Inspiring HPI-HHL Bootcamp 2017 “Digital Health”

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) E-School hosted this year’s HPI-HHL Bootcamp dedicated to the hot topic “Digital Health” in cooperation with the Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from HHL. The bootcamp took place at the last November weekend and specifically targeted at HPI, D-School (HPI School of Design Thinking) and HHL students/ alumni as well as additional participants with special knowledge in the field of health care. During the three days, business ideas around the topic of digital health were introduced and developed, teams built, prototypes created and tested.

The topics included idea and value propositions, business model development, customer-focused product development, prototyping, and pitching. Moreover, the participants practically implemented the learnings in small workshops. They thus had 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 like-minded people. Experienced coaches guided the participants who got hands-on feedbacks from a jury of investors and entrepreneurs.

This common project further strengthened the good longterm relationship between HHL and Hasso Plattner Institute. As always in the end, it was a hard decision to make:  The winner of the HPI-HHL Bootcamp 2017 is CareBnB with a business idea of “high potential” bringing students and patients together, the team was also showing especially “great effort”. Congratulations!
For Christopher Alexander Ricetto, MBA student of HHL and representative of the winning team, the event was a very memorable experience: “The weekend pushed us all to the limits, and we came out the other side with so much more knowledge from when we first started the weekend.

The annual HPI-HHL startup bootcamp connects excellent HPI IT-system engineering students and business students of HHL to support the implementation of their business ideas and foundation concepts.

Watch the video for workshop impressions: