Jumpstart your next big thing
The Explore Track is a 6-week track where builders, creators and executives are exploring new business ideas alongside a curated community of entrepreneurial peers.
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about the explore track
The Explore Track is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and idea-stage founders.

You'll plug into a powerful network of entrepreneurs, investors and advisors as you explore new business ideas. We'll guide you and provide the structure and frameworks you need to identify opportunities, assess business ideas, and nail down a direction that's right for you.
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Foster relationships with other aspiring entrepreneurs, and begin building your network of world-class investors and builders.
Building a company alone can be difficult; especially when you don’t know where to start. The Explore Track is a place for authentic, meaningful conversations and connections. Tap into a new network of peers, investors, and builders who will be with you every step of the way.
The Explore Track is the place where you will:
Connect your skills and passions to specific opportunities and master telling your founder story.
Meet with dozens of potential co-founders and ongoing collaborators.
Accurately test many business ideas to find which ones are worth pursuing.
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The team behind the Explore Track has decades of experience in entrepreneurship, venture capital, operations, education, and community design.
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The Explore Track includes a 6-week curriculum designed to help you build lasting relationships from the start.
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Submit an application. We review all applications carefully with an emphasis on fit for the community.
Schedule your interview with a member of our team. The whole process takes a few weeks.
your cohort kickoff (2 weeks)
Welcome aboard! As a member of the Day One Fellowship, you’ll spend the first 2 weeks getting equipped and plugged into the community.
get to work (6 weeks)
You’ll then enter the Explore Track, where you’ll meet regularly with your curated connections, attend virtual and in-person events with your peers, investors, and guest speakers, and in the broader Day One community.
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.
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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.

Membership Fee
$1,499/yr USD
Next Cohort Start Date
October 3, 2022
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