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We help startups scale

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Since 2015 we have helped over 70 startups reach their goals, will you be next?

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.

Proven Track Record

Independent studies from the University of Cologne and Venionaire Capital have ranked us twice in the top three startup accelerators in Germany, top twenty within Europe.

THE Network For Startups

Being partnered with one of Europe's best business schools and having over 25 established corporate partners has its benefits.

Need Funding? We got you.

We've got great relationships with some of the most well known investment firms in Europe. You'll even get up to 15,000€ in free funding if you're accepted into the program.

24/7 Office Access

We know a startup founder's life doesn't operate on a typical 9-5 schedule, so in our program you'll given full 24/7/365 access to our beautiful coworking space in Leipzig's historic cotton mill.

100% Free Program

No equity, no shares, no fees, no BS. Really, accepted startups do not pay us a single cent, and your company stays 100% yours.

Top Level Know-How

Experienced Startup Coaches, and University Professors, and Industry Specialists, oh my...

 

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Our primary focus is your startup's success

 

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.

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Become the next unicorn

WE CAN HELP YOU GET THERE

 

Every startup needs a good network

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.

 

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DIVERSE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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 Eastern Germany's first private VC fund. We will help you get the funding you need.

 

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PREMIER STARTUP EDUCATION

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. 

 

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An entire ecosystem to support you

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. 

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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."

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Apply for our program today, and let's create something amazing together.

 

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OUR PARTNERS

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