Helping Startups Is Our Passion
SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator supports entrepreneurial teams in growing and creating innovative businesses. Our mission is to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in the center of Germany and beyond by providing hands-on guidance to startups and spin-offs. Entrepreneurial teams remain independent – we won’t do your job for you – but we can help you to achieve incredible results through our tailored program.
To this end we provide (co-working) office space at SPINNEREI (Leipzig’s Cotton Mill), an internationally renowned venue for arts, culture and business. Our technology partners are able to provide key resources to help you make your ideas a reality. Highly-motivated coaches and mentors share their know-how and experience as part of our interactive program using team discussions, seminars, workshops and other formats.
We’ll help connect you with Venture Capital and Business Angels
We share our extensive network of venture capital investors, experienced entrepreneurs and industry and technology experts with you. You won’t be alone in your quest to find financial help fund your operations.
Our Program is Free for Startups
SpinLab does not charge anything and takes no equity share. As long as you have a great idea, passion for your dreams, and a great team, we invite you to apply to our program.
Our offer for established businesses
Together with HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management we offer established companies the possibility to develop new business models with the support of students, academic staff and external experts within the so-called Innovation Lab. This enables companies to get new insights and to get ideas out of the box and not limited within company borders. After identifying promising business concepts, these mixed teams can further develop them in “SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator”.
Incumbents can afterwards decide how to integrate these new business concepts into their existing business as a project team, spin-off or as an independent startup.