HPI Bootcamp #DigitalHealth in cooperation with HHL

The HPI Startup Bootcamp brings together excellent HPI IT Systems Engineering students, HHL business students and D-School alumni to create great business ideas in interdisciplinary teams, support the practical implementation and develop business model concepts. In 50 hours of hard work, the participants will live through the ups and downs that come along with building a team and bringing forth new business ideas. Experience startup life first hand and connect with inspiring people for a weekend full of fun and creativity!

The HPI Bootcamp 2017 - now it's getting big

The HPI E-School will be hosting this year's bootcamp dedicated to the hot topic "Digital Health" in November. It is targeted specifically at HPI, D-School or HHL students/ alumni and will also be open for additional participants with special knowledge in the field of healthcare.

During the three days, business ideas around the topic Digital Health will be introduced and developed, teams built, prototypes created and tested. You will learn about topics such as idea and value propositions, 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 and "Glühwein", 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 Digital Health?

Healthcare is one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing markets and as John Sculley, former Apple CEO, rightly comments:

“The healthcare industry missed the pc revolution, it missed the internet revolution, and it can’t afford to miss the mobility and cloud revolution.”

The digital revolution is long overdue in the area of healthcare. Now the industry is being flooded with new, emergent and disruptive businesses. Be part of the game!

The HPI bootcamp brings together visionaries and practitioners to exploit opportunities that come along with recent advances created by real-time, cross-linked big data streams, social media, wearables, and many more.


The HPI bootcamp is supported by great partners. In addition to other benefits, as a partner you have the opportunity to provide a challenge for the participants and inspire a team to create prototypes and business solutions.

If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact Katja.


Each team has the opportunity to present their hard-won solutions to an expert jury at the big finale of the HPI bootcamp. The jury will consist of an independent panel of industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs.


Besides the unforgettable experience, fun, and opportunity to network with great people, prizes will also be awarded at the HPI bootcamp. These prizes ar

  • Bootcamp winner team: Prize worth 2,000 €
  • Best pitch winner team: Prize worth 1,000 €


Apply now - Deadline October 22, 2017

If you are interested in joining this special bootcamp, please send an e-mail by October 22, 2017 to Nadja. Hatzijordanou@hpi.de (for HPI, D-School and Healthcare) or to Franziska.Greim(at)hhl.de (for HHL) with the following information:

  • Name, e-mail address, background (HPI, HHL, D-School, Healthcare)
  • Tell us why you want to participate
  • If you do not have your own business idea yet, but you are interested in joining another team/ idea, please specify “open mind
  • If a business idea/ team already exists, give us a one sentence explanation of the idea and name the other team members
  • If it is intended that team members also participate in the bootcamp, please provide the following information about them: team member’s contact information (first name, last name, e-mail address, T-shirt size, team function [e.g., CEO,CTO, marketing, finance]), if applicable, HPI connection (e.g., HPI Bachelor, HPI Master, HPI PhD, HPI alumni, HPI employee, D-School Basic Track, D-School Advanced Track), and university)
  • Optional: T-shirt size, if no size is specified, we will assume a "M" for women and a "L" for men
  • For HPI MA students: will you join this year's IT-Entrepreneurship lecture? More Information

The startup bootcamp is designed for a maximum of 15 HPI, 15 D-School, 15 HHL and 5 healthcare. participants. We therefore request your timely registration. Participants will be selected according to the fit for the event - there is no guarantee for a participation.

Important information: The "event language" will be English. German language skills are not required. 



Frequently Asked Questions

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The "event language" will be English. German language skills are not required.