Following positions at B2B- businesses in IT and wholesale he worked for 2,5 years at HHL and the SMILE startup initiative in the field of entrepreneurship and as freelance consultant. He holds a MSc from Leipzig University and a PhD from HHL.
Matthew has advised companies on business model innovation, sustainability and crowdfunding in Egypt, India and Germany. He studied Philosophy & Economics in Bayreuth and worked as Dealflow-Manager for Seedmatch before joining SpinLab.
Shawn brings his experience from working as a marketing consultant in both the United States & Germany. He studied graphic design and international marketing in both Las Vegas and Boston, and brings this total skill set to the SpinLab.
Viola worked in PR & Event Management in the cultural sector. She holds a B.A. in Communication Science and Sociology (Tuebingen University) and a M.A. in General Management (HTWK Leipzig). In her Master’s she focused on IT recruiting for Startup
Martin has over 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship and business modelling for startups in Gaming, PropTech and EnergyTech. He holds a diploma in Economics and he worked e.g. for ZDF Enterprises, Unister, TREUGAST Consulting.
Marina has a M.Sc. in Biochemistry and is currently studying General Management at HTWK Leipzig. She worked in intersectional fields such as the business development and PR of scientific research institutes.
After working for various startups in Leipzig where he focused on sales development and value selling, Dennis now supports the SpinLab. He studied Applied Media Science and wrote his bachelor thesis at IBM Germany about software-based knowledge management and collaboration.
Clara has consulted companies and startups in terms of communication strategy. She has worked as PR manager at the intersection of tech and marketing departments, encouraging innovation processes and sustainable change management. She holds a degree in B.Sc. Business Administration, has a certificate as Social Innovation Manager and has graduated from the EIT Climate KIC Journey 2020.
During more than 20 years in IT and entrepreneurship, Hendrik co-founded and sold several startups. He works as an angel investor and startup mentor. Hendrik holds a diploma in informatics from Leipzig University and a Ph.D. from TU Ilmenau.
Valeria studied Industrial Engineering in Colombia and after working for the industry 3 years, she decided to come to Germany to pursue her MBA at the University of Leipzig. She will be done with her studies this year and would like to keep working with topics like startups, innovation, and technology.
Franziska holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration (BTU Cottbus/ Senftenberg) and is currently studying Business Administration (M.A.) at the HTWK Leipzig. During her internship, she wants to learn a lot and support the team in the best possible way. She is particularly interested in the following topics: Business Development, HR and Event Management.
Tatiana joins our team from Russia. She works as an office assistant to ensure the facilities and operations of the SpinLab are kept in order.
Arno holds a B.A. in Business Administration (Mainz) and is currently studying Business Administration (M.A.) at the HTWK Leipzig. He has worked in few big companies and wants to gain experience in setting up businesses in practice.
Linh holds a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communication Sciences & Political Science. She is currently doing her master's degree in Media Studies. Since 2018 she has been writing for the online magazine Startup Mitteldeutschland and now she's happy to be part of the SpinLab.
Lennon joins our team and brings with him experience in the fields of sleeping on the swing, playing with a ball in the Spinnerei, and getting petted from lots of people. His primary role in the SpinLab is to ensure happiness levels do not fall below 82%.