Experience the full power of entrepreneurial spirit in two days

Meet great people and experience the unique IdeaLab! atmosphere

Speeches

Our diverse and kick-ass speeches will truly inspire you. By listening to renowned founders, VCs, corporates or impressive personalities you will gain priceless insights and feel the pains of founding your own company.

Workshops

Learn from the best companies in our hands-on workshops and deepen your knowledge in intimate, small groups. We are sure you’re going to find the fitting workshop for you!

Networking

This is where the magic happens: Off-stage! Grab some refreshments, go out and mingle. Get to know students and founders or have a drink with our investors – and don’t worry, the coffee’s on us!

Investor Speeddating

More money is always better than less money - grab the chance and present your business to over 40 renowned investors. You have 4 minutes to convince them that you are the next big unicorn.

TechLab

Partnering with HackZurich, we will welcome this year's winning teams right after an exhausting weekend of coding and newly created prototypes. Here, we will provide you with enough networking opportunities and business knowledge to start through.

Y Combinator Pitch

Exclusively for this year’s anniversary edition we are offering you a once-in-your-lifetime-chance to pitch your idea in front of the legendary investors of Y Combinator. Make sure to apply here!

Our Program for you:

Have a look at two days full of passion, excitement and great opportunities!

Speed

Our diverse and kick-ass speeches will truly inspire you. By listening to renowned founders, VCs, corporates or impressive personalities you will gain priceless insights and feel the pains of founding your own company.

Workshops

Learn from the best companies in our hands-on workshops and deepen your knowledge in intimate, small groups. We are sure you’re going to find the fitting workshop for you!

Networking

This is where the magic happens: Off-stage! Grab some refreshments, go out and mingle. Get to know students and founders or have a drink with our investors – and don’t worry, the coffee’s on us!

AS FEATURED IN

The simpleshow explains IdeaLab!

For us, entrepreneurship is about being an innovator: Facing risks, learning from mistakes, sometimes struggling on the way to success. It requires skills and experiences you cannot take from book-learning.
The IdeaLab! is renowned for creating a unique and uncomplicated atmosphere, enabling you to have great conversations, which go beyond the usual “business-card-exchange-networking” events.

Now... what are you going to do?

Apply now!

What it’s all about

To be or not to be.... at IdeaLab! – WHU Founders’ Conference

Our home

We are very happy to host IdeaLab! – WHU Founders’ Conference at our university WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. Vallendar is a lovely little town near the city of Koblenz.

It has been made a great place to stay by the people who live and study there and we can assure you that you will have a great time here!

Our family

Our IdeaLab! family is a very important part in organizing and hosting the conference. We are eight brothers and two sisters organizing the next conference and are greatly supported by our elder siblings who organized IdeaLab! 2014, IdeaLab! 2013 and by our very own IL! – Alumni all over the world. 

Of course we want to do way better this year ; -) 

Proudly supported by our main partner