SimVenture Validate

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SimVenture Validate is our on-line learning resource that allows people to think through, map, test and plan out their entrepreneurial and innovative ideas using an interactive platform that:

  • Inspires and refines generative thinking through an easy-to-use visual tool.
  • Guides users to create a comprehensive on-line Business Model Canvas based on Alexander Osterwalder’s model – with the addition of a sustainability block.
  • Challenges people to check assumptions by leading them through a range of testing techniques with supporting tools.
  • Produces an interactive and unique visual portfolio that can be easily shared on-screen and via a URL link or PDF.

How SimVenture Validate works

Based on the Business Model Canvas

SimVenture Validate helps people to develop, map, and test their entrepreneurial ideas. Working with the platform and through the process, users develop greater confidence in their own thinking and ability.

The online resource allows users to structure thoughts to a greater depth and as a result explore concepts not previously considered. Simple to use, the software is an engaging and interactive on-line platform based on Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and lean start-up thinking.

All work is saved to a Canvas as ‘digital cards’ which can be viewed and edited at any time.

simventure validate business model canvas page
In-built tools & case studies

SimVenture Validate takes users on a step by step journey supported by case studies from 6 successful businesses.

These case studies include a social enterprise sourcing coffee through sustainable suppliers, a project to end homelessness and a robot which children build to learn about coding and engineering. By accessing these case studies, users see how other people have validated their ideas. This practical support boosts confidence, understanding and self-directed learning – and critically saves saves tutor 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. SimVenture Validate automatically saves all work.

People working on different devices.
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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 portfolio with additional images and text. Sharing a portfolio is easy via either a URL link of PDF with the flexibility to share a complete portfolio or just chosen sections.

Cloud based allowing easy setup and monitoring of learners

Validate is available globally 24/7 via PC, Mac or Tablet. There is no requirement for software to be installed.

Licenses are typically supplied to the purchasing organisation. The nominated Validate coordinator then provides users with a unique link to enable them to register and create an account. Coordinators monitor and review in real time the progress of all user activity.

Using SimVenture Validate to develop ideas

What can you achieve with SimVenture Validate?

Whether you are developing a new project or start-up, revising an existing business strategy or undertaking entrepreneurial learning, SimVenture Validate takes the very best of theory and allows you to apply practice all in one place.

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Key Business Activities

The SimVenture Validate guided journey takes you through:

  • Customer segments
  • Channels
  • Customer relationships
  • Value Proposition
  • Key partners
  • Key activities
  • Key resources
  • Cost
  • Revenue
  • Sustainability
Workplace Skills

Whilst working through Validate there is an opportunity to develop and hone the following skills:

  • Communication (verbal & written)
  • Research
  • Decision making
  • Analysis
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Problem solving
  • Financial awareness
  • Social & environmental awareness
  • Setting goals and priorities
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How do we support you?

We understand that you want to be confident when using SimVenture Validate.

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.

People discussing SimVenture Validate online

I have been thrilled with SimVenture Validate as the 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