SimVenture Evolution

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SimVenture Evolution is an online business simulation that allows people to start, manage and grow a virtual business. By using this advanced business simulation learners will:

  • Improve business and entrepreneurship knowledge through a learning by doing approach.
  • Enhance personal and professional competencies required in the work place.
  • Become more curious and independent through taking risks and learning from mistakes.
  • Increase learning satisfaction because they are actively engaged in the experience of running a business.

Online Business Simulation Features

SimVenture Evolution departments view.
Business Areas

SimVenture Evolution allows learners to run all areas of a virtual business for up to 10 simulated years. When using the online business simulation, learners make decisions in quarterly periods and then analyse the impact of these decisions. This gives learners the opportunity to understand how all areas within a business are connected. The business areas covered include:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • R & D
  • Organisation
Control Tower

The Control Tower within SimVenture Evolution is the administration area for tutors and programme managers using the business simulation. In this area tutors are able to login, setup and manage activities for their learners.

Tutors and educators have complete control over what tasks or scenarios their learners are assigned within the business simulation. The Control Tower also provides educators and tutors with a wide range of reports as well as a leaderboard. This allows learner progress to be monitored and assessed in considerable detail simply.

SimVenture Evolution Control Tower Grid View.
Students playing online business simulation.
Product Delivery

SimVenture Evolution runs on a browser on a variety of different platforms – PC, Mac or Tablet can all be used. No technical installation is needed. Users simply log into their account and they are ready to go.

Learners can take part as individuals or as teams. As long as there is an internet connection any user can interact with the platform wherever they are in the world.

Help & Support

SimVenture Evolution includes a wealth of information, both textual and visual, to explain the principles of business once users login.

When accessing the business simulation game, learners are guided by helpful videos and written guides throughout.

Additional business simulation resources are also available for educators and programme managers who would like additional support and inspiration. Resources include written guides, video tutorials, lesson plans, and case studies.

Business people looking at graphs and resources on laptop and tablet.

What can you learn by using SimVenture Evolution?

SimVenture Evolution teaches learners a wide range of business and employability skills.

Business people looking at graphs exported from the online business simulation SimVenture Evolution
Business Skills

SimVenture Evolution encompasses a wide range of business activities, emphasising how they are all interlinked. No decision is taken in isolation but needs to be considered as part of the bigger picture. Areas covered are:

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Research & Development
  • Operations & Organisation
  • Start-up and Growth Strategies
  • Strategic Thinking
Business people around a table talking about the online business simulation SimVenture Evolution
Employability Skills

Running a business in Evolution requires the learner to use and develop a number of workplace skills as part of the process:

  • Problem Solving
  • Planning
  • Presentation skills
  • Numeracy

And when used in a team environment, other important interpersonal skills are needed, such as:

  • Communication skills
  • Team working
  • Management skills

How do we support you?

We understand that implementing and using a new digital solution can be daunting. That’s why our team of dedicated education and software professionals are here to support you at every stage.  

There is also a plethora of written and video SimVenture Evolution resources available for you to access at any time.

Girl providing customer support for the online business simulation SimVenture Evolution using a laptop.

SimVenture Evolution provides a robust and realistic platform to integrate theory and practice, a crucial part of entrepreneurship education. Students explore what works and what doesn’t by working through the ‘fail-learn-redo’ cycle in a safe learning environment. The Control Tower feature also saves so much time. It allows tutors to organise student groups, check student progress, gather data and assess their progress with relative ease.

Chris Mahon, University of Nottingham 2017