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.
interview
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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SMALL GROUP OR 1:1 coaching
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CURATED CONNECTIONS WITH PEERS ACROSS ALL COHORTS
VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON SOCIAL AND NETWORKING EVENTS
EXPLORE PATHWAYS WITH INVESTORS, ACCELERATORS, AND STUDIOS
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faq

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.

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