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Startup Creation Simulation

Students embark on a journey to build a successful startup from scratch

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Simulation Overview

The Startup Creation Simulation is a highly engaging entrepreneurial game designed by venture capital experts and startup advisors. It authentically replicates the entrepreneurial journey from ideation to scaling a startup.

Students step into the shoes of entrepreneurs, tasked with evolving innovative ideas into sustainable business models.

This simulation places a strong emphasis on innovation, strategic planning, and execution, with students' performance evaluated based on their ability to secure funding and propel their startups towards success.

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6-10 hoursTeams are divided into startups and VCs, managing the thrilling journey of creating a startup and making it investor-ready.​1 BRIEFING2 PREPARING3 CREATINGSTARTUP CREATION - GAMEFLOWDifficulty adapts to playersSTARTUPSSTARTUPSSTARTUPSVC TEAMSVC TEAMSVC TEAMSApprox 70% of teamsApprox 30% of teams1. Startups pitch to VCs​​2. VCs request information through data room​​3. Reflect on proposals ​​4. Teams negotiate investments by agreeing on Investment Amount and % Ownership​4 PITCHING5 DEBRIEFINGTeams are formed, 2-3 players in each. Briefing docs are provided.Immersion in analysisPitch guidance​IC guidance​Live stats​Competitor updates​WinnersCertificateInvesting template​Data Room​VC guidance​Startup guidance​Tool tips​Review VC role and aimsWatch briefing videoRead VC investing intelligence​Review Startup Market​Review startup role and aimsPopulate Business Idea template​Create Company Pitches​Populate Business Model canvas​Submit Pitches to VCs​Populate Investment Process template​Prepare Investment Criteria​TEAMS NEGOTIATE AN INVESTMENT DEALReview results and performance from all teams. Reflect on feedback.​Automatic assessment, relative to peers: Startups based on valuations achieved, VCs based on primary investments in highly demanded startups ​
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Key Features

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Duration

6 to 10 hours

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Ideal for

Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA students

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Pre-requisites

Beginners

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Approach

Adaptive learning by doing in a competitive team setting

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Grading

Simulator provides assessment data to grade students

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Instructions

Explained by videos, case studies, pop-up windows

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Real-time feedback and scores

Provided by simulator

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Facilitator

Simulator runs by itself (coaching is optional)

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Clocks, rules and validation

Managed by the simulator

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Location

Virtual, in-classroom or hybrid

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53 seconds

Overview: Startup Creation

  • Embark on the entrepreneurial journey of building a startup
  • Guide your venture from ideation to fundraising
  • Walk in the shoes of a founder
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Pricing

Per participant (pricing valid for 50+ students)

DIY
Primed
Guided
Facilitated
Participants
$33
$46
$59
$69
Intense competitive gaming
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Feedback on concepts and work
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See ranking and performance stats
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Gain certification upon completion
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Intel: Data and Analytics to grade students
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Onboarding: Assistance on setup and deployment
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Support: Receive live support during a simulation
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Branding: Your logo and name on the interface
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Prep talk: Scene setting to increase student excitement
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Facilitation: Whole simulation run by Finsimco
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Benchmarking: Cohort performance stats
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Need to apply for internal funding approval?

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Creators of the Startup Creation Simulation

The following industry professionals were involved from the beginning in the inception, creation, development, testing, and optimization of the simulation.

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Tech entrepreneur, VC investor & startup advisor, Steve Kelly.

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VC Investor, Raushan Kretschmar.

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Assistant Corporate Finance professor, Fatemeh Hosseini.

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Ex Finance Director, Precomp Tools, Aatmay Upponi.

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Facilitator Resources

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Enquire

Webinar 23 May 2024 15:00

Join this 20-minute webinar, followed by a Q&A session, to immerse yourself in the simulation.

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Private demo

Book a 15-minute Zoom demo with one of our experts to explore how the simulation can benefit you.