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


3-day HPI Bootcamp

The HPI Bootcamp brings together excellent HPI IT-systems engineering students, HHL business … > more


E-School Xpert Talk: How to identify and focus on the right market segments for your product idea?

Young entrepreneurs are passionate about their ideas. Almost every startup faces the uphill battle … > more


The Inspiration Talk "Digital Health" is online at tele-TASK

The inspiration talk with Dr. Sven Jungmann took place and you can find the Video on Tele-TASK.  … > more


E-School Xpert Talk: "Pitfalls & Challenges in Adopting the Lean Startup"

The term Lean Startup is known to many by now. But what does that mean in practice? Which challenges … > more


Kick-off event for the 5th HPI Business Plan Competition

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