Emerging Technologies: Startups and the Enterprise

SAP Startup Focus is looking for innovative startups!

Apply to showcase at the Emerging Technologies: Startups and the Enterprise event on Thursday, April 26 at OneEleven, Toronto, Canada.

Are you running an IoT, machine learning, blockchain or augmented reality startup with a solution for the enterprise? Gain valuable exposure for your startup and compete for the grand prize: $5,000 in AWS credits or $2,500 in GCP credits and 1:1 meetings with selected investors.


Application Criteria
1. You are an incorporated tech startup with a machine learning, augmented reality, blockchain or IoT product
2. Your technology has a direct application for the enterprise sector
3. Your viable product has found product-market fit (supported by seed investor funding or equal sustainable business model)

Showcase Details
Selected startups will be invited to deliver a 3 minute pitch live in front of SAP executives, investors and innovation leaders at the April 26th “Emerging Technologies: Startups and the Enterprise” event. Event details available here.

Grand Prize 
-$5,000 in AWS credits or $2,500 in GCP credits
-1:1 meetings with selected investors


When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Where: OneEleven, 325 Front Street W, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada


(Subject to change)

5:30 PM Registration | Networking & Drinks

6:00 PM Welcoming Remarks

6:10 PM Panel Discussion

6:45 PM Break

7:00 PM Startup Showcase

8:00 PM Networking Reception


Lalit Canaran, VP IoT and Edge Computing at SAP Labs

Lalit Canaran is Vice President IoT and Edge Computing, SAP Labs. He is focused on IT/OT convergence and Industrial IoT and has 25 years’ experience driving innovation to the enterprise.
From his days as co-founder of a mobile start-up, Lalit has remained passionate about working with smart, motivated, entrepreneurial individuals to simplify people’s lives with technology.


Mark Noronha, Global Startup Engagement Lead, SAP Startup Focus

Mark Noronha is the Global Startup Engagement Lead of SAP Startup Focus Program. He is responsible for enabling startups building (Big) Data, Intelligence, Predictive & Real Time products bring their innovation to SAP’s Enterprise customers.
In a career spanning almost twenty years in the Silicon Valley, Mark’s experiences have had him create, transform and manage Enterprise and consumer-focused organizations at the intersection of Design, Data &Technology. Mark is also a Co-Founder of Raaya Design, an Innovation & Design firm based in San Francisco.
Mark has a Bachelor of Computer Engineering Degree from the University of Pune, India, and is an avid reader, loves the outdoors, questions, answers and problems that need solving.