Bridge.Academy - Frontier-tech focused Career Accelerator
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Break into Blockchain

Break into Full-stack dev

Break into Silicon Valley

Break into your next thing

Bridge is a career accelerator for emerging global tech talent in frontier industries.

Our program: A Mentorship-driven approach + Our online community help to accelerate mastery.

Our philosophy: We believe people learn best when pursuing their interests, alongside others.

Our mission: Enabling equal access to opportunities, globally. Read more »

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Applying to Bridge

Our three step process to joining.

Step 1

First things first, fill out one of our program application forms so we can assess your fit.

Step 2

Optional: Complete one of our crash courses to get up to speed on an area if you are a newb (~2-3 weeks)

Step 3

If you're a fit, we'll ask for a brief interview to get to know you before inviting you to join.

Featured Technology Partners

Our technology partners provide training materials, beta developer tools and access to real problems & projects to work on for our community.


Dharma is a generic, permissionless protocol for issuing, underwriting, and administering debt instruments.


Blockstack is a new digital ecosystem that users, not big Internet companies, control and users can move seamlessly.


The Hydrogen Atom platform has powerful modules built for fintech powered by light, modular, global REST APIs.

Interested in becoming a technology partner?

Learn more

Our Mentors

Our team of mentors host office hours, review your final project ideas and give you detailed and personalized feedback throughout the program.

Ramon Recuero

Ramon Recuero
Maker. Product Lead at @ZeppelinOrg. Previously at @ycombinator, @zynga

Preston Van Loon

Preston Van Loon
@prylabs #BUIDL @Ethereum 2.0. Formerly: @Google. scale or die

Prabhaav Bhardwaj

Prabhaav Bhardwaj
Co-founder/CEO of Stealthy, a fully decentralized & encrypted P2P chat & video app.

Jaynti Kanani

Jaynti Kanani
Bringing massive scale to Ethereum as Co-founder & CEO @maticnetwork

Doris Schioberg

Doris Schioberg
VP of Engineering @Cruzeo_io, Founder of Mooqita, lecturer at UC Berkeley.

Kartik Mandaville

Kartik Mandaville
Founder @ SpringRole, Ex CTO @ Science, Advising Science, Burst

Want to become a mentor?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bridge a Coding Bootcamp?

No. Our program is built for software engineers who are looking to gain new skills.

How long does the program last?

The part-time program lasts for twelve weeks. The full-time program lasts for sixteen weeks.

How big of a time commitment is it?

Part-time: Nights and weekends work just fine (~15hrs/week). Full-time: ~50hrs per week.

Why is there a deposit required?

While there are no upfront fees, we do ask for a $100 deposit to secure your spot once you are accepted. Your deposit will be refunded after you complete the program.

What is the total cost of the program?

Please see our individual program pages for a breakdown of costs of each part-time and full-time program.

Can I see an example ISA?

Yes, you can see a template we use here. ISAs are not a loan so they have no interest and are paid back over 36 months.

How much scholarship funds should I expect to receive?

The average applicant receives ~$1,500 in scholarships. This amount is deducted from the program fees you owe.

How do I know if i'm qualified to join?

Please read the specific track requirements before applying. Most candidates have at least 3 years of programming experience w/ general web development, JavaScript, HTML, and Git.

Can I enroll from anywhere?

As long as you have a reliable internet connection to join in on weekly office hours calls with your program mentor.

Can I participate while employed?

Bridge offers both part-time and full-time programs, for the part-time programs you are able to participate while fully employed at a company.

I’d like to start my own company. Should I apply?

It depends, we have had some companies formed out of Bridge, but if your primary interest is starting a company, you should apply to Y Combinator.

How many applicants come from outside the U.S?

Over 50% of applicants come from outside the U.S. We strongly encourage International applicants to apply.

Our Fellows

Our fellows come from all over the world and from a very diverse set of backgrounds.

Kyle Shaun Aquino

Kyle Aquino

"Bridge was the community I'm looking for. It helped me meet amazing developers around the world. It gave me an opportunity to see beyond and gave me have a new vision of the future."

Jacob Beard

Jacob Beard

"Bridge Academy was a good learning experience. It provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience programming blockchain applications."

Sara Wong

Sara Wong

"I didn't realize that when I was joining Bridge Academy, I was adding another set of tools in my tool box that I will definitely incorporate in my work going forward. "

Salil Gautam

Salil Gautam

"If you are a highly motivated individual who likes to keep their skills updated and want to be a part of a community with similar intentions, then this is the program for you! #BUIDL"

Charlie Depman

Charlie Depman

"Bridge Academy gave me the chance to explore blockchain technology and get some guidance on other technologies I hadn't used before. My mentor provided me with great feedback as I was developing my project."

Ankush Malik

Ankush Malik

"The Bridge program was especially helpful for newbies to the Blockchain space like me. From the mentors to the curriculum to the projects, it has everything."

Curriculum & Crash Course

Pre-register to receive our full curriculum and free crash-course access. Complete the pre-course crash-course if the curriculum materials are new to you before applying.

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