start-ups

Future for Startups With Accelerate@HHL

The seventh startup conference of young founders will take place in Leipzig on April 26 and 27, 2018, and follow the motto “Starting up the Future”.  Guests will include entrepreneurs Rolf Schrömgens (trivago), Verena Pausder…


HHL Offers new Program for Potential Female Entrepreneurs

Starting in October 2017, HHL will offer a special semester-long program designed to support female entrepreneurs from the MINT sectors on their way to their own company. Each semester up to seven women will be…


Alumni Homecoming 2017

The annual Homecoming took place on the second weekend of September. More than 100 alumni returned to their alma mater in Leipzig, enjoying a great reunion with friends in the HHL community. While on Friday,…


Winners of the 2016 EY Public Value Award for Start-ups (EYPVA)

How to Create Public Value

2017 EYPVA Applicants Show Diverse Ways on How to Create Public Value The 2017 EY Public Value Award for Start-ups (EYPVA) closes its application phase with a new record. 120 Start-ups from five different countries…


Start-Up Funding Made Easy

In addition to a good, feasible idea, the raising of capital is the largest part of every business plan: Founders have a substantial number of options to obtain money for their start-ups. Dr. Dorian Proksch,…



“Banking Is Personal and Digital”

At the 4th HHL International Investors Day, Dr. Jan Wiedei, Head of Digital Sales at Deutsche Postbank AG, gives a keynote address on ‘The Digitization of Financial Services’. In the following interview, he elaborates on this…


3 Key Points to Improve the Digital Economy in Germany

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann, holder of the Chair of E-Business and E-Entrepreneurship at the University of Duisburg-Essen, serial entrepreneur, investor, and chairman of the advisory board “Young Digital Economy” of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics…



HHL Founders: “Entrepreneurs Need Role Models”

The 35-year-old Christopher Muhr is involved in the used car market. He co-founded the start-up Auto1 which now employs over 2,000 people in 24 countries.         At the Accelerate@HHL conference he spoke…


“You need a sustainable competitive advantage”

Julia Derndinger is a professional coach and sparring partner for managers, entrepreneurs and companies who always encourages young people to found their own businesses and to be brave entrepreneurs. In an interview, the HHL Aluma…



HHL Founders: “Unleash your inner entrepreneur”

At the annual Accelerate Conference, HHL alumni and successful entrepreneur Lukasz Gadowski (39) gave a refreshing lecture about his visions regarding things like free and clean energy for everybody or weather machines. After founding Spreadshirt…


Lindner: “Germany Needs Another Wave of Rapid Expansion”

Opening of the largest start-up conference in eastern Germany, the Accelerate@HHL Conference. About 200 international students talk to founders, investors and companies and discuss the latest trends in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation management….


Focus on Artificial Intelligence and Software as a Service

We cordially invite you to the 4th HHL International Investors Day on June 13 and 14, 2017 in Leipzig. In this event, founders, investors and representatives from big corporations will come together and will discuss…


Venture Capital Club

Written by Lukas Zechel HHL Venture Capital Club is a platform for HHL students to gain knowledge about approaches in funding and financing of start-ups and small-size companies. After some years of rather small internal events the initiative is now changing this appearance and…