SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator is a startup accelerator that supports the growth of entrepreneurial and innovative teams who want to scale up their businesses.
We pride ourselves on a no-nonsense approach, and work hard everyday to make sure our startups are getting the necessary resources and guidance they need.
We're in a unique position as a startup accelerator, because we're directly partnered with the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, one of Europe's most prestigious business schools, and we work with a diverse partner portfolio of over 25 corporations. This allows to stay extremely agile with our startups, and not limit our focus to one industry or type of technology. No politics, no red tape, just progress.
We partner directly with established corporations, research institutions and universities, and industry experts to get your startup the personalized attention and resources it needs to grow.
The need for external funding is a common thing amongst new startups, what's why over the last five years we have built extremely good relationships with some of Europe's most well-known investment firms, VCs, and Business Angels. We love helping startups find investments so much, we even helped launched the private VC fund Smart Infrastucture Ventures. We will help you get the funding you need.
Our Alumni Founders have repeatedly told us that the knowledge they gained in the SpinLab was one of the best benefits of our program. We realize you founded your startup with passion and dedication, but it's impossible to know everything about starting a business in the beginning. That's why our team, mentors, and partners are all here to provide you with on-site workshops, events, and on-demand e-learning in a hybrid format to provide you the resources you need to learn fast.
When you become a part of the SpinLab, you'll be able to take advantage of our entire ecosystem we've developed in Germany to specifically help startups succeed. Beyond the SpinLab, you'll get direct access to our incubator in Hannover, our VC fund, and our research and technology initiative here in Leipzig.
If you want to shape the future successfully, you have to break new ground. Our cooperation with the SpinLab enables us to identify new product and process innovations at an early stage, and to test them in collaboration projects. This allows us to expand our partnerships with startups in a targeted manner as part of our strategy going into 2025 and beyond."
Joachim Lamla, CFO - Porsche Leipzig GmbH