HHL SpinLab Investors Day: What you need to know
The next HHL SpinLab Investors Day is on January 30th, 2020
With the combination of HHL Investors Day and SpinLab Demo Day, we created an innovative format for start-up investors and corporates.
The new HHL SpinLab Investors Day is an all-day specialist event for the (corporate) VC scene with professional exchange, 13 top pitches (SpinLab Demo Day & Best of Mitteldeutschland). We developed the HHL SpinLab Investors Day into a semi-annual exchange platform for the VC scene, with good, current topics and competent speakers. The event is organized by both HHL and SpinLab, together with CEIM (Center for Entrepreneurial and Innovative Management).
HHL SpinLab Investors Day Key Information
Event Program of HHL SpinLab Investors Day 30th January 2020
We’ve prepared an exciting program for our upcoming event in January 2020. As a visiting investor, here’s what you can expect:
- Expert Exchange. There will be keynotes and panel discussions covering the topics “Investing with international VCs” and “How to force exits?”
- Deals. 10-15 pre-selected startups that will be ready to scale will be pitching.
- Networking. We’ve got a strong network of investors and our partners that will be present, and you’ll be able to get to know them via our networking app.
- Location. Our event will be hosted in the impressive and culturally historical Kunskraftwerk in Leipzig.
Investors Day January 2020 Agenda
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|10:15||Opening Remarks & Greetings
Dr. Eric Weber, CEO SpinLab
|10:20||Session I: Investing with international VCs
Moderator: Dr. Eric Weber, CEO SpinLab
|11:40||Pitches: 9 Startups SpinLab Demo Day
Jury: Saskia Sefranek (signals Venture Capital), Moritz Poewe (Paua Ventures), Beatrice Böhm (Munich Venture Partners), Andreas Müller (TGFS)
Moderator: Eric Weber, SpinLab
|13:10||Lunch & Tech Demos|
|14:10||Case Study: The "Digitales Versorgungsgesetz" & how the digital health ecosystem can profit
Henrik Matthies (Health Innovation Hub)
|14:25||Pitches: 5 Startups "Best of Mitteldeutschland"
Jury: Saskia Sefranek (signals Venture Capital), Moritz Poewe (Paua Ventures), Beatrice Böhm (Munich Venture Parners), Andreas Müller (TGFS)
Moderator: Dr. Dorian Proksch, HHL
|15:20||Immersive Art - Giants of Renaissance - by Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig|
|15:30||Networking Session & Coffee|
|16:10||Session II: How to force exits? From Living Deads and Closed Funds
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner, HHL
|17:20||Immersive Art - Bach Experience - by Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig|
|18:00||Startup Tech Demos, Award Ceremony, Dinner and Tour through current exhibition of Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig|
Key Partners of the HHL SpinLab Investors Day
Prize Money Sponsors
The next HHL SpinLab Investors Day in January 2020 will be held at Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig
Photo courtesy of © Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig
Saalfelder Straße 8b
Check out the recap video from Investors Day in April 2018
Who can you expect to meet at the HHL SpinLab Investors Day?
FOUNDERS AWARD – 2019 Award Winners
2018 (November) Award Winners
“Best of 10 SpinLab Startups”
The batch 7 SpinLab startup Keleya, the digital midwife for expecting moms, secured the best SpinLab Pitch and won a prize money of 5.000 sponsored by the City of Leipzig.
“Best of Mitteldeutschland”
The award „Best of Mitteldeutschland“ is sponsored by the KARL KOLLE Foundation and comes with EUR 1,500 in prize money. At the HHL SpinLab Investors Day in November 2018, the Dresden-based company Morpheus Space — nominated by dresden exists — beat out fierce competition. The startup develops complete nanosatellite propulsion systems opening up for a sustainable future in space.
2018 (April) Award Winners
“Best of 10 SpinLab Startups”
Motionscloud (mobile & AI solution to reduce insurance claims costs) performed the winning pitch among the 10 SpinLab startups of the 6th accelerator batch. The prize money of EUR 5,000 was sponsored by the City of Leipzig.
“Best of Mitteldeutschland”
The award „Best of Mitteldeutschland“ is sponsored by the KARL KOLLE Foundation and comes with EUR 1,500 in prize money. Among 5 startups from Central Germany, the Leipzig-based company whyapply — nominated by SMILE — won the award. Whyapply is a recruiting platform based on professional challenges rather than CVs and covering letters.
2017 Award Winners
2016 Award Winners
The HHL Best Founders Award in 2016, which includes EUR 2,000 in prize money, went to the Sensape team, a start-up which is developing a new technology for interactive infotainment systems in city centers. The second prize, which was sponsored by the Friends of HHL as well and endowed with EUR 500, was awarded to the team of Flynex, which offers a market place for drone services.
The KARL KOLLE Prize for the best technical idea includes EUR 1,500 in prize money and went to HHL alumnus Konrad Sell with his company Sonovum. The Leipzig-based company has developed a new, non-invasive technology to measure intracranial pressure and to diagnose strokes, craniocerebral injuries and other neurological conditions faster and more accurately.
The Dresden-based start-up Green City Solutions received the Best Bio-Based Business Award, which was given out for the first time and comes with EUR 500 in prize money.
2015 Award Winners
The winner of the HHL Best Founders Award 2015, which included EUR 2000, was the team of Carl Ferdinand Hauer with its business idea “VermietButler”. The founder and M.Sc. student of HHL said, “Our mobile app relieves tenants from hours of apartment viewing which is then often without a result. We provide the landlord with suitable prospective tenants at the viewing and save them several hours of administrative tasks.”
The second prize, which received EUR 500 and was also funded by the Association of Friends of HHL (AoF), went to the team of ekoio. The Connected-Car-Start-Up, which currently works in the SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator, makes vehicle data utilizable for the business and private consumer market.
The KARL-KOLLE Award with EUR 1500 for the best technical idea went to ConBox. This startup – also from the SpinLab- The HHL Accelerator merges TV and the internet. Via a cloud platform, internet data and TV pictures can be synchronized and mobile devices can be connected to the TV.
2014 Award Winners