Validate: Business Startup Ideas Platform
Help your learners develop and plan innovative ideas.
SimVenture Validate is our startup ideas platform that allows people to ideate, plan, test and share entrepreneurial and innovative ideas. The engaging and interactive platform guides individuals and teams to:
How SimVenture Validate works
Based on the Business Model Canvas
SimVenture Validate helps people to develop, map, test and share their business ideas. By working through the guided process within the platform, users build confidence in their ideas and in their own thinking.
The online platform allows individuals or teams to explore their innovative ideas in depth and explore concepts not previously considered. It is also very simple to use and highly engaging.
SimVenture Validate combines Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas with lean startup thinking, allowing users to validate their business ideas with confidence.
All work is saved to a Canvas as ‘digital cards’ which can be viewed and edited at any time. Find out more about platform features here.
In-built tools & case studies
SimVenture Validate users are supported by in-built guidance, tools and case studies at each stage within the platform.
Within the ideation, mapping, and testing stages, users are provided with 6 real-world business examples to help guide their thinking.
The case studies provided are real-life examples from a diverse range of businesses including:
By accessing these case studies, users see how other people have validated their business ideas. This practical support boosts confidence, understanding and self-directed learning. Critically, it also saves valuable time.
Individual and team activity
Use SimVenture Validate either on your own or as a team activity. The platform’s flexibility means people can work collaboratively (and remotely) on any joint idea or project.
Each project can be updated in real time by multiple users across multiple projects. All work within the platform is automatically saved.
Interactive and shareable portfolio
SimVenture Validate effortlessly builds user’s portfolios in incremental steps as they progress through the platform.
People can further enhance their final startup portfolio by adding logos, images, text and supporting documentation. Portfolios are then easy to share with educators, family, friends, potential customers or investors either through a URL or PDF download. Users can also choose what information to share within the portfolio, as some information may be confidential.
Cloud based allowing easy setup and monitoring of learners
SimVenture Validate is available globally 24/7 via PC, Mac, Tablet or Phone. There is no requirement for software to be installed.
Licenses are typically supplied to the purchasing organisation. The nominated administrator then provides users with a unique link to enable them to register and create an account. Administrators monitor and review in real time the progress of all user activity.
What can you achieve with SimVenture Validate?
SimVenture Validate allows you to think through your business ideas and present them with confidence. The platform is commonly used for:
All in all, this business startup ideas platform allows users to put entrepreneurship theory into practice.
Key Business Activities
The SimVenture Validate guided journey takes you through:
Whilst working through Validate there is an opportunity to develop and hone the following skills:
Who uses it?
SimVenture Validate is a versatile and flexible platform with applications in both education and workplace settings.
How do we support you?
We understand that you want to be confident when using SimVenture Validate.
Our dedicated team of education, software, and startup support professionals are available to support you throughout the process. We also have a range of online resources available for you to access at any stage.
“I have been thrilled with SimVenture Validate. Students have been working throughout the module rather than waiting until the last week to finally write a business plan. I will certainly be using it again next year.“
Professor Tom Cooney, Technology University Dublin