What’s Your Big Idea?

Whether your interest lies in solving the world’s biggest problems, creating the next commercial success or addressing something closer to home, this course will give you a toolbox to vet your ideas and test them in the real world.

About The Course

“What’s Your Big Idea?” is a global learning community built around a set of modules presented over a six-week period that provide a framework for turning an idea into a reality by applying an entrepreneurial mindset. The framework applies equally to commercial, social, artistic and scientific opportunities. The course is taught by seasoned entrepreneurs with alums of the class serving as TA’s. Experts offer insight into the world's biggest problems in "reverse pitches" and challenge learners to solve them. Partners from Y Combinator and Feedback Labs, among others, will provide hands on advice and resources for the most promising ideas both during the MOOC and after. 

By the end of the course, all participants should have an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and what it takes to start an enterprise. Participants who have clearly developed ideas will be eligible for more intensive support during and after the class.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I earn for completing this course?

You can earn a Verified Certificate by verifying your work with a risk-free, no obligation Signature Track trial. Payment for Signature Track can be made anytime until the week before the course ends — so you’ll be more certain that you’ll earn your Verified Certificate.

If you choose not to verify your work, you can still participate in the complete course.  While your final score will be noted on your course records page, this course will not offer a Statement of Accomplishment.

What resources will I need for this class?

You need an Internet connection to access video content and course materials; and most importantly, the time to engage with your big idea and your fellow students in forums.

Recommended Background

No background is required; all are welcome!