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Teacherpreneur offers teachers support, time and space to incubate big ideas and execute them in the best interests of their students and their profession. Thanks to support from the Benwood Foundation, a partnership between PEF and HCDE, and modeled after CO.LAB’s 48HR Launch, the Incubator brings together teachers, business people, and community members to launch transformative ideas, growing them into scalable, sustainable programs and businesses.  


After a competitive selection process, 8 weeks of planning and an intense 48 hours of pitch preparation, Teacherpreneurs compete for the funding to make those ideas a reality at the Pitch Night in front of the community and judges.

2020-2021 Teacherpreneur Incubator applications for cohort 7.0 are now closed.

For Teacherpreneur Incubator, we are not looking for polished business plans or grant applications; rather we are pursuing interesting ideas from passionate educators (or teams of educators) who want to impact their classroom, school, and/or community. The Teacherpreneur Incubator is open to all Hamilton County classroom educators, counselors, media specialists and coaches.

2020-2021 Important Dates

  • Incubator course will meet once a week. Dates TBA.

  • 48HR Incubator weekend dates TBA.

  • Pitch Night dates TBA.


*Applicants must be available to participate in the incubator course, the 48HR Incubator, and Pitch Night.

Teacherpreneurs Cohorts:

2019: Cohort 6.0

2018: Cohort 5.0

2017: Cohort 4.0

2016: Cohort 3.0

2015: Cohort 2.0

2014: Cohort 1.0


Teacherpreneur Partners

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Upcoming Events

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Bright Spark Summer 2021 Graphic Design Challenge | A Free, Virtual Student Program 

Dates: June 1-30, 2021

Cost: Free

Participants: Rising 4th-12th grade students

Location: Program is virtual from start to finish

Register by: May 15th, 2021


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Design & Sustainability: How to Change the World! | A High School Summer Design Sprint Experience

Dates: June 7-11, 2021 (5 half-days), 9 AM - 12 N

Enrollment: $450 per person - Registration ends on May 22nd

Participants: Rising 9th-12th grade

Location: Program includes both virtual engagement and in-person engagement at the Bridge Studio in Rossville, GA.

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