This weekend I was delivering SimVenture Evolution a part of the Open University Accelerate Programme. The OU Accelerate weekend brought together a network of University academics and business leaders with student entrepreneurs to take their businesses and ideas to the next level. To help our entrepreneurs learn how to run a business I used SimVenture Evolution with them using a start-up simulation of a bicycle business. They started with nothing other than £175,000 of seed capital and worked out how to get the business up and running. It was a great pleasure to work with these lovely entrepreneurs and I wish them success in their ventures. Thanks to Robert Wilson who gave students this great immersive, interactive experience.
Robert said after the event “The students voted SimVenture as their favourite element of the entire event and I’m really pleased with how engaged they were throughout the entire process. Lesley did a brilliant job facilitating and I even overheard one student saying she enjoyed learning from her experience just as much as the simulation”.