Astia: Women in Startups

Posted by Chloe Pearce on July 29, 2014

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Author: Mark Noronha, Global Lead for Onboarding and Engagement, Startup Focus Program

Summer is here @SAPStartups – and what an interesting season it’s turning out to be. The triumphant turnout at SAPPHIRENow in Orlando early in June was just the beginning. The fun times continue and we hope you’ll be as excited as us about the ongoing announcements regarding new Startup Focus program benefits & features.

And here is another one – SAP’s Startup Focus Program is proud to announce our sponsorship of the 5000+ member Astia community .

Astia is a curated, global community of experts committed to the success of world-class, women-led, high-growth startups. For over 15 years, the 5000+ members of Astia’s connected community have provided startups with access to capital, business networks, and opportunities to become dominant market players. The organization is a non-profit with distinct focus and mission: to propel women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth.

As part of the membership, SAP Startup Focus will sponsor a series of Astia Venture Lunches which provide investors with access to pre-qualified, woman-led companies each month. Presenting companies are pre-screened by 25+ industry experts and serial entrepreneurs. The first of these invitation-only lunches will be held on October 2nd, 2014 at the SAP Campus in Palo Alto.

So here’s your opportunity, women-led SAP Startup Focus Program validated startups – are you an exceptional high-growth startup with at least one woman in a position of equity or influence on the team? Are you seeking unparalleled access to capital and expertise*? If you are, review Astia’s criteria and complete the free application found here: Astia Criteria & Application.

*Please note that this opportunity is available to startups validated by the SAP Startup Focus Program. Astia funding opportunities includes access to Astia Angels.

Read more and find the entrepreneur application page here.

There are no fees for a startup to apply to Astia or to present at an Astia Venture Lunch or to Astia Angels. Please quote SAP Startup Focus when asked for a referral source.

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