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Reflection report Anindita Hapsari

Create a personal reflection report for each team member:


Name: Anindita
Do you believe the course objectives have been achieved? Why/why not?
Yes, because as a group we did execute our idea into business plan.
Have you been inspired by:
your team members, Why/why not?
Yes, especially since we come from different study background, so I can learn about other topic
which I did not know before.
the assignments, Why/why not?
I have learned a lot about the country, the institutional voids and the prospect of doing business in
South Africa. I also gained more knowledge about the solar energy industry.
your teacher, Why/why not?
The teacher helped us a lot by giving some feedback of our progress or work and based from their
feedback we could improve our work.
the course materials? Why/why not?
The course materials give us a lot of useful information as a guide to work for the assignment.
Have you worked hard for this course? How? Why/why not?
Yes, I did spend a lot of time on doing desk research and wrote the content of the website.
Have you learned much? What? Why/why not?
Yes, I have learned much from this course. I learned more about how to do business in an
emerging market, what kind of obstacle and opportunity and the most important thing is that we
have to understand and listened about our customers desire in order to provide the right
product/solution.
Do you believe that you will still remember this course or your teacher in 20 years? When
you look back on this course in about twenty years, what three things will most likely come
to your mind?
Probably yes. The first thing that will come to my mind would be the understanding of the real
problem and what people need for solution. Second thing would be to find the right product or
service with affordable price. The last thing would be the collaboration with the teammates.
How was the cooperation within your group?
It went pretty well, we did meet every week and discuss our progress with the project together.
Who was the boss?
No one is actually the boss, but I am the one who always remind them to do something.
Who contributed what?
Everyone did some task for the assignment.

How were tasks divided among group members?


We just divide the task based on what everyone is capable of doing it.
Do you believe you had enough influence on group decisions? Why/why not?
I believe yes, because I have put so much effort into our group and I want to achieve a good grade
for this project.
What were your expectations for the course when you came to your first class?
My expectation that I would learn more about set up a company in an emerging market.
Have your expectations been fulfilled and why/why not?
Yes, because we are doing an entrepreneurship project in South Africa.
Are you proud about the work that you have created? Why/why not?
Pretty much, because we have worked very hard on doing the project. I also get more
understanding about the country and what kind of problem they have.
What learning objectives had you set out to achieve yourself and have you achieved those
objectives? Why/why not?
I would like to learn more about the financial aspect of a start up company. Since the financial
assignment is on period B, therefore I will try my best to get involve for the assignment.
What aspects of the course have frustrated you the most and how have you coped with
that?
Finance is my weakest point. Therefore, I would like to learn more during the period B.
Name the three most important things that you learned about yourself that you didn't know,
why?
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I am confident doing presentation, because I am an introvert person and I do not like to


speak in public.

I can manage the team, since I am a quiet person; I always thought that people would not
listen to me.

I can work on website, because I always thought that website and other digital thing is too
complicated for me.

Name the five most important things that you learned about entrepreneurship, why?
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Understand the current problem

Knowing what the customer want

Understand about the country

Open for every suggestion or critique

Financial skill is really important

Name the three most important things that you learned about doing business in developing
countries, why?
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Difficulty to find enough information about the industry

Unclear government regulation

Difficulty to communicate with local people, due to the language barrier

Name the three most important misconceptions that you have had about entrepreneurship,
investors and developing countries , why?
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Usually could not make a lot of profit

It is risky to invest in an emerging market

Difficult to find an investor

Name: (FUNDA)
Do you believe the course objectives have been achieved? Why/why not?
I think that we did. Because we got to the end that we started the business and we strived to find a
new solution to every problem that we met.
Have you been inspired by:
your team members, Why/why not?
Yes, because when there is a subject that must be considered each member came up with a
different solution.
the assignments, Why/why not?
Yes, I think all of them had a special meaning to look through a different perspective
your teacher, Why/why not?
I think yes, because all the feedbacks that our teacher gave us were forced to us rethinking, we
have seen our wrong decisions and we learned that how should we fix it.
the course materials? Why/why not?
I dont think I am inspired from the course materials because they were insufficient.
Have you worked hard for this course? How? Why/why not?
Yes. Especially when I was creating my parts on our website it was kind of difficult because it had
to have seem professional so I searched a lot of websites to compare and to get inspired.
Have you learned much? What? Why/why not?
I learned really important things about working together and going ahead with other different
perspectives.
Do you believe that you will still remember this course or your teacher in 20 years? When
you look back on this course in about twenty years, what three things will most likely come
to your mind?
I think yes I will remember because this course is totally different from other courses that I learned
until this time.
First thing would be achieving a significant and meaningful result with time and development of
ideas that have not much sense at the first. Second would be also about always being in touch

with each other and take advantage of the others idea. And the third would be the feedbacks given
by someone who knows the business contribute to your development.
How was the cooperation within your group?
Our cooperation bond was strong because all we tried to make contribution to our work because
we knew we could get this work with only this way.
Who was the boss?
I think we did not have a boss but I have to say that Pieter Johan was kind of our adviser because
of the knowledge of the South Africa where we run our business.
Who contributed what?
Everyone had different tasks in every weeks so each member contributed according to their tasks.
How were tasks divided among group members?
We divided the tasks without any specific reason.
Do you believe you had enough influence on group decisions? Why/why not?
I think, I had enough influence on group decisions like every member.
What were your expectations for the course when you came to your first class?
Actually I could not imagine that there would be significant tasks for each week but also this
course was the lesson that I've done the most practical and most informed.
Have your expectations been fulfilled and why/why not?
I think the course fulfilled my expectations with the tasks that we have to perform.
Are you proud about the work that you have created? Why/why not?
Yes, I am. Because it was kind of create a robot from small parts that do not present as much
sense.
What learning objectives had you set out to achieve yourself and have you achieved those
objectives? Why/why not?
My objectives were about improving my English, presentation skills and being cooperate with team
members. I think I achieved my goals but of course there are still some missing points.
What aspects of the course have frustrated you the most and how have you coped with
that?
There was high workload and we divided the tasks, met regularly to cope with that.
Name the three most important things that you learned about yourself that you didn't know,
why?
Previously I thought I prefer working on my own but after this course I realized that working with
others and cooperate with them would be more helpful and also enjoyful.
Name the five most important things that you learned about entrepreneurship, why?
1. You have to consider all circumstances.
2. You have to be innovative.
3. You need dynamic ideas all the time.

4. You have to quickly acquire the skill of asking for what you want.
5. You need to consider the roles of your teammates/employees.
Name the three most important things that you learned about doing business in developing
countries, why?
1. They have a lot of opportunities to run a business in there but also some kind of handicaps that
you have to struggle to overcome them.
2. If you want to be successful in there you have to pay attention to your customer profile more
than the other times and also you should educate them.
3. You have to face with corruption, political instability and economical instability.
Name the three most important misconceptions that you have had about entrepreneurship,
investors and developing countries, why?
I thought like become an entrepreneur is about working long hours but I learned that being
prepared and thinking for the next step is going to be more effective than long hours works. And I
did not thought like developing countries have these kinds of big problems such as corruption,
some instabilities that we have to consider.
Reflection Report
Name: Michael Rees
Do you believe the course objectives have been achieved? Why/why not?
I agree that they were, simpy because my understanding has blossomed in regards to how to
create a working and life changing organisation.
Have you been inspired by:
your team members, Why/why not?
My team memebers have taught me that, athough we may have simiar opinons and have chosen
the same course, our upbringing and cultura diversity is has a wide spectrum, enableing our team
to reach further than a single culturred team.
the assignments, Why/why not?
The time limit we were given to produce an idea seemed harsh at first, but this taught us to
produce an innovative idea very quicky, which can be very helpfu in a dynamic and fast passed
business enviroment
your teacher, Why/why not?
Both teachers gave constructive critizing, which i found to be very helpful to further my
understanding. Destructive critizing can be damaging, fortunatly we didnt receive any of this.
the course materials? Why/why not?
To an extent, yes
Have you worked hard for this course? How? Why/why not?

We all put in allot of work, however admittedly I slacked behind during the website for personal
reasons.
Have you learned much? What? Why/why not?
Ive learnt that although an idea may seem perfect at one stage of a business mode, it may need a
lot of changing.
Do you believe that you will still remember this course or your teacher in 20 years? When
you look back on this course in about twenty years, what three things will most likely come
to your mind?
I believe so, this being my exchange year i believe almost every experience I have here will be a
memorable one. 1. Learning to work in a team 2. Presentations skills (of which i started off very
badly with) 3. The confidence to speak out in front of people
How was the cooperation within your group?
Who was the boss?
Anindita
Who contributed what?
Michiel made the video and the design of the website, he also made multiple parts of the website.
Pieter completed the financials. We all helped each other with the presentations in order to make
them perfect.
Do you believe you had enough influence on group decisions? Why/why not?
Yes because everybody was equal
What were your expectations for the course when you came to your first class?
I came with an open mind, however I did believe it would be far more essay based material, as this
is what Im used to at my home University.
Have your expectations been fulfilled and why/why not?
Fulfilled and more. I am very happy with this course so far
Are you proud about the work that you have created? Why/why not?
Yes, especially our presentations
What learning objectives had you set out to achieve yourself and have you achieved those
objectives? Why/why not?
To put more time and effort into understanding and creating writing work
What aspects of the course have frustrated you the most and how have you coped with
that?
The amount of presentations, due to my fear of speaking in front of so many people. But in
hindsight this has been the best part of the course.
Name the three most important things that you learned about yourself that you didn't know,
why?
That creating my own business one day may be a feasible option.

