Hang with 4.0

Every month, we host events that bring together educators, families, engineers, and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of school in an engaging social environment. From happy hours to hackathons to Pitch Nights, in NOLA or NYC, we believe that the best ideas are developed in community, not in isolation.

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Refine your Idea

Are you actively working on an idea for a product, company, school model, or service? At Essentials, our 3-day workshops, you’ll to learn how to listen to your users, prototype cheap solutions to test your hypotheses, and unbundle your ideas into more manageable pieces.

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Bring your Idea to Market

Since 2010, we’ve been helping entrepreneurs build the Future of School, with over 40 ventures started. Our Launch program helps entrepreneurs bring their ventures – whether it’s a new tool or a new school model – to life in under 90 days. Launch participants learn about user engagement, product testing, communicating, and developing a business model.

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START BUILDING

Do it yourself.
Most working adults have 70
hours a week of non work/sleep
time. Get to work at home with
these tools.
Get feedback.
Ready to share your idea with
the world? Apply for Essentials,
our no-nonsense ideation
workshop.
Time to launch.
Twice a year, we invest in a
handful of entrepreneurs to
get their solution ready for
prime time.

UPCOMING EVENTS

4.0 Schools Education Pitch
March 23, 6-8pm
610 S. Peters St.
New Orleans
Launch Summer 2015
May 11 – July 24
App Deadlines:
3/11 Early Bird; 4/1 Final

FROM THE BLOG

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The Launch Cohort 11 Application is Live!
By The 4.0 Team
Posted on Feb 18, 2015
4 Questions with 4.0 Schools: Bahiy Watson
By L. Kasimu Harris
Posted on Feb 4, 2015
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The State of Education Innovation in 2015, Part 1
By Matt Candler
Posted on Feb 3, 2015
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