FAQ for family businesses/SMEs
What is IDEASCANNER Expert & Strategy for us?
We show you how to significantly increase the value of your business and help you to create a sustainable monopoly position. As Expert as a Service, our experts put your current business model to the test. As a result, you will receive your IDEASCANNER Expert Report. This shows in concrete steps how the business positioning can be improved and the company value increased. The resulting feedback forms the basis for the joint implementation of measures as part of the IDEASCANNER Strategy. Contact us for a free initial consultation here!
When is the best time to collaborate?
Do you need to change your current business model? Do you want to sell your family business or hand it over to the next generation? Then contact us: we will create new perspectives for your company and your business model and thus the prerequisite for achieving a higher company value.
How can we get started?
Contact us with your business email. We will do a pre-scan internally. Only if we already see first prospects for a significant increase in value, we will start the next step with you, a video call for your IDEASCANNER Expert Report.
Which statements does the IDEASCANNER Expert Report contain?
- Various scores allow an initial classification of the company with regard to its value enhancement potential. These scores are presented visually in a management summary.
- Subsequently, the critical attributes for value enhancement are listed. Depending on the number of scores, the report analyzes your current business model on approximately 50-150 pages and identifies further development prospects in the areas of innovation, sales and operational excellence.
- Finally, you will receive concrete suggestions for possible implementation measures. Contact us to make an appointment for your free initial consultation.
Can I also measure sustainability with IDEASCANNER?
Yes, if you wish, you can receive your Sustainablity Score with your IDEASCANNER Expert Report in addition to your personal Company Score. Especially in the area of sustainability, many additional success-critical factors have been added recently, which show concrete key metrics and improvement opportunities.
Is IDEASCANNER Expert also suitable for start-ups?
Yes, especially when it comes to preparing a pitch for a financing round. With IDEASCANNER we democratize the knowledge of successful venture capitalists (VCs) and enable founders to answer questions from VCs at eye level. We show you at which points in the pitch investors reject an investment. The IDEASCANNER Expert Report helps you to improve your pitch and to conduct a successful financing round. Contact us for the scan of your start-up idea here!
How can I recommend customers/business partners?
Write us with a link to the website of the startup or company whose business positioning is to be analyzed and improved. We do an internal pre-scan. If we see prospects for a significant increase in value, we offer a non-binding initial meeting with the interested party. In case of an order, you will benefit from this as well. Contact us.
What does IDEASCANNER Expert & Strategy cost?
IDEASCANNER Expert as a Service is performed online. For the IDEASCANNER Expert Report we start together with a video conference. This means that there are no additional travel costs. Our experts are experienced entrepreneurs who also think entrepreneurially. This means that for every 10 EUR you earn more through IDEASCANNER Strategy, we receive 0.5 EUR. Contact us for a free initial consultation here!
What added value does IDEASCANNER Expert & Strategy bring me?
With the IDEASCANNER Expert Report we help owners to increase the value of their company. Together with you, we make your company fit for the future with IDEASCANNER Strategy. Therefore, we show you on what you can focus on to create new perspectives for you and the next generation of your company or show buyers where sustainable earnings potential of the company can arise in the future. Any more questions? We look forward to hearing from you.
FAQ for Education Providers
What is IDEASCANNER SaaS for us in education?
We empower you to think smarter to develop business ideas and startups more sustainably successful. With IDEASCANNER Software as a Service (SaaS), you as a manager or founder can scan business ideas yourself with your smartphone in 10-15 minutes. As a result, you receive an initial rating of the business idea by the IDEASCANNER Score as well as concrete suggestions on how the business idea could be improved. Numerous further links and videos allow you to quickly learn how experienced investors analyze business ideas. Contact us for your free online demo here!
What maturity level should ideas have for scanning?
IDEASCANNER helps to put both new and existing business models to the test. IDEASCANNER enables initial analysis and prioritization of very early ideas, e.g. in the context of Design Thinking, before Lean Startup & expensive prototyping. "Fail fast" can be saved the earlier you scan business ideas.
How can we get started?
Contact us to schedule a free online demo as a first step. Next, you can license IDEASCANNER SaaS for your business or educational institution. To get started, we'll begin with a webinar to scan ideas with IDEASCANNER together.
How IDEASCANNER works as a digital tool for entrepreneurial thinking?
- Log-in via e-mail on the IDEASCANNER license page.
- Answering yes/no questions about the business idea.
- After the automatic analysis of your input, you will receive feedback with concrete suggestions for improving the idea.
- At the same time you will receive your IDEASCANNER Certificate with the score for your idea by e-mail.
- Teams can use a specially developed form, the IDEASCANNER Triangulation Sheet, to improve and scan the idea together. This approach with additional scans can increase business idea scores by an average of 15-20% on the second scan. Sign up for an appointment for a free online demo here!
Does IDEASCANNER also help regarding sustainability?
Yes, with IDEASCANNER you are always up to date with the latest market research, from trends, metrics to insider terms. Since IDEASCANNER is based on pattern recognition of success-critical factors of business models, it can also help social and impact ideas in particular to achieve sustainable economic success.
Can diverse parties use it as a master tool together?
Yes, especially innovation, technology and start-up centers that work in association with several universities, companies or associations can benefit from a composite license. The same applies to international business units of corporations. IDEASCANNER is an educational tool that enables a transfer of knowledge that would take the users themselves years to achieve. Ask about our special educational discount. Contact us.
How can I scan my idea as a student/employee?
If your educational institution or employer has already licensed IDEASCANNER, the scan is free of charge for you and easily accessible via link from the local contact. If this is not yet the case, we will be happy to make up for it together with our free online demo for all interested parties. Contact us and be the first to benefit!
What does IDEASCANNER SaaS cost?
We want to promote entrepreneurial thinking as early as possible with our digital tool. Inquire about our collaborative license and special discount for educational institutions. Contact us for your corporate innovation or entrepreneurship education here.
What is the added value of IDEASCANNER Software as a Service (SaaS)?
IDEASCANNER makes business ideas measurable for the first time, enables their structured improvement and trains entrepreneurial thinking when used repeatedly. As a result, this leads to better ideas. The score makes ideas comparable and easy to prioritize. Interdisciplinary teams also benefit from this knowledge transfer and from 80% time savings. Still questions? We look forward to hearing from you.