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We use artificial intelligence (AI) to increase the value of your company


As a leader in innovation, IDEASCANNER leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to drive business 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. As Software as a Service (SaaS) IDEASCANNER is also used in corporate innovation & entrepreneurship education. IDEASCANNER is 10x faster in the analysis of business models, and according to customers, "much more effective than anything else".

IDEASCANNER Expert & Strategy


  1. Put your current business model to the test to increase the value of your company
  2. Identify potentially successful business ideas or startups with mission critical attributes
  3. Receive an overall score & a detailed report on how business ideas can be improved to be more successful

Increase the value of your company. Avoid bad investments. IDEASCANNER identified e.g. in the portfolio of one of the largest early-stage investors in Germany more than EUR 15 million in walking dead investments.

Learn from the mistakes of others. The experience gained over the past 10 years from startups worldwide was analyzed for typical success characteristics using primary and secondary sources. IDEASCANNER has been validated and approved by successful VC investors.

IDEASCANNER allows systematic scans of current business models and new business ideas with a set of attributes that are critical to success. The IDEASCANNER Expert report and the resulting feedback is the basis for the IDEASCANNER Strategy to increase the value of the company.


IDEASCANNER makes business ideas measurable for the first time and is used for rapid evaluation of ideas not only in corporate innovation but also in entrepreneurship education. IDEASCANNER SaaS helps prioritize business ideas, e.g. after design thinking workshops, and democratizes the know-how of successful venture capitalists (VCs).

In accelerator/incubator programs or in the start-up advice and transfer centers of colleges and universities, IDEASCANNER supports in terms of content, time and empowers intra-/entrepreneurs to:

  1. benefit from the experience of thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and to learn entrepreneurial thinking,
  2. evaluate and improve business ideas in a triangulation*,
  3. stand up to questions from experienced investors on an eye level.

Contact us for a free online demo or for a quote request here.

* In triangulation, three people scan one and the same business idea with IDEASCANNER SaaS. This peer-to-peer approach has proven successful and leads to an improvement of the idea, which is also reflected in an increase of the IDEASCANNER Score.

Customer feedback on IDEASCANNER SaaS: "a lot of inside knowledge based on scientific evidences with a lot of examples", "This is worth its weight in gold", "The triangulation sheet makes advising for start-ups transparent with the use of IDEASCANNER", "You have managed to break down a complex and multi-layered subject, in a dynamic environment with countless influencing factors, to meaningful attributes and give it to hand in an easy-to-understand tool."



Software as a Service for peer-to-peer scans in corporate innovation & entrepreneurship education

  • Input: your thoughts on the business ideas or positions
  • Service: self-assessment/triangulation based on IDEASCANNER SaaS
  • Duration: 12+ months
  • Output: IDEASCANNER individual feedback and certificate incl. score
  • Benefit: evaluate & prioritize business ideas and learn entrepreneurial thinking


Using IDEASCANNER our experts scan your business positioning, startups or business ideas

  • Input: pitch deck, business plan or business model canvas
  • Service: AI data analysis, expert triangulation, if necessary audit call
  • Duration: up to 5 working days
  • Output: IDEASCANNER Expert report incl. score and individual feedack
  • Benefit: data-based idea evaluation with suggestions for improvements


Together with you we develop perspectives on how to increase the value of your company

  • Input: success-critical attributes based on the IDEASCANNER Expert report
  • Service: identifying and validating new opportunities
  • Duration: up to 3 weeks
  • Output: IDEASCANNER Strategy pitch with new opportunities
  • Benefit: increase your company value with clear evidence for business potential

Customer feedback on IDEASCANNER

helps massively, makes ideas comparable, creates a standard

eye opener, much more effective than anything else

robust, very fast to results and yet profound

very valuable, solid basis for discussion

Research Based On

Case Studies

Car Manufacturer

A manufacturer of premium vehicles is currently being challenged by developments in the fields of electric mobility, autonomous driving and car sharing. The know-how in combustion technology, which has guaranteed a certain unique selling proposition for decades, is quickly losing its significance. ...


Today, an automotive supplier from Southern Germany generates approx. 80% of its turnover with the propulsion of vehicles by combustion engines. The advent of electromobility endangers the company’s core business. The supplier is therefore making efforts to establish a new line of business over the next five years. ...


Over 70% of all startups still fail within the first 20 months of their existence despite receiving an average of USD 1.3 million in funding and despite already generating revenue. The Lean Startup movement could not bridge this gap. The sale of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is no prove that there is a good business. ...


A multinational conglomerate is active in very different industries due to its broad positioning. Ideas for new business potential are collected within the group using a uniform open innovation platform. Employees can submit suggestions via the system. These are evaluated in a multistage process. ...


Andreas G. Stütz
Melanie Stütz
Andreas G. Stütz

Andreas G. Stütz

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 working for Mercedes-Benz Japan in Tokyo and Dresdner Bank Securities in New York City, he successfully founded several IT companies. Andreas and his companies have won prestigious awards, such as the McKinsey Startup Award, which was presented to him by Angela Merkel.

Together with his wife, Melanie, he was the author and co-pilot of the first world trip with a “flying car”. He used the publicity with book and film to collect money for the education of disadvantaged children. As a business angel, Andreas is a member of the investor group “MunichAngels”. Since 2019, he has been a mentor for the evaluation of business ideas at the world’s largest pre-seed start-up accelerator, the Founder Institute.

In recent years, his research on what influences the value of companies led to IDEASCANNER.

Melanie Stütz

Melanie Stütz

Melanie Stütz grew up in an entrepreneurial family and has a background in business management and data science.

As part of the co-production with ARD, she was the first female pilot to fly across five continents in 18 months in a “flying car”. Before becoming CEO of IDEASCANNER, she worked at the German headquarters of Microsoft, followed by positions at Unisys in Madrid, Siemens in Regensburg, an advertising agency in Beijing and a company builder in Munich.

In 2019, Melanie was voted one of the top 80 minds in Munich’s digital and creative scene and was appointed as an AI expert for the “Future Study: Life, Work, Education 2035+” by the Münchner Kreis and the Bertelsmann Foundation. Since 2020, she has been a mentor for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the business model analysis for adapting to the “new normal”.

With the AI assistant IDEASCANNER, she makes business ideas quickly measurable and drives entrepreneurial thinking in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship education.


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Andreas Stütz from IDEASCANNER is invited as an expert and speaker to OECC’s Circle Talk: Future Tech on April 29, 2021, 4:30 pm. Join us for the talk about AI, other innovative technologies and the top 5 forward-looking lab technologies. Register now here.
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Awards & Partners

IDEASCANNER is partner for digitization of "Pack ma's digital" by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK)

Melanie Stütz from IDEASCANNER is nominated as AI Entrepreneur for the Women in AI Awards by VentureBeat, the #1 publisher of AI

Regarding mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and succession in family businesses KERN and IDEASCANNER are partners

The Federal Association of the Medium-size Economy and IDEASCANNER co-operate for a future-ready Mittelstand

IDEASCANNER is partner of the European Commission for business continuity with new & resilient business models

IDEASCANNER is partner of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for adapting to the new normal

IDEASCANNER is partner for entrepreneurship of the Gründerwoche of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs



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