We were delighted that Handshake 2.0 was the venue selected to announce the launch of DayOne Ventures. With the program beginning May 31, 2010, we look forward to learning about the entrepreneurs and companies selected for mentorship in the inaugural session.
DayOne Ventures has been in the news. Here's a list we've compiled, most recent first:
Mentorship program gives money and more to technology startups, Blue Ridge Business Journal, May 3, 2010
How To Get Funded or Get Acquired, Building 43, April 2010 (video includes DayOne Ventures mentor Bill Boebel)
DayOne Ventures Brings Small Town Flavor to Startup Incubation, ReadWriteStart, March 31, 2010
Mentors-Plus-Capital Programs – Intense Incubation by Jim Flowers – Startup Professionals, March 17, 2010
DayOneVentures @ VT KnowledgeWorks Launches, PRWeb, March 17, 2010
DayOne Ventures Launches @ VT KnowledgeWorks – Inside VT KnowledgeWorks, March 12, 2010
DayOne Ventures Launches – Seed Stage Investment for Technology Start-Ups – Handshake 2.0, March 12, 2010
DayOne Ventures is a seed stage investment and mentorship program for technology-based startups. Each spring DayOne engages with up to three early stage startups through a competitive evaluation process. Winning teams can receive up to $16,000 to cover personal and business expenses related to participation in the summer mentorship program, plus class A office space and high-speed internet access during their stay. Throughout the summer, each team receives regular mentoring by successful entrepreneurs who have built and sold technology businesses. The program concludes in late August. At the end of the summer, each firm has the opportunity to present to potential investors via a demo day event.
DayOne Ventures is housed at the VT KnowledgeWorks Business Acceleration Center, located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. VT KnowledgeWorks is a client of Handshake Media, Incorporated, the parent company of Handshake 2.0.