Bridge.Academy - Blockchain Development Fellowship & Training Program

Your Bridge Into Blockchain

Bridge is an online career accelerator for aspiring blockchain developers.

Our program: Hands-on Mentorship & Our Online Community - working in concert to accelerate learning & mastery.

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

Our mission: To accelerate the growth of the blockchain economy. Read more »

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Applying to Bridge

Applications open up each month.

Step 1

Fill out one of our application forms with details about yourself and your goals so we can see if you are a fit.

Step 2

New to Blockchain dev? No problem. Complete our crash course to get up to speed in ~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 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 office hours, review your final project ideas 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

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?

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

How big of a time commitment is it?

Part-time: Nights and weekends work just fine (~15hrs/week). Full-time: ~45hrs 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 Part-time and Full-time program pages for a breakdown of costs.

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.

What are the most commons forms of scholarships?

Our technology partners make up over 50% of scholarships with Projet earnings making ~25%.

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. 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.

Do I need previous Blockchain development experience to apply?

No! We do ask that you participate in our crash course before joining to get up to speed on the basics before joining.

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 applicants come from outside the U.S?

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

Crash Course Curriculum

We currently have two technology tracks Ethereum & Blockstack. You may optionally take both tracks in parallel.

Blockchain Introduction / Fundamentals

  • - Intro to Bitcoin
  • - Intro to Ethereum
  • - Intro to Blockstack
  • - Developing Blockchain Apps

Ethereum Building Blocks (Ethereum)

  • - Smart Contracts & Solidity
  • - Infura & Running a Node
  • - Security Fundamentals
  • - Deploy Test-net

Blockstack Building Blocks (Blockstack)

  • - Blockstack White paper
  • - What is Blockstack?
  • - The Blockstack Browser
  • - Hello Blockstack Tutorials

Web3 & dApp Fundamentals (Ethereum)

  • - Decentralized Applications (overview)
  • - Intro to Web3/ Metamask
  • - Clevis + Dapparatus

Authentication & Storage (Blockstack)

  • - Authentication: Blockstack.JS Intro
  • - Storage: IPFS & Gaia
  • - Build your first dApp

Tokens, NFT's & Identity (Ethereum)

  • - ERC-20 (Tokens)
  • - ERC-721 (Non-fungible)
  • - ERC-725 (Identity)
  • - Plasma & Sidechains

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