Bridge.Academy - Frontier-tech focused Career Accelerator
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Bridge is a career accelerator for emerging global tech talent looking to level-up their skills & network.

Our program: A project-based custom curriculum w/ personal mentorship + our online community.

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

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

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Application Process

Our three step process to joining.

Online Application

Complete a 10-15 minute application covering your background, goals, and experience.

Fit Interview

A short IM interview to assess your fit for our program, after which we'll send you a customized program plan based on your goals.

Accept & Start

If accepted, we'll send you an offer. Select a payment plan, or choose from one of our many financing options.

Featured Hiring Partners

Our hiring partners provide training materials, beta developer tools and access to real problems & projects.


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 hiring partner?

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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

Preston Van Loon

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

Prabhaav Bhardwaj

Prabhaav Bhardwaj
Cofounder/CEO @Stealthy, a decentralized & encrypted P2P chat app.

Justin Hunter

Justin Hunter
Writer. Founder of @graphitedocs.

Sina Habiian

Sina Habibian
Ethereum Foundation + other early experiments using Ethereum

Robert Bent

Robert Bent
@ethereum Advisor, @truebitprotocol first hire @ethprize @ETHSecurity

Jaynti Kanani

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

Doris Schioberg

Doris Schioberg
VP of Engineering @Cruzeo_io, Founder @Mooqita, Lecturer @UCB

Kartik Mandaville

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bridge a Coding Bootcamp?

No. Our program is built for experienced developers, looking to gain new skills and uplevel their careers.

How long does the program last?

Our default part-time program lasts for 3 months, 10-15hrs per week. The full-time program lasts for twelve weeks and is a 50-60hrs per week commitment.

Why is there a deposit required?

Once you are accepted we ask for a $100 USD deposit to secure your spot. Your deposit will be refunded after you complete the first program phase.

How much do I pay in total?

You will never pay more than the total $19,000 USD cap. Payments are made month by month as a % of your salary, only if you are making above a certain amount.

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 time.

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 or mobile development.

Can I enroll from anywhere?

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

Can I participate while employed?

Sure! Many of our applicants manage to balance full-time jobs as well as our program.

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.

How many Bridge applicants come from outside the U.S?

Over 80% of Bridge applicants come from outside the U.S. We strongly encourage International applicants to apply.

Our Alumni

Our graduates 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."

Our Investors