the education track; POWERED BY 27V,
Rethink Education,Pathway Ventures, AND Edovate Capital

build the future of education.

The Education Track is a 6-week program and lifelong community for educators and founders building the future of education
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about the education track
The Education Track is an intensive program designed for both educators who are exploring what it would look like to start their own business, as well as edtech founders who are in the early stages of building a new venture. We leverage a powerful community of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry advisors to help founders navigate the complex world of education.

Our experts cover topics like how to pitch investors, entrepreneurial finance, education business models, legal, market sizing, idea validation, and more.
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27V is an early-stage VC firm focused on edtech and the future of work. General Partner Atin Batra has invested in companies including Wethos and Fiveable.
Pathway Ventures backs early-stage startups that are driving economic mobility through innovative new models of earning, learning, and community-building.
Rethink Education invests in people, ideas and companies that rethink the way we learn and teach. Led by Matt Greenfield and Dre Brennan, Rethink has invested in companies including Vivvi, Pathstream, Wonderschool and more.
Edovate Capital partners with social entrepreneurs to scale companies solving education’s hardest challenges. Led by GP Graham Foreman, Edovate has invested in companies including BookNook, Classrunner and School Wallet.
Foster relationships with other likeminded entrepreneurs, investors and experts while you navigate the education ecosystem.
Building a company alone can be difficult; especially when you don’t know where to start. The Education Track is a place for authentic, meaningful conversations and connections. Tap into a new network of peers, investors, and education experts who will be with you every step of the way.
The Education Track is the place where you will:
Connect into a tight-knit community of innovative educators and edtech founders.
Learn the ins and outs of launching an education company or edtech startup from veteran founders and investors with vast experience.
Present your company to fellows, mentors and investors at the end-of-program showcase.
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meet the team
The team behind The Education Track has decades of experience in education leadership, edtech investing, operations, and community design.
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The Education Track follows a 6-week curriculum designed to help you build lasting relationships from the start.
lifelong community
Your 6-week experience is just the beginning. Once complete, you can officially start benefiting from ongoing access to everything your Day One membership has to offer.
SMALL GROUP OR 1:1 coaching
and so much more...
apply to day one
Submit an application. We review all applications carefully with an emphasis on fit for the community.
Once accepted, you can immediately start meeting other fellows and mentors, and attend your first events.
cohort onboarding
The next official cohort onboarding starts on October 3, 2022. This is a 2-week experience where you'll get fully equipped with everything that Day One has to offer.
join your first track
Whenever you're ready, join a specific Track, where you’ll do a deep dive on the sector or stage that you choose.

join the community

When you are ready to accelerate your entrepreneurial journey, we'd love to give you the help and support that you need.
frequently asked questions

Who should apply?

The Day One Fellowship 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 Fellows have day jobs or other responsibilities.


Day One Fellows come from across industries – tech, banking, consulting, marketing and media, consumer goods, food and beverage, and many more. Past Day One Fellows 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 it cost?

The Day One Fellowship is a membership with a fee of $1,499 per year. 

The membership fee can be paid in a lump sum or 3 equal installments, starting when you accept your offer.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes! We’re so confident that the Fellowship is a powerful and effective way for founders to accelerate that we’ve instituted a 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re finding the program isn’t a fit or isn’t working for you, you have until 30 days after the Fellowship kicks off to request a full refund.

What does a typical week look like?

A typical week depends on whether or not you’re participating in a Track.


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


If you’re not active in a Track, then there’s still likely something happening almost every day, but everything is designed to be optional. You could attend an 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.

What is the time commitment?

During a Track, you’re likely going to spend about 3-5 hours a week either in live sessions or working on specific projects. Outside of Tracks, you might spend 2-3 hours in live sessions during a week, but also might spend more time connecting 1:1 and tapping the community asynchronously. 

Much of the Fellowship is a “get out what you put in” experience, and those who learn the most are the most active and intentional about being a member of the community.

Is the Fellowship remote?

Yes, we’ve designed everything in the Fellowship 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 apply if I have a full time job?

Yes, but please be aware that you’ll need to dedicate significant time around your work schedule to participate.

Do I have to pay for additional tracks?

With your annual membership, you can do as many tracks as you'd like.

How will I know when new tracks are offered?

We will email you and update our website.

What happens after 1 year?

After 1 year, you’ll have the opportunity to renew your membership and continue accessing the community, tracks, events, resources and partnerships.