The heart of innovation and entrepreneurship is about being able to navigate uncharted territory, the course promotes a human-centered, self-learning, and inquiry-based approach where students are actively involved in attaining and growing their own understanding.
Collaboration, innovation, and impact are increasingly among the most critical skills to possess. So, we use student-led entrepreneurial immersion to provide experience with these while examining the elements of impactful success.
Throughout the course, participants work in teams to explore the various issues a founding team must tackle in order to launch and run a successful company. This includes describing concepts with real-world examples and discussing them. Participants are challenged to explore the concept of value through these examples and their group project. The course concludes with a pitch day.
This is learning through doing!
Originally designed for founders and prospective founders, the course teaches students how to define a business model and formulate strategies that allow a company to thrive. Tribridge worked with UCLA Extension to adapt this program into a 2-week online progam suited for high school students. In fact, young inquisitive minds are, in many ways, better suited for entrepreneurial skills than adults!
The key to mitigating risks and increasing success is to develop a business model that delivers unique value. To accomplish this, you must objectively analyze the competitive landscape and, through innovation, articulate this unique value so you can implement your strategy.
Topics include identifying the customer, competitive analysis, creating and defining a selling advantage, prototyping, and honing strategy. Real-world situations are used as examples of application. Participants leave with the tools needed to create value and are thus able to work on a business rather than for a business.
By the end of this project-based program, each team will present a business plan to a panel of founders and investors for a chance to win some cool prizes. Who knows, one of the ideas might even get funded!
Awareness and insight into global issues is best inspired through meeting people of different cultures and backgrounds. With this experience, you’ll meet a variety of global travellers/change- makers/social impact leaders who are making a difference in their local communities and abroad.
Delivered primarily through live class interactions, you’ll meet with instructors from different parts of the world with particular focus on the Philippines. The course promotes interactive conversations with these changemakers and includes short videos showing life in an indigenous tribe community based in Zambales, Philippines.
Over three sessions, you will meet with three different young entrepreneurs working hard at their social enterprise startup – business designed to deliver profit with purpose.
You’ll learn about their specific challenges and be encouraged to contribute ideas. An option to continue an internship post-course is also available.
Led by social enterprise founders, environmentalists, NGO leaders, and a seasoned MNC business executive, this program provides: cultural insights to the Philippines, an understanding of global concerns, concrete examples of businesses driving solutions, and the chance to problem solve a business challenge.
Topics include: Community Development, Education for Poverty Alleviation, and Profit with Purpose: Social Entrepreneurship, Indigenous Tribe Culture, Reforestation, Plastic Waste Recovery. In addition to meeting with leaders, program involves meetings with three young social entrepreneurs striving to build a business combining profit with purpose.
Participants leave with unique insights into global concerns and meet with some of the changemakers working hard to drive social impact.
At the end of the course, each student has the option to continue with a virtual remote internship working with a social entrepreneur.
Your leadership program will be led by three-four different business leaders with extensive industry experience who have delivered leadership coaching to both students groups, industry colleagues and their business employees and clients.
Delivered primarily through live class interactions, you’ll meet with instructors covering a different aspect of leadership each day with a combination of advisory, storytelling, reflection and exercises to demonstrate and practice the new knowledge/skillsets. The course promotes interactive conversations with these leaders and your course colleagues.
You’ll learn holistically about the various dimensions of leadership and have a chance to put them in practice.
Led by business leaders/founders practiced in coaching on leadership and performance and extensive experience in running businesses.
Principles of Design Thinking
Know Your Strengths
(incl. presentations, interviews and story-telling)
Managing through Adversity
Team Building Skills
Diversity and Inclusion
Participants leave with practical knowledge on driving innovation, improved self-awareness, strengthened communication skills and key advice on how to relate and engage others effectively.