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.