Big Idea Course: Student Series

Your self-guided online course to go from idea to launch.

The Big Idea Course is designed to teach aspiring entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators how to more intelligently start, fundraise, and grow a successful new venture. This program will not only introduce you to cutting-edge academic thought in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship, but also share best practices of founders, investors, and innovators from all over the world as they share their inspiring stories of both entrepreneurial success and failure.

The curriculum is based on the popular startup book, Nail It Then Scale It, by Dr. Nathan Furr and Paul Ahlstrom, and will show you how to take your innovative idea all the way to a successful company launch. It covers the essential processes and skills to be successful as an entrepreneur. Specifically, we will teach you how to tackle the right things in the right order, validate ideas and solutions with customers, and properly authenticate a repeatable business model. By carefully following the requirements outlined in this program, we're confident that you will improve your chances of achieving successful outcomes with your startup and increase your opportunities to obtain funding in the future.


Your Instructor


Alta Innovation Institute
Alta Innovation Institute

Program Curriculum


  Unit 3: The Entrepreneur's Laboratory
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  Unit 7: Nail the Solution - The Prototype Test and Solution Test
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the program start and finish?
The program starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced virtual accelerator - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the program?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this program for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the program?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Practical Way to Nail and Scale Your Business