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Real Experience Borderless Entrepreneurial Learning

Exchange programme

It is important that we find new roads which lead towards more economic activity and more jobs. To achieve that, Real Experience Borderless Entrepreneurial Learning (REBEL) appeals to innovative students with guts and entrepreneurial mind set.

During this exchange programme your team will start a real world company that takes risks and will seek for a proof of concept by testing of a minimum viable product in learning loops. The minimum viable product will be based on a big idea (value proposition) and a Business Plan.You have to launch the product/service and find a sustainable competitive edge by testing. The feedback generated by testing will serve as starting point for the next loop.

You will have to take risk and to come up with surprising solutions. From all participants we expect an open and innovative mindset, commitment, a proactive entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to collaborate with others.

Facts and figures

The programme at a glance

Programme information

What to expect

About the programme

Next to the start of a company we pay attention to the entrepreneur as a person. During the process you show that you can reflect on your individual entrepreneurial mindset and behaviour. You also need to address this attitude of your team members and other teams.

Method

This exchange programme is based on the stage gate approach. Each stage gate needs to be passed to be able to continue. Per stage gate there is one re-sit/retry. The 4 stage gates are: Big Idea, Business Plan, Learning Loop 1 and Learning Loop 2.

You will have to take risk and come up with surprising solutions. From all participants we expect an open and innovative mindset, commitment, a proactive entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to collaborate with others.

Students will acquire theoretical knowledge in interactive toolbox sessions and workshops to start and run a company. Toolbox sessions are based on co-creation among students and lecturers. Workshops are initiated and organised by students.

Type of assessment

There are no exams. At the end of block 1 a Business Plan must be presented with enough quality to continue in block 2. In block 2 students must have an international business up and running.

Learning outcomes

If you have successfully completed this exchange programme then you are able to:

  • Analyse the business environment in order to be able to develop a viable business proposition.
  • Navigate the path of setting up and running a business.
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset which can be applied to future ventures.
  • Demonstrate proactiveness, the capability to think innovatively, and the ability to work with others in a productive way.

Calendar

There is no fixed calendar available, as students need to successfully complete one stage gate before they can start with the next one.

In the first block you will focus on generating your Big Idea and working on your Business Plan. In the second block you will continue improving your Business Plan and you will organise both Learning Loop 1 and Learning Loop 2. Part of these Learning Loops are organising workshops to collect and share relevant knowlegde.

In general there will be 2 classroom sessions of 2/3 hours per week and one coaching session in a small team with a lecturer.

Awarding

After completing your exchange programme at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, you will receive a:

  • Transcript of records

Four stage gates

You have to complete all stage gates successfully to gain the 30 ECTS.

Location

Where you can find us
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Posthumalaan

Posthumalaan 120 3072 AG Rotterdam

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