SpinLab, one of Europe’s top ranked accelerator programs, that supports the growth of entrepreneurial and innovative teams who want to scale up their businesses, is opening its application phase for ambitious founders who aim to accelerate their startups.The applications can be submitted from now until November 16 and benefit from the 6-month program and appeals to startups from the fields of e-health, smart city and energy as well as cross-sectional technologies that are related to these topics and are in the pre-seed, seed or growth phase.
SpinLab, which in an independent study, was awarded as the second best accelerator in Germany and was a finalist for the top 5 hottest accelerators in Europe, has so far supported more than 86 local and international startup teams and startups have raised more than 110 million euros in capital from renowned national and international investors. Additionally, SpinLab alumnis has 3 times more funding than the global average.
The startups that participate have access to individual coaching and mentoring programs as well as benefit from intensive workshops on the topics of financing,sales, IT, internationalization, marketing/PR, leadership, HR and direct contacts to established companies and other experienced founders. On their own digital learning platform, the founders also have access to over 100 learning videos and knowledge articles with the accelerator’s network of experts.
In addition to Laura Lewandowski, storytelling expert and “Top 30 under 30” journalist, other experts such as entrepreneur Frank Thelen and “online marketing guru” and “unicorn maker” Florian Heinemann (Zalando, Trivago) share their exclusive knowledge.Additionally, SpinLab offers access to a wide range of well-known investors. With the Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen, the MBG Sachsen and the Sächsische Aufbaubank, startups have access to a strong financing scene. Through its own VC fund “Smart Infrastructure Ventures”, startup teams can get advice directly from investors and be supported with up to 200,000 euros in the next financing round.
The startups remain completely independent and do not give away any equity. They can use a modernly equipped co-working office on the historic area of the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei and get access to various technologies from first-class partners. Each startup team receives up to 15,000 euros in funding.
The next class will start on March 7,2022. Among the partner networks are nationally and internationally known companies such as VNG, Porsche, AOK Plus, DELL Technologies, enviaM, LEAG, Deutsche Bank and many more.