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SpinLab's 14th Startup Class Kicked Off

By Linh Pham on Oct 12, 2022 8:00:00 AM

With around 400 applications from all over the world, we reached a new record. The freshly incoming 14th class startups are as diverse as they are promising: a mental health lifestyle app for Gen Z, a chip like the human brain, road reconstruction through radio waves, or the production of hydrogen only from sunlight and water. Like 118 other startups before them, the new class is supported in scaling their their business by an extensive program. Clear numbers prove that the SpinLab ecosystem works: Over 1000 new jobs have been created by the startups that have already gone through the program. A total of 10 startups from SpinLab, such as mementor, Rhebo or Infrasolid, managed a successful exit and were acquired by international companies. Exciting pilot projects will also follow in the future - not least due to a recently concluded partnership between SpinLab and Leipzig University Hospital

Topics: Startup Bios startups press release
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SpinLab wins University of Leipzig Medical Center as innovation partner

By Linh Pham on Sep 14, 2022 9:00:00 AM

More than any other service sector, the healthcare industry is facing the challenges of demographic and digital change. The impact of innovations in healthcare on society is enormous. This was recently demonstrated very clearly during the corona outbreak. In this context, startups are increasingly gaining relevance. However, strict regulations, complex systems, and long time-to-market bring specific hurdles for e-health startups. Given this background, University of Leipzig Medical Center and SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator have agreed on a strategic partnership.

Topics: new partner press release
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Exit for SpinLab digital health startup mementor

By Linh Pham on Aug 2, 2022 1:06:55 PM

California-based medical equipment company ResMed today announced the acquisition of  mementor. The first product "somnio of the e-health startup is Germany’s first and only permanently approved Digital Health Application (DiGA) in the field of sleep medicine. It’s also compliant with the European Union’s data protection requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With somnio, mementor has developed a scientifically based, digital solution for the treatment of sleep disorders that can be used on the smartphone. 

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Follow up funding for AI startup we.do-ai

By Linh Pham on Jul 28, 2022 3:47:27 PM

In a follow-up funding, SpinLab partner Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS) increases its investment in the AI startup from Leipzig. Since 2018, TGFS has been supporting we.do-ai as financing partner. With Foodcall, the founders Dr. Sebastian Hecker and André Naumann created Germany's first intelligent voice chatbot for the gastronomy industry, which can take orders, reservations or other requests from callers in one fluid conversation.

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International Exit for SpinLab mental health startup Stresscoach

By Linh Pham on Jul 28, 2022 1:15:59 PM

The founders Philipp Omenitsch and Manuel Kraus first launched in 2019 with a chatbot for the US market, and then switched to an app certified by German health insurers: just 3 years later, the e-health startup successfully exited. Stresscoach app has been sold to KGA Inc. The US company helps organizations to create and sustain a healthy, engaged and productive workforce. Both parties have agreed not to reveal the acquisition price. Mental health problems are unfortunately still a taboo in our society and people have to wait very very long until they get professional support. That is where Stresscoach comes in - the first psychological chatbot in Germany. The app guides users through interactive, conversation-based therapy programs in which they develop the skills to cope better with anxiety and stress.

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Leipzig Summer School For Diverse Startups Batch #2 in the house

By Linh Pham on Jul 8, 2022 3:08:11 PM

The next Summer School For Diverse Startups will kick off soon! This time we teamed up with the incubator HHL Digital Space. Diversity drives company success. That’s a result many studies have shown. Yet, diverse startups still lack access to networks and resources like funding. Our mission: more diversity, equality and inclusion in the startup world. Of course this cannot be achieved alone. It’s a major challenge that we must tackle together. We are extremely happy to have strong partners who support our important mission. As a partner we could win the city of Leipzig, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen.

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SpinLab startup suena raises 1.2 MIO EUR to accelerate energy transition

By Linh Pham on Jul 4, 2022 2:20:30 PM

EIT InnoEnergy, the world’s largest sustainable energy engine, has invested alongside Vireo Ventures and Raakwark Kaptaala in the energy startup suena to support the development of the trading platform for energy storages and renewable energies. The fresh capital will enable the team to rapidly increase the pace of product development and pilot project implementation to address the urgent need for innovative energy storage deployment solutions.

Today's energy system, which is largely based on the combustion of fossil fuels, is facing profound changes worldwide. The necessary technical solutions for implementing the energy transition, such as renewable energies and storage capacities, are already available. Currently, the greatest challenge is to optimise the interaction of these solutions. This is exactly where Suena comes in: Its cloud-based software uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence methods to network energy systems with each other. In concrete terms, this means that they calculate an optimal schedule for each plant. The optimisation software suena opt makes it possible to use energy plants for multiple applications and to operate in different markets.

