SAP and ISB collaborate to jumpstart social enterprises
Monday, July 18, 2016
MUMBAI: SAP and the Indian School of Business (ISB) are collaborating to nurture the social entrepreneurship ecosystem with relevance to national priorities. The ISB-SAP Social Enterprise Jumpstart will identify five social enterprise startups and provide training, mentorship and access to networks to accelerate their growth.
SAP’s collaboration with ISB is in line with its strategy to drive social entrepreneurship through alliances with leading Indian academic institutions. With this initiative, SAP will expand its thought leadership to much wider segment in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. SAP will bring in expertise on go-to-market, technology trends, customer acquisitions, design thinking methodology among others for social enterprises under this programme.
The four month fixed term mentor-driven programme will provide identified startups access to business, academic mentors and subject experts through the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at ISB and SAP. Startups will be identified through a nation-wide selection process with the involvement of the SAP, ISB and other relevant experts from the startup eco-system.