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Think Like a CEO: A Business Simulation Presented by Invited MBA

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (CDT)


Become CEO for a day and improve your business acumen in a fun, fast-paced business simulation game! To succeed, you and your assigned team must build a hypothetical company focused on creating long-term value. 

This highly interactive game play program will illustrate how your decisions drive value in a business and how to think like an executive no matter where you are in your career.

We'll be joined by members of other young professional organizations for a highly collaborative business exercise in small teams.

"The 'Think Like A CEO' event was an eye-opening experience.  Everyone thinks they can run a company, but can they really?  This simulation tells you in real-time if you have what it takes to be a CEO of a company.  The results surprised everyone in the group." - Josh, previous attendee

"Think Like A CEO rewards business acumen—no matter what your education or prior experience is. A lot of people in my industry—nonprofits—don’t give themselves credit for making business decisions every day. This event removes the ‘mystique’ from the CEO title, highlights your level of business acumen, and positions you to think like an owner. I wish all my nonprofit colleagues could experience Think Like A CEO" - Kyle, previous attendee

What To Expect

You’ll be paired with fellow attendees and put in the driver’s seat of a hypothetical business where you will:

  • Balance variables and feel the pressure of making economic trade-offs. 
  • Put your business skills to the test and learn from your successes and failures. 
  • Learn to confidently understand financial data and make decisions that drive business value.
  • Make quarterly decisions to manage your operational, sales & marketing, and financial functions while developing and executing an innovation strategy

Your goal is to build the company with the highest market valuation. The winning team will receive gift cards to a local business!

Please note: Spots are limited for this event and registration is required. The simulation will begin promptly at 6pm. Please plan to arrive between 5:30-5:45pm to receive additional details and instructions.

If you can no longer attend, please email events@austinyoungchamber.org. Refunds will not be provided, but you may transfer your ticket to another individual. Please email events@austinyoungchamber.org to transfer your ticket.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsor

Are you ready to level up your career and learn key business and leadership skills? Designed as a virtual-native offering that fits into a full-time working schedule, Abilitie’s Invited MBA provides tomorrow’s leaders the business, management, and leadership skills necessary to thrive in a fast-paced global business environment. 

Our team-based business simulations serve as the backbone to a unique and enriching 12-week virtual Mini-MBA program that features case-study discussions, action-learning projects, and interactive learning in an immersive team-based environment. Entering its 5th Cohort this fall, the Invited MBA is looking for ambitious, curious professionals ready to grow. Learn more at InvitedMBA.com.

Program Dates: 9/14/21 – 12/04/21
Deadline #2: 7/29/21
Final Deadline: 9/9/21

Young Professional Organization Partners


Industrious Austin
Industrious Austin, 201 W. 5th St. #1100
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Mel Martin
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