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preparing startups for an introduction

to their first big client I'm Tanya hall

for ZDNet and TechRepublic

and joining me is Vanessa Leu vice

president si Pio foundries North America

welcome Vanessa thank you so much for

having me Tanya absolutely what is sa P

dot IO foundries do and what is your

role there yes so sa PTO is the early

stage venture arm for SI P the large

German technology company and we have a

fund and we also have foundries where we

work with external startups on the

foundry side is where we work with

startups in a very founder friendly no

equity way through programs that are

three to four months long per program in

eight locations around the world and we

do typically two programs a year and so

it's the whole idea of the foundries

that we have is about building out an