SpinLab News

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SpinLab Alumni MotionsCloud raised $2 Million dollars

MotionsCloud raised around US$ 2 million with its AI insurance claim solution in the latest round. The startup was...

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SpinLab has made the first acquisition

SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator acquires BITROAD and strengthens its management team: as of today, SpinLab has grown by a...

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SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator takes off with 10 new startups

With more than 300 applications, the run for the 13th class was huge. Ten promising startups were welcomed to the...

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Exit for Spinlab Alumnus Infrasolid

Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG, a Swiss sensor specialist and part of the Endress+Hauser Gruppe announced the...

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First startup podcast from central Germany

Together with Basislager Coworking Leipzig and Startup Mitteldeutschland we present to you the brand new Werkbank ...

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International exit for Spinlab Alumnus Replex

The startup Replex is acquired by the US IT corporation Cisco. The world market leader in network infrastructure and...

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SpinLab Alumnus Flynex secures millions of euros to fuel its growth

FlyNex recently closed another financing round worth millions of euros to develop new business areas and expand its...

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Apply now for SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator batch #13

SpinLab, one of the top 3 accelerators in Germany, is once again opening its application phase for startups. Ambitious...

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SpinLab wins SachsenEnergie, the biggest municipal energy utility in eastern Germany, as new partner.

The partnership contract between the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL), SpinLab-The HHL Accelerator and...

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Meet SpinLab on the 16th and 17th of September at the Impact Festival

With the motto "Let's collaborate. Innovate. Act." this year's Impact Festival will be held from 16th to 17th...

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SpinLab Milestone: More Than 100 Mio € In Funding

We are happy to announce that we recently cracked the €100 million mark! So far, our startups have raised more than...

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That was batch #1 of the SpinLab Summer School for diverse Startups

The first SpinLab Summer School for diverse Startups is over and we are still overwhelmed by all the impressions. From...

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Our new class has finally kicked off in real life again

Today, the SpinLab team already welcomed its 12th class in Leipzig. Many of the entrepreneurs found themselves back on...

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SpinLab Alumnus Maviance PLC Closes Seed Round to Fund Expansion Within Central African Economic Region

Maviance PLC , a Cameroon-based fintech, announced today that it has closed its Seed investment round of USD 3 million...

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Podcast: B2B Sales in E-Health, Smart City and Energy

Our CEO was invited by Florian Kandler to join his "Gründer + Zünder" Podcast to talk about how to go about B2B sales...

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SpinLab Exit From Class 2: Rhebo

Swiss utility Landis+Gyr has acquired 100% of the shares in our class 2 alumni startup Rhebo for a low double-digit...

SpinLab Alumnus memoresa secures six-figure investment round

memoresa, one of SpinLab's alumni teams from class 10, secured a six-figure investment round: Ophthalmologist Dr. Felix...

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Event: Leipzig Career Hacks – Startups

What is it like to work for a startup?

LeipGlo organizes the series "Leipzig Career Hacks". In the third session of...

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Building startups with Thelen, Flores Willers and more: SpinLab- The HHL Accelerator launches 11th grade with its own learning platform

In January, the SpinLab team once again welcomes ten new startups to the award-winning Accelerator program. Among them...

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SpinLumni "DieEnergiekoppler" won Science4Life Energy Cup

97 startups participated at the Science4Life competition which awards the best business ideas in life sciences,...

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SpinLab Alumni Myo secures seven-figure financing round

Last week, BonVenture Group announced its investment in Myo, a SpinLab Alumni startup focussing on digital...

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The Leipzig Glocal Job Fair

If you are interested in working at a startup, don't miss the chance and get to know us! Once again, SpinLab will join...

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Six-figure seed financing for mementor

The digital health startup mementor GmbH and SpinLab Alumni has completed a financing round in the higher six-figure...

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New Media Partner:

In the course of encouraging sustainable startups to apply for SpinLab’s accelerator program, we have decided to team...

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First Hybrid Investors Day

SpinLab and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management once again joined efforts to host a hybrid event format that...

