SimVenture Classic

Helping you engage learners in an authentic and interactive small business simulation experience

SimVenture Classic is our multi award-winning small business simulation software application. This popular gamified learning solution allows users to start, manage and grow a virtual company, helping the people with whom you work to:

  • Increase their learning satisfaction and subject understanding because they are actively engaged in the running of an authentic virtual business.
  • Become more curious and independent through taking risks, analysing results and learning from mistakes.
  • Improve their business knowledge and entrepreneurial mindset by being involved in an enjoyable and realistic learning-by-doing approach.
  • Enhance their key personal and professional competencies required in the workplace.

Versatile small business simulation

Students playing small business simulation.
Accessible using an on-site Windows server

Available for use on a Windows PC/laptop or other devices using Windows emulation software.

The small business simulation has been fully translated from English into several languages including: Spanish, Chinese, Romanian and Italian. If you would like to review or use a translated version of SimVenture Classic, contact the Sales and Customer Support team.

To help with your evaluation of SimVenture Classic, download a free trial version of the software to your own Windows-PC computer. The free trial version is available to anyone and allows users to run Classic repeatedly for up to 6 simulated months.

Team based work

SimVenture Classic supports face-to-face team based work and on-site competitions. As well as being the foundation of the current China-wide youth competition, the small business simulation was also the bedrock of events like Umph! an annual school and college challenge which ran for 4 years in Yorkshire.

Students around a table using laptop and tablets whilst discussing the small business simulation SimVenture Classic

What can be learnt?

Being an authentic gamified learning solution, SimVenture Classic enables all users to develop a wide range of business and employability skills which will stay with them for years.

Two people looking at paper charts on table whilst analysing the results from playing the small business simulation SimVenture Classic
Business Skills
  • Financial Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Operations & Organisation
  • Small Business Start-up and Growth Strategies
Business people around a table chatting.
Employability Skills
  • Self Management
  • Team Working
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Numeracy
  • IT Skills

How do we support you?

We understand you could be concerned about how best to use our business simulation games with confidence.  

To help you, our dedicated team of education and software professionals will guide you towards successful application of the software and be there with ongoing support.

Girl on a videocall discussing the small business simulation SimVenture Classic

“We finally ran our first training day yesterday! It was a great success – biggest problem I had was getting the students off the business game once they were playing!”

Senior Lecturer, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge