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#1 Board Game For Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital
Take on the role of a startup founder and go
through the exciting ent...
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Pre-Ordering Continues On Our Website:
www.NextBigThingBoardGame.com
189% Funded On
Supported By The Venture Community
• Accelerators: 500 Startups, Plug & Play, Y Combinator
• Crowdfunding: Crowdfunder, Se...
How To Play
5
Founder + Company Cards
Players take on the role of startup founders and launch their company using their
cash savings and...
The Board
7
Experience all the ups and downs of
being an entrepreneur:
• Start with an idea
• Develop a Minimal Viable Pro...
Grow Your Company
8
Add Team Members Get First CustomersMove Into An Office
Accelerator Program (Startup University)
See if you get into the Accelerator Program,
“Startup University”!
• If you go th...
Raise Investment Capital
1. Stop on a Capital Raise space
2. Randomly select a Capital Raise Card
3. Randomly select a Inv...
Impact Points
1. Ethics & Diversity
2. Health & Wellness
3. Sustainability
4. Social
These cards are positive and negative...
Pivots & Significant Events
12
A Pivot is when a startup
re-evaluates its business
and decides to go in a
new direction wi...
Generate Revenue & Pay Expenses
13
Players lose by running out of money (going bankrupt).
Note: Having $0 doesn’t mean you...
Exit (Cash Out!): Get Acquired or IPO?
14
Your Choice
Higher Risk /
Higher Return Potential
Lower Risk /
Lower Return Pote...
How To Win
15
How To Win
1ST Place Winner (1st Degree Startup Black Belt):
The Player With The Highest Final Founder's Value
• Note: Fou...
Amazed By How Much Your Company Is Worth?
Take a photo “Doing The Unicorn” of the winner or group
Def: A “Unicorn” is a co...
Serial Entrepreneurship
• Play again! Serial entrepreneurs have higher success rates!
• Use resources on board game’s webs...
Custom/Personalized Versions Of The Game
• Add Name or Logo
• Great For Gifting To Yourself, Friends, Family, Clients!
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To Learn More & Pre-Order Your Game:
http://www.NextBigThingBoardGame.com
Follow Us On Twitter @NextBigThingBG
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A great friends and family board game to inspire the founder's of "The Next Big Thing"!

You, your friend, child, or family member might be the next Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google Founders), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook Founder), Bill Gates (Microsoft Founder), or Jeff Bezos (Amazon Founder)!

Are You “The Next Big Thing”? Play The Game To Find Out!
Ages 12+, 2-6 Players, 45min-2hr

Kickstarter campaign launching Nov 2015!

Would appreciate your support in sharing the game with your network via e-mail, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook!
Twitter & Instagram: @NextBigThingBG
Facebook: @NextBigThingBoardGame

The Next Big Thing Board Game - The Game of Entrepreneurship

  1. 1. #1 Board Game For Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Take on the role of a startup founder and go through the exciting entrepreneurial journey from beginning to end. Compete with other players to build the biggest company and change the world with positive impact. A great friends and family game to inspire the future founder's of "The Next Big Thing" Ages 12+ 2-6 Players 45min-2hr 2
  2. 2. 3 Pre-Ordering Continues On Our Website: www.NextBigThingBoardGame.com 189% Funded On
  3. 3. Supported By The Venture Community • Accelerators: 500 Startups, Plug & Play, Y Combinator • Crowdfunding: Crowdfunder, SeedInvest • Angel Groups: ARC Angel Fund, HBS Angels, NY Angels, Sand Hill Angels • Seed Funds: Cowboy Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Founder Collective, Rubicon Venture Capital, Softech, SV Angel • Early Growth Funds (Series A-B+): FirstMark, Greycroft Partners, RRE, Tomorrow Ventures, Upfront Ventures • Multi-Stage Funds (Seed-Series C+): Battery Ventures, KPCB, NEA, Norwest Ventures • Corporate Venture Groups: Comcast Ventures, Intel Capital 4
  4. 4. How To Play 5
  5. 5. Founder + Company Cards Players take on the role of startup founders and launch their company using their cash savings and superpower skills to create a minimal viable product (MVP). Savings Superpower 6
  6. 6. The Board 7 Experience all the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur: • Start with an idea • Develop a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) • Build a Team & Get First Customers • An Accelerator Program • Pivot Paths • Raise Capital From Investors: Seed-Series D • Create A Social & Environmental Impact • Experience Significant Events • Generate Revenues & Pay Expenses • Exit: Get Acquired or Do An IPO • End With Piles of Cash or Go Bankrupt
  7. 7. Grow Your Company 8 Add Team Members Get First CustomersMove Into An Office
  8. 8. Accelerator Program (Startup University) See if you get into the Accelerator Program, “Startup University”! • If you go the Accelerator route you get $100K, but you also give up 5% of equity. • The Accelerator is a short cut to raising a Seed investment round. • At the end of the Accelerator is a Demo Day, a graduation day, to present to potential investors, partners, and customers. 9
  9. 9. Raise Investment Capital 1. Stop on a Capital Raise space 2. Randomly select a Capital Raise Card 3. Randomly select a Investor Ownership Card 4. Collect your money 5. Roll Again 10
  10. 10. Impact Points 1. Ethics & Diversity 2. Health & Wellness 3. Sustainability 4. Social These cards are positive and negative and tell a story about the impact the player and their company has on their own life and the rest of the world. 11
  11. 11. Pivots & Significant Events 12 A Pivot is when a startup re-evaluates its business and decides to go in a new direction with its product or service. There are two pivot paths throughout the game. Pivots are more time intensive and more expensive. “!” spaces are Significant Events and are a mixture of good and bad things that can happen to your company. Examples: • Product delays • Lawsuits • Add key team members, giving up additional equity, but increasing revenues. • Patents granted or acquire another company increasing the final exit value.
  12. 12. Generate Revenue & Pay Expenses 13 Players lose by running out of money (going bankrupt). Note: Having $0 doesn’t mean you’ve lost, it means you’re close to losing! Expense Spaces Revenue Spaces
  13. 13. Exit (Cash Out!): Get Acquired or IPO? 14 Your Choice Higher Risk / Higher Return Potential Lower Risk / Lower Return Potential What will you choose?
  14. 14. How To Win 15
  15. 15. How To Win 1ST Place Winner (1st Degree Startup Black Belt): The Player With The Highest Final Founder's Value • Note: Founder’s Value = Company Value * Founder’s Equity 2nd Degree Startup Black Belt: …And Most Cash OR Most Positive Impact 3rd Degree Startup Black Belt: …And Most Cash AND Most Positive Impact 2nd Place Winner: The Player With The Most Cash AND A Positive Impact 16
  16. 16. Amazed By How Much Your Company Is Worth? Take a photo “Doing The Unicorn” of the winner or group Def: A “Unicorn” is a company worth $1B+. Twitter: Tag @NextBigThingBG, #DoTheUnicorn Facebook & Instagram: Tag @NextBigThingBoardGame, #DoTheUnicorn 17
  17. 17. Serial Entrepreneurship • Play again! Serial entrepreneurs have higher success rates! • Use resources on board game’s website to start creating your startup pitch deck and pitch investors on your real “Next Big Thing”. • Get your Entrepreneur Swag! 18
  18. 18. Custom/Personalized Versions Of The Game • Add Name or Logo • Great For Gifting To Yourself, Friends, Family, Clients! 19 Game Box Game Board
  19. 19. To Learn More & Pre-Order Your Game: http://www.NextBigThingBoardGame.com Follow Us On Twitter @NextBigThingBG 20

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