Now Stand Together is helping 4.0 dramatically scale its efforts. In a groundbreaking new partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, the Stand Together community is investing $10 million to fund 500 more social entrepreneurs in education over the next few years.
As educators have greater opportunities to experiment, innovate and create a diversity of options for students, they drive virtuous cycles — continually discovering new and better ways to create educational opportunities. In doing so, they transform education from the bottom up, to empower students to realize their potential.
Building a strong economy that works for all
Helping every person rise is not just about helping those who have fallen on hard times. It’s also about unleashing the growth and innovations that can transform our quality of life for the better.
Sal Churi knows firsthand that there are many economic barriers holding people back from a brighter future. With support from Stand Together partners, he founded Trust Ventures — a venture capital fund that invests in transformative technology companies in highly regulated industries.
Oklo is a pioneer in advanced nuclear technology. Its model is to create safe, scalable, portable energy that could dramatically reduce costs and expand access. In remote areas of the country,
it could lower energy costs by 80%.
Visibly is a telemedicine start-up connecting patients with doctors over the internet to expand access to affordable eye care. This is an especially big deal for people in the 25% of American counties without an eye doctor in their area.
ICON is building houses — that’s right, houses — with 3D printers. Think about the benefits when you can build the core structure of a home for a fraction of the usual cost.