SAP-Backed Startup Program Helps High School Students Gain Tech, Entrepreneurial Skills

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A Startup Tech program launched by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and backed by a $1 million donation from Newtown Square’s SAP aims to help high school students gain technology and entrepreneurial skills, writes Roberto Torres for Philly.

The program at Philadelphia’s Roxborough High School offers workshops and mentorship sessions to students over the course of three years. In addition to the financial donation, SAP has also pledged almost 750 hours of employee volunteer time to help run the program.

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Startup Tech kicked off in October with a group of 25 students who worked on creating business plans and elevator pitches. The winning pitch of the session was Lunch Box, a subscription-based app that seeks to streamline school lunches.

This is not SAP’s first cooperation with NFTE. The company hosted 70 high school students at its Newtown Square headquarters last year to talk about entrepreneurship and technology.

“One of our strategic priorities is to invest in the next generation and prepare them for the jobs of the 21st century,” said SAP Senior Vice President Kyle Garman. “I can’t think of a better way to accomplish this than through NFTE’s Startup Tech program.”

Read more about the Startup Tech program at Philly by clicking here.

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