Test business ideas with SimVenture Validate
Simple to use, Validate lets university and college students develop and test business ideas, measure market demand, and check all key assumptions that fit within a self-constructing business plan. People work individually or in groups and the on-line access makes for highly flexible teaching and learning.
How Validate works
As an on-line resource, Validate offers a ‘block by block’ structured approach to learning. Working much like a detective on their own business idea, users build a portfolio of information to identify gaps and assumptions that have to be filled and proven. Whilst Validate is easy to start, the questions (which are all carefully structured around the segments within the Business Model Canvas) become increasingly challenging and importantly, users quickly discover what they don’t know.
Get out of the classroom
Once students appreciate what they don’t know, and the fact answers to their questions won’t be available on-line or in books, they discover the need to get out of the classroom.
By asking the right questions, completing market research, seeking expert advice and critically, getting out, users are better able to validate their own social or business idea. At the same time, tutors and teachers are able to view and assess user progress through the on-line environment.
Validate generates ideas
SimVenture Validate also has an ideation feature for people who are yet to establish their own idea. By combining on-screen questions and a varied selection of images, Validate lets users develop a better understanding of where personal interest and opportunity might intersect.
Who uses Validate?
The platform works for social and business ideas and suits college, undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The learning solution can be used intensively over a day or a week. Take a look at the education case studies provided on this site.
Alternatively, users of the software can build their portfolio over a period of time to fit in with any course of module. SimVenture Validate has been designed for a blended teaching approach (workshop / lecture / class and online) and lecturers and tutors can monitor, manage and mentor remotely or in-class. Being cloud-based, SimVenture Validate allows students to login from any internet connection.