recent ecosystem activity!
Last month, the second volume of the Startup Guide Munich was published. Not only were both the SAP.iO Foundry Munich and SAP Next-Gen teams featured, but all of the photos were shot in the Showroom and Innovation Space! We even had our Labs colleagues Lars and Denise on hand to model – it was a lot of fun and the pictures were fantastic.
The Startup Guide is a series inspired by travel and destination books, providing directories of companies and services in various startup hubs around the world. As a startup itself, it became wildly popular as an informational asset and community building tool. To celebrate the new release for Munich, Startup Guide hosted a launch party and networking event for the contributors and supporters. Guest speakers included executives and entrepreneurs from BMW Startup Garage, startups Mindspace and Inveox, and our SAP Next-Gen colleague Deepa Gautam-Niigge. Their panel was really insightful, and I was able to snatch up extra copies of the already sold-out book!
Finally, last week we were fortunate to attend the Demo Day for the SAP.iO Foundry Berlin. Eugenio, Philippe, and I could not only meet the team and founders, but also see what goes into putting on a great Foundry event. The venue (directly on the Spree) was amazing, as was the program. We briefly met guest speaker Adaire Fox-Martin (SAP SE Executive Board, head of Global Customer Operations) and heard impressive pitches from the Summer 2019 cohort, devoted to Women and Diverse-led Tech Enterprise Acceleration.
All I can say is that the bar is set extremely high for the upcoming Foundry Munich kickoff next month…