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APPLICATIONS OPEN for our 3rd class

Dec 10, 2015 1:29:52 PM

10th Dec 2015

Don't miss this great opportunity and apply now for the next SpinLab 6 months program until 12th of January, 2016.

The six-month program will support interdisciplinary teams starting at 14th of March 2016 with the implementation and growth of their founding projects. In addition to intensive coaching, the founding teams will also benefit from a high-caliber mentoring program. They can use a co-working office with state-of-the art equipment free of charge on the premises of Spinnerei, an old cotton mill now serving as a center for creativity, and will obtain access to various technologies offered by the partners. The participants may also access a network of investors and entrepreneurial experts. The start-ups can participate in the program free of charge and will not be asked for shares.

The first twelve start-ups that already worked at the SpinLab have won several startup competitions such as the "IKT Innovativ" (30.000€ price money), closed several financing rounds and received many public grants.

Hendrik Schulze, the founder of the office-productivity solution Vizzlo (www.vizzlo.com), says. "Vizzlo is my third startup. We applied for the SpinLab program because we liked the idea to be in touch with other highly motivated entrepreneurs. From day one we felt in love with the cool and inspiring office in an old factory hall. Being part of SpinLab really pushed us. We got valuable feedback for our product had interesting workshops and mentoring sessions and got very valuable contacts to potential investors. Starting a new company is a very long way. SpinLab accelerates the first miles."

Please click here to read more about the application process.

SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator is a joint project by HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, which has received multiple awards and honors, and the internationally renowned Leipzig Spinnerei. The Accelerator is funded through contributions from investors and established companies such as E.ON Connecting Energies and Postbank, Axel Springer Digital Ventures, Blue Corporate Finance, CMS Hasche Sigle, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, ergo Versicherungen, Grazia Equity, Heinz DÜRR Invest, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Madsack Mediengruppe, Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen, Porsche, taskforce – Management on Demand, . Michael Wieser, Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds comments, "We were positively surprised by the quality of the SpinLab teams, which attests to the great potential the Leipzig region has to offer in the field of new businesses. We are in talks with several start-ups from the SpinLab and look forward to learning about more ideas and founders in the next edition."



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