Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI

IT Entrepreneurship II (Sommersemester 2012)

Lecturer: Dr. Rouven Westphal (Gastdozenten oder Dozenten der Uni-Potsdam)

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 2
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 25.04.2012
  • Teaching Form: Seminar
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module
  • Maximum number of participants: 14


  • IT-Systems Engineering MA


Lecture dealing with hot spots and core questions of entrpreneurship. All parts are teached and coached in a strong interactive mode mixed with real-world case studies and real entrepreneurs as guest speakers.

Primarily objective is to equip students with knowledge and insights to execute their own business ideas either within a corporation or in an external start-up. Secondary, we aim to motivate more HPI students to think entrepreneurial.

Core questions/topics:

  • Understanding basic operational processes of all non-technical departments of a start-up
  • Learn from best practice
  • Understanding different roles for IT professionals in a start-up

Structure of lecture:

7.   R&D

8.  Marketing (including online)

9. Sales

10. Finance

11. HR

12. Executive Management



Will be provided during the lecture.


  • Case Study (written and presentation)
  • Written tests
  • Oral contribution


Wednesdays, 9:15 a.m., A-2.1