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SAP has launched a global program called Startup Focus that aims to help promising start-ups typically in the big data, predictive, and real-time analytics space to build applications on the SAP HANA platform.
Increasingly this program is being used by fintech companies that are aiming to use big data technologies to disrupt the financial services market.
The company also runs the FinTech Innovation Lab which is an annual 12-week program designed to give early stage and growth stage fintech companies direct access to their target FS customer base.
Currently 14 banks participate including Bank of America, Barclays, Capital One, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and others.