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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Concepts for the future school being advanced locally with further coaching and testing
people that have attended or been involved at events organized and facilitated by catalysts
Apply to Essentials. In the application, you’ll talk about your ideas for building community and why you are passionate about growing it.
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!)
Applications are always open. Check out the Essentials application to get started.
Awesome, you’ve already completed Step 1! In this case, feel free to schedule time with David Fu, Manager of Community Development.
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.