Launch Your Idea
Fellowship Applications will open in the spring! Complete the interest form to be notified when the application opens.

As a Fellow, you’ll receive access to a national community of bold leaders, targeted coaching from our staff and alumni experts, and capital to help you run short, focused tests in your hometown.

Stage 1: Essentials Fellowship
Define the problem and test ways to solve it

See a need in your community but don’t know where to start? The Essentials Fellowship takes aspiring founders (like you!) from an idea on paper to a real-life experience with the families and students you want to serve.

Fall Essentials Sessions: Aug 9-11, Aug 16-18, Aug 30-Sept 1, Sept 6-8

Stage 2: Tiny Fellowship
Run a pilot and validate your best idea

Do you have an idea with early traction that’s ready to grow? In the Tiny Fellowship, you’ll learn how to plan, run, and evaluate a recurring, part-time pilot (e.g. after-school club).

Fall Tiny Fellowship kicks off virtually on Aug 5th with the 3 day Tiny Camp hosted in New Orleans on Sept 14-16.


Stage 3: Find Your Pathway
Access support from alums and partners

As you graduate from the Tiny Fellowship, you’ll get connected to partners who can help you grow, coaching to help you apply to downstream programs, and connections to the 4.0 national community through events like 4.0’s Community Summit.

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