REBEL (Real Experience Borderless Entrepreneurial Learning)
During the minor 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.
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 behavior. You also need to address this attitude of your team members and other teams.
REBEL aims not just at students from the IBMS, but explicitly targets enterprising students from all departments of the HR. The minor welcomes diversity, because working in multidisciplinary teams encourages learning from different perspectives and creative solutions.
When successful RBS students can continue the business in the semester after the minor and write their thesis in the incubator academy. Here we enable students to combine entrepreneurship with the writing of a thesis. Non-RBS students can check the options in their program.
Prior to the start students are expected to send in their profile to: L.J.T.Vermeulen@hr.nl
The minor 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 organized by students.
Next to that students develop entrepreneurial skills to enable the startup to become successful.
In the minor you have to become an active member of the internal and external entrepreneurial community.
The minor is open to all students of HR. You do not need to participate in the HP program.
Being a minor + the competencies are centred around innovative working:
1 Innovation driven. The ability to come up with creative, innovative and practical solutions that make impact and create a competitive edge.
2 Demand driven. Incorporating the interests of real stakeholders and the wider environment.
- Collaborative working. Getting results by working in a network consisting of the client, stakeholders, experts and other students.
- Interactive learning. Acquiring knowledge and skills resolving issues arising from the venture.
- Knowledge creation. Developing new knowledge and using to the benefit of the stakeholders within and outside the university.
- Level of English must be CEFR level B2.
- Students must have acquired 180 ECTS.
- Research skills.
- IBC skills (presentation and report writing).
1. Disciplined Entrepreneurship
Bill Aulet & William Aulet
2. The lean startup