Wed, 08 Nov|
Peter Harrington Guest Speaker
Peter first launched in 2006, SimVenture Classic is the multi-award winning business simulator allowing people to create & run a virtual company and learn about business and entrepreneurship in an authentic & engaging way.
Time & Location
08 Nov 2023, 12:30 – 14:30
Orlo, 7 Hill St, Birmingham B5 4EW, UK
About the event
September 1989. York. Waving degree certificate & renting tiny office, bought first computer (mono screen, irrelevant memory, no Windows), an ill-fitting £36 carpet & all-important coffee machine. Sailed recession storms & built up a company (Qa Research) & started other ventures. Discovered entrepreneurship joys & learnt helping others in design, print and marketing industries, to fulfil their talent, mattered. Fast-forward. Although I have roles in the other companies, most of my time now focuses on developing and supplying learning solutions to education and corporate clients. More at: www.simventure.com In 2016, we launched 'SimVenture Evolution'. This on-line, multi-player business simulation allows people to start, manage and scale an SME for up to 10 sim years whilst tutors/trainers monitor progress in-class or remotely. With in-built scenarios & activities for both education and corporate training sectors, Evolution has been designed to be the most powerful & intuitive simulation on the market. First launched in 2006, SimVenture Classic is the multi-award winning business simulator allowing people to create & run a virtual company and learn about business and entrepreneurship in an authentic & engaging way. Used in 40+ countries, Classic was crowned 'Most Enterprising Learning Product' by the IOEE in 2015. Time permitting (& the podcast, blog and book chapters are up-to-date), I dabble in the dark arts of student finance, long-distance taxi driving and with little effort, being 'embarrassing-dad'. Skills contribute to better blood pressure, parental resilience, and since 2019, 'house reclamation'. Specialties: Developing entrepreneurial talent Business simulation games Growing businesses from scratch Market & Social Research Sales, Influence & Persuasion Marketing Presenting & Pitching Copywriting & Scripting Social Media Design & Branding Printing Mentoring Idea generation Podcasting - see Startup Survival Podcast Occasional lapses in concentration/memory failure Avoiding people who talk too much Talking too much Good parenting Bad parenting Mornings Hitchhiking Being with Wendy