SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator supports the growth of entrepreneurial and innovative teams who want to scale up their businesses. Located within Leipzig’s creative and inspiring Leipzig’s Cotton Mill (Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei), we provide access to infrastructure (co-working office space and technology), coaching and mentoring, as well as to our international network of successful business founders, established market players and leading investors.
We are a joint initiative of Leipzig’s Cotton Mill, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and our valued partners founded in 2014
SPINLAB IS RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP 3 STARTUP ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS IN GERMANY
According to an independent study from Cologne University of Applied Sciences (RFH)
Why your startup should apply to the SpinLab
Our startup accelerator program based in the thriving city of Leipzig, Germany, which is about one hour outside of Berlin. The city is an awesome place to live, work, and grow, and your startup will truly be taken to the next level if you’re accepted into one of our classes. We’ve got a page that will go into detail with 10 specific reasons about why you should apply to the SpinLab, but to summarize some of the key points that will be of interest to founders looking to apply, here’s what you can get excited about:
Amazing potential for pilot projects. Strong business relationships and first customers are crucial for helping an early stage startup grow and scale quickly. We can help you land pilot projects with global players such as Porsche, Deutsche Bank, DELL, and AOK.
Nothing is taken from your startup. We’re unique in the sense that we take 0 equity, shares, or intellectual property from your startup. Your company stays as much yours when you finish our program, as it was before you ever started with us. Our main goal is to push you to success.
True Internationalization. Our accelerator operates in both English and German, as long as your startup can communicate fluently in one of these languages we welcome you to apply! Furthermore, if you want to expand internationally, we have excellent partnerships with international companies and the HHL that can help you plan your internationalization right from the start.
The Spinnerei is awesome. We’re housed in a re-invigorated cultural and art industrial hub in Leipzig. The environment here will inspire you to be your best, day in, and day out.
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