One week program with hands-on workshops as well as individual 1:1 coaching with top experts awaits you.
You can apply until 17th May 2023 with a application on F6s. The form contains a short questionnaire. In this questionnaire, you are asked to upload a pitch deck or a short pitch video (max. 120 seconds).
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Submit your application on F6s.com, a popular international startup platform that is used by many leading accelerators worldwide, before the above-stated deadline. You have to register on F6s to submit your application. Upload your pitch deck and answer the short questionnaire.
No! The program is completely free for you. We do not take any shares or fees. You only have to pay for your accommodation if you don't live in Leipzig. However, we have special deals with different accommodations offering a discount.
The Summer School will take place onsite in Leipzig. We accept applications from all over Europe. The only condition for the program is that at least one person from the team is in Leipzig during the one-week program. You can also split the days with you team members. For the pitch event it would be great if you can come with the whole founding team.
If you don't speak German, that's no problem, the program will take place in English! If only all selected startups can speak German, we can consider having the program in German.
We do not place any requirements on a specific topic area. Nevertheless, factors such as sustainability, problem-solving-potential, scalability and innovation, and an existing product-market fit play a key role in our selection process.
It will be an intensive week! Our startup program provides valuable resources and experiences to support your business idea. Throughout the 1- week program, you will engage in a series of workshops led by our mentors and coaches, covering essential topics such as financing, marketing, sales, product-market fit. You will also receive expert training in pitching your idea to potential investors and customers.
Moreover, you will have the opportunity to discuss your individual challenges and receive personalized guidance in 1:1 sessions. Networking with other innovative founders and experts from the SpinLab and HHL Digital Space ecosystem will allow you to build relationships and gain valuable insights.
The highlight of the program is the public pitch event, held in a unique location in Leipzig. By participating in our program, you will gain feedback, skills, and connections that can help take your startup to the next level.
Please apply via the F6s form!
You will be informed by 31th May 2023 whether you were selected. So you have enough time to plan your stay in Leipzig. We can also help you with discounts for local hostels/hotels.
SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator supports entrepreneurial teams with a six-month program. Several times, SpinLab has been recognized as one of the best startup accelerators in Germany and Europe. We're dedicated to empowering entrepreneurial teams to turn their ideas into successful businesses. Our goal is to create a highly conducive environment that empowers founders and fuels innovation across Europe.
HHL DIGITAL SPACE is the tech incubator of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. HHL DIGITAL SPACE is dedicated to supporting and enabling early-stage startup teams to turn innovative ideas into validated, out-of-the-box solutions. At the core of the activities to foster entrepreneurship is the 12- week startup incubation program. Based on scientific research, it provides structure where it is needed, while at the same time offering enough room for creativity. The teams benefit from proven concepts and structured guidance that are tailored to startups in their early stages.
We joined forces to create a program and empower diverse startup teams. With a program tailored to your needs, we will help you overcome potential hurdles in the startup world and connect you with the right people from our local startup ecosystem.