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MEET THE MINDS BEHIND THE SPINLAB

 

SPINLAB CORE TEAM & VALUES

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Eric Weber

Managing Director & Co-Founder

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.

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Matthew McDermott

Innovation & Business Development Manager

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.

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Shawn Segundo

Marketing Manager

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.

 

BE COMMITTED

 

RESPECT EACH OTHER

 

BE PASSIONATE

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Viola Oberacker

HR & Event Manager

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

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Martin Richter

Coach & Consultant

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.

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Marina Chkolnikov

Job Board Manager, HR Coaching, Events

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.

 

Focus on Goals

 

SELL, SELL, SELL

 

GET STARTED!

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Dennis Birkhölzer

Coach & Consultant

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.

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Clara Fischer

Public Relations Manager

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.

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Hendrik Schulze

Startup Coach

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.

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Valeria Clement

Student Assistant

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.

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Franziska Schultze

Student Assistant

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.

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Tatiana Iakovleva

Office Assistant

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.

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Arno Schwenkglenks

Student Assistant

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.

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Linh Pham

Student Assistant

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.

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Lennon the Labrador

Chief Happiness Officer

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%.

 

OUR ADVISORY BOARD, AMBASSADOR, AND MENTOR NETWORK

Achim Hartig

Managing Director, German Trade & Invest
Achim Hartig

Alexander Braun

Co-Founder, q Coat
Alexander Braun

Alexander Hiller

CEO, Lailos Group GmbH
Alexander Hiller

Andreas Heinecke

Managing Director, Institut für Angewandte Informatik (InfAI)
Andreas Heinecke

Alexander Kölpin

Alexander Kölpin

Alexander Kremer

Director Omnichannel Supermarket / Advisor, JD.com
Alexander Kremer

Andreas Krönke

Unit Director Technology, PIABO PR
Andreas Krönke

Aurel Stenzel

COO, Adjust GmbH
Aurel Stenzel

Axel Kahl

Axel Kahl

Bernd Schöder

CEO, SCHRÖDER DESIGN
Bernd Schöder

Björn Röber

Björn Röber

Björn Tänzer

Cloud Solution Specialist, DELL
Björn Tänzer

Christoph Klepke

Project Manager & Consultant, Netpress
Christoph Klepke

Christian Knott

Partner, Capnamic Ventures
Christian Knott

Christoph Loeffler

Rechtsanwalt (German qualified lawyer), CMS Hasche Sigle
Christoph Loeffler

Christian Vogel

Managing Director, BayBG
Christian Vogel

Christian Zadgrodnick

CEO, Flying Circus Internet Operations GmbH
Christian Zadgrodnick

Claudio Martina

Innovation Specialist, The Doers
Claudio Martina

Constanze Buchheim

Managing Partner & Founder, i-potentials GmbH
Constanze Buchheim

Dirk Schuran

Managing Director, DS Invest + Advisory
Dirk Schuran

Fabian Leipelt

Principal, WestTech Ventures
Fabian Leipelt

Ina von Spies

Founder, Logovis Corporate Communications
Ina von Spies

Ivo Betke

Managing Director Germany, talent.io
Ivo Betke

Hendrik Schulze

Entrepreneur, vizzlo
Hendrik Schulze

Janett Duda

Psychologist, Vom Freund zum Chef
Janett Duda

Judy Lybke

Owner, EIGEN ART
Judy Lybke

Karsten Otte

Karsten Otte

Karsten Schaal

CEO, food.de
Karsten Schaal

Katja Von der Burg

CEO, Projector GmbH
Katja Von der Burg

Lars Wulfken

VP Product, super.ai
Lars Wulfken

Lorentz Rafel

Online Customer Experience Manager, DELL
Lorentz Rafel

Lydia Schuster Scholz

Head of HR Services, VNG AG
Lydia Schuster Scholz

Manfred Kirchgeorg

Holder Chair of Marketing, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Manfred Kirchgeorg

Marcus Haberstroh

CEO, BITROAD GmbH
Marcus Haberstroh

Mario Zimmermann

Co-Founder & Managing Director, LZW Capital GmbH
Mario Zimmermann

Mark Winkler

Insurance Agent, Signal Iduna
Mark Winkler

Mathias Bosse

Investment Manager, seed+speed Ventures
Mathias Bosse

Mathias Bank

Managing Director, repalogic
Mathias Bank

Matthias Hoffmann

Patent Attorney, MaIkowski & Ninnemann
Matthias Hoffmann

Max Seelemann

Co-Founder, Executive Director, Ulysses
Max Seelemann

Nicole Eisenschmidt

Business Consultant, make your change
Nicole Eisenschmidt

Patrycja-Jadwiga Sankowska

Leiterin Stabsstelle Digitalisierung, Digitalisierungsberaterin, Seecon Ingenieure GmbH
Patrycja-Jadwiga Sankowska

Peter Ollesch

Senior Associate, CMS Hasche Sigle
Peter Ollesch

Philipp Semmer

Partner, motu ventures
Philipp Semmer

Stefan Schreiber

CMS Law Tax, Lawyer | Senior Associate
Stefan Schreiber

Steffen Fischer

CEO, FISCHER druck&medien
Steffen Fischer

Steffen Zoller

CEO, DCI Digital Career Institute
Steffen Zoller

Stephan Schleuss

Co-Founder, Wundercurves
Stephan Schleuss

Stephan Stubner

Dean, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Stephan Stubner

Thomas Streipert

Voice Trainer & Actor, Thomas Streipert
Thomas Streipert

Titus Lindl

CEO, WEGVISOR
Titus Lindl

Tillmann Sauer-Morhard

Managing Partner, MIB AG
Tillmann Sauer-Morhard

Tobias Körner

Attention Manager (PR), hypr
Tobias Körner

Uwe Greif

Managing Director, dr. greif consilium Unternehmensberatung GmbH
Uwe Greif

Vivek Velamuri

Professor for Entrepreneurship, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Vivek Velamuri