“This fellowship 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!”
"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."
grace duong, founder at mystic mondays
“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.”
laura rubin, founder at nurture & herbalist
"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."
raman malik, ceo at rhetoric
"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."
heran getachew, founder and ceo at wholely
"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."
christopher taktak, founder at pisces
"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."
bryan coates, product manager at baker hughes
"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."
niina al-hassan, founder at maven curation
"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."
sheila pande, founder and ceo at tandem community
"Day One is the first step founders should take to accelerate their startup. I have made amazing connections with founders and mentors from this community. It's a no brainer to join Day One."
renee russo, co-founder at glow labs