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SAP Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative


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SAP Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative

  1. 1. Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative Driving Inclusive Business in Emerging Markets Discover How the Social Impact Accelerator Model from SAP Boosts Economic Growth © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Entrepreneurship is a driving force in economic growth. Many jobs in emerging economies are created by small companies. Business leaders believe that improving society through innovation is becoming more important than just financial returns. At SAP, we help entrepreneurs advance their plans for innovation, creating a model of accelerated social impact. Business leaders who are ready to scale by drawing on mentors, technology, and capital can grow their organizations and help the world run better. SAP partners with organizations in Brazil and India to support emerging entrepreneurs with mentorship, technology, and investment opportunities. 2013 HIGHLIGHTS 50+ emerging entrepreneurs joined 200+ mentor hours completed 20+ pipeline of candidates for enterprise technology > US$3.9 million in revenue generated by participating entrepreneurs EXPERTS We pick the best mentors from the employee base of SAP and our nonprofit partners to spend time with entrepreneurs in the field. We offer: •• Online mentors: Through a Web-based platform, entrepreneurs can set up mentoring sessions with prescreened experts. Currently live in Brazil, a similar platform is set to expand to other countries. •• Advisory board: An advisory team is selected to help the entrepreneur on a critical growth path. •• Design thinking: Our design thinking team works with entrepreneurs to enhance their business models and drive innovation that helps scale social impact.
  2. 2. CMP29858 (14/02) © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or for any purpose without the express permission of SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. Please see http:/ / for additional trademark information and notices. Some software products marketed by SAP AG and its distributors contain proprietary software components of other software vendors. National product specifications may vary. These materials are provided by SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company for informational purposes only, without representation or warranty of any kind, and SAP AG or its affiliated companies shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect to the materials. The only warranties for SAP AG or SAP affiliate company products and services are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. In particular, SAP AG or its affiliated companies have no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this document or any related presentation, or to develop or release any functionality mentioned therein. This document, or any related presentation, and SAP AG’s or its affiliated companies’ strategy and possible future developments, products, and/or platform directions and functionality are all subject to change and may be changed by SAP AG or its affiliated companies at any time for any reason without notice. The information in this document is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates, and they should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. TECHNOLOGY MARKETS We help fuel entrepreneurial growth through technology education and donations of enterprise technology. We offer: •• Enterprise technology: With a core focus on the SAP® Business One application, qualifying companies can run their business on SAP software. •• Technology education: Entrepreneurs receive education throughout the year to refine their current portfolio. •• Technology assessment: Companies can evaluate their technology readiness using our standardized assessment tool. We help open new markets for entrepreneurs through access to customers, investors, and analysis. We offer: •• Customer events: To boost business, entrepreneurs can attend SAP customer and start-up events to pitch business ideas and engage with mentors. •• Impact capital: To increase access to capital, SAP funds initiatives that bring together investors, governments, and civil society organizations. •• Market insights: To better understand their market potential, entrepreneurs have access to key market insights and analytics. For more information, visit http:/ / “A mentor helped us build a dashboard for Solidarium and probably saved us a year of learning. The opportunity to speak with professionals changed the life of our business.” Tiago Dalvi, Founder and CEO, Solidarium