EduCreator Incubator

WHAT IS THE EDUCREATOR INCUBATOR?

Next 10 Ventures is excited to announce our first-ever Incubator Program. We’ve established a program that invests and supports education and learning-focused digital video creators to become sustainable full-time EduCreators.  

WHAT WE OFFER YOU:

This program will admit approximately 25-40 education focused creators for one year.  During the 12-month engagement, we’ll provide you with the resources to sharpen your skills, plan out your next 10 years, and fulfill your EduCreator dreams.

Seed Funding

$25,000 to $75,000 (USD) will be invested into each EduCreator

Business Planning

Our entrepreneurial advisors will help you to develop your business ideas and plans

EduCreator Bootcamp

Meet your fellow EduCreators for a multi-day camp filled with learning, networking and fun

Peer Networking

Share and learn best practices, creative tips and how to support each other as EduCreators

Mentorship Support

We’ll work with you to identify your needs and then match you with the right expertise

Wellness Resources

Balancing life is hard work, and we’re here to support your mind and body wellness

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

You must be a Creator who regularly makes education or learning-related video content on digital platforms such as (but not limited to) YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, etc.

Content Criteria:

  • Minimum of 750,000 total views on one platform
  • Minimum of 50,000 subscribers on one platform
  • Upload volume of at least 8 videos in the last 12 months

Other Criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old at the time of applying to the incubator
  • You must have a registered or incorporated legal entity which is authorized to conduct business and accept investment funds in your resident country
  • You must be able to maintain or exceed your current upload rate for the next 12 months 

SELECTION PROCESS & CRITERIA

EACH APPLICATION WILL BE EVALUATED ON:

  • Originality: How unique is your idea or topics
  • Creativity: How does your content expand the viewers’ imagination?
  • Sustainable and Scalable Plans: Does your business plan clearly articulate how you plan to grow your work?
  • Diversity: Does your channel/ videos reflect a broad variety of subjects, topics within a subject, educators, points of views, geographies, cultures, types of learners etc.?
  • Depth of Subject: Are your topics broad or very specific?
  • Impact: How large is your reach and engagement?

Our 2019 cohort will be selected by our EduCreator Advisory Council:

Benjamin Grubbs

Founder, CEO
Next 10 Ventures

Cynthia So Schroeder

VP, MARKETING
Next 10 Ventures

Jacklyn Duff

Founder 
WeCreate Edu

Mindy McKnight

Founder & CEO
M-Star Media, Inc.

Shaun McKnight

President & COO
M-Star Media, Inc.

Jay Shetty

Award Winning Host,
Storyteller & Filmmaker

APPLICATION PROCESS

To be considered for our first cohort, you must submit a completed application by Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).  

We take our partners seriously, so please plan on scheduling at least 45-60 minutes to complete your application. You will be able to save and edit your work before your final submission.

APPLICATION QUESTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Your background and education
  • Your legally registered entity
  • Your channel(s) and metrics about your videos
  • Your areas of strengths and resource needs
  • Your vision for your channel, and what impact you hope to achieve
  • Explain clearly how you will utilize the seed funding to grow your channel, operations, and/or business(es)

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU APPLY

NOVEMBER 2018 – JANUARY 2019

After you apply, we may contact you directly for more information. If you hear from us, please respond back right away so that we can continue to consider you for our 2019 Cohort.

FEBRUARY 2019

We will notify all applicants by February 2019.  Selected applicants will be invited to join the EduCreator Incubator’s 12-month program. Upon joining our incubator, each EduCreator will agree to participate in a revenue share (in which Next 10 Ventures’ share will be reinvested back into our EduCreator Growth Fund), join our partners programs, and discuss the possibility of further investment at the end of our program.

Given the size of our first cohort, we are limited to the number of invitees for 2019. If you are not accepted this year, we encourage you to stay in touch with us, and apply again for the next cohort. In the meantime, we’ll be looking for ways to fund more future opportunities for EduCreators. 

MARCH 2019 – FEB 2020

Our incubator program will kick off in February/ March 2019. Shortly after, you’ll join us for an in-person EduCreator Boot Camp in the Spring 2019. Then, you’ll participate in seed funding, online and offline learning events, mentoring, wellness training and networking for the remaining months. Finally, we’ll mark the end of the program with a 2020 EduCreator Video Festival celebration!  Members who successfully complete our program can continue to participate in our alumni EduCreator Incubator community and programs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I apply more than once for the EduCreator Incubator’s 2019 Cohort?

We want everyone to have the same chance to apply, so you can only apply once for this year’s program (2019 Cohort). You are welcome to apply again for future cohorts (e.g 2020, 2021, etc).

Do I have to be a United States resident or citizen to apply?

No, anyone can apply because we are looking to support and work with EduCreators who are passionate about educating and inspiring children and young adults anywhere in the world.

What is Next 10 Ventures interest in this program?

We believe there is a lot of good to come from investing in a program that champions diversity in the Creator community, and supports the development of content supply to meet the ready demand from tens of millions of young people that look to Creators as a way to supplement their classroom education. 

To ensure this program is sustainable in the future, we will ask each selected EduCreator to agree to participate in a revenue share (in which Next 10 Ventures’ share will be reinvested back into our EduCreator Growth Fund), join our partners programs, and discuss the possibility of further investment at the end of our program.

How will you use my application information?

We will use your information for the purpose of evaluation and determining candidates for our 2019 Cohort. We will send you information about your application process and future EduCreator opportunities.  We will not sell your information to 3rd parties. 

Why do you have revenue share and how  does will it work?

After you have received your seed funding from us, we will jointly participate in an equitable revenue share, in which our company’s portion will be reinvested back into the EduCreator Growth Fund to support future incubator cohorts and programs. 

If I’m accepted do I have to pay to attend your bootcamp?

No, we will cover your cost of travel to and from the bootcamp and the all- inclusive program. Your accommodations, meals, materials and program events will be paid for by Next 10 Ventures. 

Will I get office space through the EduCreator Incubator?

Our program is virtual and global so there isn’t one physical location for all cohort members to be co-located. However during our 12-month program, we will have many virtual hangouts and will host in-person regional programs where we hope to visit with you!

Can I share this application with my friends?

Absolutely! We’d love your help in getting the word out about this opportunity.  You can also tag us with #educreatorincubator. 

I have a question about the application, who do I contact?

Send your question to us at educreators@next10ventures.com