The startup takes a multi-use and multi-market approach here to maximise profit: "suena opt is a real-time operation and trading software that optimises the schedule of the energy plant portfolio for different applications and markets," explains co-founder Dr.-Ing. Lennard Wilkening. Applied to battery storage systems and energy parks (incl. wind & solar energy), the software optimises the deployment of the assets in real time based on forecasting models. This enables energy suppliers to react flexibly to market dynamics and facilitates the integration of renewable energies. This not only increases efficiency, but also cost-effectiveness, with the aim of accelerating the energy transition.

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SpinLab Alumni PLANTED raises 1 million EUR for climate protection

By Linh Pham on Jun 24, 2022 11:41:35 AM

The fresh capital comes from Smart Infrastructure Ventures ('SIVentures'), who invested alongside neoteq ventures, Rivus Capital and well-known business angels. This is an important sign in the fight against the climate crisis. We are pleased that the participation in the SpinLab program has helped the team to reach this great milestone. The founders of Planted participated in our startup program in 2021. During the 6 months they gathered important know how from mentors and coaches as well as valuable contacts like to the venture capital funds Smart Infrastructure Ventures. At the HHL SpinLab Investors Day they were able to convince the jury of their important vision and won the best of pitch award with 2000€ prize money, sponsored by the city of Leipzig. Less than a year later, pre-seed funding has been secured.

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Seed funding for SpinLab ehealth startup eCovery

By Linh Pham on Jun 16, 2022 11:14:38 AM

SpinLab Alumni eCovery has closed another round of funding. The insurtech fund 1750 ventures, adesso ventures as well as further business angels invested a seven-digit amount in further growth of the ehealth startup. In the course of the capital increase, eCovery also completes its product in the field of prevention: OPT - Online Physiotherapie GmbH will become part of the company and will operate under the common umbrella in the future. From now on, eCovery offers certified preventive services in addition to the physiotherapy app for back, hip and knee pain.

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Applications open for our accelerator Program

By Linh Pham on Jun 10, 2022 10:45:01 AM

Innovative startups can apply for the 14th SpinLab class until 05 July 2022. An intensive program, long lasting contacts to established companies, a broad investor network, access to exclusive technologies and funding of up to 15,000 euros are available for startups in the six-month program.

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SpinLab Startup IO Dynamics closes seed funding and is planning a 2nd base in Leipzig

By Linh Pham on Jun 9, 2022 10:52:38 AM

Very good news for SpinLab startup IO Dynamics and the Smart Infrastructure Hub Leipzig. The e-mobility startup has successfully closed its seed financing round and is planning a second base in Leipzig. IO-Dynamics offers smart energy management for electric fleets and charging infrastructures. Their fully automated and easy-to-use charging software is vendor-agnostic, grows with the fleet and adjusts to clients requirements. The team is currently part of the 13th SpinLab class. Participating in our program has already paid off.

After a very successful startup phase in 2021, in which strategic partnerships were established with well-known industry players and additional customers were acquired, the Flensburg-based startup was able The private venture capital fund Smart Infrastructure Ventures invested alongside High-Tech Gründerfonds, be10x Capital as well as strong industry experts as business angels. Leipzig is one of the most innovative regions in Europe, we are pleased that the founders have recognized this and the city of Leipzig has gained an innovation driver in the energy transition. 

The newly acquired capital is also to be used to build up the new location in Leipzig. Especially in the areas of sales and development, the team aims to grow.

Johann Olsen, CEO and co-founder of IO-Dynamics states: "Leipzig is an energetic city with many startups, where we always feel very comfortable. What we like about Leipzig is its proximity to the university. There we have met many people who want to make a difference. We have a strong network on site around SpinLab, our accelerator."

Björn Bauermeister, co-founder of venture capital fund Smart Infrastructure Ventures, adds: "We very much understand IO-Dynamics' decision to also want to build up business in Leipzig. As a young early-stage investor, we appreciate the dynamism and talent pool in the city. We are pleased to be able to actively support the IO-Dynamics team as an active investor in the coming years."

The newly acquired capital will be used to establish the software IO-ELON on the market, an intelligent charging and energy management for the operation of electric fleets. In 2018, Johann Olsen, Nabil Imran and Felix Kruse founded their e-mobility startup with the idea of making electric mobility in fleets more economical, sustainable and easier. Over the past few years, they have developed a software that optimizes energy and charging management in vehicle fleets. Data from charging stations and electric cars - but also building data, flexible electricity prices and solar forecasts are taken into account and used to create charging plans.

👉 Startups who want to benefit from our strong ecosystem like IO-Dynamics should apply now for our accelerator program. The deadline ends on July 5th. Check out our application site for more details.

