Accelerate is the entrepreneurship event of Germany’s most entrepreneurial university – HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, organized solely by students. Every year, we invite top entrepreneurs, investors and young talents to Leipzig. We want to offer them a stage to share their creative ideas and insights and to question visions of the future.

Who we are?

+30 Entrepreneurs
being founder or corporate innovators

+15 Investors
interested in finding promising ventures

+200 Talents
of students and young professionals

+15 Partners
diverse innovative companies

on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook etc.

+25 Volunteers
organizing a great conference

What we offer?


Immerse yourself in enlightening keynotes, dynamic panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. Gain valuable insights, trends, and strategies from industry leaders to fuel your creativity and drive.


Unlock exclusive networking opportunities at our event, including the Accelerator Lounge and unique activities like Gin Tasting. Connect with potential collaborators, mentors, and gain early access to pitch decks for startup matching.


Elevate your career at our career fair, offering speed dating sessions with recruiters and professional photo material. Whether you’re seeking opportunities or talent, our recruiting events facilitate meaningful connections.

Accelerate Pitch Contest​

Witness finalists pitch innovative ideas to our expert jury for a chance to win prize money and exclusive founder’s training. Don’t miss this dynamic competition celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation.

Accelerate Conference 2024

The topic of this year’s conference was “Reshaping industries, Redefining success”. The goal of our event is to demonstrate the impact of start-ups, SMEs and large corporates in mutually reshaping established industries. We want to show how they are redefining their success by contributing to society. We believe that by coming together, sharing insights, and exploring collaborative opportunities, we can navigate these times and pave the way for sustainable success.

When? 25 & 26th April 2024 | Where? SpinLab Leipzig


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