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Community Startup Events Connected Car was last month, what comes next?

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  • Emily Breslin
    Emily Breslin Member since 2014

    re: Connected Car was last month, what comes next?

    The Startup Focus Program is SAP’s global outreach to early stage companies with innovative new solutions that have high-impact potential for enterprise companies. Since its inception in 2012, the program has worked with nearly 2,000 enterprise startups across 57 countries, and brought 140 validated solutions to SAP’s global customer base.

    The program works with startups across various industries including public sector, healthcare, education, retail, banking, and especially those working in predictive analytics and big data. In the first stage of the program, startups work with SAP technical experts to develop solutions on HANA, SAP’s in-memory and column storage database. With the help of value engineers and the go-to-market team, Startup Focus then prepares these solutions for commercial success in SAP’s ecosystem of 263,000 enterprise customers.

    I big part of what I do towards this effort as a member of the Community & Communications is identify the relevant topics in the startup ecosystem and determine if and how they align with the Startup Focus mission.

    In early March, we hosted an event about the future of automotive, including the history of the automotive industry, current applications, and the opportunities for startups. It went very well, you can check out what happened here.

    Coming up next is a Smart Cities meetup in the Bay Area in early June as well as an IoT meetup held in Dublin, Ireland in the coming months.

    I would like to ask though, what are the sorts of startup innovations and activities which are most interesting to you? Let me know and we will do our best to provide the space and food in order to ignite the thought leadership discussion that underlies all technology breakthroughs!

  • Rachel Kingston
    Rachel Kingston Member since 2014

    re: Connected Car was last month, what comes next?

    These meetups are a great way to get some real insight into hot topics – will there be more meetups outside of the US? Perhaps across EMEA or APJ?

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