We are matching eligible entrepreneurs who need help creating an online course with mentors to guide them through the process. We will fully cover the cost of these services. Here's an overview of what's included:

How does the program work?

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Building a custom Thinkific course site

Getting a course site up and running is the first step. We’ll cover the cost of hiring a mentor to help you build a beautiful site that is designed to connect with and convert your audience. No advanced tech knowledge or coding required!

Creating your course content 

Easily upload your coaching program content to turn it into an online course. We'll walk you through the best ways to convert your coaching services into a course, and how you can get started creating today – no coding or advanced tech knowledge required!

Not sure what content goes into a course? We'll pair you with an experienced mentor to take the guesswork out of the process! We’ll cover the cost of a consultation where they'll help map out your lesson plan, create your first pieces of content, and recommend the best formats to use.

Acquiring your first students

We’ll provide you with premium training on how to use digital ads to market your course. Then we'll give you the funds to set up your first ads at 50% off

For every $2 you invest in paid ads on Facebook or Google, Thinkific will give you $1 in credit back.*

*to a maximum of $100 USD

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Frequently asked questions

Group Coaching

Group coaching will take place Dec 3-17th. You can join live but we will also send you reply to make sure it fits your schedule. 

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Group coaching will take place Dec 3-17th. You can join live but we will also send you reply to make sure it fits your schedule. 

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Who can apply?

Course Creators

Support is available for both new and struggling course creators. Want to create an online course but not sure where to start? Or have an online course, but need help taking it to the next level? We're here to support you.


Mentors

We will match each entrepreneur with a mentor to get a course up and running quickly. If you have expertise around creating and marketing online courses, learn more about being a mentor and apply here.


Nominate yourself or a fellow creator today who could benefit from moving their training online! 

We'll prioritize funding for creators who have already put some effort into their online education business.

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PACKAGE ONE

PACKAGE TWO

PACKAGE THREE

How the program helps

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Entrepreneurs don't let other entrepreneurs fall

When Covid-19 hit, the livelihood of entrepreneurs and small business owners was forever changed. Now more than ever, entrepreneurs need our help. That’s why we launched the Thinkific $1 Million Entrepreneur Growth Fund. To help entrepreneurs quickly pivot their business online, we're offering the mentorship and funding they need to get courses off the ground and their businesses back on track.

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Am I eligible?

Entrepreneurs

Small business owners looking to teach online for the first time. If you have an existing business or expertise, the program is designed to help you productize your knowledge through courses.

Entrepreneurs with existing courses. Have a course but not many students yet? You are also eligible! 

Note: We'll prioritize funding towards those who have already put some effort into their course and are serious about building an online education business.

Nominate yourself or a fellow entrepreneur today who could benefit from moving their training online! 


Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Easily upload your coaching program content to turn it into an online course. We'll walk you through the best ways to convert your coaching services into a course, and how you can get started creating today – no coding or advanced tech knowledge required!

We’ll cover the cost of a consultation with an Expert. They will help you create your first few pieces of content review your lessons, and provide tips on the best formats, lessons types, and content.

Mentors

We’ll cover the cost of hiring another creator who’s already teaching online successfully or a Thinkific Expert to build you site you can use to attract students right away.

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Course site and content creation experts. Are you an expert in course site set up, web design and development, curriculum design, copywriting, or graphic design? If you have experience with education products, you're eligible to apply!

Seasoned course creators. Do you run a successful online course and know what it takes to plan, build, and launch a course? We also want to hear from you!

To learn more about benefits and the process for mentors, go here. You can also apply to be a mentor below!


APPLY TO BE A MENTOR

Get connected with a mentor to guide you through the process of shifting your business online with courses

Have these costs fully covered, no strings attached, plus ad credits to acquire your first students

Get all the support and tools you need to launch your course site, design your curriculum and create your content

To be eligible, please ensure you've signed up for the Thinkific Partner Program prior to submitting your Mentor application.

Please ensure you've signed up for a Free Thinkific Account prior to submitting your application.

Help an entrepreneur get back on track 

Easily upload your coaching program content to turn it into an online course. We'll walk you through the best ways to convert your coaching services into a course, and how you can get started creating today – no coding or advanced tech knowledge required!

Entrepreneurs don't let other entrepreneurs fall. We need your help to spread the word to those who need support.

Like, share, or nominate someone on this post, and we'll donate an additional dollar into the fund to support entrepreneurs. Together, we’re on a mission to add another $100,000 into the Thinkific $1 Million Entrepreneur Growth Fund.

It only takes one small action to make a big impact. Together, we can keep entrepreneurs standing. 

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I’m already teaching on Thinkific, am I still eligible to receive any of the Packages?

Yes! We’ll look at your current activity on Thinkific and qualify your application based on how much effort have you put into your business already. However, we are prioritizing those new to online courses or struggling from COVID-19.

I’m a successful course creator, how can I sign up to mentor new creators?

Click here
 to apply to become a mentor as part of this program. Note that we’ll review your current activities on Thinkific in order to qualify you.

Will I need to pay Thinkific back for the funding?

No! We’ll pay for the mentors to help you with no obligation for you to pay us back. This allows us to help our successful creators more (which we’re hoping you become one day)!

Have more questions? Reach out! 

We here to help. Let us know if you have any questions at all by clicking on the live chat or by emailing us at growthfund@thinkific.com.

How long will this program be available, when do I have until to apply?

We will be prioritizing applications on a first come first serve basis. We encourage you to apply today to increase the chances of you saving a seat in the program.

I'm not eligible for this program, are there any other ways that I can get support with my online courses?

We are supporting entrepreneurs with additional training and increased support during this time. 
Click here to learn more and access this support.

Apply to be included in the program using the form on this page.

If you're found to be eligible for Package 1 or 2, you'll receive email instructions for scheduling a kickoff meeting with your mentor.

We’ll review your application and let you know your status and any next steps through email within a few days.

Once you’ve connected with your mentor, please go back to your original email and click the button titled “I’ve received the help”. And keep us posted on your journey to bring your training online!

If you're eligible for Package 3, you'll receive instructions through email on how to claim your ad credit for 50% of your paid advertising spend.

$1 Million Entrepreneur Growth Fund

$1 Million Entrepreneur Growth Fund

Get the funding, support and expertise you need to grow your business through online education

Am I eligible?

Funding and support are available for entrepreneurs who need help with building, launching and marketing a course. 

To find out if you're a fit for this program, read below! To learn about other ways we're supporting businesses during the crisis, click here.

What you get

Launching your first online course can be daunting. Based on your business and goals, we'll recommend your best next steps and fully fund one of the following support packages to set you up for success:

Know an entrepreneur who could benefit from the program?

Nominate them today to receive funding and get started!

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