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SpinLab Alumni Aumio raises 3 Million EUR in seed funding

By Linh Pham on May 23, 2022 11:02:47 AM

The round was led by Partech and byFounders and backed by existing investors capacura and Business Angels Club Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. (BACB). Aumio will use the fresh capital to triple its team and expand across Europe and in the US. Founded by Jean Ochel, Tilman Wiewinner, Felix Noller and Simon Senkl, Aumio is a meditation and sleep app for children. Aumio app provides multi-day courses and individual exercises, on topics such as “hyperactivity” or “impulsivity”. It uses short audio journeys to teach mindfulness exercises.

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SpinLab Alumni MotionsCloud raised $2 Million dollars

By Linh Pham on Apr 28, 2022 10:00:00 AM

MotionsCloud raised around US$ 2 million with its AI insurance claim solution in the latest round. The startup was backed by investors from all around the world, co-lead by SOSV (US) and Net Insurance (IT), followed by AI Startup Incubator (CZ), ParticleX (HK), Artesian (AU), Excon Services (GER), Global Insurance Accelerator (US) and individual angel. MotionsCloud empowers insurance companies with an automated property and vehicle inspection, making the process faster and more efficient. Established in Germany, the startup already cooperates with European, US, and Asian firms.

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SpinLab has made the first acquisition

By Linh Pham on Apr 6, 2022 11:24:04 AM

SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator acquires BITROAD and strengthens its management team: as of today, SpinLab has grown by a top-class team of management consultants and from now on also offers strategy and organization consulting around the topics of digitalization and innovation. The acquisition gives a strong boost our ambitious growth plan.

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SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator takes off with 10 new startups

By Linh Pham on Mar 9, 2022 9:00:00 AM

With more than 300 applications, the run for the 13th class was huge. Ten promising startups were welcomed to the historic area of the Baumwollspinnerei in early March. The range of business ideas of the new entrepreneurs is enormous: founders are releasing the first therapeutic app for dementia prevention, a physician from Chemnitz is developing an app against the underestimated and often undiscovered disease endometriosis, and with the help of a digital marketplace, the direct path to emission savings should save time-consuming processes. International startups from Poland and Austria are also part of the new class.

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Exit for Spinlab Alumnus Infrasolid

By Linh Pham on Feb 25, 2022 2:06:09 PM

Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG, a Swiss sensor specialist and part of the Endress+Hauser Gruppe announced the majority acquisition of Infrasolid. Our partners TGFS Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen, VNG Innovation (VNG AG) and SpinLab mentor WEGVISOR® (Titus Lindl) had invested in the Dresden based startup. The team was 2018 part of the 6th SpinLab class.

Eric Weber about the exit: "With two partners and one mentor invested, our fifth alumni exit Infrasolid once again shows that our ecosystem works pretty well."

Congratulations to the team Marco Schossig, Benjamin Buchbach and Tobias Ott for this amazing achievement!

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First startup podcast from central Germany

By Linh Pham on Jan 12, 2022 11:36:10 AM

Together with Basislager Coworking Leipzig and Startup Mitteldeutschland we present to you the brand new Werkbank Podcast "Startup Update". The hosts are Marina Chkolnikov  (SpinLab Project Manager) and Stephanie Wettmann (head of editorial Startup Mitteldeutschland).

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International exit for Spinlab Alumnus Replex

By Linh Pham on Oct 25, 2021 4:52:32 PM

The startup Replex is acquired by the US IT corporation Cisco. The world market leader in network infrastructure and security acquires the entire shares of the Leipzig-based startup, which develops solutions for optimizing cloud applications.

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SpinLab Alumnus Flynex secures millions of euros to fuel its growth

By Linh Pham on Oct 12, 2021 6:03:31 PM

FlyNex recently closed another financing round worth millions of euros to develop new business areas and expand its current business. Stihl Digital, the venture capital arm of the well-known power and garden equipment manufacturer, is investing in FlyNex together with High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS), GPS Ventures and Snowflake Ventures. The newly formed partnership is intended to support customers in forestry, gardening and landscaping in particular with data generated by drones.

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Apply now for SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator batch #13

By Linh Pham on Oct 6, 2021 10:31:38 AM

SpinLab, one of the top 3 accelerators in Germany, is once again opening its application phase for startups. Ambitious founders who want to accelerate their innovation can apply from now until November 16. 2021 and benefit from the 6-month program. Startups from the fields of e-health, smart city and energy as well as cross-sectional technologies that are related to these topics and are in the pre-seed, seed or growth phase can apply.

