SAP is launching its Startup Focus Program for Southeast Asia (SEA) at a forum on 6 September in Singapore, the enterprise software company announced today.
Designed to bolster innovation and help startup companies scale their business, the programme allows users to adopt and develop new applications on SAP HANA.
SAP HANA is a real-time data platform. SAP aims to, according to the statement, help SEA business run better with exposure to SAP HANA's open platform and ability to handle big data.
Six to 10 startups will be chosen from the invite-only Startup Forum event to join the programme and use SAP HANA to prove their business value. The chosen startups will receive training, software and support of up to a year and certification from SAP.
"The programme offers eligible participants a simple, inexpensive and effective development accelerator, valued at about US$65000, as well as the opportunity to access SAP Ventures," said head of Technology and Innovation for SAP Asia Pacific and Japan Simon Dale.
The programme was first launched in March 2012 and is now going through the Southeast Asian leg of its global launch.
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