4.0 is a community of passionate people building the future of school, one piece at a time. Based in New Orleans and New York, we invest in people who know that school needs to change and are ready to start building real solutions to real problems.
hunches about the future of education
acute problems in schools
solutions quickly & cheaply
new schools & education ventures
How can we create micro-schools that tap into adults & role models in supportive environments outside of school? READ MORE >>>
How can we help low-income students access high-quality English language-learning resources that meet their needs? READ MORE >>>
How can we take museum content digital for those who can’t physically visit these cultural centers? READ MORE >>>
How can we bring the excitement and engagement of fantasy sports to Common-Core-aligned lessons and units? READ MORE >>>
What if we put a talented software developer in 1000 schools across the country?
What if we started low-cost, high-quality private schools in the rural US?
What if pods of parents quit private schools, but not before hiring the best teacher to create a modern, one-room schoolhouse?
What if “No Excuses” school providers created dedicated skunkworks labs to accelerate their Research and Development efforts?
What happens when you bring educators and [entrepreneurs], [coders], [designers], [artists], [chefs], [comedians], [architects] together?
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We organize a wide range of community events from NY to NOLA, all geared toward sharing and honing your hunches about the future of school.
Attend prototyping bootcamps, feedback sessions and design workshops to build key innovation skills and learn helpful new approaches and mindsets.
Ready to launch a venture or a new school model? Apply for one of our intensive Launch programs now to accelerate your growth toward your first customers.
“just ship it”
“people > ideas”
“what are you measuring?”
“know your customers”