An online virtual "game" where you test your idea on different markets, in different scenarios, policies, situations and get feedback.
Reduce the time and money spent on turning ideas into businesses
Predict possible problems in your business model and improve the end product before it even reached the market
Increase the number of ideas turned into successful businesses
Create a playground where changes in businesses, services, or even political regimes can be tested
Simulation and testing playground
Let’s say you are creating prototype of flying cars. You sign up as an idea creator. After you fill in your profile details where you comprehensively describe your idea, you are entering a world like SIMS, where your idea is a developed final product ready to be tested in the market. You choose the "environment" where you want to test your idea. After testing it in current markets, you get results of how successful could be your idea in this phase of development, what are the main problems, etc. In other words, you could see your flying car with all the performances that you have imagined as a simulation in real world, test it, modify it, and so on. You could do this as many times you want and get valuable informationhow your product would perform on the market.
Other people, who signed up as guests, could come as players and see what you are offering and comment your product so you could get market feedback without even having your product live. To have reliable market feedback, you as idea creator, could see guests’ profile to know whether you got comment from professor from MIT, some engineer from company like RIMAC or someone else who may be less reliable. In that way, you will enrich your idea with different opinions, master all the possible obstacles, and have reliable track on how to create product that market would love and people would like to use.
Game guidance and advisement
Using data analytics and machine learning you could have artificial game advisor who could provide you some tips and guide you considering previous comments for similar ideas. For example, most common mistakes that have been made which are likely to happen to your idea, or some tips and tricks which are most likely to help it perform better on the market.
The environment you choose to see how your idea performs would be dynamically updated in real-time with the newest information on the targeted market's policies, relations between parties, cash flow, black market, competitors and other companies. It would function like "football manager" for businesses and markets. Each new version of the software would be updated with new things and would serve as a better virtual representation of the real situation. The start-up could then do some simulations of their product performance in different environments and plan their commercialization better.
Comparison of the platform to the idea fairs, internet forums,etc.
Getting the feedback for your ideas is great, but can be done by visiting fairs, conferences, etc. Here it would be made easy by moving it online. The most complex thing would be the testing part. To test the idea on the current market, complex algorithm and virtual representation of the real world markets should be developed. The algorithm would fit the idea in one of numerous categories based on the end goal, tools, it into a format readable by the virt
Would you be willing to try something like Idea simulator before making mistakes that could have been avoided? Do you find it as a good solution for examining the market?
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