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.