The first-class education at HPI is a means of opening doors to positions of responsibility in companies, but also a foundation for taking the leap into self-employment. This has been proven by many successful HPI Alumni Startups. With its Bachelor and Masters degree programs, the Hasso Plattner Institute not only trains its students for a career as a software engineer or executives in business and science, it also equips them with the necessary tools to turn their own business idea into reality. Besides courses and research, HPI offers targeted services for prospective entrepreneurs from the institutional environment. Furthermore, talks by alumni for students and events such as Startup Talks@HPI give students the opportunity to exchange experiences with successful HPI graduates and founders who have made a name for themselves.