HHL startups as new partners in our entrepreneurial network
The support HHL gives to potential founders is in the long term benefiting for both partners. Through the entrepreneurial network not only startups gain, they also widen the network for our students regarding networking for future career perspectives, teaching and experience sharing for following generations of future business founders.
As recruiter our alumni profit from direct contact to potential talents. They can join our Startup Career Fair to get in contact with interested students. Our career centre also coordinates questions regarding job offers and internships in startups.
Also they get in contact with young creative and well educated minds, who solve the problems of the now growing businesses in student consulting projects. Inthese field projects students solve a from a company beforehand defined problem i.e. regarding business delevopment, market analysis etc.
As guests in our entrepreneurship-related lectures, they share their experience and help students to understand the way of management in start-up as well as they provide information regarding founding-related problems. In discussions and case studies founders help to emphasize with them. At the same time alumni help to foster the entrepreneurial spirit among students and thereby trigger a new entrepreneurial founding cycle at HHL.
As mentors former founders help current founders with their founding related problems. Through the strong network at HHL the new generation of founders connect with former ones and thereby tighten the network and entrepreneurial culture at HHL.
HHL Entrepreneurs Returning to HHL as Guest Lecturers
- Daniel Gollmann (CEO), Gollmann Kommissioniersysteme GmbH
- Dirk Graber (CEO), Mister Spex
- Christian Hetke (CEO), Futalis GmbH
- Erik Pfannmöller (CEO), Privatesportsale GmbH
- Janes Pothoff (CEO), Futalis GmbH
- Julia Derndinger (CEO), Circus Internet GmbH
- Stefan Merker (CEO), Deutsche WetterSchutz GmbH
Student Consulting Projects
Student consulting projects are part of the program curriculum of our full-time programs. Ever since HHL was founded in 1898 we have placed particular emphasis on the close connection between theory and practice. In many instances field projects are run in close cooperation with industry or even with social or cultural institutions. As a result, our students are given opportunities to take part in projects in a variety of ways. Within the student consulting projects the student groups solve the real problems that companies face. In this way our students are identifying solutions that may be crucial to the success and innovative ability of the project.
Student consulting projects at HHL
Startup Career Fair
HHL offers its startups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to present themselves as potential employers for internships and full-time positions. The Startup Career Fair is organized twice a year and has successfully been running for a couple of years now. Up to six companies per Career Fair can introduce their stories, business idea, experiences and career opportunities.
Presenting their business at the Startup Career Fair is free of charge for HHL startups and entrepreneurs; only the catering costs for the networking reception following the presentations have to be paid. In recent years, an increasing number of students took the chance and completed an internship, master thesis or started a full-time position at a start-up company.
Besides giving a presentation startups also have the opportunity to run a workshop with pre-selected candidates as part of the Startup Career Fair which is a great chance to meet students individually. Please note that this format is subject to a small charge.