Welcome to IdeaLab!
Do you wonder how we make IdeaLab! the perfect event for startups? If you represent your startup, you will have many additional opportunities to connect with others, raise funding, and get recognized by others. Besides the regular program, you have the chance to not only watch the Pitchbattle but to pitch your startup in front of dozens of investors. By the way, the winner of the Pitchbattle wins a fantastic prize that will give the venture an incredible boost (Last year’s award: 75.000€ media budget, 5.000€ cash, 10.000 AWS credits, Workshop from McKinsey & Company).
In addition, you get access to the investor’s lounge, where you can hang out and meet investors and other founders.
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.
To make it easier for you to meet potential investors, we mainly invited early-stage investors whose startup-type preferences match the startups attending.
Send us your Pitchdeck and apply to become part of the best Founder's conference of the year
We have dozens of amazing Speakers! Check out who we have announced already.
Our sponsors make the event possible. You will have the chance to talk to all of them.
To get a hands-on experience, you can choose between several workshops to learn valuable skills in a relaxed manner.
At IdeaLab! there are no awkward formal conversations. Once you’re there, you can be yourself.
Access to Investors Lounge
We have a comfortable investor’s lounge ready for you at the event. There you can speak with potential investor’s more privately and more personal. The invetor’s lounge is an exclusive area for startups, investors, corporates and speakers to facilitate business partnerships
Don’t worry about food, when it’s time for lunch you will find fantastic street food – for free of course. And don’t forget about the exquisite dinner in the atmospheric vault cellar.
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.
If you want, we organize accommodation for you. You will then sleep in the apartment of another student.
Once in a lifetime networking opportunities
IdeaLab! is what you make of it. But be assured you will meet people that can give you an incredible boost on your way.
Participate in the Pitchbattle
Have you ever had the chance to pitch your idea in front of dozens of investors? No? Well, that’s going to change once you attend IdeaLab!. You get the chance to compete with the other startups for funding and an amazing prize (e.g. 10k in cash, 75k advertisement budget and support from top tier consulting firms).
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.