The HPI x ESMT Startup Bootcamp - Innovating Cybersecurity is a three-day event hosted by Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam and ESMT Berlin. We bring together industry experts, thought leaders and universities at the intersection of business and tech to address the grand challenges facing our society.
This year's event focuses on cybersecurity and is supported by our corporate partner SAP. Whether it's secure working from home, processes in Industry 4.0 or the protection of patient data in healthcare - the topic of cybersecurity is gaining massive importance in the wake of rapidly advancing digitalization. The Corona crisis has further accelerated this process and shown how relevant cybersecurity is not only as an economic factor, but also for our social well-being. Forecasts also predict that the size of the global cybersecurity market will grow to $345.4 billion by 2026. There is an important and promising problem space here, which we would like to address as part of the Startup Bootcamp. To this end, we invite students, alumni, researchers and cybersecurity experts to develop new ideas on cybersecurity in a three-day Startup Bootcamp.
Interdisciplinary teams will work on real business challenges in the field of cybersecurity, provided by event sponsor SAP. Vali Berlin, the Entrepreneurship Hub of ESMT Berlin and the HPI School of Entrepreneurship will present agile methods inspired by Design Thinking and Lean Startup to address the topic of cybersecurity from an entrepreneurial perspective. Participants get the unique opportunity to work intensively on new business ideas in tech & business teams. Insights into the areas of Idea & Value Proposition, Business Model Development, Prototyping and Pitching and a varied mix of technical inputs and hands-on teamwork make the Bootcamp every year an event where exciting start-up stories can begin. Each team also receives support from experienced cybersecurity experts, team coaches and at the end of the event they get the chance to present their ideas in front of a jury and win prizes!
At the end of the bootcamp, teams can continue to work on their business ideas with the support of the HPI School of Entrepreneurship and Vali Berlin. There is also the opportunity to apply for financial support from the HPI Seed Fund. These downstream offers support the implementation of the business model in the real world.