HHL Finance Case Challenge | Munich – powered by Earlybird Ventures



Earlybird Ventures, Maximilianstraße 14, 80539 Munich


March 14, 2024

10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m. (CEST)


Apply until February 26, 2024

HHL Finance Case Challenge | Munich

Finance Meets Entrepreneurship: How Venture Capital firms connect the dots of idea validation, team evaluation and business model judgement when investing into start-ups.

Powered by Earlybird Ventures 

You want to learn more about the thrilling world of Venture Capital (VC)? You are curious how VC firms navigate through all the uncertainty around the often disruptive business ideas pitched to them by start-ups? How they make investment decisions and how well that pays off in the long-term? If you are a current bachelor student or a recent graduate in Business or Economics, then this is your call to apply for the third stop of our HHL Finance Case Challenge Series, “Finance Meets Entrepreneurship” powered by Earlybird Ventures where we put you in the shoes of VC investment professionals.

Our corporate partner Earlybird Ventures invites you to their Munich office where you will find yourself in the middle of preparing an investment committee evaluating different pitches of start-up that need fresh financing. Your team will be mentored and challenged by experts from Earlybird Ventures while analyzing the pitch decks of start-ups, weighing a convincing investment strategy and preparing your proposal for Earlybird’s investment committee. After your proposal discussion with our jury, we will come together for dinner and drinks to conclude the event.

In preparation of the Finance Meets Entrepreneurship Case Challenge, HHL’s faculty is going to provide an on-demand mini-lecture to introduce you to the topic and equip you with useful tools to master the challenge.

Your profile

  • You are a current bachelor student or a recent graduate in business, economics or alike.
  • You have above average grades and/or some first relevant practical experiences.
  • You have a passion for finance and strategy, and some very first insights on the world of finance.
  • You are up for a challenge and ready to tackle it with a team of other highly motivated peers.

All facts at a glance:


Thursday, March 14, 2024*, 10.00 am – 8.00 pm (CET)

*subject to change


Earlybird Ventures, Maximilianstraße 14, 80539 Munich

How to apply

Application deadline: February 26, 2024

  • Step 1: Save your spot.
  • Step 2: After your registration, you will receive an email from us (please check your spam folder) with a request to send us your current CV (or LinkedIn profile link) as well as your transcript (if available) to complete your application.
  • Step 3: You will be notified regarding your participation latest one week before the event.

We are looking forward to your application!
Please note: The workshop will be held in English.


Julia Banitz
Tel.: +49 341 9851-613
Email: financechallenge@hhl.de

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL is a university-level institution and ranks amongst the leading international business schools. The goal of the oldest business school in German-speaking Europe is to educate entrepreneurial, responsible and effective business leaders. HHL stands out for its excellent teaching, its clear research focus, its effective knowledge transfer into practice as well as its outstanding student services. Study programs include Master in Management programs (General Management, Finance), a Master in Entrepreneurship program as well as  MBA programs (General Management, Finance). All programs can be completed full-time or mostly also part-time. HHL also runs a Doctoral Program. The HHL Executive Education offers state-of-the-art management seminars for executive talents. Besides its main campus in Leipzig, the university maintains study locations in Cologne and Munich. HHL is accredited by AACSB International and ACQUIN. hhl.de