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


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

January 24, 2020 in Video, Article, Inclusiveness, Global

Hasso Plattner Founders’ Award Finalist: Driving Inclusive Entrepreneurship

In the race to deliver the next big app, one SAP initiative is making diversity a priority by passing the baton to underrepresented entrepreneurs.
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January 22, 2020 in Inclusiveness, Global

Unleashing the power of Europe’s women entrepreneurs: Six ideas to drive big change

Focusing on gender diversity and developing entrepreneurial talent are among the top 10 priority areas identified in Innovate Europe: Competing for Global Innovation Leadership, a report published by Digital Europe,…
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December 6, 2019 in Article, Inclusiveness

Die Beschleunigerin

Alexa Gorman sucht für SAP die besten Software-Start-ups - und achtet dabei besonders auf diverse Teams. Alexa Gorman weiß, was ein gutes Start-up ausmacht, trotzdem wollte sie selbst nie gründen.…
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November 20, 2019 in Foundries, Video, Inclusiveness

@Nasdaq #TradeTalks: Investing in Diversity in the Tech Ecosystem @sap_iO @JillMalandrino @SAP

Listen as Vanessa and Deepak talk with TradesTalks about Investing in diversity in the Tech ecosystem and how SAP.iO works in this dynamic ecosystem. Listen here...
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