HPI Startup Bootcamp Cybersecurity

The HPI E-School will be hosting the bootcamp dedicated to the topic "Cybersecurity" in November 2021.

During the three-day workshop, business ideas around the topic of "Cybersecurity" will be introduced and then developed and tested by the teams.

What to expect?

You will get insights in idea and value proposition, business model development, customer-focused product development, prototyping, and pitching. Moreover, you will practically implement your learnings in small workshops.

Participants thus have the opportunity to work on their own or another person's business idea in a focused and intensive manner, to get feedback and to interact with and get to know like-minded people. Furthermore, experienced coaches will guide you through your journey and you will get hands-on feedback from a jury of investors and entrepreneurs. But above all, you will have fun while being extremely creative!

What else awaits you? Experienced entrepreneurs as keynote speakers, interesting learning sessions, tasty food, craft beer, a retro gaming and chilling area, mini games, great partners and jury members and cool prizes.

And if that's not enough, at the end of the bootcamp, you can continue your work on the business idea supported by the E-School team. It is also possible to apply for financial support from the HPI Seed Fund. These downstream offers bolster the implementation of the business model in the real world. 

Why Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity's importance is on the rise. Fundamentally, our society is more technologically reliant than ever before and there is no sign for a turnaround.

Cybersecurity aims to protect digital infrastructure, systems and programs from various forms of cyber attacks.

Today not only our personal data is endangered by the increasing use on social media platforms and various webbased services that require our data, but also companies are more and more often target of cyber attacks. 

Due to the developments in this area the Hasso Plattner Institute introduced the master studies program of cybersecurity in 2019 and the E-School Bootcamp in 2021 will focus on this interesting topic from an entrepreneurship perspective.


The business partner for this years bootcamp will be SAP. SAP’s strategy is to help every business run as an intelligent enterprise. As a market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.