SpinLabs own digital learning platform

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

By Linh Pham on Sep 23, 2021 10:54:28 AM

The partnership contract between the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL), SpinLab-The HHL Accelerator and SachsenEnergie was signed yesterday as part of the East German Energy Forum. The collaboration provides for SachsenEnergie to get into strategic exchange with relevant startups over SpinLab-The HHL Accelerator. In addition, SachsenEnergie will advise the startups on the implementation of promising innovation projects. For the SpinLab startups, the partnership is highly valuable in optimizing their promising business idea for major customers and gaining access to the target market.

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

By Linh Pham on Aug 27, 2021 4:23:57 PM

With the motto "Let's collaborate. Innovate. Act." this year's Impact Festival will be held from 16th to 17th September in Offenbach/Frankfurt am Main. Together with RootCamp we will be at the event with an own exhibition. You can also meet our startups Carbonauten, Think RE and Planted, as well as SmartCloudFarming from RootCamp.

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SpinLab Milestone: More Than 100 Mio € In Funding

By Swantje Jung on Aug 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM

We are happy to announce that we recently cracked the €100 million mark! So far, our startups have raised more than 100 million euros in venture capital and grants from renowned national and international investors. The average funding per SpinLab alumni amounts to 1.270.644 euros. Another reason to celebrate: In the last five years, capital has increased more than thirty times. In 2015, the funding amounted to 1.25 million euros. Currently, we stand at approximately 38.5 million Euro mid of the year 2021. With the help of VC investments, public grants, and price money, our startups have access to a large pool of capital to build quality products and teams.  We are proud of all the founders we have accompanied to this point and thank all investors and partners for the years of great cooperation. 

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

By Swantje Jung on Jul 30, 2021 12:45:11 PM

The first SpinLab Summer School for diverse Startups is over and we are still overwhelmed by all the impressions. From the 12th to the 16th of July, six diverse startups from different industries (meet them further down in the article) completed an intensive week covering the topics of financing, marketing, sales, HR and leadership. The mentoring program was fully packed with different workshops, professional pitch training and individual sessions with leading experts from practice. The highlight of the week was on Thursday evening, when the founders presented their business ideas to the public. Again, congratulations to Mentessa and Yance Sports for winning the pitch event! We will see both teams additionally at the selection days, where they will have the chance to become part of SpinLab’s main program

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Our new class has finally kicked off in real life again

By Swantje Jung on Jul 19, 2021 6:02:53 PM

Today, the SpinLab team already welcomed its 12th class in Leipzig. Many of the entrepreneurs found themselves back on site due to the prevailing situation. Ten new startups will participate in the multi-award winning Accelerator program over the next six months. In total, the startup hub now counts 95 startups that have participated in the program so far. These ten new startups were selected during the Selection Days in early June in consultation with corporate partners: MeinDoc, Think REPocketcoachDeftpowerPlantednexEnergieDockenaDyneCallPima, NAECO Blue. 

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

By Clara Fischer on May 17, 2021 11:32:34 AM

Maviance PLC , a Cameroon-based fintech, announced today that it has closed its Seed investment round of USD 3 million from the pan-African digital payments hub MFS Africa, which comes on board as a strategic investor. Maviance will use the new funding to increase its footprint in Cameroon and to expand into other countries in the central African economic region (CEMAC).   

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

By Clara Fischer on Apr 12, 2021 11:54:40 AM

Our CEO was invited by Florian Kandler to join his "Gründer + Zünder" Podcast to talk about how to go about B2B sales in startups and why it is so crucial to find your product-market-fit.

Scaling your sales is tough, but with proper preparation, a good pitch and a thorough conversation guide, you will be able to convert your leads into customers.

If you want to learn more about sales personalities, essentials to consider and what makes or breaks deals, listen to the newest podcast episode here:

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SpinLab Exit From Class 2: Rhebo

By Clara Fischer on Jan 28, 2021 9:13:27 AM

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

Million EXIT for IT startup Rhebo from Leipzig.

The Leipzig-based startup aims to ensure cybersecurity and stability of OT and IoT infrastructure in the industrial, energy and water sectors. To do so, Rhebo uses an innovative technology that enables real-time detection of cybersecurity threats and other anomalies in network control systems.

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SpinLab Alumnus memoresa secures six-figure investment round

By Clara Fischer on Jan 14, 2021 11:56:50 AM

memoresa, one of SpinLab's alumni teams from class 10, secured a six-figure investment round: Ophthalmologist Dr. Felix Kiese joins memoresa with his investment company KFA. With his versatile experience and extensive network in the healthcare industry, we were thus able to gain not only a financial but also a strategic partner for the further development of memoresa.

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Event: Leipzig Career Hacks – Startups

By Clara Fischer on Jan 11, 2021 9:37:25 AM

What is it like to work for a startup?


LeipGlo organizes the series "Leipzig Career Hacks". In the third session of this series, SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator and Startup Mitteldeutschland will be part of it. At the online event we will talk to startups about what it's like to have a startup job and what open positions are currently advertised.

