COLLABORATE
TO INNOVATE

COLLABORATE
TO INNOVATE

ACCESS EUROPE'S TOP-TIER WHU STARTUP NETWORK

We are on a mission to
unite the startup world

Join us on our 24th journey under the topic "Collaborate to Innovate"

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Startup World Unite!

Be part of the 24th IdeaLab! - WHU Founders’ Conference. Immerse in engaging workshops, inspiring talks, and unique networking opportunities all organized by 12 dedicated WHU students. Experience the transformative journey "Collaborate to Innovate" with one of Europe's largest entrepreneurial networks and become part of a community where excellence is the standard.

Meet last year's
Speaker

We're excited to reflect on the diverse lineup of speakers from last year, each of whom shared their experiences, insights, and success stories.

Last year's Partners

A big thank you to our partners for 2023 for their incredible support.

Enpal
Check24
flaschenpost SE
McKinsey & Company
Miles Mobility
Emma Sleep
Haufe
High Tech Gr�nderfonds
4P Capital
SevenVentures GmbH
Picus Capital GmbH
Burda Principal Investments GmbH & Co. KG

Last year's Cooperations

These were our University and Initiative Cooperations in 2023. Have a look!

For Students & Professionals

More partners are going to be announced soon... Stay tuned!

Networking

Meet visionary, like-minded individuals whose ideas and passion not only ignite the entrepreneurial spirit within you, but further drive you towards your own path of success.

Knowledge

Immerse yourself in an electric atmosphere as you listen to captivating speeches, attend interactive workshops, and witness thrilling live pitch battles. Unleash your potential by gaining exclusive insights from the world's most successful venture capital funds, startup entrepreneurs, and industry experts.

Boost your Career

Find your future employer and extend your network at our speeddatings, interviews or the career fair.

Galadinner

Get together at our unique Galadinner with over 700 participants. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know each other and make great connections while enjoying our special IdeaLab! menu.

Afterparty

At our conference, we go beyond employment connections as we foster meaningful connections, helping you forge lifelong friendships with like-minded individuals. This means an unforgettable afterparty awaits you, where you can unwind, celebrate, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

For Startups

More partners are going to be announced soon... Stay tuned!

Networking

Meet visionary, like-minded individuals whose ideas and passion not only ignite the entrepreneurial spirit within you, but further drive you towards your own path of success.

Meet Investors

IdeaLab! is your gateway to connect with a vast network of venture capitalists, angel investors, and industry influencers actively seeking the next promising investment opportunity. Seize this chance to pitch your vision, build relationships, and secure the crucial funding your startup needs to thrive.

Pitchbattle

Don't miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to pitch your startup at our conference. Present your idea not only to our audience but as well to our highly appreciated jury and win an amazing price worth of 75.000€.

Galadinner

Get together at our unique Galadinner with over 700 participants. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know each other and make great connections while enjoying our special IdeaLab! menu.

Tech Talent

Simultaneously to our Main Event, we are also proud to welcome more than 100 Hackers at our collaborative Hackathon this year. Tech Talents from all over the World will come together on October 4th & 5th to showcase their solutions on our embarking stage. Make great connections and maybe find your future CTO at our conference.

For Investors

More partners are going to be announced soon... Stay tuned!

Meet your next Venture

We play matchmaker by bridging the gap between visionary founders and eager investors actively seeking new investment opportunities.

Partner Lounge

Gain exclusive access to the Partner Lounge, your hub for forging powerful connections with potential partners and interesting individuals. Please contact info@idealab.io for more information.

Galadinner

Get together at our unique Galadinner with over 700 participants. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know each other and make great connections while enjoying our special IdeaLab! menu.

Tech Talent

Simultaneously to our Main Event, we are also proud to welcome more than 100 Hackers at our collaborative Hackathon this year. Tech Talents from all over the World will come together on October 4th & 5th to showcase their solutions on our embarking stage. Make great connections and maybe find your future CTO at our conference.

What makes IdeaLab! special

Listen to our past guests and discover what they love about IdeaLab!

“It is one of the most authentic conferences I have ever been to

Philipp Westermeyer
Founder of OMR

“IdeaLab! is such an amazing place to realize your dreams!

Sebastian Pollok
Founder of Visionaries Club

“My brother and I found our first investors at IdeaLab! 2009 – it was a game changer for us.

Ferry Heilemann
Co-Founder of Forto