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SpinLab Quick Facts:

  • Founded in 2014
  • We’re a cooperation of the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and SPINNEREI
  • With every class we support ten startups for six months
  • So far we have supported over 40 startups
  • Our office spans in total over 1700 square meters
  • The SpinLab team consists of 5 team members, plus student assistants
  • Founded in 2014

  • We’re a cooperation of the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and SPINNEREI

  • With every class we support ten startups for six months

  • Our office spans spans in total over 1700 square meters

  • The SpinLab team consists of 5 team members, plus student assistants

SpinLab Official Mission Statements:

English:

SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator supports innovative founding projects with the implementation and growth of their ventures. In addition to intensive coaching, the founding teams will also benefit from a high-caliber mentoring program as well as numerous contacts to investors, established companies and other founders. They can use a co-working office with state-of-the art equipment on the premises of Spinnerei, an old cotton mill now serving as a center for creativity, and will gain access to various technologies offered by partners. Even after completing the program, the startup teams are supported in their recruiting efforts, they can plan their expansion through an international exchange program and they get the opportunity to rent office space next to SpinLab. The founders will be able to use all offers free of charge when they are accepted for the six-month program.

The accelerator is funded through contributions from investors and established companies such as Leipziger Gruppe, Insurance Innovation Lab, AOK Plus, VNG AG, con|energy, envia M, Arvato Bertelsmann, EEX, Porsche, CMS Hasche Sigle, DELL, Deutsche Bank, DRK, DZ BANK, Grazia Equity, Helios Kliniken, KPMG, Madsack Mediengruppe, MBG Sachsen, uniVersa, Quarton International, Stadt Leipzig, Taskforce, tilia, Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen, and Pyur.

German:

SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator unterstützt innovative Gründungsprojekte bei der Umsetzung und dem Wachstum ihrer Vorhaben. Neben einem intensiven Coaching profitieren die Gründerteams von einem hochkarätig besetzten Mentorenprogramm und zahlreichen Kontakten zu Investoren, etablierten Unternehmen und anderen Gründern. Sie können auf dem Kreativgelände der Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei ein modern ausgestattetes Co-Working-Büro nutzen und erhalten Zugang zu verschiedenen Technologien von Partnern. Auch nach Programmende werden die ausgewählten Startups beim Personal-Recruiting unterstützt, können über ein internationales Austauschprogramm die Expansion planen und erhalten die Möglichkeit, direkt neben dem SpinLab Büroräume anzumieten. Die Gründer können mit der Aufnahme in das 6-monatige Programm alle Angebote kostenfrei und ohne Beteiligung nutzen.

Finanziell getragen wird SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator durch Beiträge von Investoren und etablierten Unternehmen wieLeipziger Gruppe, Insurance Innovation Lab, AOK Plus, VNG AG, con|energy, envia M, Arvato Bertelsmann, EEX, Porsche, CMS Hasche Sigle, DELL, Deutsche Bank, DRK, DZ BANK, Grazia Equity, Helios Kliniken, KPMG, Madsack Mediengruppe, MBG Sachsen, uniVersa, Quarton International, Stadt Leipzig, Taskforce, tilia, Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen und Pyur.

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spinlab ranked as 2nd best startup accelerator in germany

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