IdeaLab! - a WHU Initiative


WHU – Otto Beisheim School of
Management is the #1 German Business
School for degree programs. WHU offers
academic programs as well as education
for executives, following four core values
with courage and commitment:
community, cosmopoliteness,
entrepreneurship, and excellence.


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Welcome to IdeaLab!

This year’s  IdeaLab! will be unique in many ways. It will be one of the first in-person entrepreneurship events this year, and we have put together an outstanding program.

We want to give Corporates the chance to experience the change around them and present their innovation to the startup community.

We believe that a strong connection between startups and corporates is invaluable, and we invite you to profit from that.



What we have ready for you

We are happy to announce that this years’ IdeaLab! Conference can occur on our campus again. Of course, we will abide by all necessary safety measures. We will keep you updated on how we make this possible.

So stay tuned; we will keep you up to date about our planned program.




Then join the event now, or become a partner of the event and get the tickets for free!


Our Speakers

We have dozens of amazing Speakers! Check out who we have announced already.





Our Sponsors

Our sponsors make the event possible. You will have the chance to talk to all of them.



Over 20 Speeches

Over 20 speakers distributed over several panels which cover the newest topics of the startup world. And every single speech is full of valuable lessons.

Watch a Pitchbattle

Have you ever seen an actual Pitch? No? Well, that’s going to change once you attend IdeaLab!. Over ten startups compete in front of several investors about funding and a fantastic prize.

Shuttle Service

No matter if you want to get to your hotel late at night or if you need a ride from the airport to the IdeaLab! – Founder’s Conference, our shuttle service will give you a smooth ride in an adequate vehicle.

Access to Speaker Lounge

To make sure the event does not become stressful, we have a relaxation spot for you – the speaker’s lounge. Here you can hang out and connect with others.

Familial Atmosphere

At IdeaLab! there are no awkward formal conversations. Once you’re there, you can be yourself.

2 Parties at scenic locations

Parties are the best place to connect with other people, so we have two for you. One of them on a boat on the river Rhine.

Access to Investor Lounge

We have a comfortable investor’s lounge ready for you at the event. There you can speak with all the startups more privately and more personally. The investor’s lounge is an exclusive area for startups, investors, corporates, and speakers to facilitate business partnerships.

    Head of Participants & Speaker

    Head of Participants & Speaker

    Head of Participants & Speaker

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    Our WhatsApp Support Charles is available 24/7. Please shoot him a message if you have any questions or concerns!