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APJ: SAP Startup Forum, Sydney Australia, (9th Aug 2013)

SAP Startup Forum – Sydney

SAP North Sydney Offices

Level 7/168 Walker St, North Sydney
Friday, August 9th, 2013

Seven students and three professors participated in SAP HANA Startup Focus Program on 9th August 2013 when they were privileged to attend SAP Startup Forum in Sydney.  At the event, the professors and students spent the day learning, collaborating and networking with thought leaders focused on big data trends and technologies.

Agenda Highlights:

–         – Introduction to the SAP HANA platform: how companies, including startups, leverage this breakthrough in-memory database for true real-time insight to optimize performance.

–         – Keynote speakers on Big Data.

–         – The SAP Start-up Forum Program: how SAP engages with start-ups interested in developing applications on SAP HANA. For more information on the SAP Start-up Focus Program.

–         – Pitches by Big Data start-ups competing to attract support and investment from SAP and venture capital firms to develop apps using SAP HANA.

6 of startups ‘pitched’ the day:

–          KnowledgeFlux

–          Simo Project

–          Selera Labs

–          Tapstar

–          Szipto

–          Twitonomy


Malcolm Yeoman welcoming the guests – The forum was attended by venture capitalists, startup incubators, industry groups, academia/university alliances and representatives from SAP channel ecosystem.


Simon Dale spoke about SAP HANA as a platform for startups



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