Craft a business concept you’re confident customers will pay for and build the startup of your dreams.
WE KNOW! You have ideas that you want to pursue but you don’t know how. You’re stuck, unsure, and scared of what will happen if you take a chance on your dreams.
We also know: You have what it takes to be your own boss.
First… the bad news: You can’t make money with just an idea. Actually, you can’t go ANYWHERE with just an idea.
But.. here’s the good news: We’ve made you a path forward. FirstGear will help you turn your idea into a real business concept. You’ll get a solid understanding about your customers, competition, and position in the market. You’ll leave ready to make your idea happen.
And now...the best news: You don’t need a degree to learn this stuff. We've been through it all, and are still experiencing frustration. We filtered through the insane amount of info we learned from our 4-year entrepreneurship degree to teach what matters. Our course is BS free. You won’t spend your time learning theory. Instead, you’ll jump into the races and take action. We’re giving you key points that every entrepreneur needs to know.
Spoiler alert: you won’t learn this in school
Build Your Business Foundation
Follow Value-Packed Lessons
What You’re About to Discover
Module 1: Basics of how entrepreneurship works
Lesson 1: Do’s and Don’ts to be a Rockstar Entrepreneur
Lesson 2: Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
Lesson 3: The Difference Between Opportunities & Ideas
Lesson 4: Customer Pains: Needs vs Wants
Lesson 5: 6 Step Entrepreneurship Process
Lesson 6: Language of Crowdfunding (work on!)
Lesson 7: Momentum Matters
Module 2: Passion
Lesson 1: Why Passion Matters
Lesson 2: Using your Passion to Find Business Opportunities
Lesson 3: Dangers of Passion, Common Biases, and How to Avoid Them
Lesson 4: Your Passion Profile
Module 3: Opportunity
Lesson 1: How Venture Concepts Emerge
Lesson 2: How to Find REAL Opportunities
Lesson 3: Opportunity Finder Hack: The Action Blueprint
Lesson 4: Opportunity Finder Hack: Pain List
Module 4: Polish Idea
Lesson 1: Analyzing your Opportunity
Lesson 2: Market Research
Lesson 3: Crafting the Perfect Idea
Module 5: Market
Lesson 1: Focusing on Delivering Value
Lesson 2: Defining Your Target Market
Lesson 3: Macro-Level Market Analysis
Lesson 4: Micro-Level Market Analysis
Lesson 5: Creating Your Customer Profile
Lesson 6: Good vs Bad Value Propositions
Lesson 7: Your Value Proposition
Module 6: Competition/Send-off
Lesson 1: Your Market Position
Lesson 2: Competitive Analysis & Competitive Matrix
Lesson 3: Putting the Pieces Together: The Idea Blueprint
But don’t just take our word for it...
“It explains concepts in layman terms... I found the course very helpful.” - Vy N.
“[SPURstartup] has been an integral champion in getting our startup on its feet.” - Ashton K.
“I never felt unsure or discouraged about continuing because SPURstartup was there every step of the way! Also, their encouragement and advice helped my idea evolve further as aspects I hadn’t thought of were brought to light.” - Tram-Anh L.
Hi, we’re Maggie and Jon, and we believe that anyone can be an entrepreneur.
Since both of us can remember, we’ve wanted to start our own company. We always dreamed of being our own boss, building teams of smart people, and changing the world. But as college students, there are a lot of factors that get in the way: discouraging people who’ve told us to get a “real job,” not knowing the right steps to take to build a company, and, of course, mega-huge fear of failure!
But not giving ourselves a chance to launch our startup was even scarier - what if we never tried? What if we missed our chance on a great idea? What if we got stuck in a corporate job under fluorescent lights and always regretted not following our dreams?
That’s the exact reason why we started SPURstartup.
SPURstartup is an education, resource, and crowdfunding platform for the entire startup process. Here, you can raise money for every stage of your startup journey and transform an idea into your dream business.
Maggie is the Co-Founder of SPURstartup