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AI & Advanced Analytics: Smart City Meetup with Startups and DELL

How can Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics help to build smarter cities? Which technologies help us make...

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Last call for application round at SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator

SpinLab, one of the top 3 accelerators in Germany, is once again opening its application phase for start-ups. Startups...

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SpinLab expands: RootCamp, the new incubator in Hannover

Big news: SpinLab expands to Hannover and initiates a new incubator program within the FoodTech and AgriTech scene: ...
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Corona aid initiative RE-START

VNG AG and Smart Infrastructure Hub establish Corona aid initiative RE-START: Small enterprises, self-employed...

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SpinLab complements its partner portfolio with PTSGroup

In May, SpinLab was able to win over another partner: Bremen-based PTSGroup brings with it 25 years of experience in...

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A few days after joining SpinLab, memoresa launches its platform

Just a few days after joining SpinLab – the HHL Accelerator, memoresa launches its new online platform with...

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SpinLab wins SIGNAL IDUNA as new premium partner

Despite the global crisis, SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator, was able to win a strong partner for itself. The SIGNAL IDUNA...

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Class 10 has virtually arrived at the SpinLab

The new class of SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator was received virtually in the rooms of Leipzig’s historical cotton mill...

Mindance secures a seven figure seed finance round

There's not shortage of awesome startups out there looking to improve the the fitness arena. Our class 6 alumni Mindance

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Innovative and ambitious, get ready for the ninth class in the SpinLab

Another round has arrived. Class 9 arrived this past Monday here in the SpinLab, and they're determined to keep pushing...

Announcing Smart Infrastructure Ventures

We're happy to announce there's a new player in the investment scene, based right here in Leipzig! Smart Infrastructure...

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SpinLab is ranked as the No. 2 Best Startup Accelerator in Germany

In the first quarter of 2019 an independent study was carried out by the staff at Venioaire Capital in Austria to...

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New innovation partner: LEAG cooperates with SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator


This week, SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator has officially partnered up with Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG and Lausitz...

Better@Home secures their first financing round!


30 January 2019

Just founded in the Summer of 2018, Berlin-based Startup, and class 7 SpinLumni, Better@Home, just...

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The HHL Mothership is on the rise!


21 December 2018

What an awesome way to close out 2018! Just before reaching the break for the holidays, our parent...

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SpinLab teams up with the Mobilus Consortium


07 December 2018

We're pleased to announce that we're being listed as an affiliate partner in the Eastern...

Mindance: Pre-Seed Investment for digital mental training


08 November 2018

We're super happy and excited to announce that one of our class 6 startups, Mindance, who have...

SpinLab named as one of the top 10 finalists in the European Enterprise Promotion Award


21 October 2018

We're honored to have been named one of the top 10 finalists for this prestigious competition! For...

Class 1 SpinLumni JobUFO closes a two million Euro financing round


09 October 2018

Awesome news to have this Tuesday, but one of our Class 1 SpinLumni, JobUFO - an online portal that...

TGFS and VNG are both investing in our Class 6 SpinLumni INFRASOLID

06 Aug 2018

Two SpinLab partners, TGFS & VNG, are both investing in our class 6 SpinLumni, INFRASOLID. INFRASOLID was...

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Recent award for the SpinLab attracts a new partner


06 Aug 2018

Early this month, we proudly announced that the SpinLab was named one of the top three startup...

SpinLab is named one of the TOP 3 Startup Accelerators in Germany!


06 Aug 2018

The Cologne University of Applied Sciences recently conducted a study on startup accelerators in...

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Round 7: Let's Go! There's a new group of founders in town.


06 Aug 2018

Despite the blazing heat Leipzig and the rest of the world has been experiencing this summer, we've...

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Six, yes, SIX million Euros are going to XAIN!


06th Jun 2018

In 2017 we hosted the first-ever Porsche Innovation Contest. The goal was simple, find the best...

Rhebo closes another financing round


04th Apr 2018Rhebo, a class 2 Spinlab Alumni startup, just closed another financing round! The company was founded in...

