leaders in technology, specifically those from underrepresented backgrounds.Read More
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“Being a small company and having access to SAP’s large ecosystem has meant that we’ve been able to go global much faster. We are very thankful for the incredible support that we received from the SAP.iO team and SAP.”Caitlin MacGregorCo-Founder & CEO, Plum
“SAP.iO has been incredibly involved and high-touch from the early beginning and helped us navigate through important milestones of our business.”Lonnie Rae KurlanderCo-Founder & CEO, Medal
“Investing in diversity makes fundamental business sense.”Ram JambunathanManaging Director, SAP.iO
“SAP.iO is the first accelerator in NYC to ever launch a program focused on women-led enterprise startups. We can’t be prouder of what we accomplished with these talented founders and their companies.”Vanessa LiuVice President, SAP.iO Foundries North America
“SAP is committed to helping underrepresented entrepreneurs build successful startups and to leveling the playing field for women and minority founders in the startup ecosystem.”Deepak KrishnamurthyExecutive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, SAP SE