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ONE WEEK TO GO: 2013 SAP University App Rumble – Submit Ideas Today!

Professors and Students:

Earlier this month I announced the launch of the 2013 SAP University App Rumble competition.  Initial response from students and professors has been positive … if you are thinking about participating, find a partner and register today!  Ideas must be submitted by April 8th; less than 1 week from now.

Mobile devices are quickly becoming the preferred medium for news, social media, educational products, and business technology, to name a few.  SAP, our customers and our partners have embraced this opportunity.  At the same time, SAP has transformed its brand through a renewed focus on innovation – as shown through mobility, cloud, and our break-through database SAP HANA – to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing enterprise technology landscape. Today, SAP is one of the world’s strongest brands and is a “cool” place to work because we are now interacting with our customers and younger generations like never before. 

All this is why I am SO EXCITED about this student competition … it is an outstanding opportunity for students to get engaged in a new way!

I invite students from universities across the United States to team up, use design thinking to create a new mobile application concept and submit your business case (videos and other supporting content is welcome – creativity is encouraged!).  App development experience is not required- we’re looking for students with creative ideas for new apps! 

Three finalist teams will have the opportunity to build out their app with SAP developers and present it at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando.  Finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to the event. 

Learn more about the competition by watching the competition launch call or review the launch slides  Download the poster to share.

Visit the SAP University App Rumble site to access the many resources available to help students get started, review the contest rules and register today!  Competition closes on April 8th at 8pm Pacific Time.

I look forward to seeing the student finalist teams at SAPPHIRE NOW


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  • Heather -

    A question my students have asked today is why a their personal data is needed for a 1099 form?  Are they potentially going to be taxed on the value of winning this competition?


    • Hi Dana,

      Great question.  Prizes greater than $600 must be reported to the IRS, so yes -- students that are selected as contest finalists and agree to attend SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando will need to complete a 1099.