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IDEASCANNER accelerates your digital transformation & sustainable innovation by 10x with AI. For this, we put your current business model to the test and make business ideas & positionings measurable for the first time. IDEASCANNER is Europe's largest privately funded research project on business success factors and has a unique and proprietary data set of critical factors for business success. According to customers: "IDEASCANNER is a must havein all phases from idea to growth", "very valuable", "an eye opener & much more effective than anything else".

IDEASCANNER Expert & Strategy For SME Entrepreneurs


Are you planning to sell your company, but the currently achievable sales price does not meet your expectations?

Do you want to create new perspectives for your company succession and secure the business continuity?

Would you like to increase the profitability and thus the value of your small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)?

IDEASCANNER shows how revenue and profit can be multiplied in the next five years. For this, IDEASCANNER provides a detailed action plan for successful transformation & sustainable innovation with new products, services and business models.

The IDEASCANNER Expert report:

1. is the result of analyzing your company or business idea against identified success factors,

2. provides possible unique selling points through innovation that can keep the competition at bay,

3. shows the sales & earnings potential and thus the value enhancement potential of your company.

Periodic table of business strategy

The IDEASCANNER Expert report is the basis for implementing the recommended measures in the subsequent IDEASCANNER Strategy phase. Take advantage of our Free Pre-SCAN or simply:

1. Send us the URL of your company website

2. Within 24 hours we will run a pre-scan

3. After that we arrange a free online initial consultation

“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, American Architect & Futurist


With IDEASCANNER Software as a Service (SaaS), we provide leaders & founders a digital tool for analyzing and improving business ideas by themselves at their fingertips. In this way, we provide access to the expert knowledge of successful venture capitalists (VCs) so that you can get immediate answers to:


What is the status quo of the business idea?


What is the potential for improvement?


How can the business idea be improved?

IDEASCANNER is used in corporate and university accelerator & incubator programmes, as well as in transfer centers. Want to learn more about this proven method and how it can help prioritize ideas and foster entrepreneurial thinking in corporate innovation & entrepreneurship education? Contact us here 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.

I love the tool and the workshop was very informative.”

“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.



Our experts SCAN your company, startup or business idea with IDEASCANNER

  • INPUT: pitch deck, business plan or business model canvas
  • SERVICE: audit call, AI data analysis and expert triangulation
  • DURATION: ca. 5-10 working days
  • OUTPUT: IDEASCANNER Expert report incl. scores and individual feedback
  • BENEFIT: data-based status quo 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 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


Crash Course to learn how to think smarter & make decisions like successful venture capitalists (VCs)

  • INPUT: (own / sample) business ideas / models to SCAN
  • SERVICE: online training with live assessment incl. SaaS
  • DURATION: 2 workshop days
  • OUTPUT: IDEASCANNER Certificate incl. SCALE sheets with improved scores, success factors
  • BENEFIT: knowledge transfer through joint idea assessment & improvement


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

  • INPUT: your thoughts on the business ideas or business models
  • SERVICE: self-assessment / triangulation with SaaS license
  • DURATION: 12+ months
  • OUTPUT: on average 10x faster idea evaluation incl. SCORE increase +20%
  • BENEFIT: evaluate, improve, prioritize business ideas & learn entrepreneurial thinking

Customer Feedback on IDEASCANNER

IDEASCANNER is a must havein all phases from idea to growth. I am thrilled with the way the tool is easy to use, but deeply maps the many different aspects of a company’s development, stimulates discussion and even encourages team building. It’s a lot of fun to think outside the box and, most importantly, it encourages you to identify innovations.

(Finance-FEM-Lab | jumpp & J.P. Morgan)

robust, very fast to results and yet profound, helps massively, makes ideas comparable, creates a standard


The questions that are asked by IDEASCANNER bring more to think about for both someone starting a business and for someone already running the business on how to scan, score and scale.

(Univeristy of Rwanda)

a lot of insider knowledge, based on scientific insights


very helpful tool that makes startup consulting a lot easier

(DENKFABRIK Hochschulen & Entrepreneurship)

very exciting tool to discuss, develop and improve an idea

University of Koblenz

Case Studies

Family business

The family business has been carried on from one generation to the next for decades. However, the current business model threatens the family tradition. The only competitive advantage can no longer be maintained. In addition, the next generation saw no perspective to take over the company. Through IDEASCANNER...


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...


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...


Andreas G. Stütz | IDEASCANNER Expert
Melanie Stütz | IDEASCANNER SaaS
Andreas G. Stütz | IDEASCANNER Expert

Andreas G. Stütz | IDEASCANNER Expert


Andreas G. Stütz is an IT and media entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience and several patents. He studied at the University of Passau and developed the first concept for a group-wide information marketplace for the CEO of Daimler as part of his thesis.

He worked for Mercedes-Benz in Tokyo and Dresdner Bank in New York City, and founded several successful IT companies, including one for which he received the StartUp Award from Angela Merkel. With his wife, he co-piloted the first world trip in a “flying car” and used the publicity with the WELTFLUG book and movie to raise money for child education.

He is a part of the MunichAngels investor network and mentor at the Founder Institute. He has developed the “Periodic Table of Business Strategy” and uses IDEASCANNER Expert to increase company value with artificial intelligence (AI) for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Melanie Stütz | IDEASCANNER SaaS

Melanie Stütz | IDEASCANNER SaaS


Melanie Stütz is an entrepreneur, advisory board member and one of the Top 50 Thought Leaders according to Global AI Hub. As part of the co-production with ARD, she and her husband, Andreas G. Stütz, were the 1st pilot couple to cross 5 continents in a “flying car”. Not only as a pilot, but also as an entrepreneur, she learned the importance of a pre-flight check.

As CEO of IDEASCANNER, the “pre-flight check for business ideas”, she makes ideas measurable for the first time. IDEASCANNER SaaS democratizes the expert knowledge of successful venture capitalists (VCs) with AI to foster entrepreneurial thinking in corporate innovation & entrepreneurship education.

As a jury member and mentor, she scans ideas, e.g. for the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Since 2023 she is a European Climate Pact Ambassador and empowers with IDEASCANNER also to scale green ideas to achieve the Green Deal in Europe, for the first climate neutral continent.


IDEASCANNER is one of the Top Companies for Innovation Management in Munich.

The entrepreneurial couple, Melanie and Andreas G. Stütz, are well known from the media. Here is an excerpt.

Would you like to learn more about the story of the two, which began with the first trip around the world in a "flying car" and led to the "pre-flight check for business ideas"? We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us here!


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