The first comprehensive inclusive entrepreneurship initiative for underrepresented entrepreneurs
in the business software industry.


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



Join the conversation about #InclusiveEntrepreneurship


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.

Current Progress

Startups Accelerated or Funded
as of May 2019

Recent Press

May 16, 2019 in Foundries, Video, Inclusiveness, New York

Can People with Autism Help Create Next-Generation AI?

Daivergent hires people with autism to train artificial intelligence - and helps them start independent careers. Learn more about Daivergent & Foundry New York. "Daivergent will be a way…
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February 26, 2019 in Blog, Inclusiveness, New York

Energy Startup: Make The World A Better Place For Our Children’s Children

COI Energy from SAP.iO Foundry New York is on a mission to make enterprises more sustainable. By helping companies optimize energy utilization and reduce their carbon footprint, founder and CEO…
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February 24, 2019 in Article, Inclusiveness, Global

Maintaining Momentum: Strategies to Create a Global, Diverse Workforce

Reimagining a future that’s representative of all people will help make companies more prosperous. In addition to paying economic and social dividends in the long run, diversity creates an environment…
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January 29, 2019 in Inclusiveness, San Francisco

SAP.iO & Sheroes: Shuchi Rana in conversation with Sairee Chahal

Amazing evening with Shuchi Rana and Sairee Chahal, the Founder and CEO of Sheroes sharing her wisdom and talking about lessons learned as an entrepreneur. Her insights led to an incredible dialogue…
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