If you've ever thought about working at a startup, this is your chance to ask questions and get a personal impression!

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

By Clara Fischer on Dec 17, 2020 8:30:00 AM

In January, the SpinLab team once again welcomes ten new startups to the award-winning Accelerator program. Among them are names already well-known in the startup scene, such as Aivy, the personnel selection platform, or Oxford Immune Algorithmics, a spin-off of Oxford University, which uses artificial intelligence to deliver a solution for location-independent patient monitoring and testing. These ten new startups were selected in consultation with corporate partners during Selection Days in late November: Meshmerize, Aivy, PipePredict, INSONE, Advanced Infrastructure, minus CO2 by carbonauten, tenac.io, HY2CON, Oxford Immune Algorithmics, thinkers.ai.

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SpinLumni "DieEnergiekoppler" won Science4Life Energy Cup

By Clara Fischer on Nov 24, 2020 2:13:04 PM

97 startups participated at the Science4Life competition which awards the best business ideas in life sciences, chemistry and energy. The three best teams were PV2plus, innocept and DieEnergiekoppler, a SpinLab Alumni. They developed a new generation of virtual power stations which are used to connect small energy producers, storage devices and consumers to stabilize the energy supply and sell excess capacity.

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SpinLab Alumni Myo secures seven-figure financing round

By Clara Fischer on Nov 9, 2020 12:48:39 PM

Last week, BonVenture Group announced its investment in Myo, a SpinLab Alumni startup focussing on digital communications for the benefit of senior citizens in nursing homes. 

The Myosotis GmbH offers the first Software-as-a-Service solution for direct digital communication between caregivers, relatives and the ecosystem of service providers in nursing homes. The innovative app enables intuitive exchange through photos, videos, voice messages and video telephony. "We want to make the self-sacrificing and impressive nursing work visible and simplify administrative processes," says Jasper Böckel, founder and managing director of myo. This is the second major round of financing for the Digital Health Company founded in 2017. The nursing home operators Agaplesion and Carpe Diem as well as the venture capital funds Axel Springer, Plug & Play, Think Health, Mountain Partners and Round Hill Ventures, which have all been stakeholders already, invest another seven-digit amount in this round.

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The Leipzig Glocal Job Fair

By Clara Fischer on Oct 16, 2020 1:08:46 PM

If you are interested in working at a startup, don't miss the chance and get to know us! Once again, SpinLab will join the Leipzig Glocal Job Fair at Werk 2 in Connewitz.
The job fair is for everyone who wants to work at an international-minded company. 

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Six-figure seed financing for mementor

By Clara Fischer on Oct 15, 2020 10:36:10 AM

The digital health startup mementor GmbH and SpinLab Alumni has completed a financing round in the higher six-figure range. Seed investors include Smart Infrastructure Ventures and several business angels, among them former CFO of Spreadshirt and founder of smow Michael Petersen.

From left to right: Alexander Rötger, Jan Kühni, Noah Lorenz

mementor is one of the first providers of digital medical products in the field of sleep medicine. With its first product somnio, the startup has developed a scientifically based, digital solution for the treatment of sleep disorders that can be used on the smartphone. A clinical study of the University of Zurich proves the effectiveness of the product. In order to reach as many of the more than 5 million people affected in the German-speaking world as possible, mementor has entered into cooperation agreements with the largest health insurance companies in Germany (Techniker Krankenkasse) and Switzerland (CSS Versicherung), which already cover the costs of digital treatment for their policy holders.

"As Techniker Krankenkasse, we pursue the goal of offering our policyholders good and evaluated digital health products. With mementor, we found a competent partner at an early stage to address the issue of sleep disorders," explains Thomas Heilmann, head of the care management department at Techniker Krankenkasse.

With the fresh capital, mementor will primarily use it to promote the distribution and further development of the product. In addition, they intend a comprehensive assumption of costs by all health insurance companies. This is made possible by the new legal framework of the Digital Healthcare Act (DVG), which means that listed applications can be prescribed by doctors and psychotherapists. The digital sleep training from mementor is planned to be one of the first officially certified digital health treatments (DiGA).

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New Media Partner: Gruene-Startups.de

By Clara Fischer on Oct 1, 2020 7:53:49 PM

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First Hybrid Investors Day

By Clara Fischer on Sep 18, 2020 3:34:49 PM

SpinLab and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management once again joined efforts to host a hybrid event format that allowed investors and startups to come together in a safe environment. Around 140 participants came together virtually and locally in the HYPERION Hotel next to Leipzig central station to discuss and listen to keynotes about sustainable responsibility within the investment market. 14 startups, 8 of them from the current SpinLab class, pitched in front of international investors and partners interested in the fields of Energy, Smart City and E-Health.

