For the first time there were two winners in the third Business Plan Competition, held by Hasso Plattner Institute and venture capital fund Hasso Plattner Ventures (HP Ventures). The winners were: www.rooming.eu ,the Internet marketplace that makes it easier for students or trainees to find or sublet a furnished accommodations and the team Group Discussion Services, which offers effective new tools for qualitative market and opinion research. The two teams received € 100,000 each in the form of material support and seed capital.
Three teams placed in the final round of the competition for the most creative and promising business idea. The jury, made up of business leaders from HPI and HPV as well as external experts, choose the winner from these teams. The winners are awarded, among other things, HPI startup grants for the time post-graduation, seed capital, and support through business space and coaching. Support for the winning, aspiring entrepreneurs is provided by the venture capital fund HPV. All business opportunities have a duration of one year.