SAP.iO Foundry New York

Sustainability in Retail & Consumer Program

Fall 2021 Cohort

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Important Dates


August 31, 2021


October 2021


January 2022

About the Program

In September 2021, SAP.iO Foundry New York is kicking off an equity-free program for startups developing solutions that can help customers in the Retail, Consumer Products & Fashion industries drive sustainability across the value chain in areas such as circular packaging, responsible & ethical sourcing and responsible design & production. This program provides technical and go-to-market support to help startups integrate with SAP solutions, accelerate their entry into a curated, inclusive ecosystem, and scale through mentorship, demand generation, and opportunities to increase visibility with SAP customers.

Focus Areas

This founder friendly program will focus on supporting B2B technology startups across the world with solutions in the following areas:

  • Circular Packaging

    • Support sustainable e-commerce experiences with sustainable packaging
    • Pack and share products with the world without compromising quality¬†or our planet
    • Deepen network collaboration to drive returns
  • Responsible & Ethical Sourcing

    • Enhance traceability of product raw materials
    • Ethically connect sources of secondary/alternative material demand to supply
    • Drive transparency to stay compliant with ethical sourcing policies
  • Responsible Design & Production

    • Enable circularity though product design, development and production
    • Streamline production processes to reduce overproduction, inventory, defects, motion, wait times, processing, and transport

What We Look For

In addition to aligning to this program’s focus areas, your startup should:

1. Have a clear product-market fit for an enterprise software solution

2. Have secured VC funding

3. Have existing enterprise customers

4. Have resources in place to fully participate during the acceleration phase

5. Have sales and marketing resources to support your partnership with SAP

If you believe this program is for you, we encourage you to apply for acceleration.

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