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The Day One Fellowship
Connect, learn, and level up with the best business builders on the planet
Connect with hundreds of current and future founders who are exploring or building their next big thing. Learn from massively-experienced operators, founders and investors. And level up with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed as an entrepreneur.
The next cohort launches January 30.
150+ startups launched
$10m+ funding raised
Join a powerful entrepreneurial community
Day One Fellows are builders, founders, and makers who are all launching something new. Whether you're building a small business, side hustle, or venture-backed startup, if you want to accelerate your journey, then the Day One Fellowship is for you. Join a community with hundreds of founders who have launched over 150 new companies, raised over $10 million, and found new customers, partners, co-founders and hires. These are just a few 👇
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Join us for an Open House on January 20th at 6pm ET.
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Your missing piece is a powerful network
There's a reason we're living through an explosion of entrepreneurship. Like never before, anyone can tap into the tools and platforms to build and sell. The missing piece is no longer technology, or even access to markets. The missing piece to building a successful business - of any kind - is who you have around you.
Build Meaningful Connections
We surround you with like-minded founders, innovators, and aspiring entrepreneurs. We take care to help you build relationships in a virtual world – with matchmaking, curated small groups, intimate working sessions, and amazing community vibes.
Structure To Get You Unstuck
At some point you WILL get stuck and the push you need to get over the speed bump is invaluable. We facilitate expert and peer feedback and working sessions to help you move past your blockers.
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Access To The World’s Best Builders
The best advice and wisdom for building a new business isn’t on Youtube or Twitter. It’s held in the minds of experienced entrepreneurs and operators – like these 👇 – and we put you in the room with them.
A 4-week sprint to jumpstart your journey
Your Day One Fellowship experience kicks off with a 4-week sprint designed for you to go deep with your cohort and give you momentum as you explore new ideas, build your foundations and accelerate your business.
You’ll dive into mindsets and tactics for how to explore and find good business ideas, as well as frameworks for how to assess business ideas for both quality and founder-fit.
Market and Customer Research
You’ll learn how to take the raw ideas you have and go deep enough to understand if you have a viable business. You’ll pick up playbooks on how to do customer and market research and jump right into real-world assignments.
Business Model Definition
You’ll learn the frameworks for crafting a water-tight business model, explore case studies so you can see how real businesses have been built using these models, and focus on finding the core insights that will differentiate and drive your business.
Testing and Validation
You’ll apply frameworks for validating ideas, craft a plan for how to test the most critical assumption you’re making about your business, and create a roadmap for yourself to bring your new business idea into the world.
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Is it one day or Day One?
If any of these resonate, then the Day One Fellowship was created for you.
You're an aspiring entrepreneur but don't know where to start
Let us demystify the process
It might seem that some people are just born with the ability to innovate. But that’s not how it works. Entrepreneurship can be learned, and we’re here to help. With Day One you’ll get access to knowledge and tools, along with the nuanced ins and outs of starting new businesses. We bridge the art and science, so you can be successful.
You're a founder, business owner, or building a side hustle, and need guidance on your next steps
Tap into expertise that can highlight the way
Building a new business is filled with ambiguity and uncertain decisions. Tap into frameworks to guide your decisions, and when there’s no clear path, get advice from peers, experts and mentors. Turn swirling indecision into clarity and momentum with a network of peers and experts just the tap of a button away.
You know that having the right people around you will make all the difference
Find your tribe and build in community
You’ll be learning alongside hundreds of high potential peers who are all leaning in to help, support and grow together. The Day One Fellowship combines a high-touch, cohort-based program with an evergreen, always growing community where you’ll form meaningful connections that will supercharge your journey.
Let’s get started
The first step is to fill out an application. If there’s a fit we’ll invite you to an interview before making a final acceptance decision. Once accepted we’ll send you a payment portal to lock down your seat.
The Day One Fellowship is an annual membership that kicks off with an immersive 4-week sprint.
After the 4-week sprint, you’ll have ongoing access to live events every week, the growing community of entrepreneurs and mentors, and a library of resources and tools. All for just $999.
4-Week Kickoff Sprint
Structured, hands-on curriculum – learn idea exploration, customer and market research, business model design, and testing and validation
3x week live sessions
Weekly feedback and co-working session
Go deep with dozens of like-minded, entrepreneurial peers in your Fellowship cohort
Multiple live sessions every week – expert-led office hours, feedback sessions, co-working sessions
Ongoing support in sector or stage aligned squads
Curated introductions across the Fellowship
Virtual community platform and directory
Library of all curriculum and recorded content
Invitations to Day One offline events
Join the Day One Fellowship
Next Cohort Kickoff: Jan 30
Application Deadline: January 23
Join risk free with our 30-day money back guarantee
Meet Your Fellowship Director
Andrew Hutton is the founder of Day One and an experienced venture builder. Before founding Day One, Andrew was the Chief Innovation Officer at Human Ventures, a venture studio where he helped launch startups like Milo, Tiny Organics, Lupii, Paloma Health, Spora Health, Deep, and many others. Before he transitioned to launching startups, Andrew was a professor at Parsons School of Design in New York City and an innovation consultant with Accenture.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Day One Fellowship is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs (you haven’t started building something yet but you know you want to) and early-stage entrepreneurs (you’ve started working on something new, but are still in the idea or concept stage).
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.
The Day One Fellowship costs $999, which includes a full year of membership to the Fellowship community, along with a 4-week intensive program that kicks off the Fellowship.
Tuition can be paid in a lump sum or 3 equal installments, starting when you accept your offer.
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.
During the 4-week kickoff program, we suggest that you allocate at least 3-5 hours per week (we host ~5 hours of live sessions every week, and while we suggest you try to attend everything, you can still get the most out of the program even if you miss some sessions).
In the ongoing Fellowship community, we also host ~5 hours of live sessions each week, and you could dive in deep to attend everything, or pick and choose select sessions that interest you.
Most of the sessions are scheduled for evenings or late afternoons across U.S. time zones. As our global community grows, we’ll add sessions more friendly to global time zones.
We record all sessions and load the content into our library, so you can access sessions you might have missed at your leisure. You’ll also have access to all the playbooks, tools, and virtual community platform 24/7.
Yes, the core Fellowship experience is remote. We do host occasional local sessions as restrictions allow and encourage Fellows to meet up with their local peers, but the core Day One programming is virtual to accommodate people from every location.
After 1 year, you’ll have the chance to renew your membership and continue accessing the community, content, and resources.
We have plans to significantly grow Day One in 2022, expanding every aspect of the Day One Fellowship experience, while also launching new programs. We anticipate giving you the option to join new cohort-based programs to continue your entrepreneurial learning journey and to connect deeply with different categories of entrepreneurial people.
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