build an mvp and launch your business in 6 weeks

The Build Track is a 6-week program for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to become confident builders capable of leveraging simple tools to build products and businesses quickly and cheaply.
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Karthik KP Puvvada Build in Public
about the build track
Over the last few years, the market has seen a meteoric rise of extremely powerful build tools like Shopify, Stripe, Webflow, and Bubble. You no longer need to hire a technical developer or an agency to build a robust mobile app or web app for your business.

The Build Track is designed for fellows who are bootstrapped entrepreneurs, indie-hackers, side-hustlers, and hobbyists to learn how to use these tools to quickly and cheaply build a prototype or V1 of a product.

In 6 weeks, our promise is for you to walk away with a prototype or V1 of a product. Our bigger goal is for you to walk away with at least one paying customer.
connect and learn with a community of ambitious builders
Build Track fellows are a diverse mix of Fortune 1000 employees, content creators, side hustlers, restaurant owners, artists, stay-at-home parents, professional athletes, and everything in between. Together, they all have one common goal: to learn how to use modern tech tools to build products and businesses.
Guest Speaker
Arvid Kahl
Founder & Author
Guest Speaker
Emmanuеl Straschnοv
Co-CEO at Bubble
Founding Mentor
Gary Darna
Founder at Micromerch
Founding Mentor
Kelly Claus
Bubble Developer & Designer
Founding Mentor
Kieran Ball
Bubble Developer & Founder of Yep.so
Founding Mentor
Lola Ojabowale
Founder at Lunch Pail Labs
Founding Mentor
Madhuri Maram
Co-Founder & Product Designer, Silva Camp
Founding Mentor
Michael Novotny
Startup and Digital Product Advisor
Guest Speaker
Michelle Marcelline
Co-Founder at Typedream
Founding Mentor
Sarath Kuruganty
Head of Community at Threado
The build Track is the place where you will:
Be introduced to tools like Typedream, Webflow, Bubble, Super, Softr, Squarespace, Glide, Stripe, Shopify, and much more.
Build compelling landing pages, even if you’re not a designer.
Create Stripe connections, so you can accept payments online.
Learn how to build mobile apps using Glide and web apps using Bubble.
Create content sites and CMS collections, using Webflow.
WHAT CAN YOU BUILD IN 6 WEEKS?
Below are a few thriving businesses started by our Founding Mentors. All of them began as a simple MVP built over a few days using no-code tools:
is the build track right for you?
JOIN THE BUILD TRACK IF YOU:
are eager to take action on your ideas and build.
want to build a product/business that brings in supplemental income.
are open to learning by building, failing and iterating.
are open to taking small steps in your build journey.
know a bit about low-code and no-code frameworks, but haven’t started building yet.
want to surround yourself with a community of peers who are at a similar stage and are also eager to learn with you.
want to seek deep insights and connections only found in private fireside chats.
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THE BUILD TRACK IS NOT A FIT IF YOU:
are not ready to take action and get your business idea off the ground.
are expecting mastery/specialization in any one particular tool (like Bubble, Webflow, etc.) versus learning just enough to implement right away.
are expecting a guarantee that your first idea (or the 2nd) will work and become a business (only the market can decide your idea’s effectiveness).

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When you are ready to accelerate your entrepreneurial journey, we'd love to give you the help and support that you need.
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designed and led by the best
The team behind The Build Track has decades of experience in no-code and low-code building, curriculum and community design, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.
Karthik KP Puvvada Build in Public
karthik "kp" puvvada
Karthik Puvvada (known by his friends and online as "KP") is a prolific no-code builder, podcast host, angel investor, founder coach and a leader of the "build in public" movement — that is taking the internet by storm.

He built an audience of nearly 35,000 from scratch on Twitter and 10,000 on email by building his entire startup career in public. In the last 2 years, he helped founders create over 500+ MVPs; many of which became successful products and businesses. He is also an angel investor in 9 startups and advises/coaches world-class founders from YC and On Deck.

In 2021, he was given the Community Member of the Year award by Product Hunt. He gained accidental popularity as the “Build In Public” guy on the Internet after building and shipping 13+ no-code projects all publicly on Twitter since 2018.
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The BUILD Track follows 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.
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
Once accepted, you can immediately start meeting other fellows and mentors, and attend your first events.
cohort onboarding
The next 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.
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Whenever you're ready, join a specific Track, where you’ll do a deep dive on the sector or stage that you choose.
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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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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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.