As leader in innovation, IDEASCANNER leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to drive the company value. This allows business ideas and business positionings to be measured for the first time. IDEASCANNER makes the weaknesses of business models radically transparent. The result is a detailed action plan for a successful transformation and innovation with new business opportunities. IDEASCANNER is 10x faster in the analysis of business models, and according to customers, "an eye opener", "very valuable" & "much more effective than anything else".
Do you need to change your business model? Do you want to sell your family business or hand it over to the next generation? We help you to develop new sustainable business models and transform from a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) to an innovation-driven enterprise (IDE). Contact us and:
- have your current business model put to the test to increase business value.
- identify potentially successful business ideas with our success-critical attributes.
- receive overall scores & a detailed IDEASCANNER Expert report on how to improve your business.
The "Periodic Table of Business Strategy" - IDEASCANNER Expert report with its potential in:
- IDEASCANNER Score (scan result of the business idea or business positioning),
- Company Score (measurement result of the internal company analysis),
- Sustainability Score (result of the sustainability analysis).
startups are founded per day (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, GEM 2020)
bn USD/year in venture capital is invested in startups (GSER 2020)
% of all startups fail, estimated 120,000 businesses fail everyday (GEM 2020)
billion USD could have been invested more successfully in new business ideas
“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.“ - R. Buckminster Fuller
As software as a service (SaaS), IDEASCANNER accelerates corporate innovation and entrepreneurship education. For this, the knowledge of successful venture capitalists (VCs) is democratized to e.g. prioritize business ideas in design thinking. With ONE magic link you get answers to
- SCAN: What is the status quo of a business idea?
- SCORE: What is the potential for improvement?
- SCALE: How can an idea be improved?
IDEASCANNER is used in accelerator & incubator programs as well as in start-up & transfer centers at and outside universities. We empower you to quickly evaluate and improve business ideas plus to answer questions of experienced investors during a pitch at eye level. Do you want to learn more about this proven approach and how it fosters entrepreneurial thinking? Contact us for a free online demo here!
“IDEASCANNER is an eye opener & much more effective than anything else, a Business Model Canvas doesn’t tell you how to improve your idea.“
“You've managed to break down a complex topic into meaningful attributes and give them at your fingertips in an easy, understandable tool.“
“What a "Wow-effect" when the gut-feeling is challenged by the non-emotional objectivity of the scanner result.“
“Many companies are prisoners of their world of thought. IDEASCANNER helps them out of it.“
helps massively, makes ideas comparable, creates a standard
robust, very fast to results and yet profound
this is a very helpful tool that makes startup consulting a lot easier
a lot of insider knowledge, based on scientific insights
very exciting tool to discuss, develop and improve an idea
- Input: pitch deck, business plan or business model canvas
- Service: audit call, AI data analysis and expert triangulation
- Duration: ca. 5 working days
- Output: IDEASCANNER Expert report incl. scores and individual feedback
- Benefit: data-based status quo evaluation with suggestions for improvements
- Input: success-critical attributes based on the IDEASCANNER Expert report
- Service: identifying and validating new opportunities
- Duration: 12 months
- Output: IDEASCANNER Strategy pitch of new business opportunities
- Benefit: increase of your company value with clear evidence for business potential
- Input: your thoughts on the business ideas or business models
- Service: self-assessment/triangulation based on IDEASCANNER SaaS
- Duration: 12+ months
- Output: IDEASCANNER individual feedback and certificate incl. score
- Benefit: evaluate, improve, prioritize business ideas & learn entrepreneurial thinking
Andreas G. Stütz | IDEASCANNER Expert
Andreas G. Stütz has been an IT and media entrepreneur, pilot and inventor with several patents for over 20 years. During his studies at the University of Passau, he developed the first concept of a group-wide information marketplace for the CEO of Daimler. After holding positions at Mercedes-Benz Japan in Tokyo and Dresdner Bank Securities in New York City (USA), he successfully founded several IT companies. Andreas and his companies have received prestigious awards, such as the StartUp Award by stern, Sparkassen and McKinsey, which was presented to him by Angela Merkel.
Together with his wife Mel, he was co-pilot and author of Weltflug – The Gyroplane Dream, the first world trip in a “flying car”. He used the publicity with the book and the Weltflug.tv film to raise money for the education of disadvantaged children. As a business angel, Andreas is part of the “MunichAngels” investor group. Since 2019, he has been a mentor for evaluating business ideas at the world’s largest early-stage startup accelerator, the Founder Institute.
In recent years, his research into what has a lasting impact on the value of companies has led to the “Periodic Table of Business Strategy”. With IDEASCANNER Expert, he and his team of experts put current business models to the test and show how company value can be increased.
Melanie Stütz | IDEASCANNER SaaS
As CEO of IDEASCANNER, Melanie Stütz makes business ideas quickly measurable for the first time. With IDEASCANNER SaaS, the “pre-flight check” for business models, she drives entrepreneurial thinking in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship education. Melanie grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and has a business and data science background. She is an entrepreneur, adventurer and pilot.
As part of the Weltflug.tv co-production with ARD, she was the first female pilot to fly across five continents in a “flying car” together with her husband, Andreas G. Stütz. For that matter, they worked together with the children’s charity terre des hommes to promote the education of children worldwide. Previously, she worked at Microsoft’s German headquarters, at Unisys in Madrid, at Siemens in Regensburg, at an advertising agency in Beijing and at a company builder in Munich.
Since 2020, Mel has been evaluating business ideas and pitches as a jury member, mentor and advisor, including for the European Commission’s #EUvsVirus Hackathon, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT COVID-19 Challenge, and Women in AI & Robotics’ AccelerateEU program. She also holds various advisory board positions. In 2022, the Global AI Hub awarded her as one of the “Top 50 Thought Leaders to Influence Your Mind“.
The entrepreneurial couple Melanie and Andreas G. Stütz and their story are well known from the media, such as:
IDEASCANNER is partner for digitization of "Pack ma's digital" by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK)
The Federal Association of the Medium-size Economy and IDEASCANNER co-operate for a future-ready Mittelstand
KERN and IDEASCANNER cooperate on family business succession as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
Partnership between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and IDEASCANNER for adapting to the new normal
IDEASCANNER partnership with the European Commission for business continuity with new & resilient business models
IDEASCANNER is part of the tools and methods in the certificate program for start-up consultants at universities
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Managing Director: Andreas Stütz
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IDEASCANNER uses AI to drive business value and think smarter by SCAN, SCORE, SCALE. As a result, we accelerate digital transformation and sustainable innovation by 10x.