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We use AI to increase the valuation of your company


IDEASCANNER is one of the leading independent strategy consulting firms that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to increase the business valuation. The AI assistant IDEASCANNER makes the weaknesses of your business model radically transparent. The result is a detailed action plan for the successful transformation and innovation of your company with new business opportunities. As Software as a Service (SaaS) IDEASCANNER is also used in corporate innovation & entrepreneurial education. IDEASCANNER is 10x faster in the analysis of business models and according to customers "much more effective than anything else".



  1. Put your current business model to the test to increase the value of your company
  2. Learn to think smarter than venture capitalists (VCs)
  3. Analyze business ideas, e.g. in entrepreneurship or leadership programs
  4. Identify potentially successful business ideas or startups with over 40 mission critical attributes
  5. Receive an overall score & a detailed report on how business ideas can be improved to be more successful

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR) identified that those organizations that achieve the highest levels of transformation are considered future ready and are both low cost and innovative.

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 venture capital investors.

IDEASCANNER allows systematic scans of current business models and new business ideas with a set of attributes that are critical to success. IDEASCANNER helps you to educate in entrepreneurial thinking and prioritize business ideas, e.g. after design thinking workshops.



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: ca. 2-3 working days
  • Output: IDEASCANNER Expert Report incl. score and individual feedack
  • Benefit: data-based idea evaluation with suggestions for improvements


Software as a Service for corporate innovation & entrepreneurial education

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


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: ca. 2-3 weeks
  • Output: IDEASCANNER Strategy pitch with new opportunities
  • Benefit: increase your company value with clear evidence for business potential

Customer feedback on IDEASCANNER

eye opener, much more effective than anything else

robust, very fast to results and yet profound

very valuable, solid basis for discussion

helps massively, makes ideas comparable, creates a standard

Research Based On

Case Studies

Automotive Supplier

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. ...

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. ...

Education Provider

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 is helping companies in the digital transformation and innovation process to make business ideas quickly measurable and to increase the business valuation.







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The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy invites to the Global Entrepreneurship Week with IDEASCANNER, the digital tool for entrepreneurial thinking in education, e.g. in the founder consultation at colleges, universities. Learn how to think smarter. Register now!
The online event series by KERN & IDEASCANNER will be continued with the expert panel for mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The countdown for the free registration is running: Thursday, 11/26/2020, 4 pm. Join us, also at the Q&A session afterwards!
Quora enables people worldwide to exchange and spread knowledge. Melanie Stütz is invited by Quora as an expert in digitization e.g. for family businesses. The first questions have already been answered, such as about her escape before the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Awards & Partners

IDEASCANNER is partner for digitization of "Pack ma's digital" by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) to support the economy in Upper Bavaria

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

Regarding mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and succession in family businesses KERN and IDEASCANNER co-operate for business model optimization

The Federal Association of the Medium-size Economy and IDEASCANNER co-operate to make the German Mittelstand future-ready

IDEASCANNER partners with the European Commission for business continuity to develop new and resilient business models in the ongoing pandemic

IDEASCANNER is partner of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for adapting to the new normal and finding solutions for the future of work due to COVID-19



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