The HPI Business Plan Competition 2017

Again this year HPI, in cooperation with the HPI Seed Fund, is holding a Business Plan Competition for entrepreneurs and startups. The competition focuses on giving young entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their business ideas and get feedback. In three phases, participants receive targeted input throughout the intensive work on their business model. This year, particular attention will be paid to branch-specific challenges in the area of digital health.

At the conclusion of the Business Plan Competition, the three best teams have the opportunity to present their business ideas to an expert jury. Prizes of up to € 100,000 will be awarded by a jury consisting of representatives from HPI, Hasso Plattner Ventures, and external partners.

Update: The deadline to register for the 5th HPI Business Plan Competition (HPI BPC) has been extended until 14 May 2017!

The HPI Business Plan Competition with the Knowledge Track "Digital Health"

The HPI Business Plan Competition is comprised of three phases. Before the start of each phase, teams submit a presentation, which is then discussed in a feedback stage.

This year for the first time, the HPI Business Plan Competition will be supplemented by the Knowledge Track “Digital Health.” With this focus in mind, experts from the field of digital health are invited to contribute their practical perspectives on industry-specific topics. The goal is to raise awareness for the chances, specificities, and challenges facing company founders in the field of digital health. This specialized knowledge can be directly integrated into the development of business models by founding teams in the digital health field.

Furthermore, specialized input sessions are offered for all participating founder teams in preparation for Phase II, Phase III and the Finale. In these sessions, contents and questions pertaining to the respective level, as well as the topics of business model development and market analysis, are focused on intensively by the E-School team.

Kick-Off and Inspiration-Talk "Digital Health"

An inspiration-talk on digital health will be featured at the beginning of the summer semester. This talk will provide an overview of the current trends in the field and give specifics on the start-up process.

At the end of April, HPI will host the kick-off to the Business Plan Competition 2017. The kick-off will define the goal and entire competition process, the Knowledge Track “Digital Health,” and the conditions for participation.

Information for the registration


Finale – Investors Pitch


Conditions for Participation