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

By Clara Fischer on Sep 10, 2020 12:19:09 PM

How can Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics help to build smarter cities? Which technologies help us make smarter decisions based on data such as air quality?

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Last call for application round at SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator

By Clara Fischer on Aug 20, 2020 11:57:06 AM

SpinLab, one of the top 3 accelerators in Germany, is once again opening its application phase for start-ups. Startups can apply for the 11th grade until September 22, 2020. Coaching, co-working space, contacts to a broad network,  newest technologies and free funding are available for new startups in the six-month scholarship.

We are looking for startups from the fields of e-health, smart city and energy as well as cross-sectional technologies that are related to these topics and are in the pre-seed, seed or growth phase. These focus topics were established with the strategic partners VNG, Leipziger Gruppe and AOK Plus as well as other partner companies within the Smart Infrastructure Hub. A relocation to Leipzig is not necessary – however, selective attendance is recommended in order to benefit from the entire programme. The corresponding expenses are borne by SpinLab.

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In addition to contacts to investors, several pitch opportunities, such as at the Investor's Day, and support from strong partners such as AOK PLUS, Porsche, VNG and many other established companies from the respective sectors, selected start-ups can receive support of up to €15,000. A coworking workspace in the old cotton spinning mill, a well-known art and culture venue in Leipzig, will also be made available. 

The new class is scheduled to start on 03.01.2021 and will be offered in a hybrid form - with a mix of face-to-face workshops, which will also be offered digitally, a digital learning and coaching platform, training sessions with experts from the respective industry and personal coaches, the start-ups will be made "investment-ready". Through the in-house VC fund "Smart Infrastructure Ventures", the start-ups can also obtain tips directly from the investors and be co-financed up to 200,000 euros in the next financing round.

Further information on the programme and the application process can be found at https://www.spinlab.co/apply-now

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SpinLab expands: RootCamp, the new incubator in Hannover

By Clara Fischer on Jul 28, 2020 1:18:52 PM

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Corona aid initiative RE-START

By Clara Fischer on Jun 10, 2020 9:59:48 AM

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SpinLab complements its partner portfolio with PTSGroup

By Clara Fischer on Jun 5, 2020 1:39:33 PM

In May, SpinLab was able to win over another partner: Bremen-based PTSGroup brings with it 25 years of experience in innovation consulting and a large network of partners in the field of smart infrastructure.

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A few days after joining SpinLab, memoresa launches its platform

By Clara Fischer on May 15, 2020 9:00:52 AM

Just a few days after joining SpinLab – the HHL Accelerator, memoresa launches its new online platform with user-friendly tools for the structured storage of important account and account information.

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SpinLab wins SIGNAL IDUNA as new premium partner

By Clara Fischer on May 14, 2020 10:00:30 AM

Despite the global crisis, SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator, was able to win a strong partner for itself. The SIGNAL IDUNA Group will provide support for all questions regarding property and personal insurance. As a plus, they will convey important topics through regular workshops. With this cooperation, SIGNAL IDUNA is making a clear statement: Even, and especially, in uncertain times, they can be relied upon. "We are pleased about the cooperation and are very grateful for the trust that is placed in us," says Eric Weber, CEO of SpinLab.

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Class 10 has virtually arrived at the SpinLab

By Clara Fischer on May 6, 2020 8:44:21 PM

The new class of SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator was received virtually in the rooms of Leipzig’s historical cotton mill today. Within six weeks, the Accelerator team switched their model to a 100% digital format, ensuring that the eight innovative teams can keep on working on furthering their energy, smart infrastructure and eHealth concepts. In the coming semester, and despite the current situation, the current class will profit from the accelerator’s curriculum and new digital service. From air quality sensors, to a "Netflix for (art) exhibitions", to digital inheritance management, to magnetic cooling systems, the current class promises high potential for innovation! 

Mindance secures a seven figure seed finance round

By Shawn Segundo on Feb 4, 2020 2:08:20 PM

There's not shortage of awesome startups out there looking to improve the the fitness arena. Our class 6 alumni Mindance is one of them, and they're out there looking to digitalize the mental health landscape for various companies. To help them accomplish this goal, they company has just secured their 7-figure seed financing round.

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

By Shawn Segundo on Oct 9, 2019 4:44:07 PM

Another round has arrived. Class 9 arrived this past Monday here in the SpinLab, and they're determined to keep pushing innovation - especially in the areas of Energy, Smart City, and eHealth. This class's concepts contain new concepts such as energy producing algae, virtual therapy that helps combat paralysis, and dashcams for the cyclist market.