Name the five most important things that you learned about entrepreneurship, why?
Team work, innovation, hard work, persistence and that it can be a fun experience
Name the three most important things that you learned about doing business in developing
countries, why?
Differences in culture, understanding that almost EVERYTHING is different and that to win in the
market, it shouldnt be a battle, more of a merger of business to consumer.
Name the three most important misconceptions that you have had about entrepreneurship,
investors and developing countries
Entrepreneurship a scary thought to personally do, but when broken down, and exciting
prospect
Investors The reality that they need to be kept happy with returns
Developing countries the differences in culture and buying habit

Reflection report Pieter Johan


Create a personal reflection report for each team member:
Name: Pieter-Johan
Do you believe the course objectives have been achieved? Why/why not?
Yes. We designed the entire business idea and website so far as we had to, and even slightly
further.
We identified a problem, and used entrepreneurial thinking and logic thinking to find an
economical
for the problem.
Have you been inspired by:
your team members, Why/why not?
Yes. They were always positive, even when I was sceptical about it. They believed in our ideas
and
pushed through with it, fine-tuning and adapting it until it worked. They always gave it their best.
the assignments, Why/why not?
Some of the assignments was very inspirational, such as the marshmallow challenge. We were
put under
pressure to solve the problem in a very short time, which meant we had to be swift and effective.
The Secret Mission was difficult, but once we did it in such a short time, it was very satisfying.
Sometimes the high pressure and workload was getting the best of me though, meaning that I saw

it as
quite a mountain in front of me.
your teacher, Why/why not?
Yes, they always pushed us to work harder and better, which meant we had to perform as close to
perfection as we could.
the course materials? Why/why not?
The course materials are very informational, although I did not experience it as really inspiring. It
was a
lot of information to work through on your own, although it was complete enough that we could
almost
always do it complete, which
Have you worked hard for this course? How? Why/why not?
Yes, I have worked hard. I spent a lot of time doing research
about our Sonlig Solutions project, and also
spent a lot of time completing all the other things we had to do. I feel that I put in a lot of effort.
I did this as I want good grades, and because I like to do things as good as I can.
Have you learned much? What? Why/why not?
Yes, I did learn a lot. Apart from all the entrepreneurial strategies that we learned and practical
experience
that we gained, I also did a lot of research as mentioned at the previous
question. Also, I learned new skills
such as going to people directly and to face them with your business idea and product. It takes
some courage.
Do you believe that you will still remember this course or your teacher in 20 years? When
you look back on this course in about twenty years, what three things will most likely come
to your mind?
Yes I do. The fun with the rest of my group will be what I will remember best (maybe not the main
objective of
this course). However, I will also still have the skills and experience gained through this course. I
will also
remember that every business plan is possible to materialize if you plan it well.
How was the cooperation within your group?

Cooperation was good. We all had the common goal to do this good, and supported each other to
do our parts
and to do it good. We also encouraged each other to improve our skills, thus also giving people
tasks that they
were not completely comfortable with, even though we tried to play on everyones strong points as
well.
Who was the boss?
We did not really have a boss. We each took leadership in diffirent areas. Because the
SonligSolutions was
mainly my idea and because I have the most knowledge about South Africa, where we base our
business plan,
I had to take the lead in a lot of areas here. However, Anindita took leadership with organizing the
group, while
Michiel immediately took leadership in all the design, technical and media work.
This meant that we each lead where it was necessary, but also stepped back when it was
necessary.
Who contributed what?
I did a lot of idea finding and product design. I also had to ensure that everyone was up to date
with the information
and knew that was going on. I also did the main finance parts.
How were tasks divided among group members?
We decided quite democratically who would do what. We divided tasks according to strong points
and preferences,
and divided the rest equally under those that had the least to do, so that everyone had quite equal
workloads.
Do you believe you had enough influence on group decisions? Why/why not?
Yes I do. The team turned to me for several things since I had local knowledge about our market.
This meant
that I had enough influence on decisions.
What were your expectations for the course when when you came to your first class?
I expected that we would have a high workload and will have to do a lot of practical work. I also

