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

OUR COMMITMENT

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.

200+

startups funded or accelerated by 2023

Up to 40%

of investible capital from the SAP.iO Fund dedicated to inclusive entrepreneurship

8

global Foundries with inclusive cohorts for female and diverse founders

OUR JOURNEY

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.

Recent News

October 19, 2020 in Fund, Foundries, Press, Inclusiveness

Henkel hosts ideation hackathon for female entrepreneurs

Henkel’s open innovation and collaboration platform, Henkel dx Ventures, will host its second Xathon, a female ideation hackathon. This year’s main partner is “Global Digital Women”. The hackathon aims to empower…
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September 23, 2020 in Inclusiveness, No Boundaries Event

SAP.iO No Boundaries Partners with Les Déterminés to Support Entrepreneurship in Working-Class Neighborhoods and Rural Areas

SAP France announces that its SAP.iO Foundry Paris accelerator is supporting the 12th promotion of the association Les Déterminés, whose mission is to develop entrepreneurship in working-class neighborhoods and rural areas.…
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June 29, 2020 in Fund, Blog, Inclusiveness, New York

Investing in Female Founders — Lessons from Behavioral Finance, Gender Research and Real Life Experiences

A story of a conversation between an academic researcher, VC investor, CVC investor and an entrepreneur 2019 brought more female-founded unicorns than ever before, and more new female partners at VC firms. Despite this…
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April 7, 2020 in Article, Inclusiveness

“Have a good understanding of your strengths.” with Penny Bauder & Vanessa Liu

Vanessa Liu is the VP of SAP.iO, a global organization responsible for building an ecosystem of startups around SAP. In her role, she is overseeing SAP.iO’s North American Foundries in…
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