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“This community has been like supervision over the decision making of my business, and it’s been tremendously positive and huge in value. I’ve decided to defer on Columbia University - my attention and electricity is all on the biz!”
GRACE DUONG, FOUNDER AT MYSTIC MONDAYS
"I feel more confident in running my business, transitioning from a founder to CEO, and understanding the valuation of my company. Had I not joined Day One, I'd still be questioning my proper valuation, not sure what is a fair investor offer, and continue to go in circles in my own head."
LAURA RUBIN, FOUNDER AT NURTURE & HERBALIST
“It was really helpful for me to have this sense of structure and regularity, where it can be isolating as a Founder, it's nice to be in a creative space with other entrepreneurial folks.”
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receive world-class entrepreneurial education

available to tracks members and coaching members
Learn through a mix of hands-on working sessions, AMAs with guest speakers, 1:1 coaching, and lectures — available live and on-demand.

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We design every curriculum collaboratively with world-renowned entrepreneurs and investors, distilling the insider knowledge and insights that early stage entrepreneurs need to know in today’s environment.
guest speakers and mentors have included:
RAMAN MALIK, CEO AT RHETORIC
"Day One provided the structure, guidance, advice, and network to take my first step into entrepreneurship. It not only helped me uncover what entrepreneurship really entailed, but also offered an actionable guide to startup development that cuts through the noise of all the content out there."
HERAN GETACHEW, FOUNDER AND CEO AT WHOLELY
"Day One is unlike any other program or community. They’ve created just the right amount of structure, content, mentorship, community, and accountability a founder needs to go from 0 to 1. It’s a great community for founders who are toying with a few ideas or committed to building one, looking to build a side hustle, profitable calm business, or VC backed unicorn. They help you break down your problems, test your assumptions, and keep moving forward."
CHRISTOPHER TAKTAK, FOUNDER AT PISCES
"As a solo founder, I came to rely on Day One for support regarding (the often understated) emotional side of building a business. It’s an undeniably helpful tool. They provide you with a framework that gets you from idea to launch, and provide you with all the necessary tools to do it flawlessly. They have a network of incredible advisors that you can lean on, and support an ever-increasing group of founders that help share the burden of building a business."
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community groups
Join industry-, role-, and identity-based groups to discuss ideas and problems, and expand your network.
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Come together with like-minded peers and industry leaders at virtual and in-person gatherings.

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our community

day one is designed for both early-stage entrepreneurs as well as entrepreneurial people who are exploring their next move. 
It doesn’t matter if you are building a small business, a venture-scale startup, a side hustle, or anything in between. We’ve designed the programming and curated the community to support all types of entrepreneurs.

Members come from across industries – tech, banking, consulting, marketing and media, consumer goods, food and beverage, and many more. Many have come from leading startups like Talkspace and Notarize, tech companies like Apple and Facebook, and consulting firms like Accenture and Bain.

What we do expect of all Day One Members is curiosity, an attitude to share and give (advice, ideas, connections), and a willingness to mentor as well as be a mentee.

These attitudes are what make the Day One community strong, and allow us to harness the power of growth-minded people who believe in winning together.

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Plug into a powerful network of entrepreneurs, investors and advisors as you explore new business ideas, test your concepts, or dive deeply into a specific sector.
Attend unlimited virtual and in-person events with world-renowned guests on a huge variety of topics.
Work with our community managers to connect with the specific people that YOU need to meet.
Feel less lonely as you navigate the windy journey of entrepreneurship.
Learn the skills needed to take your company, career, and network to the next level.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

COMMUNITY
$49/mo
  • Access to network of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and advisors.
  • Weekly community-wide events and AMAs with top-tier guest speakers.
  • Tools and perks worth over $100,000.
  • Access to live, instructor-led 6-week deep-dive educational tracks.
  • Library of tools and content.
  • Monthly 1:1 coaching sessions.
  • Monthly group coaching session.
  • Exclusive, private events with world-class speakers and investors.
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$149/mo
  • Access to network of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and advisors.
  • Weekly community-wide events and AMAs with top-tier guest speakers.
  • Tools and perks worth over $100,000.
  • Access to live, instructor-led 6-week deep-dive educational tracks.
  • Library of tools and content.
  • Monthly 1:1 coaching sessions.
  • Monthly group coaching session.
  • Exclusive, private events with world-class speakers and investors.
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coaching
$399/mo
  • Access to network of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and advisors.
  • Weekly community-wide events and AMAs with top-tier guest speakers.
  • Tools and perks worth over $100,000.
  • Access to live, instructor-led 6-week deep-dive educational tracks.
  • Library of tools and content.
  • Monthly 1:1 coaching sessions.
  • Monthly group coaching session.
  • Exclusive, private events with world-class speakers and investors.
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COMMUNITY
$42/mo
  • Access to network of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and advisors.
  • Weekly community-wide events and AMAs with top-tier guest speakers.
  • Tools and perks worth over $100,000.
  • Access to live, instructor-led deep-dive educational tracks.
  • Library of tools and content.
  • Exclusive, private events with world-class speakers and investors.
  • Monthly 1:1 coaching sessions.
  • Monthly group coaching session.
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tracks
$125/mo
  • Access to network of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and advisors.
  • Weekly community-wide events and AMAs with top-tier guest speakers.
  • Tools and perks worth over $100,000.
  • Access to live, instructor-led deep-dive educational tracks.
  • Library of tools and content.
  • Exclusive, private events with world-class speakers and investors.
  • Monthly 1:1 coaching sessions.
  • Monthly group coaching session.
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coaching
$333/mo
  • Access to network of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and advisors.
  • Weekly community-wide events and AMAs with top-tier guest speakers.
  • Tools and perks worth over $100,000.
  • Access to live, instructor-led deep-dive educational tracks.
  • Library of tools and content.
  • Exclusive, private events with world-class speakers and investors.
  • Monthly 1:1 coaching sessions.
  • Monthly group coaching session.
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BRYAN COATES, PRODUCT MANAGER AT BAKER HUGHES
"As an ultra-shy introvert, I was scared shitless to go into Day One, but I’ve wanted to start my entrepreneurial journey for a while now. From the first time I talked to Rahul and every other conversation/q&a/cohort meeting, the people and mentors are second to none. It’s given me the skills and confidence to actually execute an idea I’ve been sitting on for a while."
NIINA AL-HASSAN, FOUNDER AT MAVEN CURATION
"I've been building my startup while working a part time role on the side, for just over a year now. What I found most valuable about Day One throughout this journey was the continued access to the community. I still turn to the community for advice, guidance and a sounding board for my venture. Having someone by your side as you go from idea, to prototype, to MVP, to launch is invaluable."
SHEILA PANDE, FOUNDER AND CEO AT TANDEM COMMUNITY
"If you're looking to meet more early stage founders, share ideas, get feedback and meet a group of people who will root for your success for the long term, this is the place for you."