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DELL continues to push and support startups in the Smart Infrastructure Hub Leipzig

28th Feb 2018



DELL has been a great technology for us for quite some time, and we're very happy to announce that...

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uniVersa Insurance is now a partner of the SpinLab

09th Feb 2018

Effectively immediately we are able to say that our startups can benefit from the unbeatable corporate...

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Trending Partnership: con|energy and SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator

02nd Feb 2018

Since the start of the month we've officially partnered up with con|energy to further our focus on the...

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Business Angel round for Neuronade

22nd Jan 2018

End of 2017 was very intensive for our alumni team Neuronade! Besides increasing their sales of their...

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Our 6th class has finally arrived

11th Jan 2018

This week we warmly welcomed our 6th class into the SpinLab, and as already mentioned, this class hosts...

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Welcoming enviaM-Gruppe to the Smart Infrastructure Hub Partner Network.

12th Dec 2017

The enviaM-Gruppe is one of the driving forces for the digitalisation of energy sustenance and...

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The SpinLab Core Team Expands!

11th Dec 2017

Happy to welcome two new members to our team.

Since our founding in 2014 we've experienced some...

Sengi locks in their investment contract.

16th Nov 2017

In October 2017, Sengi GmbH signed the contract with their HMS Holding GmbH. The new investor will cover...

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Schnell, einfach und schön: Vizzlo, das Online-Tool für Geschäftsgrafiken, schließt Investitionsrunde ab

18th Oct 2017

Mit einer Minderheitsbeteiligung am Leipziger Viztech-Startup bauen die Kapitalgeber Bellevue Holding und...

DOCYET won the VERIMI Hackathon in Berlin

22nd Sep 2017

The team of DOCYET participated in the VERIMI Hackathon in Berlin last Wednesday and convinced the jury...

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eHealth service startup, DIPAT, closes an investment round of 3 million Euros.

04th Sep 2017

In April 2017 DIPAT opened its first Investment Round. Between the Technologiegruenderfonds Sachsen and...

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New strategic partners for SpinLab

29th Aug 2017

As announced earlier this year, Leipzig has been chosen by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs...

FlyNex acquires massive investment

17th Aug 2017

We're super happy to announce that our class 5 startup, FlyNex, recently acquired a Million Euro...

Start-up Binee wins HHL Best Founders Award

22nd Jun 2017

Class 3 SpinLumni, binee, dominated the HHL Investors Day this year, and came home with the HHL Best...

Xain AG wins “Porsche Innovation Contest”


21st Jun 2017

In 2017 we hosted our first ever Porsche Innovation Contest to find startups around the world who are...

Sensape places 1st in the Fujitsu Startup Award Competition!

24th May 2017

Sensape co-founder, Matthias Freysoldt, pitched this week at the Fujitsu Startup Award Competition, and...

replex secures 1,500,000€!

12th May 2017

The replex team from Duisburg recently secured a 1,5€ financing round and were featured in Gründerszene....

OKIKO collects a 150,000€ Seed Investment

04th May 2017

Team OKIKO, a new Fin-Tech startup in our recently started 5th class, is wasting no time getting down to...

Welcoming in our 5th Class

02nd May 2017

Today we happily welcomed our 5th class into the SpinLab, time to continue to push innovation right here... & Wundercurves featured on

26th Apr 2017

Wundercurves & were recently featured in a Venture Capital article below, from...

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DIPAT receives massive investment and now calls Leipzig home.

11th Apr 2017

Our class 4 SpinLumni, DIPAT, released news today about their latest invesment they received, and their...

1st Porsche Innovation Contest

03rd Apr 2017

Together with Porsche we will organize the 1st Porsche Innovation Contest. Founders who apply the...

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tex-lock absolutely crushes their crowdfunding campaign goal.

21st Mar 2017

Class 4 SpinLab startup tex-lock finished their first Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign this week, and...

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Leipzig and SpinLab want to become a Smart Infrastructure Hub

15th Mar 2017

Together with the city of Leipzig, SpinLab will participate in the Digital Hub initiative of the German...