Announcing Smart Infrastructure Ventures

By Shawn Segundo on Jul 8, 2019 4:33:02 PM

We're happy to announce there's a new player in the investment scene, based right here in Leipzig! Smart Infrastructure Ventures officially launched today, and they'll be helping selected startups, operating in the sectors of eHealth, energy, and Smart City, in the region achieve their financing goals. For the full press release and more information, click here.

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

By Shawn Segundo on May 13, 2019 11:55:27 AM

In the first quarter of 2019 an independent study was carried out by the staff at Venioaire Capital in Austria to determine the rankings of over 50 Startup Accelerators located throughout various countries in the European Union. This report is their second edition of their ranking, and the first time that the SpinLab has been considered in the running.

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

By press on Mar 14, 2019 11:29:17 AM

 

Better@Home secures their first financing round!

By press on Jan 30, 2019 11:13:24 AM

 

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The HHL Mothership is on the rise!

By press on Dec 21, 2018 10:10:43 AM

 

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SpinLab teams up with the Mobilus Consortium

By press on Dec 7, 2018 3:59:21 PM

 

Mindance: Pre-Seed Investment for digital mental training

By press on Nov 9, 2018 9:09:30 AM

 

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

By press on Oct 23, 2018 10:44:16 AM

 

Class 1 SpinLumni JobUFO closes a two million Euro financing round

By press on Oct 9, 2018 1:49:25 PM

 

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

By press on Sep 13, 2018 11:48:17 AM



06 Aug 2018

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Recent award for the SpinLab attracts a new partner

By press on Sep 5, 2018 12:57:16 AM

 

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

By press on Aug 24, 2018 4:37:10 PM

 

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

By press on Aug 6, 2018 4:35:46 PM

 

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

By press on Jun 6, 2018 1:30:57 PM

 

Rhebo closes another financing round

By press on Apr 3, 2018 5:50:42 PM

 

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

By press on Feb 28, 2018 4:54:20 PM


28th Feb 2018

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uniVersa Insurance is now a partner of the SpinLab

By press on Feb 9, 2018 4:56:02 PM


09th Feb 2018

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

By press on Feb 2, 2018 4:57:45 PM


02nd Feb 2018

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Business Angel round for Neuronade

By press on Jan 22, 2018 5:01:41 PM


22nd Jan 2018

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Our 6th class has finally arrived

By press on Jan 11, 2018 5:03:06 PM


11th Jan 2018

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

By press on Dec 12, 2017 5:05:19 PM


12th Dec 2017

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The SpinLab Core Team Expands!

By press on Dec 11, 2017 5:18:06 PM


11th Dec 2017

Sengi locks in their investment contract.

By press on Nov 16, 2017 5:21:38 PM


16th Nov 2017

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

By admin on Oct 18, 2017 6:23:23 PM


18th Oct 2017

DOCYET won the VERIMI Hackathon in Berlin

By admin on Sep 22, 2017 6:25:15 PM


22nd Sep 2017

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

By admin on Sep 4, 2017 6:27:47 PM


04th Sep 2017

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New strategic partners for SpinLab

By admin on Aug 29, 2017 6:30:14 PM


29th Aug 2017

FlyNex acquires massive investment

By admin on Aug 17, 2017 6:37:26 PM


17th Aug 2017

Start-up Binee wins HHL Best Founders Award

By admin on Jun 22, 2017 12:35:35 PM


22nd Jun 2017

Xain AG wins “Porsche Innovation Contest”

By admin on Jun 21, 2017 12:32:31 PM

 

Sensape places 1st in the Fujitsu Startup Award Competition!

By admin on May 24, 2017 12:40:29 PM


24th May 2017

replex secures 1,500,000€!

By admin on May 12, 2017 12:40:45 PM


12th May 2017

OKIKO collects a 150,000€ Seed Investment

By admin on May 4, 2017 12:42:32 PM


04th May 2017

Welcoming in our 5th Class

By admin on May 2, 2017 12:43:45 PM


02nd May 2017

poqit.berlin & Wundercurves featured on business-on.de

By admin on Apr 26, 2017 12:45:22 PM


26th Apr 2017

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DIPAT receives massive investment and now calls Leipzig home.

By admin on Apr 11, 2017 12:46:34 PM


11th Apr 2017

1st Porsche Innovation Contest

By admin on Apr 3, 2017 12:47:38 PM


03rd Apr 2017

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tex-lock absolutely crushes their crowdfunding campaign goal.

