WhatAVenture

Innovation Platform

5 / 5 15 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Accelerators | Incubators | Startups | Corporate Innovation Teams


Average Ratings

15 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • WhatAVenture
  • www.whataventure.com
  • Founded 2015
  • Austria

About Innovation Platform

The WhatAVenture Innovation Platform offers two modules within one Platform being Idea Management and Idea Incubation. The idea management supports you in collecting ideas for challenges and manage and rate them easily. With a click the chosen ideas are pushed into our Idea Incubator guiding your Entrepreneurs through a validated step-by-step process to develop their ideas up to market readiness, supporting your teams with best practice examples and a virtual help.


Innovation Platform Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Brainstorming
  • Collaboration
  • Creator Tracking
  • Idea Ranking
  • Project Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Collaboration
  • Discussion Threads
  • Engagement Monitoring
  • Evaluation Workflow
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Idea Ranking
  • Ideation / Crowdsourcing
  • Polls / Voting
  • Trend Tracking

Innovation Platform Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra-loader

High ease of use, great for customer development and validation in business model development

Mar 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We use the software in our university accelerator programs with focus on enabling our student companies to reach product-market fit, traction and scaling. The What a Venture platform provides structure to the teams and the guided/ step-wise customer exploration and validation approach with lots of examples and explanations are extremely helpful. Thanks to the platform we can focus our coaching more on the essence of the business and have to explain less tools and procedures. Same holds true for the market analysis, customer analysis and finance modules. This saves time, enables us to support more projects and helps us to stay in the loop at all times. The platform keeps us informed about who is currently working on what and so we know upfront what we can expect and what we have to prepare for the next coaching session. The option to invite external mentors is also highly valuable.

Cons: Very minor and not a dislike but more like a suggestion: It would be awesome to be able to choose between the more traditional Business Model Canvas and Lean Canvas (maybe as an option). Lean Canvas would have an even better fit following the problem-solution fit phase.

Overall: The What A Venture innovation platform provides structure to our diverse project teams and helps us provide more efficient and effective coaching.

Vendor Response

by WhatAVenture on March 29, 2018

Dear Jan,
Thank you very much for your very positive feedback. We love to read that our customers appreciate the usage of our Innovation Platform. We will keep the Lean Canvas in mind for sure!

The must-have tool for all entrepreneurs

Nov 07, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The overall performance of WhatAVenture Platform is amazing: a very user friendly tool that is easy to learn and understand. I love the simplicity of the platform. The process of developing business idea is well-structured and clear. Platform encourages teams to follow well-designed steps, keeps them focused on every section and organized. Users thirsty for more knowledge will be happy to read additional information provided on the sidebars of every section.

WhatAVenture team proves to know entrepreneurial needs very well: Innovation Platform offers entrepreneurs numerous superb features, like collaboration groups and validation board. Nothing can stimulate ideas flow more than opportunity to work on the project as a team, whereas validation board is a crucial step for all businesses to test their current hypothesis.

Along their way users are supported by fantastic customer service: friendly, knowledgeable and willing to assist entrepreneurs on every stage of the process.

As a mentor I can easily search through the projects, track my teams' progress and leave my comments. Innovation Platform structures my collaboration with the teams: it stimulates our discussions but also brings us back on track whenever we move too far from the main problem. Innovation Platform is a great tool both for seed phase startups and for established businesses. It allows my teams and me to iteratively develop their business ideas.

Marvelous features, user friendly dashboard design and the amazing support team turns every visit on the Innovation Platform into nice and valuable experience. The Innovation Platform is a tool I highly recommend all entrepreneurs ready to challenge their current assumptions.

Vendor Response

by WhatAVenture on November 07, 2015

Wow Weronika! Thank you very much for the super detailed review. It is great to see that you were able to implement the platform so well for the whole project and to see your full dedication as a mentor to your teams. We are looking forward to work with you in the future.

Capterra-loader

Really useful for program coordinators!

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love everything about this product: it is easy to use, it applies a sound methodology that drives startups to the end of the process in an easy way, it is full of documentation that by itself it's worth as a knowledge base! As a program coordinator it is great to be able to see at a glance, from one dashboard, where every startup is in the process, whether they are progressing regularly or get stuck somewhere, and so on. Also, great to keep the mentors involved.

Cons: All is great here. Just, as a program coordinator I would like sometimes to be able to configure the system to skip 1 or 2 steps, especially for shorter programs or 1-day workshops when I use this as a support software.