expected
that we would learn a lot, and that I would improve some of my entrepreneurial skills that still need
a lot of
improvement.
Have your expectations been fulfilled and why/why not?
Yes. I have learned a lot and did a lot.
Are you proud about the work that you have created? Why/why not?
Yes. I believe that we did it as best as we could, and that also showed in our grades. We achieved
the highest
grades in the class, meaning that we could be proud.
What learning objectives had you set out to achieve yourself and have you achieved those
objectives?
Why/why not?
I wanted to learn how to connect a business plan to a good idea. I still have some ideas for future
businesses
or future plans, which I would like to take on with an entrepreneurial spirit and for which I will have
to figure
out a way to finance it. I am happy that I gained some experience so that I can use it in future for
these plans.
What aspects of the course have frustrated you the most and how have you coped with
that?
The high workload and that we were quite left on our own to figure things out. It was frustrating
while doing it,
although it was satisfying once completed.
Name the three most important things that you learned about yourself that you didn't know,
why?
Name the five most important things that you learned about entrepreneurship, why?
The early stages of design and definition is very important much more that I thought.
Convincing investors is a great part of entrepreneurship this may be difficult.
Small profit from a lot of customers can be much more profitable than a big profit from limited

customers.
A small business model that is feasible and that offers value can be replicated in other areas on
the same principle,
turning it into a big business model.
Starting a business from nothing is possible if you do it good.
Name the three most important things that you learned about doing business in developing
countries, why?
Name the three most important misconceptions that you have had about entrepreneurship,
investors
and developing countries , why?
Financing an entrepreneurship is hard actually you just need a good idea and a complete plan.
People will always be sceptical about a new unproved idea with our Secret Mission it turned out
that people
responded much more positive to our questions than we though they would.
You need a lot of knowledge and experience to start a business you just need a great idea.

Create a personal reflection report for each team member:


Name: Michiel Witting
Do you believe the course objectives have been achieved? Why/why not?
I do believe the objectives have been achieved because we set up a feasible business plan that is
in-depth and is innovative.
Have you been inspired by:
your team members, Why/why not?
Yes, especially because we are all from different countries and can therefore, apart from theory,
learn a lot about each others cultures.
the assignments, Why/why not?
Yes, although I think that we did not get enough time to come up with a good idea. We dix
eventually but one day is not enough.
your teacher, Why/why not?
Yes, they have a lot of knowledge aboutt the topic.
the course materials? Why/why not?

Partially, because we mainly used the business model and video.


Have you worked hard for this course? How? Why/why not?
Everybody from our group did, I put a lot of effort in the video for example.
Have you learned much? What? Why/why not?
Yes about how ideas can change in all aspects and how to cope with it.
Do you believe that you will still remember this course or your teacher in 20 years? When you look
back on this course in about twenty years, what three things will most likely come to your mind?
How was the cooperation within your group?
Who was the boss?
Anindita
Who contributed what?
I made the video and the design of the website. I also made multiple parts of the website. Pj did
the financials and anindita managed our group in terms of meetings. Mike and funda did a lot of
desk research.
Do you believe you had enough influence on group decisions? Why/why not?
Yes because everybody was equal
What were your expectations for the course when when you came to your first class?
That it was more of a theoretical class instead of practical
Have your expectations been fulfilled and why/why not?
Yes, at first I thought they were not because of the secret mission. But when we started with the
other program I changed my mind.
Are you proud about the work that you have created? Why/why not?
Yes, the idea has a lot of impact on many households.
What learning objectives had you set out to achieve yourself and have you achieved those
objectives? Why/why not?
I wanted to become better in public speaking, I am still working on it but it definitely has improved.
What aspects of the course have frustrated you the most and how have you coped with
that?
The aspects that frustrated me the most were making the movie because it took so long, the
website from Google because it was hard to work with and the paid parking.
Name the three most important things that you learned about yourself that you didn't know,
why?

Better than I thought: Editing a video, patience and teambuilding


Name the five most important things that you learned about entrepreneurship, why?
Idea generation, team building, intercultural awareness, management and learning from others.
Name the three most important things that you learned about doing business in developing
countries, why?
The institutional voids we learned about in the course international business strategy became a
very important factor to our success. The idea is very vulnerable because of the lack of knowledge
about an underdeveloped economy.
Name the three most important misconceptions that you have had about entrepreneurship,
investors and developing countries
That you need a perfect idea start with which is not true at all. That investors are very interested in
details, a pitch needs to be compact and brief. That institutional voids are not that important.