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Build your Education Innovation Community

 

The Community Catalyst program will help you surface and support people with education ideas and create conditions allowing them to thrive as education entrepreneurs. As a Catalyst, you get coaching from experts, training on how to coach entrepreneurs, and a community of peers developing communities across the country. You’ll also get to leverage 4.0’s Essentials and Tiny Fellowship programs to coach local entrepreneurs and get cash bonuses for each team you recruit.

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Interested in learning more about the Community Catalyst program?
We’re hosting a webinar on November 2, at 1:00 PM CDT.
Register to attend the webinar

WHAT YOU GET

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RESOURCES FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

We believe every community should have access to quality programming for entrepreneurs. You’ll get to refer promising entrepreneurs to 4.0 programs, and have the opportunity to train to coach them. For each team you refer, you’ll get money ($100 for Essentials participants, $500 for Tiny Fellows) to invest in your community.

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COMMUNITY OF PEERS AND CREDIBILITY

You’ll be part of a community of over 30 community builders and active SWEDU organizers and have access to a network of over 700 education entrepreneurs from across the country.

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COACHING FROM EXPERTS

We believe community builders need coaching just like entrepreneurs. You’ll get 1 on 1 coaching and have access to 4.0 staff, alumni and partners who can advise you along the way.

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TRAINING TO BUILD COMMUNITY

We believe people learn best by doing. You’ll participate in 4.0 programming that supports entrepreneurs and learn how to inspire, surface, connect, and coach aspiring education entrepreneurs.

WHAT YOU DO

Step 1: Attend Essentials

At Essentials you’ll meet early stage entrepreneurs and learn 4.0’s tools for coaching and building community. You’ll also hone your idea and create a roadmap for building your local community. Apply for Essentials.

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Step 2: Build Relationships

After Essentials, you’ll continue building relationships in your hometown through organizing events (like SWEDU), coffees, etc. With ongoing one-on-one coaching from 4.0, you’ll identify founders you want to support and act as a local connector and coach for them. You’ll also have regular opportunities to interact with other community builders from across the country.

Step 3: Recruit and Coach

You’ll recruit local teams and have the opportunity to coach them at Essentials and the Tiny Fellowship, getting $100 for Essentials participants, $500 for Tiny Fellows. Teams you refer will get discounts to attend and have access to funding for travel costs.

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Step 4: Connect with 4.0

As you demonstrate your effectiveness as a community builder, coach, and recruiter of teams, you’ll graduate as a Catalyst and have access to alumni-only experiences like the annual 4.0 Community Summit and have the opportunity to be paid to coach entrepreneurs in your community and beyond.

MEET (SOME OF) THE CATALYSTS

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Mickey Milsap

2015 Cohort
K-12 Lean Labs
Birmingham, AL

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Caroline Hill

2015 Cohort
DC Equity Lab
Washington, DC

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Keaton Wadzinski

2015 Cohort
ReinventED Lab
Charlottesville, VA

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John Raymond

2015 Cohort
ImpactLab
Austin, TX

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Katie Boody & Aditya Voleti

2016 Cohort
The Lean Lab
Kansas City, MO

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Christine DeLeon

2016 Cohort
Reframe Labs
Denver, CO

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Russ Altenburg

2016 Cohort
Reframe Labs
Los Angeles, CA

MEET THE COACHES

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David Fu

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Matt Candler

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Cambria Martinelli Skvarka

BY THE NUMBERS

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Concepts for the future school being advanced locally with further coaching and testing

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people that have attended or been involved at events organized and facilitated by catalysts

FAQS

Remind me again, what’s a good first step?

Apply to Essentials. In the application, you’ll talk about your ideas for building community and why you are passionate about growing it.

If I’m a Startup Weekend EDU organizer, how do I fit in?

Startup Weekend EDU is a great event that many Community Catalysts have run in their communities. Community Catalysts are further interested and have capacity to develop their ecosystem to enable education entrepreneurs ( inspired and surfaced during SWEDU and otherwise) to thrive. (If you are a Startup Weekend EDU organizer, and this sounds like you, we’d love for you to apply!)

When do you accept applications?

Applications are always open. Check out the Essentials application to get started.

What if I’ve already attended Essentials (or Launch)?

Awesome, you’ve already completed Step 1! In this case, feel free to schedule time with David Fu, Manager of Community Development.

How do I get money? What will I get paid for?

We will pay you for each team you refer that is accepted to Essentials or the Tiny Fellowship. The teams you refer shouldn’t be teams 4.0 has previously worked with or supported.