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Exit for SpinLab alumni we - do. ai.

By Linh Pham on Nov 28, 2023 11:21:45 AM

Our partner Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS) announces the exit of SpinLab alumni we-do.ai. The Leipzig based startup, specializing in Conversational AI and developer of speech-based chatbots, has been fully acquired by Immoware24 GmbH from Halle (Saale).

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SpinLab Startup Granular Energy raised 7.5 Mio. €

By Linh Pham on Oct 12, 2023 3:26:36 PM

In 2022, consumers worldwide spent 24 billion USD on green energy, often with little information about its source. Granular Energy, a startup that has raised 7.5 million EUR, aims to enhance transparency in green energy procurement and direct consumer spending to where and when clean energy is most urgently needed. The funding round was led by the venture capital firm Norrsken VC, with support from All Iron Ventures, Box Group, Valo Ventures, and participation from existing investors Seedcamp, Revent, and Powerhouse Ventures. The startup provides a new software category to energy providers, automating the management and allocation of energy certificates, improving operational efficiency, reducing risks, and allowing energy providers to offer their customers a completely new level of transparency by showing consumers exactly where their energy comes from and when it was generated (along with the associated carbon emissions). Granular Energy is part of the latest SpinLab startup class.

While there are currently no legal regulations mandating such disclosure, some energy providers are already voluntarily offering this information in response to the growing demand from business customers for greater transparency. The interest is substantial, and Granular Energy's software is already being used by 25 energy providers in 9 countries worldwide.

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Exit for SpinLab Health Startup aidhere

By Linh Pham on Oct 11, 2023 11:10:54 AM

We're delighted to share the news of aidhere, a standout from our 10th SpinLab class, successfully acquired by Reykjavik-based global digital therapeutics provider, Sidekick Health. This strategic move expands Sidekick's offerings into prescription therapeutics and keeps the DiGA app, zanadio, available for prescriptions.

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Summer School For Diverse Startups Batch #3

By Linh Pham on Jul 21, 2023 3:44:25 PM

From July 24 to 28, 2023, HHL DIGITAL SPACE and SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator is joining forces to support diverse startups in their early stages with a tailored program to evolve their business idea. The goal of the "Leipzig Summer School for Diverse Startups" is to empower underrepresented founders, break down barriers to success and create an inclusive startup ecosystem. The program is supported by the City of Leipzig, Sächsische Aufbaubank, EDIH Saxony, Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen, S-Beteiligungen and Germany Trade and Invest.

Central German, as well as international teams, come together in Leipzig to strengthen their entrepreneurial skills. The professional, free program offers participants interactive workshops on important topics such as sales, marketing, and financing, led by experienced mentors, investors, and coaches. The city of Leipzig supports the program as a cooperation partner and will present the "Digital Award," endowed with 2,000 euros, for the second time during the Summer School closing event on July 27 in the new city hall of Leipzig.

Patron Burkhard Jung, Mayor of the City of Leipzig:

"Openness brings progress and development; in this context, openness is not limited to technical or entrepreneurial aspects. Social and intellectual openness are also in demand. That is what the Digital Award  and Summer School for Diverse Startups stands for. This is exactly what we need in our city."

SpinLab and HHL DIGITAL SPACE create an inclusive environment for diverse startups in Saxony

Eric Weber, CEO of SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator, summarizes:

"The Leipzig Summer School for Diverse Startups helps to promote diversity and innovation in the startup scene. The Leipzig startup ecosystem, with its broad network and diverse initiatives, offers valuable support to aspiring founders from all over Europe to successfully implement their ideas in Saxony."

Francie Lange, Incubation Manager of HHL DIGITAL SPACE:

"The Summer School for diverse startups will take place for the third time in 2023. Diversity is in focus with the goal of promoting underrepresented founders and breaking down barriers. It also strengthens the inclusive and entrepreneurial environment in Leipzig. The incubator HHL DIGITAL SPACE and the accelerator SpinLab support the startups in terms of content. In addition, we are very pleased that mayor Burkhard Jung is taking over the patronage of the Summer School."

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SpinLab announces 10 promising startups in energy, health, and smart city

By Linh Pham on May 11, 2023 8:43:24 AM

SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator, one of Europe's leading startup programs, today announced ten of the most promising startups in the fields of energy, health, and smart city. The selected startups have distinguished themselves with their innovative business models and great market potential, and will now be supported by SpinLab through a six-month program. Startups from Poland, France, New Zealand, and Germany are represented. The innovative solutions range from a digital app for food intolerance to tactile, pressure-sensitive skin for robot grippers and digital twins of power grids that are designed to support the energy transition.

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SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator strengthens female entrepreneurship in Europe

By Linh Pham on Mar 8, 2023 7:30:00 AM

SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator is part of the European initiative "Womenture", which aims to create an international support program for female founders. In cooperation withDesign Terminal(Hungary), Tehnopol(Estonia) and DEX Innovation Center (Czech Republic), a female founders program is being developed.

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SpinLab alumni startup memodio secures €400K to tackle dementia

By Linh Pham on Feb 7, 2023 4:20:53 PM

1.6 million people in Germany suffer from dementia and gradually lose their mental abilities. At the beginning of the disease, short-term memory and ability to remember are affected. In this pre-dementia stage, there are no approved medications in Europe yet. However, a combination therapy of exercise, memory training, social participation and a balanced diet can positively influence the course of the disease.

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SpinLab alumni Digitail raises $11M in series A round

By Linh Pham on Jan 13, 2023 3:43:02 PM

European VC fund Atomico led the round. The fund joined previous investors byFounders, Gradient Ventures, and Partech. Atomico Principal Andreas Helbig will join Digitail's board as part of the investment. According to Dealroom it is one of the largest Series A rounds in recent years in Romania’s young startup ecosystem. Digitail works with over 750 clinics worldwide, serving around 1.4 million pets.

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Prodlane raises 760k EUR to digitalize product management

By Linh Pham on Dec 6, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Prodlane, the SaaS platform for data-driven product management in the manufacturing industry, has raised an EUR 760,000 pre-seed funding round. The round is led by a Swiss family office with an industrial background, with participation from S2S Ventures AG and several business angels from the industry, product management and HR. Prodlane will use the funding to expand its sales and development team and to enter the market.

Prodlane was part of the 13th SpinLab class and first SpinLab Summer School for diverse startups. Photo: Fabian Thüroff

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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

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