From the Business Plan Competition to exciting guest lectures

Every year exciting events are offered for HPI founder teams and those interested in a startup in cooperation with well-known partners from industry and science.

HPI Business Plan Competition

The HPI Business Plan Competition for company founders and startups from the HPI environment takes place every two years. In three phases, participants receive feedback and can thereby work with greater intensity on their business model. Finally, the best young entrepreneurs have the opportunity to present their business ideas to a jury of experts and to put the finishing touches on their project. The jury is composed of representatives from HPI, Hasso Plattner Ventures, and external partners and awards prizes of up to € 100,000.

Further events for founders and prospective founders

News of upcoming events


Kick-off event for the 4th HPI Business Plan Competition

For the fifth time, HPI is conducting a Business Plan Competition for startup teams with an IT-based … > more


E-School Xpert Talk: "Venture capital terms and conditions."

Providing the financial resources for a start-up is essential for its survival and not an easy … > more


E-School Xpert Talk: "Venture capital terms and conditions."

Drawing up contracts with investors is a complicated and even incomprehensible undertaking — a … > more


HPI Business Plan Competition Gaining in Popularity

This year’s HPI Business Plan Competition has been very popular with HPI students and alumni. … > more


Submission deadline for the HPI Business Plan Competition

The submission deadline for this year’s HPI Business Plan Competition is 24 April. HPI-associated … > more