The co-founder and CEO of IDEASCANNER, Andreas G. Stütz, has been an IT and media entrepreneur, pilot and inventor with several patents for over 20 years. During his studies of business administration at the University of Passau with a focus on business informatics, he developed the first concept of a group-wide information marketplace, later to become the Intranet, for the Daimler Board of Management as part of his diploma thesis (grade 1.0).
After working for Mercedes-Benz Japan in Tokyo and Dresdner Bank Securities in New York City, he started with colleagues the Incubator Cyberlab at Burda-Verlag in Munich. He soon co-founded his first company and helped sell it to the TV manufacturer Loewe. He then co-founded friendlyway, a company for digital self-service systems in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and developed it into the innovation leader in its segment. Andreas and his companies have won several prestigious awards. For example, he received the Startup Award from McKinsey, the German savings banks and Stern magazine from Angela Merkel.
To realize a childhood dream, he and his wife Mel flew across five continents in 18 months in a gyrocopter. In a co-production with the ARD, they documented the journey of their lives, called Weltflug, in book and film. With a part of the proceeds they supported the children’s aid organisation terre des hommes in the education of deprivileged children.
In recent years, he has worked intensively on the question of which factors influence the success of start-ups. The answer to this question is the IDEASCANNER.