The Tiny Fellowship takes aspiring founders (like you!) from an idea with early traction to a proof point that is ready to grow. You’ll learn how to plan, run, and evaluate a recurring, part-time pilot (e.g. after-school club). As a Tiny Fellow, you’ll receive coaching from experts, a $10K grant, and a community of peers, all pushing them to run disciplined tests. By the end of the Tiny Fellowship, you’ll have evidence that your idea works, that people want it, and have support for moving forward.
The Fellowship is designed to be flexible to meet your needs. You’ll start with a part-time course, Sprint, to prepare your pilot plan. You’ll have access to on-demand virtual coaching from a paired coach, the 4.0 team, and a bench of experts we’ve assembled, along with virtual programming that develops you as a founder.
We believe ideas grow stronger and faster in community. With a refined pilot plan, you’ll come to New Orleans for Tiny Camp weekend. You’ll be part of a cohort of up to 50 teams of founders building schools, educational programs and services, and tools. You’ll meet your primary coach for the fellowship and we’ll organize peer-learning groups for you to learn from one another.
We believe that every dollar you spend should teach you something. With your new accountability and learning network, you’ll head home with a $10,000 grant to run your pilot with the students and families in your community. We’ll coach you to learn quickly about your idea’s potential by validating it using feedback from your users. When you complete the Fellowship, we’ll support you as an alum to move forward with your idea. You’ll also have access to our national community of over 750 alumni and be invited to alumni-only experiences like the annual 4.0 Community Summit.