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The deadline to participate in the SAP HANA Innovation Award is April 5 and this year again SAP will be giving you/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/logo_666338.jpg as a winner the opportunity to direct a portion of $60,000 to the following charities pre-selected by SAP that are making a difference for our world.

Doctors without borders

Help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care. : http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/about-us .@MSF_USA

Simplon (EMEA)

Simplon.co is a start-up factory that empowers entrepreneur-programmers. Every 5 months, they train 24 underprivileged smart people on web development, and help them to build web start-ups for social good.   http://simplon.co/in-english/

The Acumen Fund/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/272639_l_srgb_s_gl_666336.jpg

As a non-profit, they raise charitable donations that allow them to make patient long-term debt or equity investments in early-stage companies providing reliable and affordable access to agricultural inputs, quality education, clean energy, healthcare services, formal housing, and safe drinking water to low-income customers. In short, Acumen raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty. They operate in East Africa, West Africa, India, Pakistan and are starting operations in Colombia. Website: http://acumen.org/

The Hope Foundation (India)

HOPE foundation works to bring about change in the lives of children, young people and vulnerable individuals. They educate children, provide healthcare and train young people and women in skills for livelihoods. Their team of 550 people and many more volunteers and partners work in 26 cities in India through over 100 programs and community-based services. Their mission is to bring hope to those with none and change the lives of everyone they work with, including their staff, donors, volunteers and partners. http://www.hopefoundation.org.in/

To find out how to participate check out my blog or the contest website

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