congratulations to
'sports - check it out!'

The votes are in and the SAP 2016 Teen Innovator Award goes to “Sports – Check It Out” from Cedar Riverside Community School in Minneapolis! Congratulations to Charly, Hamsa and Sayed for bringing their BIG idea to life.



“Sports - Check it Out” is a library system within the Cedar Riverside Community School for students to check out sports equipment, sports safety gear and quality winter clothing. The $10,000 will help to organize equipment donations, fill gaps in additional equipment needs and purchase technology to keep an inventory of items and manage the check-out system.

how Was the winner SELECTED?

Starting this past October, SAP teamed up with GENYOUth to present the 2016 SAP Social Innovation Series, powered by AdVenture Capital. The events were held across six different cities with over 300 student entrepreneurs from 69 different schools. Each event included design workshops and culminated in a Shark Tank-like “pitch tank” where students shared their ideas to promote school health and wellness with a panel of judges. At each event, 10 winning teams were awarded $1,000 each to implement their projects. Finalists from each city were then nominated for a national online voting contest with the winning project being decided by more than 8,000 voters.


Charly, Hamsa, and Sayed started work on their project before winning the title of Teen Innovator. Now, they will receive an additional $50,000 in support, including $10,000 in additional grant support. The team will meet with leaders at SAP in Texas next month, and enjoy a trip to Super Bowl LI!

What else?

SAP and AdVenture Capital are committed to supporting bold, curious and innovative students through our online entrepreneurship Project Designer. Using the Project Designer, any student ages 13 and over can submit their ideas to improve health and wellness in their school, and be eligible for grants, opportunities to work with professional mentors, and access to exclusive AdVenture Capital Experiences. Submit your Project today, and turn your BIG idea into a reality!