Wundercurves brings in some seed funding

31st Jan 2017

One of our current startups, Wundercurves, recently brought in a new round of seed funding. Read more...

binee receives funding from EIT Raw Materials

16th Jan 2017

Class 3 SpinLumni, binee, received funding from EIT Raw Materials! For the full read from binee, please...

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Laviu receives funding

10th Jan 2017

The Saxonian startup Laviu, participant of our second class, convinced two new investors to join them...

Brand Eins on Saxony

04th Jan 2017

Startups and Founders around Saxony were recently featured by Brand Eins, one of premier business...

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A Happy new year 2017

01st Jan 2017

The SpinLab team wish all of you a happy and successful new year 2017. As you know it is time for good...

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Introducing our new cooperation with the Saxon Ministry of Social Affairs

27th Dec 2016

We’re very happy to officially announce that we have acquired a new partner, the Ministry of Social...

SpinLumni binee partners with Upgyres

23rd Dec 2016

SpinLumni binee recently announced that they will be partnering with Upgyres, an organization based in...

Porsche expands cooperation with us

07th Dec 2016


Recently the HHL posted an article showcasing the relationship between Porsche, the HHL, and the...

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Sensape receives funding from Sächsische Beteiligungsgesellschaft!

30th Nov 2016

SpinLumni startup Sensape provides digital information, and advertisement systems, to customers of all...

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Cooperation instead of isolation in the banking world

22nd Nov 2016, October 6th, 2016. Dirk Elsner, DZ Bank Senior Manager Innovation and Digitalisation,...

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Award-winning startups at SpinLab

07th Nov 2016

Obviously, SpinLumni startups have good chances to win prizes at nationally-known startup competitions....

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SpinLumni LAVIU startet Crowdfunding-Kampagne für Lovetoys

01st Nov 2016

Hightech-Lovetoys On The Move

LAVIU entwickelt Hightech-Lovetoys, die durch innovative Technologie aus...

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The 4th Class at SpinLab is officially underway!

06th Oct 2016 

DIPAT – Die Patientenverfügung. DIPAT is the inventor of effective online living wills and adjoining...

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SpinLumni Rhebo wins KfW-Award „GründerChampions“ 2016 for Saxony

06th Oct 2016

Rhebo, a Startup based in Leipzig, developed one of the first automatic real-time Control Systems for...

Rhebo and Laviu - award-winning startups at SpinLab

20th Sep 2016

Laviu and Rhebo, who participated in our second SpinLab class, continue the great row of awards that...

SpinLumni Resment Receives 170.000€ in Financing

19th Sep 2016

Cologne based Resment is a startup that offers a modernized approach to human resources and staff...

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New partnership with Chrysalis, a Chilean incubator

06th Sep 2016

Chrysalis, the chilean incubator business of the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Valparaíso (PUCV),...

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Leipziger Gründerpreis goes to Vizzlo and Sensape

12th Jul 2016

After a great second and third place at the FutureSax competition, SpinLab startups again successfully...

eCAPITAL and TGFS invest 2,5 mio Euro in Rhebo

12th Jul 2016

We are very proud to announce that our class 2 alumni company Rhebo closed a financing round with the...

ekoio successfully finished a crowdinvesting campaign

12th Jul 2016

ekoio, who participated in our first class, successfully ran a crowdinvesting campaign on the leading...

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Cooperation with City of Leipzig for new class. Apply now!

30th May 2016

SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator has become an important part of Leipzig and Saxonian innovation landscape....

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A WARM WELCOME to our new class at SpinLab!

18th Mar 2016

For more than one year we support startups from all over Germany now. And the success is remarkable. Our...

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APPLICATIONS OPEN for our 3rd class

10th Dec 2015

Don't miss this great opportunity and apply now for the next SpinLab 6 months program until 12th...

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Funding for our alumni team Merolt

01st Dec 2015

Merolt is a young, ambitious and growing company from Leipzig with the aim of making the hotel booking...