A simple step-by-step guide on how to log in to SimVenture Validate for the first time.
If your institution or workplace has offered you a SimVenture Validate user account to help you ideate, map, test, and share your business ideas, here are the steps to follow to log in to the platform for the first time.
If you’d like to read more on any of these steps, keep scrolling down this page for detailed instructions and images to help guide you through the signup process.
Step One: Log in by clicking your unique class link
You will be provided with a unique URL from your educator or programme manager. You must use this unique link to create your SimVenture Validate user account.
This is particularly important if you are working in teams as this link will recognise the class you are in (e.g. the group of people within your university module, the group of people in your business accelerator programme, or the group of colleagues you are collaborating with on a project).
Step Two: Create your SimVenture Validate account
Enter your details in the ‘Create your account’ section.
Please note: The email address is case sensitive. Enter your email exactly as it appears in your email account, so you can join a team or retrieve your password simply if you forget it.
Press the ‘Create account’ button.
Step Three: Enter a project name that will appear when you log in
The Project Name is the title of the first project you create in SimVenture Validate. Choose a Project Name that means something to you – it could be a team name or the name of an existing business idea you have. You must however enter something in this field, otherwise you won’t be able to continue. You can also change the name of your project at any stage, so if you’re unsure of your project name just enter ‘Project 1’ in this field and carry on.
Press the ‘Create Project’ button to continue.
Step Four: Do you have a business idea?
The next screen asks you whether or not you already have a business idea.
Your answer will determine your starting place when SimVenture Validate opens, however you will still be able to access all four sections of the platform no matter where you start. The platform sections are: Ideation, Canvas, Testing, and Portfolio. You can always flip back and forth between these sections as and when you need them.
If you select ‘No, help me create one’, the Ideation section will open first. This section will help you ideate real world problems and solutions, and decide on a business idea to explore further. You can of course ideate as many business ideas as you like.
If you select ‘Yes, I have one‘, the Canvas section will open first. This section allows you to create a Business Model Canvas for your existing business idea. It even has an additional block in the Business Model Canvas for Sustainability. Don’t worry if you don’t know about the Business Model Canvas yet, SimVenture Validate will guide you through every step in the process.
Now you are logged in to SimVenture Validate!
After these four steps, you will now be logged in to SimVenture Validate.
When SimVenture Validate first opens, you will notice that there are helpful pop-up screens that explain how each area within the platform works. We recommend reading through each of these prompts to fully grasp what the four sections entail. To navigate through the four sections of SimVenture Validate, click the icons that appear on the left hand side of your screen if using a PC or at the bottom of your screen if using a mobile device. The icons that correspond with the four sections are shown below.
Now you should be off to a flying start with SimVenture Validate, and we cannot wait to hear about the amazing ideas you create, startups you start, and businesses you grow.
If you’ve developed a business idea or project using SimVenture Validate that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you.
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