In the summer semester 2010, teams made up of students and PhD candidates took part in the first held HPI Business Plan Competition. Four teams made it to the final round.
The competition jury, comprised of founder Hasso Plattner, the Management Board of the Hasso Plattner Institute and Hasso Plattner Ventures (HPV) chose the final two winning teams in October 2010.
Philipp Dobrigkeit and Stefan Klett won with their business idea of an Internet service for an easier sports club management called Goalio.
Steve Reinisch and his four member team won with Orderbird, an innovative gastronomy solution that facilitates steps for guests and catering operators.