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Your Bridge Into
Blockchain Development

Bridge is a fellowship for aspiring blockchain developers to learn, together.

Our program: Four times a year we select top devs to join and provide them practical blockchain development experience through projects and office hours with our mentors.

Our philosophy: We believe people learn best when they take control of their own education and are free to explore their interests.

Our mission: to accelerate the growth of the blockchain ecosystem by expanding the developer community. Interested in joining?

Applications are currently closed for the Winter 18' batch and will re-open soon for the spring.



How it works

The Bridge program is broken up into three phases.

Step 1: Fast Ramp Up

After applying and getting accepted, you will enter a 4-week ramp up period of tutorials, excercises and online office hours from our mentors.

Step 2: Earn while you Learn

Gain hands-on experience & build your reputation while earning crypto currency for completing real challenges and come up with your capstone project idea.

Step 3: Launch your Project

After shipping your final project, you'll be able to interview at projects currently hiring or even start your own venture.



Featured Technology Partners

Our featured technology partners provide training materials, developer tools and real world problems & projects to work on during the program.

Dharma

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

Blockstack

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

Hyrdrogen

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


Interested in becoming a technology partner?


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Our Mentors

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

Ramon Recuero

Ramon Recuero
#Hacker & Creator. Ex @ycombinator, @zynga & Moz. Immersed in Crypt0

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


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bridge a Coding Bootcamp?

No! Our program is more like a fellowship than a bootcamp and is built for experienced developers.

How long does the program last?

The program lasts 10 weeks and is broken into 3 phases. New batches open up every 12 weeks.

How big of a time commitment are we talking?

~10hrs per week and you can go at your own pace. Aka: Nights and weekends work just fine. During the project phase the commitment is ~15hrs/week.

Why is there a deposit required?

For successful applicants, we ask for a $500 deposit to secure your spot in the program and make sure you are serious about attending. Your deposit will be refunded after completing the program in its entirety.

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

Please read the specific track requirements before applying. Most candidates have at least 2 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. Your office hours timeslots will be nights and weekends.

Can I participate while employed?

Sure! Since Bridge is a part-time program, you are able to participate while fully employed at a company.

How is the program free?

We don’t need to charge for attendance since we make money from companies paying to hire our alumni. If after your fellowship you want a job, either immediately or down the line, we will help you find one. If you don’t want one, that’s fine too.

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

It depends, but if your primary interest is starting a company, you should apply to Y Combinator.

Should I submit an application for each batch I’m able to attend?

No, just submit one application for the batch you’re most likely to attend. If you’re admitted, you’ll have the option to choose a different one.

How many Bridge Fellows come from outside the US?

Over 50% of Bridge Fellows come from outside the US. We encourage International applicants to apply.

Can I miss X days/weeks of my batch?

It’s okay to miss one or two days of your batch because of prior engagements, however, it’s not okay to miss more than that (e.g., a full week). If you would need to miss more than a couple of days of a batch, you should attend another batch.

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