SAP and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to Host Youth Innovator Hackathon on March 7 in South San Francisco

SAP and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to Host Youth Innovator Hackathon on March 7 in South San Francisco

High School Students from Across the Bay Area to Learn from Top Tech Engineers, Designers and Mentors; Challenged to Create Mobile Apps to Address Social Problems in Education, Healthcare and the Environment
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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

CONTENT: Press Release

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Mar. 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ — High school students from across the Bay Area will compete at SAP’s SuccessFactors campus in South San Francisco this Saturday, March 7 at this year’s Youth Innovator Hackathon. Sponsored by SAP and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the hackathon aims to inspire and engage young people, introduce them to new business and technology concepts, and open up their possibilities for the future.

More than 80 Bay Area high school students are expected to participate in this exciting hands-on design thinking challenge where over the course of the day students will design, create, and pitch a mobile app to address a pressing social issue in education, healthcare or the environment. Students will learn and apply design thinking methodology to develop their concept, and each student team will work with volunteer coaches and mentors from SAP, Stanford’s and the community to refine their concept, create a user interface for their app, and develop a compelling pitch. Students will present their app ideas in front of six judges as they compete to win top prizes.

Entrepreneurship education is a fundamental tool for creating an ongoing cycle of learning and innovation that will bring sustainable job creation and re-creation. NFTE and SAP join together in support of this important mission, and with this high school hackathon aim to promote intensive collaboration on an innovative software project in an environment that is educational, social and competitive.

Additional details follow:

SAP & NFTE Youth Innovator Hackathon
SAP is teaming up with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and hosting the Youth Innovators Hackathon to give students from low-income communities a chance to design a mobile app product concept that addresses a critical issue in education, health or the environment. No matter what skill level students arrive with, each will be given the resources and mentorship to take their idea from ideation to fruition before pitching their product to their peers and a panel of tech industry judges to win a variety of prizes.

Saturday, March 7th
10:00am to 6:00pm PST

SuccessFactors, an SAP Company

1 Tower Place #1100

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Press are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP in advance to the press contacts listed below.

About SAP:
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 282,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit

About NFTE:
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures. Since 1994, we have reached out to 15,000 students! We currently have 30 teachers and serve 1,800 youth in 18 high-needs schools across the region. We are a nonprofit organization with 20 years of experience in bringing our award-winning entrepreneurship curriculum to low-income youth across the Bay Area. For more information, visit

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For more information, press only:

Scott Behles, SAP, +1 (917) 494-2009,, PST

Juliana O’Brien, Fleishman Hillard, +1 (408) 826-9761,, PST