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“We came up with this kind of idea so we can help youngsters in developing a positive competitive spirit, but also to give them a chance to understand the financial elements of the business environment, through virtual SPARKoins,” said Ivona Ćorić, finance and business startup manager at SPARK.
“We truly hope that this concept will enable a quality insight to owning a business, but also build up better constructive relationships between startups and startup accelerators,” she said.
SPARK has shared its gaming techniques with other accelerators too. It applied to the Digital Cities project, founded by the British Council, and HM Government, which is working with Balkan countries, to help further develop the Play, Learn and Earn programme and has partnered with two UK-based accelerators (Supreme Factory and Acorn Aspiration).
A demo version of the game is available now.