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We’re on a mission to build the school that entrepreneurs deserve, and changing the way ambitious professionals break into the world of entrepreneurship. By joining Day One, you tap into a curated community of builders, enroll in world-class cohort-based education programs, and tap into real world coaching and guidance  - all designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.
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Jeff Danko
“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."
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“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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Who should join the Day One Fellowship?

The Day One Fellowship is designed for early-stage entrepreneurs who are navigating the idea maze. We focus on helping you validate and refine your business idea, whether you are planning to raise venture capital or bootstrap a sustainable small business.


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 Fellows 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 the Day One Fellowship cost?

The Day One Fellowship currently costs $2,499. We offer payment plans to spread the cost over 3 payments.

What does a typical week look like?

A typical week in the Day One Fellowship includes 3-4 live sessions, scheduled from Tuesday to Thursday, ranging from workshops, expert AMAs, community sessions and mentor office hours. On top of that, you'll have 1:1 coaching sessions at days/times that work for your schedule, and we highly encourage you to connect and collaborate with your peers in 1:1 sessions you set up for yourself.

After the cohort end, you'll have lifetime access to the Day One community and resources, so any given week could look like ongoing networking, attending community calls, and leveraging tools and resources to build your business.

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 Day One Fellows work full-time jobs and are exploring entrepreneurship or building their business on the side.

What is the time commitment?

To get the most out of the Fellowship, we recommend you spend 4-8 hours per week engaging in the program and with the community. We've designed the intensity of the Fellowship to work for folks with a full time job, although you'll likely need some flexibility to make all the live sessions.

About 70% of events and sessions will be between 11am-2pm ET. About 30% of sessions will be at other times.  All sessions are recorded if you miss anything.

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