Getting Participants' Feedback

I invented INNOBALL strategic entrepreneurial simulation game in 2010. Since then, I conducted INNOBALL trainings and used it to strengthen real-life ventures hundreds of times, in various parts of the World, with people from 30+ countries.

Quite frequently, I asked some participants of these INNOBALL sessions give a mark to their own innopreneurial skills before and after the game.

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 Strategic entrepreneurial simulation game

helps participants to build a set of must-have innopreneurial skills


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Innoball helps you to:


Turn ideas or inventions into a profitable business and create new markets

Develop effective breakthrough strategies for implementing radical change

Enhance entrepreneurial creativity and entrepreneurial leadership skills

Learn to anticipate challenges, problems and attacks of your adversaries

Solve problems creatively and turn problems and failures to opportunities

Assess ideas and make smart decisions quickly  >>>

Assess entrepreneurial smartness of individual and teams  >>>



Being an Innovative Entrepreneur means being able to lead the entire startup development process from an invention through breakthrough customer success and further value innovation, rapid growth, diversification and expansion.

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Entrepreneurial Strategies must be flexible and adaptive when you build a disruptive business or create radical change. You move into a terra incognita full of challenges and opportunities. Your initial business strategies will have to be altered in response to diverse internal and external discoveries.

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Anticipation is a most important strategic thinking skill of a successful venturepreneur and an entrepreneurial innovation leader.

You must be able to anticipate diverse challenges that may emerge on your way to desired strategic results and to get better prepared to win.

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In a joyful environment, participants master a set of inventive thinking and entrepreneurial creativity techniques.

They adopt a continuous value innovation mindset and understand the entire
A-to-Z innovation 360 process much better.


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Innoboll facilitates intellectual teamwork.

 team creativity.

It helps build and assess capabilities of the team members
to think strategically and innovatively,
solve problems creatively and sport opportunities in problems.

When played regularly,
Innoball helps team members turn
entrepreneurial strategic and innovative thinking
into a winning habit.

In addition, innoball helps build and asses
the capabilities of the team leader
to select the best ideas and make quick and smart decisions.



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General Benefits

Specific Benefits

Turn Ideas / Inventions into a Profitable Business

Create New Markets

Develop Breakthrough Strategies

Train an Innovation Team  >>>

Build both Individual Creativity and Intellectual Teamwork  >>>

Learn to Anticipate Problems and Solve them Creatively

Assess Entrepreneurial Smartness of a Team  >>>

Disruptive Startups

Develop a Winning Business Model

Persuade Venture Capitalists to Invest  >>>

Large Innovative Firms

Implement Radical Change

Make Wiser Investment Decisions


Innoball helps strengthen
your innovation team, business model
sustainable competitive advantage and business strategies
‒ all within few hours

Success Story
Innovation Football game helped a large trainee company
strengthen its innovation team and business model,
save US$ 2.5 million thanks to avoiding costly mistakes, and
reduce time to market by 18 months

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Innovation Brainball (Innoball) is a breakthrough simulation game that helps disruptive innopreneurs create breakthrough innovations, develop stronger business models and entrepreneurial strategies, train the team and evaluate the strength of the team and each its member.  >>>

Team members learn to think strategically,
solve problems creatively, turn problems to opportunities,
anticipate opponents' moves, improvise, think as a team,
build on each other's and synergize ideas.

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Kore 10 Innovative Thinking Tools are used by both innopreneurs and their opponents to to manage the ideation process and simulate creative moves

A simulation game helps innopreneurs develop better strategies,
solve problems creatively and anticipate opponents' moves

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A choice of techniques for fast evaluation of innovative ideas will help team leaders make strategic decision quickly and effectively

Innovation Football makes you think for your opponents
and, ultimately, turn this thinking into a winning habit.

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  Example: Mars Inc.

Top Management of Mars Inc. wanted to make their workforce more creative, innovative and intrapreneurial. They ordered an INNOBALL training together with introduction to various entrepreneurial creativity techniques.

INNOBALL training to develop employee creativity for Mars Inc. by Vadim Kotelniov, the author of Innoball


What the Employees Learned


The participants of the INNOBALL training said that they had learned how to:

invent innovative valuable solutions both individually and as a team;

recognize obstacles to innovation and anticipate challenges;

solve unexpected problems creatively and adapt to changing circumstances;

implement an innovation project as a cross-functional team;

outperform competitors and win customers over... More