With the combination of HHL Investors Day and SpinLab Demo Day, we created an innovative format for startup investors and corporates. The HHL SpinLab Investors Day is an all-day specialist event for the (corporate) VC scene with professional exchange and around 20 top pitches (SpinLab & RootCamp).

We developed the HHL SpinLab Investors Day into an exchange platform for the VC scene, with current topics and competent speakers. The event is organized by both HHL and SpinLab.

In its 16th edition, we have collaborated with MACHN Festival to reunite forces and create a startup festival at the Leipziger Spinnerei.


This year's Investors Day will take place on 29th May 2024.


We are taking a new spin on our event format and have prepared a diverse program with multiple stages. As a visiting investor, here's what you can expect:


Expert Exchange

There will be keynotes and panel discussions covering contemporary VC topics. This year's focus will lie on the topics of "CEE from a VC perspective" and "Shifting from Software to Hardware. On stage we will be joined by speakers from leading funds including KfW Capital, Earlybird, HV Capital and Karma Ventures.


This year we will present around 20 pre-selected startups in the sectors eHealth, SmartCity, Energy,B2B Soft- & Hardware and Agriculture & BioEconomy (from PreSeed to Series B). We will announce the participating startups several weeks before the event. 


We have a strong network of investors and corporate partners that will be represented. Throughout the day, we will have multiple networking opportunities. In addition, we will have an event app to allow for the arrangement of networking meetings before the event. Further information about the app will be released in May 2024.  


The main event will take place at LOFFT Theater (Spinnereistraße 7 / Hall 7, 04179 Leipzig) on the Leipzig Spinnerei grounds. Following the main event, we will host an exclusive dinner at ENK6 on the Spinnerei grounds (Hall 6c).


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Program Highlights

🚀 Keynote “CEE from a VC perspective":  Alexandru Agatinei (How to Web) shares experiences into CEE's entrepreneurial ecosystem from a seasoned expert’s perspective.


🔍 Panel "Why CEE is (not) interesting for VC": Gain diverse perspectives into "Why CEE is (not) interesting for VC" in a discussion between Linda Vôeras (Karma Ventures), David Polach (J&T Ventures), Karol Szubstarski (OTB) and Iwona Cymerman (Fundingbox Deep Tech Fund).


🔥 Fireside Chat “Your Best Approach to Invest in CEE”: Gain valuable perspectives and strategies to enhance your investment approach in the Central and Eastern European region with Andreas Nemeth (Uniqa Ventures) 


💡 Panel "Shifting from Software to Hardware?": Explore the transition from software to hardware investments with Andreas Winter-Extra (Kompas VC), Maxi Pethö-Schramm (HV Capital), Stefan Albers (Xange), and Philipp Semmer (Earlybird).


🌟 Fireside Chat "KPIs and Milestones in Hardware Deals": Industry experts Alain le Loux (Cottonwood Technology Fund) and Torben Schreiter (Extantia) will delve into the key performance indicators (KPIs) and milestones crucial for success in hardware deals.


🔄 Reverse GP Pitches: In reversed roles for VCs, they will present their funds in a lively pitch format. Get to know PFR Ventures, KfW Capital, AlphaQ, Radix Venture Partners, Una Terra VC and Catalpa.

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