Today in Germany: Kreditech, Founder Institute, SpinLab

class_4 announces Kreditech as the FinTech startup of 2014, Founder Institute starts in Frankfurt, and Leipzig’s accelerator SpinLab is now open for applications.

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A 14 person jury named Hamburg-based Kreditech the FinTech startup of 2014. The jury explains its choice by saying that Kreditech is obviously disruptive and, unfortunately, one of the few German FinTech startups that has substantial foreign investment. Kreditech applies big data to score the creditworthiness of customers.
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Founder Institute starts its program in Frankfurt

Founder Institute, which names itself the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, opens an office in Frankurt (Main). The 4-month long program will provide help in areas such as Startup Legal & Incorporation, Hiring, Firing & Co-founders, Outsourcing, Partners & Suppliers, Marketing & Sales and Fundraising.
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Accelerator in Leipzig is now open for applications

SpinLab is a joint project by HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Applications are open from now until January 15, 2015. The program starts in February and connects startups to the industry, provides connections to mentors, and offers workshops. SpinLab does not take any equity.  



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