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Compete and collaborate with friends, colleagues or classmates to create the best new ideas or play solo & generate your own big ideas!
Compete and collaborate with friends, colleagues or classmates to create the best new ideas or play solo & generate your own big ideas!
Compete and collaborate with friends, colleagues or classmates to create the best new ideas or play solo & generate your own big ideas!
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Idea Jab - The First Card Game For Generating Business Ideas

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Matt & Alex met in business school where they built an apparel company together and learned real entrepreneurship on the fly.

It was a small business, but the duo was just getting warmed up. In the years following their passion for entrepreneurship yielded a vast array of new businesses including software, mobile apps, web apps, retail products, a media firm and even public speaking engagements.

Through it all though, they relentlessly generated new business ideas and compiled an enormous list of all their ideas - so enormous in fact, that they believe it to be the largest in the world (though this is not yet verified).

Idea Jab began as Matt’s YouTube channel wherein he was sharing one of his own new business ideas everyday, but from the onset the duo knew it was merely a launchpad for something bigger. The two would meet regularly to discuss their ideas when one day it dawned on them that perhaps ‘business ideas’ could BE the business!

They knew that they had a unique ability to generate new ideas, but it wasn’t until they started researching this field, that they really comprehended how challenging the art of generating quality new business ideas is for so many others.

Their research included reading hundreds of books, locating and compiling data from every forum, blog & social network where term’s like “how do I generate new business ideas” were included, and even conducting surveys of thousands of American’s to find out the truth about business ideas.

The very first whiteboard doodle.
The very first whiteboard doodle.

The Idea Jab game has been their full time job for over 6 months now, and they've had an absolute blast bringing it to life. 

Everything you see here is the result of their own hard work. 

Nothing was outsourced (except for manufacturing). 

Matt created the videos and designed the artwork, website, this page, the cards and the packaging (and tirelessly worked with manufacturers to ensure that the end product precisely reflected his artwork). 

And Alex spent hours every day sharing the concept with real humans, collecting data, gathering feedback and generating a buzz around town.

Our very first (handmade) cards  |  We've worn these shirts pretty much every day since we got them
Our very first (handmade) cards | We've worn these shirts pretty much every day since we got them

Matt & Alex here!

This game means everything to us because it's really just the first piece of the puzzle. 

If we reach our goal we'll be able to unleash an extensive line of related products that we think will completely overhaul how entrepreneurship is both taught and learned. 

If you think this game was creative, wait until you hear about our plans for the app world & the digital space! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Contact us anytime at: Matt@IdeaJab.com  &  Alex@IdeaJab.com

Press Inquiries

Email: Press@IdeaJab.com

Bulk Orders

We've received a number of emails about bulk orders and the short answer is, YES! We're dealing with these on a case-by-case basis due to the unique circumstances of each request we've received. 

If you're interested in placing a bulk order for your store, event, school, company, co-working space or other purpose please contact us at: Sales@IdeaJab.com 

Risks and challenges

The tests are done, the manufacturers are ready and the game itself is ready to be played!

The biggest challenge for us would be if you showered us with overwhelming support because order fulfillment becomes increasingly challenging as order quantities go up. We've spent a lot of time working with manufacturers to ensure that we can deliver on time, but unexpected delays and challenges could arise. To help prevent this though, we do plan on giving the green light to our manufacturers as soon as we've reached our initial goal.

In any case, we'll update you at every step of the way.

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    The early worm get's the worm!

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    NEW - Compact Core Deck

    One copy of Idea Jab (Ages 17+) in a slim compact (traditional style) card game box!

    *$4 USA Shipping
    *$10 International Shipping
    *For bulk orders simply add $2 for each additional game you order

    Ask and you shall receive! But seriously, thank you to everyone who has patiently waited for us to work this out AND to those who wrote in to help us pull this off!

    We've spent the past week working out a deal with our manufacturers to pull this off, but in the end it was a big success!

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    Core Deck + App Pack

    One copy of Idea Jab (Ages 17+)

    PLUS

    One copy of the App Pack Expansion Deck (Ages 17+)

    If you want to make the next BIG mobile app, then the App Pack is for you!

    App Pack
    + 30 new mobile app specific category cards
    + 10 new app related demographic cards
    + 14 blank cards (7 of each)
    + Can be shuffled into the core deck

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    One copy of Idea Jab (Ages 17+) in a slim compact (traditional style) card game box!

    PLUS

    One copy of the App Pack Expansion Deck (Ages 17+)

    *$6 USA Shipping
    *$12 International Shipping
    *For bulk orders simply add $2 for each additional game you order

    If you want to make the next BIG mobile app, then the App Pack is for you!

    App Pack
    + 30 new mobile app specific category cards
    + 10 new app related demographic cards
    + 14 blank cards (7 of each)
    + Can be shuffled into the core deck

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    Double Pack

    One for you and one for a pal who has horrible business ideas.

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    Five Pack

    Save $50 when you buy 5 packs and 5 expansion packs together! Whoop whoop!

    Whats better than trying to create the next big idea?

    Having friends and co-workers help you!

    * $50 Off
    * Free USA Shipping
    * Discounted International Shipping

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    Idea Art Pack

    The Idea Jab cards also make amazing wall art for your home, classroom or office!

    A framed sheet of business models and niche demographics on your wall, will be a constant inspiration, for your idea generation aspirations!

    Two uncut card sheets - 1 of each deck (54 cards on each sheet).

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    One copy of Idea Jab (Ages 17+)

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    One copy of the App Pack Expansion Deck (Ages 17+)

    * Choice of signed or unsigned
    * Only 6 Available

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    Promo Pack

    For a whopping $1,000 we'll print your company's name, logo, URL, and/or ad on one custom playing card that will be included in the first 1,000 decks we print.

    So all or most of the backers here will have a extra card in their core deck with your ad printed on it.

    It will be an extra card included in each deck.

    Full color (CMYK) and double sided printing.

    Plus one copy of the game (with expansion pack) of course!

    - We reserve the right to reject your ad if it is too spamy or is not in the best interest of our customers or brand.

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    Live Game Session

    Creativity in a rut? Need more excitement in the classroom?

    Matt & Alex's presence is what you need!

    For the past several months we've been hosting sessions just like these to test & demo our game.

    So now, and for the low low price of $2,000, we will host a game session with you, your co-workers, your classroom or your millionaire friends!

    If you're in the Kansas City metro, we will appear in person. If you're not, we will appear via video conference (Unless you are willing to fly us out, so we can become best friends).

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