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Experience the full power

Meet great people and experience the unique IdeaLab! atmosphere


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.


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!


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.


The InnoLab! is a space for startups and companies to show their most innovative products to the world. If you’re interested in experiencing VR or AR products, 3D printing, robots or other groundbreaking inventions, InnoLab! is the place to go.


One highlight of this years IdeaLab! will be our exciting PitchBattle! where selected startups get the opportunity to pitch their idea in front of a jury consisting of top-tier venture capitalists from Europe. Make sure to apply for the PitchBattle! during your Young Founder application.

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. Our team is greatly supported by the previous team members who organized IdeaLab! 2016, IdeaLab! 2015 and by our IL!-Alumni all around the world. This is how the IdeaLab! spirit drives the conference since 2001.