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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.


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! 

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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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