Vendor Response

by WhatAVenture on April 19, 2018

Dear Paolo, thank you very much for the constructive feedback!

Very nice innovation tool!

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Their feedback has been consistently positive. They also very much liked the built-in training and usability.

Cons: Hm, maybe I would have liked to developed it myself... Seriously, the product really fits the use case!

Vendor Response

by WhatAVenture on April 03, 2018

Dear Alexander,
Thank you very much for this valuable feedback. I do hope, that your students as well as yourself enjoy working with our tool even longer! :)

Capterra-loader

Excellent platform-never been easier to kick start a new business

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: ease of use and clarity. it is very methodical and standardized that helps keep the business model organized and constructive.

Cons: less flexibility. in certain fields there should be more flexibility on what can be entered. kind of designed for simple business models, however often it might be more complex

Capterra-loader

Great experience!

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use. Simple and intuitive. You can onboard students and participants with invitations. It exactly follows our entrepreneurial and innovation path. Very useful.

Cons: Some problems/issues with the registration of participants. It could be interesting to include any module to remind participants to register.

Overall: This software is helpful to provide a common methodology, we already have that, so we get more value in facilitating the communication among team members to work on an innovation project.

Vendor Response

by WhatAVenture on April 10, 2018

Dear Daniel,
Thank you very much for the feedback, we will take the reminders on our map.
I am happy that you and your students enjoy the benefits of our Platform!
Best regards
Alex

WhatAVenture - a great tool for our new startup!

Nov 05, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is very well thought out and helped our new start-up to structure things, get deeper into market analysis and to figure out our strengths and weaknesses compared to competitors. Very straight forward and easy to use, tips and suggestions as well as links to useful articles are integrated. The WhatAVenture team is superb and helped us in every step of the way. Would recommend it to all newcomers in the highly competitive startup world!

Vendor Response

by WhatAVenture on November 05, 2015

Thank you very much Filip for your great review. We are looking forward to see even more great things from you soon and wish you and your startup all the best on your way to success!

As far as I'm concerned this platform is very user friendly.

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I really appreciate the examples in order to explain the six steps of this platform. I think it is a great idea

Cons: From my point of view the last step about the financials is less user friendly than others. It can be necessary to implement this step with more examples.

We use the innovation platform with aspirants of the master craftman's diploma.

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The Plattform is easy to use, also for people without mamagement experience.

The customer support is perect.

Cons: For our users we would like to have demoprojects available also in german, because they don't have an advanced nlevel in english

A useful tool

Nov 08, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Standardization is a difficult sport. More difficult when a tool should cover the needs of so many different startups.

Vendor Response

by WhatAVenture on November 16, 2015

Thank you very much for your feedback George. Fully agree that standardization vs. customization is a constant challenge. In the future we will integrate automatic feedback based on data entries and would be very happy to hear your ideas as well as get your feedback on what we have plannend.

it works

Nov 05, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It is a logical and easy to use system to help startups work out their offer, their targets, and competition... I used it with a number of startups, and the feedback was positive...

Vendor Response

by WhatAVenture on November 05, 2015

Thank you Mark for your great feedback! It is a pleasure working with you. We are looking forward to support even more teams together in the future.

Digitalise your entrepreneurship class

Nov 12, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are currently running our first class using WhatAVenture as an online support. So far it has been a great experience. Very easy to use and almost no questions fro students on how to use it. Recommend it for lecturers who look for an easy solution to combine online and offline teaching.

Absolutely awesome experience

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love simplicity and user experience of platform. I appreciate the button of inspirations :) Definitely I think is the best way to start and transform an idea to a startup. Each steps are built with a correct criteria.

Cons: Sometimes each step are closed. Is not possibile change any features and maybe it would be more flexible.

Capterra-loader

Friendly and intuitive with structure

Apr 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the flexibility and traceability that the platform offers throughout the 6 steps. Another relevant factor is the collaborate and feedback with all team members.

Cons: At the moment I don't find cons, the examples of other companies help me a lot as well as the detailed explanations that exist in the process

Vendor Response

by WhatAVenture on April 04, 2018

Hi Andrea,
Thank you very much for your feedback. Great that you love our tool :)!
Best
WAV Team

it offered great help to the startup projects of our students

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - the startup process organised in a systematic and visual manner

- great supporting materials, both articles and videos

Cons: - the business canvas model is a bit too complicated for our students projects. They won't be able to fill in the whole canvas during the course period, neither is it necessary.