Leipzig is an awesome place to live, work, and grow, and your startup will truly be taken to the next level if you’re accepted into one of our classes. To summarize some of the key points that will be of interest to founders looking to apply, here’s what you can get excited about:
Strong business relationships and first customers are crucial for helping an early stage startup grow and scale quickly. We can help you land pilot projects with global players such as Porsche, Deutsche Bank, DELL, Leipziger Gruppe, VNG, and AOK.
Our accelerator operates in both English and German, as long as your startup can communicate fluently in one of these languages we welcome you to apply! Furthermore, if you want to expand internationally, we have excellent partnerships with international companies and the HHL that can help you plan your internationalization right from the start.
We’re unique in the sense that we take ZERO equity, shares, or intellectual property from your startup. Your company stays as much yours when you finish our program, as it was before you ever started with us. Our main goal is to push you to success.
We’re housed in a re-invigorated cultural and art industrial hub in Leipzig. The environment here will inspire you to be your best, day in, and day out.
Startups accepted into our program will receive 6,000€ in free funding from us to help cover your living costs in Leipzig while you are attending our program. Additionally there are prizes available for best pitch and most sustainable idea at our Investors Day, which can bring your total of free money up to 15,000€.
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First you should upload your current and up-to-date pitch deck as a PDF (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).
Applying to our program is easy and straight-forward. Simply submit your application on f6s.com, a popular international startup platform that is used by many leading accelerators worldwide, before the above-stated deadline.
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! One founding team member must be fluent in business level English, as our demo day is conducted entirely in English, including the startup pitches.
Early pre-seed projects will only be chosen in exceptional cases.
We came from Munich to Leipzig and were happy about this young, inexpensive city in which we immediately felt welcome. Through the great support by SpinLab we made rapid progress, built three prototypes and found our third co-founder Martin. The support of our mentor Prof. Kirchgeorg opened up many doors and we got into contact with many potential customers.
Our experience at SpinLab has been extremely valuable and crucial to the growth we have experienced with our company. The program helped ease some of the pains of the early stages of founding a company, and really helped us by providing access to a great business network that led to both funding and business opportunities. All of the startups in Germany who are just beginning should absolutely apply for the program.
Although we had experience in founding companies, the access to the network, the events, the partners as well as the exchange with the other startups was a valuable experience when participating the SpinLab Program.