Is your startup a good fit for the SpinLab / FAQ?
Who should apply?
If you are an excellent team of passionate and entrepreneurial founders with a scalable, technology-based concept, in the later pre-seed, seed, or expansion phase, we want you in our program! Early pre-seed projects will only be chosen in exceptional cases.
What industries and areas of tech is the SpinLab interested in?
We welcome, and have successfully hosted, startups from areas such as eHealth, IoT, Automotive, InsurTech, Sensors, Industry, Energy, Smart City, Block Chain, AI, Wearable Technology, and Security.
How long is SpinLab’s program?
The program runs for six months in the beautiful city of Leipzig. There’s a ton to do here for both your startup and in your personal life. We’ve got lakes, universities, parks everywhere, great music, culture, food, and art scenes, and the city is the perfect size!
Is the program truly 100% free for founders?
YES! Accepted founders pay 0 to be here, there are no fees, there is no equity or shares of your company that we take, if you get into the program your startup stays 100% yours. We’re funded by our awesome partner network which allows us to provide a completely free program for the startups we host.
Does SpinLab accept non-German startups?
YES! And we even encourage non-German startups to apply. We believe innovation can be born anywhere in the world, and we want to help push those initiatives. The only requirement here is that founders be able to communicate in either business level English or German, otherwise things could get…difficult.
Will the SpinLab help with relocation for non-German based startups?
We want to do everything we can to host the world’s most promising startups, so if you make it through our extremely competitive application process and get selected for one of our classes, we will do everything we can to make your shift to Leipzig for the duration of our program as smooth and as easy as possible.