5 Low-Budget Indoor Team Building Activities for Startups - FocusU

5 Low-Budget Indoor Team Building Activities for Startups

Working at a startup is usually fun with fewer restrictions. You can go to work wearing your favorite superhero t-shirt, donning it with your latest pair of canvas shoes you got from your last trip. At startups, be it a team meeting or a client call, the fun element always persists.

But the same startup culture can also get quite demanding. You might be at times required to work till late and might even have to take work home to meet client deadlines. On top of that startups are usually fund crunched which means the HR department has fewer budgets to allocate for team building activities.

This is when they need some low-budget indoor team building activities which they can organize to keep the fun element alive at the organization. How to choose the best and the most cost-effective team building activity for your team?

We have chosen 10 best indoor team building activities for your team which are engaging as well as pocket-friendly at the same time.

The Domino Rally Challenge

The “Domino effect” is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change leads to a similar change nearby, and so on in linear sequence. To put it simply, it refers to the cascading effect that happens due to a change in one part of the system, similar to that in an organization where both good and bad behaviors of team members have the cascading effect.

In this activity, the teams have to create a Domino Effect art piece with no rules or limits, but the effort that the teams have to put in is tremendous and requires immense planning and teamwork.

The Roller Coaster Challenge

Though, in the Roller Coaster Challenge, you do not get to experience a real roller coaster ride, the experience of participating in this activity leaves you with the same mix of feelings and emotions. In this thrilling challenge, teams get to build their very own roller coasters. Each team has to design the rollercoaster to enable a ball glide down the track, complete with dips, curves, and loops, by using only gravity. To encourage creativity and innovation, the participants are provided plain and raw daily common items to build the roller coaster.

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The Pixel Challenge

In this engaging and fun-filled team activity, team members wear the hat of an artist. They are provided with all the items they need – canvas, easel stands, colors, and more. Every participant is challenged to exhibit his or her skills and creativity which they express through a splash of colors and art. When the clock ticks, the room is filled with energy as teams discuss and debate color combinations, decide roles and responsibilities, and compete with each other towards the win.


LEGO SERIOUS PLAY challenge is based on the belief that the best solutions are always arrived at when the collective wisdom of the organization is harnessed. This challenge is more suited for senior leadership and is increasingly being adopted by many organizations to ensure better involvement of individuals, more insights and ideas, more passion, better ownership and commitment and better results – while handling a variety of key and important organizational challenges.

The Willy Wonka Challenge

Inspired by the children’s novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, the Willy Wonka activity involves participation in a series of choco-centric challenges, each of which earns them valuable points. While the teams are busy using chocolate bars, candy, and frosting to craft a bridge structure, they display skills such as leadership, communication, and collaboration as they work together to solve the challenges.

If you are looking to organize any of the above or similar indoor team building activities, contact us today and we would love to put together an amazing team building experience for your team!

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