Simulations For Entrepreneurship Education

Our entrepreneurship simulations enable students to take the theoretical lessons learned in class and apply them directly in a 'startup' business that matches their personal interests and skills. Our platform is unique, as we provide the only platform that allows students to choose personalized simulations tailored to each student's individual career path; while still providing instructors a standardized form of learning. That means, our simulations not only prepare students for the real world of entrepreneurship, but also ignite a passion for innovation and creativity.

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP SIMULATIONS FOR EDUCATION

Preview Our Entrepreneurship Simulation Catalog

Below you will find a list of the most commonly selected entrepreneurship simulations for students in both Higher Education and High School

Software as a service (saas) Simulation

Mobile App Series

This simulation puts the student in the seat of a founder who’s looking to create a mobile app for college students. They will learn how to manage and run a Software as a Service (SaaS) company.

By assuming the responsibilities of a startup founder, students not only acquire a comprehensive understanding of the app development process but also develop a strategic mindset essential for success in the fast-paced landscape of the tech industry.

Students will learn:

  • Human resources: Hiring of employees vs. contractors
  • Financial reports: Profit and Loss, etc.
  • Office management: Determining office size
  • Sprint planning: Planning resources, scheduling the team’s workload, managing skills, etc.
  • Marketing: Running pay-per-click advertising campaigns
  • And more!
Apparel E-Commerce Startup Simulation

T-Shirt Company Series

This simulation is tailored for students in art, music, and general education, aiming to create a T-shirt printing company. They’ll learn managing order fulfillment, inventory balance, and pros/cons of hiring interns vs. employees, developing a strategic mindset essential for navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.

Students will learn:

  • Inventory management and raw materials
  • Financial reports: Cost of Goods Sold, Profit & Loss, Landed Costs.
  • Human resources: Hiring of employees vs contractors.
  • Workload management: Planning R&D vs. fulfillment, managing skills
  • Marketing: Simplified advertising campaigns
  • Store Module: Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • And more!
Side Hustle Business

Makers Market Series

This simulation is designed for students interested in creating handmade products to sell at local markets, like makers’ or farmers’ markets. It’s also ideal for students unsure about their business type, offering hands-on education for various homemade products.

Students will learn:

  • Inventory management & raw materials
  • Events & sponsorship (Determining cost & outcome of markets)
  • Human resources (Solo founder vs employees & contractors)
  • Financial reports (Profit & Loss, COGS, Landed Costs)
  • Workload management (Planning resources & managing skills)
  • Marketing (Pay-Per-Click advertising campaigns)
  • And more!
Hospitality Business

Food Truck Series

The Food Truck Series lets students learn how to run the ‘lunch-truck’ business model. They will have to make vital decisions on inventory, balancing perishable products vs. sales, how to target events, and more.

Students will learn:

  • Inventory management & raw materials
  • Perishable inventory and licenses
  • Events & sponsorship (Determining cost & outcome of markets)
  • Human resources (Solo founder vs employees & contractors)
  • Financial reports (Profit & Loss, COGS, Landed Costs)
  • Workload management (Planning resources & managing skills)
  • Marketing (Pay-Per-Click advertising campaigns)
  • And more!
AGRICULTURE

Vertical Farming Series

This simulation is designed for students interested in vertical farming, an innovative and sustainable method of growing crops in vertically stacked layers, using limited space and resources. With the rise in popularity of this farming technique, there is a need for educating students about its benefits while developing a strategic mindset essential for navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.

Students will learn:

  • Specialized equipment handling & sorting
  • Inventory management & overseeing (sourcing, planting, harvesting & selling)
  • Human resources (Solo founder vs employees & contractors)
  • Financial reports (Profit & Loss, COGS, Landed Cost)
  • Workload Management (Planning resources & critical, time sensitive events)
  • Marketing (cost-per-click campaigns, click-through-rate, demographics)
  • And More!
Using Entrepreneurship simulations in Business Curricula

How To Incorporate Simulations In Your Class

Our platform allows instructors to provide their classes with personalized and engaging simulations that are appropriate for students in K9-12 and undergraduate programs (Freshmen, Sophomore classes).  Instructors can incorporate our programming into their existing curriculum; and then students can apply the theoretical knowledge in class in a series of simulations and supplemental materials to test their skill.

step 1

Instructors choose from a list of standardized assignments that align best with their current curriculum or program.

step 2

Your students receive a link to choose the type of business they’d like to use to complete the homework assignment. 

step 3

Students can try and fail as many times as they’d like in order to practice the principles of entrepreneurship and apply the knowledge gained in class. 

FUNCTIONAL LEARNING

Help students explore different types of businesses without risk

We’ll help you create relatable scenarios for your students. To ensure that we are providing the highest quality of simulations, we constantly update and improve our tools through collaboration with a team of experts. With our help, your students will be learning in a way that feels authentic and enjoyable.

FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE

Create relatable simulations for your community

Our simulations are designed to accompany existing entrepreneurship curriculums for introductory courses at the undergraduate level. Give students the opportunity to explore customized simulations and learn to run a business in a risk free environment.  Don’t let uncertainty hold you back from pursuing your passions – take advantage of this incredible opportunity to learn and grow!

business simulations

Enhance your classroom curriculum

Success in the startup world requires more than just book knowledge, and you know it! That’s why we created Startup Wars.

Request your demo today and discover how you can empower your students to explore different types of businesses, without the real-life financial risk.