Apply to our Startup Accelerator Program in Leipzig

For information on special opportunities for eHealth-based startups, click here.

Application deadline:

19th of September 2017

Next program start date:

 2nd of May 2017

Click here to apply to our 5th class

What types of startups are we looking for?

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.

We welcome, and have succesfully hosted, startups from areas such as:

  • eHealth
  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Automotive
  • InsurTech
  • Sensors
  • Industry
  • Energy
  • Smart City
  • FinTech
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Wearable Technology
  • AdTech
  • Security


As already mentioned, we will also take startups in areas not listed here. We're really just looking for great teams who are dedicated to making their ideas and visions come to life!


Actively searching for eHealth-based startups

In 2017 we succesfully acquired a new partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection in Saxony. One of the ministry's primary goals will be furthering a startup that is looking to expand innovation in the eHealth and/or telemedicine sectors. The Saxonian state offers public grants and research funding with an overal budget of 30 to 40 million Euro until 2020.If you're a startup in this sector and are looking to get into an accelerator, now is your chance!

“The Saxonian state offers public grants and research funding with an overal budget of 30 to 40 million Euro until 2020.”

Dr. Paul Brandenburg on SpinLab

How to apply to our startup accelerator program

You can apply in either German or English, but business level fluency in at least one of these languages is required to participate in our startup accelerator program.

Pitch Deck

First you should upload your current and up-to-date pitch deck (10-15 slides) or pitching video (7-10min). Your pitch should include all typical information (What is the problem? What is your solution (product or service)? Who are customers? What is the size of the market? Who are competitors? How do you make money? Who are you (team)? Action plan. Financial planning).

Application form

Applying to our program is easy and straight-forward. Simply submit your application on,a popular international startup platform that is used by many leading accelerators worldwide, before the above stated deadline. As a side note, F6S can also be used for various purposes such as recruiting, startup deals, browsing international startups, or finding investors. Once received, the applications will be reviewed by an independent advisory board:

- Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart (Dean of HHL Graduate School of Management)

- Tillmann Sauer-Morhard (Entrepreneur & Managing Partner at MIB AG)

- Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner (Professor at HHL Graduate School of Management, Entrepreneur, Co-founder and Managing Director at Monkfish Equity)

- K. Christian Vogel, Dipl-Ing. (Management Consultant, Leader Inhouse-Consulting with over 18 years in VC experience)

- Gerd Harry Lybke (Entrepreneur and gallery owner of EIGEN+ART Gallery)

Ready to join class 5? Then apply now!

Still have questions about the application process, then send us a message via our contact us page.