Day One

Day One

Where world-class teams make their leap

What is Day One?

Day One is a 10-week acceleration program run by Genesis Ventures for startups that want to get their first institutional investment and scale globally.

What is the structure of the program?

The program has two phases:

Foundation (one week): This is an intense week (incl. the weekend), full-time and in-person, where you will be involved in a number of hands-on activities, workshops, and community building, get acquainted with the program and its stakeholders, and get inspired by successful founders.

Building (9 weeks): This part of the program runs for nine weeks and is part-time, runs on a hybrid mode, both offline and online and will be focused on building a thriving and global business, yours.

What type of teams are you looking for?

We are looking for:

  • Admissions work on a first-come-first-served basis (applications received after the intended number of teams has been admitted shall be deferred to the next cohort in early January)

If you are an aspiring founder in search of a team, click here.

That’s all great, but will I get an investment?

Yes, this program is designed to help teams get their first institutional investment(s) of up to €250,000. The first ticket is generally €75,000 for 6% equity in your company (at an implied post-money valuation of €1,250,000).

What else will my team get out of this?

Besides the investment, you may get the following out of Day One:

  • You will build a stronger company; faster. You‘ll get help in building/completing your founding team; coaching and office hours by ex-founders, company builders, domain experts, and experienced investors; masterclasses and other content; and feedback from your peers. All this will challenge your business/product to its core.
  • You will get on the VC path. We do this by helping you fundraise post-Genesis, connecting you with later-stage VCs, and making introductions to potential hires, potential customers, etc.

What are the key dates?

  • July 5, 2022 - Applications Open for the 1st cohort (Fall of 2022)
  • Admissions work on a first-come-first-served basis (applications received after the intended number of teams has been admitted shall be deferred to the next cohort in early January)

  • September 9 September 16 - Applications Close for 1st Cohort at 11:59 pm EEST
  • September 30 October 14, 2022 - 1st Cohort Begins
  • December 11, December 22, 2022 - 1st Cohort Ends

Where is this taking place?

Day One will operate primarily online (Eastern European Time) but with an in-person foundation week (first week of the program) and occasional in-person meetings, one day per month in Athens, Greece.

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