By admin on Mar 21, 2017 11:51:33 AM


21st Mar 2017

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Leipzig and SpinLab want to become a Smart Infrastructure Hub

By admin on Mar 15, 2017 11:52:38 AM


15th Mar 2017

Wundercurves brings in some seed funding

By admin on Jan 31, 2017 11:53:37 AM


31st Jan 2017

binee receives funding from EIT Raw Materials

By admin on Jan 16, 2017 11:55:32 AM


16th Jan 2017

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Laviu receives funding

By admin on Jan 10, 2017 11:57:26 AM


10th Jan 2017

Brand Eins on Saxony

By admin on Jan 4, 2017 11:58:20 AM


04th Jan 2017

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A Happy new year 2017

By admin on Jan 1, 2017 11:59:24 AM


01st Jan 2017

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Introducing our new cooperation with the Saxon Ministry of Social Affairs

By admin on Dec 27, 2016 12:02:26 PM


27th Dec 2016

SpinLumni binee partners with Upgyres

By admin on Dec 23, 2016 12:01:21 PM


23rd Dec 2016

Porsche expands cooperation with us

By admin on Dec 7, 2016 12:05:29 PM


07th Dec 2016

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Sensape receives funding from Sächsische Beteiligungsgesellschaft!

By admin on Nov 30, 2016 12:07:02 PM


30th Nov 2016

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Cooperation instead of isolation in the banking world

By admin on Nov 22, 2016 12:12:01 PM


22nd Nov 2016

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Award-winning startups at SpinLab

By admin on Nov 7, 2016 12:07:56 PM


07th Nov 2016

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SpinLumni LAVIU startet Crowdfunding-Kampagne für Lovetoys

By admin on Nov 1, 2016 12:09:25 PM

01st Nov 2016

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The 4th Class at SpinLab is officially underway!

By admin on Oct 6, 2016 1:15:58 PM

06th Oct 2016 


DIPAT – Die Patientenverfügung. DIPAT is the inventor of effective online living wills and adjoining documents. Our self-developed algorithm for automated medical consultation provides a solution to the problem, that 90% of all living wills in Germany are medically ineffective, due to their lack of precision and physical unavailability in an emergency.

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

By admin on Oct 6, 2016 1:13:39 PM

06th Oct 2016

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Forging the relationship between Leipzig & Santa Ana

By admin on Oct 4, 2016 2:06:21 PM

04th Oct 2016

Rhebo and Laviu - award-winning startups at SpinLab

By admin on Sep 20, 2016 2:18:16 PM

20th Sep 2016

SpinLumni Resment Receives 170.000€ in Financing

By admin on Sep 19, 2016 2:08:50 PM

19th Sep 2016

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New partnership with Chrysalis, a Chilean incubator

By admin on Sep 6, 2016 2:11:26 PM

06th Sep 2016

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Leipziger Gründerpreis goes to Vizzlo and Sensape

By admin on Jul 12, 2016 2:17:07 PM

12th Jul 2016

eCAPITAL and TGFS invest 2,5 mio Euro in Rhebo

By admin on Jul 12, 2016 2:15:10 PM

12th Jul 2016

ekoio successfully finished a crowdinvesting campaign

By admin on Jul 12, 2016 2:14:18 PM

12th Jul 2016

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

By admin on May 30, 2016 2:19:06 PM

30th May 2016

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A WARM WELCOME to our new class at SpinLab!

By admin on Mar 18, 2016 1:21:11 PM

18th Mar 2016

TGFS Launch Party at SpinLab

By admin on Mar 4, 2016 1:22:52 PM

04th Mar 2016

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APPLICATIONS OPEN for our 3rd class

By admin on Dec 10, 2015 1:29:52 PM

10th Dec 2015

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Funding for our alumni team Merolt

By admin on Dec 1, 2015 1:31:36 PM

01st Dec 2015

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DZ BANK/SpinLab - New premium partnership

By admin on Oct 12, 2015 2:32:51 PM

12th Oct 2015

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2nd class at SpinLab

By admin on Sep 9, 2015 2:33:49 PM

09th Sep 2015

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Success at IKT Innovativ

By admin on Sep 8, 2015 2:34:44 PM

08th Sep 2015

AWS User Group Meeting

By admin on Aug 17, 2015 2:35:42 PM

17th Aug 2015

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Demo Day 1st class at SpinLab

By admin on Jul 14, 2015 2:37:24 PM

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14th Jul 2015

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APPLY NOW for our next SpinLab Accelerator program

By admin on May 21, 2015 2:38:24 PM

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21st May 2015

CONGRATS to our Startup ekoio

By admin on Mar 30, 2015 2:39:40 PM

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30th Mar 2015

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1st class at SpinLab

By admin on Mar 17, 2015 1:41:06 PM

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17th Mar 2015

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Application starts now!

By admin on Dec 21, 2014 1:42:30 PM

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21st Dec 2014

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New website online

By admin on Dec 19, 2014 1:44:21 PM

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19th Dec 2014

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SPINNEREI winter gallery tour

By admin on Dec 19, 2014 1:43:35 PM

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19th Dec 2014