There are so many hurdles to success. You now have to be an expert in dozens of areas. You have to navigate ambiguity and shrug off setbacks daily. And you seemingly have to make magic happen by finding new customers, new hires, new partnerships, and new investors.
We looked around and couldn’t find a place where the most ambitious emerging founders can really learn, connect, and get advice and guidance for the earliest stage of their entrepreneurial journey (without mortgaging your house).

So we built that. That’s Day One.
inside day one
We have one goal at Day One: to help more entrepreneurs build better businesses.
Across a number of bootcamps, we surround our fellows with world-class networks of investors, corporate partners, mentors, alumni, and an enormous amount of entrepreneurial education.
We help you refine your ideas and perfect your pitch through workshops and curated resources, and countless moments where you can learn from your peers.

If you’re thinking about starting a company or a side hustle, or are in the early stages, Day One is the place for you.
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Over 200 companies have been founded by our fellows in the last two years.
350+ Fellows
Over 350 fellows are building tech startups, agencies, and side-hustles through Day One.
$25M+ Raised
Of the companies looking for venture capital, over $25M has been raised by Day One fellows.
38%
Female Founders
42%
BIPOC Founders
who is day one for?
All of our programs are designed for future founders and early entrepreneurs.
Future Founders
You might not be a founder (yet) but you want to learn, level up your entrepreneurial skills, meet founders and other innovators, and explore new ideas. You might be looking for your next big idea, or looking to launch a side hustle on nights and weekends, or join an early team.
Emerging Entrepreneurs
You’re an early stage founder and want to refine your pitch, stress-test your ideas, learn some new skills, build your network, and tap into new partnerships. You could be at the starting line, or further along in the messy middle, but either way, you probably know how hard and lonely this journey is. Our goal is to quickly get you to the next stage in your journey.
What to expect in our tracks
All of our tracks are fully virtual and demand roughly 4-8 hours per week at the minimum. Learn through a mix of hands-on working sessions, AMAs with guest speakers, 1:1 coaching, and lectures — available live and on-demand to fit your busy schedule.

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.

If you're serious about launching a side hustle or going all-in on a new company, but want to drastically speed up your path to success, Day One is the place for you.
About our fellows
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.
Fellows 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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How we teach entrepreneurship
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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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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?

All of our 6-week bootcamps are individually priced. If you are already a member of the Slack community, we'll give you a discount code for the flat-rate price of the bootcamp that you wish to join.

Our test drive experiences are $49.

What does a typical week look like?

If you’re active in a bootcamp, a typical week includes 2-3 sessions, all focused around a specific topic. These are designed to be more intensive. After a bootcamp, 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 bootcamp.

 

If you’re not active in a bootcamp, we encourage you to continue networking with peers, mentors, and investors within the community. After all, Day One is designed to be a lifelong network for you to continuously tap into. You could attend a community wide 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.

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.

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. We recommend that fellows spend at least 4-8+ hours per week on their company, though, in order to be most successful.

About 70% of events and sessions in all of our bootcamps 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 bootcamp 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.

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