our programs

JOIN A 6-WEEK TRACK WHEN YOU WANT TO GO DEEP ON A SPECIFIC INDUSTRY. You'll learn through a mix of lectures, hands-on working sessions, and guest speakers. available to tracks members and coaching members.

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over 200 companies have been founded by day one members

330+ MEMBERS

Over 330 members are building tech startups, agencies, and side-hustles through Day One.

200+ COMPANIES

More than 200 companies have been started by Day One members in the last 18 months.

$25M+ RAISED

Of the companies looking for venture capital, over $25M has been raised by Day One members.

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frequently asked questions

Who should join?

Day One  is designed for both early-stage entrepreneurs as well as entrepreneurial people who are exploring their next move. 

 

It doesn’t matter if you are building a small business, a venture-scale startup, a side hustle, or anything in between. We’ve designed the programming and curated the community to support entrepreneurs of all types.

 

You don’t need to be full time on your startup, in fact many – if not most – Day One Members have day jobs or other responsibilities.

 

Day One Members come from across industries – tech, banking, consulting, marketing and media, consumer goods, food and beverage, and many more. Past Day One Members have come from leading startups like Talkspace and Notarize, tech companies like Apple and Facebook, consulting firms like Accenture and Bain, and so many more top tier companies.

 

What we do expect of all Day One Members is curiosity, an attitude to share and give (advice, ideas, connections), and a willingness to mentor as well as be a mentee. These attitudes are what make the Day One community strong, and allow us to select growth-minded people who believe in winning together.

How much does it cost?

We offer three membership tiers, starting at $49/mo. Click here to learn more about our membership options.

What does a typical week look like?

A typical week depends on whether or not you’re participating in a Track.

 

If you’re active in a Track, a typical week includes 2-3 sessions, all focused around a specific topic. These are designed to be more intensive. After a Track, you’ll be buzzing with inspiration, fresh ideas, new tools to utilize, and you should transition into a steadier pace of execution… until your next Track.

 

If you’re not active in a Track, then there’s still likely something happening almost every day, but everything is designed to be optional. You could attend an AMA session with an experienced founder or investor. You could attend an Office Hour session with a member of the Day One coaching team. Or you could attend a feedback and working session to show off your latest progress and get ideas for your peers.

What is the time commitment?

You can spend only a few minutes per week engaging with the community, or dedicate 40+ hours to your business, or anything in between.

About 70% of events and sessions will be between 11am-1pm ET. About 30% of sessions will be at other times.  All sessions are recorded if you miss anything. As we build out track partners, times will vary based on partners' schedules and guest speaker schedules' so we have to stay flexible.  We will always aim for lunchtime ET, but there's always a chance we'll have to schedule something outside of those times.

Much of Day One is a “get out what you put in” experience, and those who learn the most are the most active and intentional about being a member of the community.

Are the events remote?

Yes, we’ve designed everything in Day One to be virtual. This allows us to reach entrepreneurs wherever they are in the world. 

 

We do love to host in person gatherings and informal events in cities where we have critical mass, and we always encourage Fellows to meet up whenever possible.

Can I join if I have a full time job?

Yes, of course! Many of our fellows work full-time jobs and are exploring entrepreneurship on the side. But please be aware that if you join the Tracks or Coaching Membership, you’ll need to dedicate significant time around your work schedule to participate.

Do I have to pay for tracks?

With a Tracks Membership or Coaching Membership, tracks are included. If you are enrolled in the Community Membership tier, you will need to upgrade to join tracks.

How will I know when new tracks are offered?

We will share this info on Slack, email you, and update our website.

Which membership tier is right for me?

We offer three membership options that make Day One inclusive and accessible to anyone, starting at $49/mo. Click here to learn more about our three options.