The market is scary right now.
But turbulent times like these always present incredible opportunities to build new things. Amazing talent is back on the market. Problems are ripe for solving.
Don't just take our word for it; hundreds of founders inside Day One are working on their next big thing — talking to customers, making first sales, refining their idea/pitch every week with mentors and investors. Now is the time to build, and Day One is the place to do it.
With that, we're excited to announce that applications and reservations are now open for our next two bootcamps that both start on January 23, 2023.
For first-time idea-stage entrepreneurs looking to connect, level up and launch a new venture.
Our flagship Fellowship is back! This 6-week program is a private and highly curated bootcamp for idea stage founders who are serious about launching a company the right way. Inside, you'll refine your business idea with seasoned mentors, connect with hundreds of entrepreneurs, and pitch in front of top accelerators and investors at the Showcase.
Over 350 entrepreneurs have gone through this program, launched 200+ companies, and collectively raised over $25M.
If you're looking to take your idea through the ringer and walk away with a killer pitch and world-class network of investors and entrepreneurs, this bootcamp is for you.
Price: $1,999 — Prices go up on November 29.
Dates: January 23 — March 3, 2023
Weekly Programming: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 1-2pm EST
For professionals looking to increase their value at their organization.
Our second program with VaynerX is here! The Leadership & Operations Bootcamp is a six-week, highly collaborative, cohort-based program for ambitious founders and future founders. You do not need to apply to join.
Whether you’re already leading a business, or preparing to launch something down the road, this program teaches essential topics in operations and leadership, and will embed you into a powerful network of entrepreneurial peers.
You'll learn leadership and operational skills directly from an all-star roster of executives at VaynerX, including Andy Krainak, President of VeeFriends, Ryan Harwood, Founder and CEO of Gallery Media Group, and Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerX.
Price: $999 — Prices go up on November 29.
Dates: January 23 — March 3, 2023
Weekly Programming: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Friday afternoons EST
Can entrepreneurship be learned?
How do you teach entrepreneurship at Day One?
Why do I need a community as an entrepreneur?
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.
Are the events virtual?
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.
Today, we are thrilled to launch the first three Tracks within the Day One Fellowship. Tracks take the best of Day One and make the experience more valuable by honing in on the specific stage of your journey or sector that you’re building in.
If you pin all your hopes on reaching the top of that mountain, your path up there will feel endlessly long and painful, and anything other than summiting will feel like failure. After countless trials and tribulations, I learned that starting a company isn't about getting to the top of the mountain—it's about becoming the kind of person who climbs mountains, no matter how steep they are.