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Frequently Asked Question

Have a look at our most common questions

Where can I stay during the conference?

We offer free accommodation for our participants at a WHU student's place. We will provide you with further information after the ticket purchase. If you want to stay at a hotel nearby and need some more information, feel free to contact us via

When & where does the event take place?

This year's IdeaLab! will take place on the 4th and 5th October at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany.

Will there be any post-conference activities or follow-up resources provided to participants?

We will upload impressions on LinkedIn, Instagram and our Website.

Will there be any opportunities to apply for a job or internship?

We offer speeddatings with interested startups and companies as well as several networking opportunities, for example at our career-fair.

Who can buy an investor ticket?

If you're an Angel, VC, LP or CVC interested in investing in startups you are more than welcome to buy a ticket.

Will there be any opportunities for participants to give feedback or provide suggestions for future events?

We will send out feedback surveys after the event – we always appreciate honest feedback!

Will there be any opportunities for startups to secure funding or investments during the conference?

We offer speeddatings with interested investors as well as several networking opportunities, for example at our career-fair. You can also apply to participate at our pitch-battle.

What kind of start-ups can I find at IdeaLab!?

We welcome a huge variety of startups every year, mostly pre-Seed, Seed and Series A.

What is the program of the conference?

We offer a diverse program with a wide variety of activities, such as speeches, workshops, speed datings, a career-fair and other networking opportunities. More details regarding the schedule will be uploaded soon.

What is IdeaLab! about?

IdeaLab! is Europe's leading startup conference, organized entirely by 12 students from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Every year, we welcome hundreds of students, start-ups and investors to our event and spend two exciting days with them. We want to create a space to connect, learn and get inspired by like-minded people. Join us now for IdeaLab! 2024!

Is there an evening program at the event?

We offer dinner on both conference days, as well as an awesome afterparty.

Is there a dress code for the IdeaLab! conference?

We're a startup conference – just come as you are, casual clothing is fine!

In which language will the conference be held?

We welcome participants from all over the world, therefore the conference is held in English.

How can I stay updated with the latest news and updates about the IdeaLab! conference?

You can follow us on LinkedIn or Instagram.

How do I contact the IdeaLab! Team?

You can contact us via or write an email directly to one of our team members.

How can I claim my badge?

You can get your badge at our check-in desk on the first conference day.

Are there any specific dietary restrictions or preferences considered for the catering?

We offer omnivorous, vegetarian and vegan options for our participants.

Do I need to print my ticket?

No need to waste paper, just bring your phone!

How can I attend the conference?

You can apply for a ticket by uploading your CV and information on our ticketing site, we will then contact you.

Can I transfer my ticket to another person?

Since we handpick our participants, the tickets are not transferable.

Can I represent my company at the conference?

We offer tickets specifically for startups that include several benefits.