We just returned from a three days workshop called “Together To The Top”. The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology invited us to refine our business strategy together with five other start-up teams and three experienced mentors. We had a great time and had the most interesting discussions until way after midnight.
But the real star of the workshop was the location! We were hosted in Schneeferner House just below the Zugspitze, Germany´s highest mountain at 2950m.
It was amazing. Just like in an old Agatha Christie book, we were all alone up there. Just one host and 18 entrepreneurs. The house has it´s own cable car, a railway station for a train that comes from inside the mountain and another tunnel that leads 700m through the mountain right to Austria. But the best part was the view of the meeting room.
In this moon-like, overwhelming atmosphere, it was easy to think freely and we made some really important decisions. We might have been more efficient at our desks, but we think some great ideas can only come, when you really step out of the daily routine. Meeting new people, exploring new places is always the right decision.