Bridge.Academy - Blockchain Development Fellowship & Training Program

Blockchain Development

$0 Up-front. 15-20hrs /week

Tracks: Ethereum, Bitcoin, Blockstack, Hyperledger

Learn Smart Contracts & dApp development alongside top mentors in the field.

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Online - anywhere in the world. The majority of the program can be taken asynchonously with office hours being one of the main synchronous components.


1. $0 up-front + $9,500 maximum repayment via an ISA agreement, repaid over 36 months while employed. See FAQ for details.

2. $6,500 up-front + no income-based repayment.


Partial scholarships are available from the Bridge Community Fund, which can reduce the total amount that needs to be repayed. We also provide full scholarships through our fellowship program which less than 2% of applicants receive.


- March 6th
- April 6th
- May 6th
- June 6th
- July 6th
- Aug 6th
- Sept 6th

Weeks 1 - 4: Building Blocks & Choose POC

During this period we'll introduce more advanced topics and you'll be able to decide which track to go down. We'll also pair you with your mentor to work with to craft your POC idea.

Week 5-6: Develop POC

During this phase you will develop & present your POC to your peers and mentor to get feedback to incorporate into the buildout of your capstone project in the next phase.

Weeks 7-16: Capstone Project Buildout

During this phase you will develop your POC into your capstone project, getting continuous feedback from your mentor. There will also be some coursework during this time, but it will be light.

Week 16: Demo Day & Project Launch

During this time you'll launch your project to the world and start preparing your resume and portfolio for reaching out to companies. We will also help with job interview prep, career coaching and making introductions through our hiring partner network.

Optional: Post-Grad Apprenticeship

After graduating we offer an optional 9-month long paid apprenticeship program through one of our network of hiring partners. Apprenticeships pay $15/hr USD, so you can expect to earn ~$24,000 USD over the course of your apprenticeship.

  • - Product UI/UX Design Assistance
  • - 1:1 mentorship from industry experts.
  • - Private Chat + Forum Group Access
  • - Demo Day to present to peers and mentors.
  • - Project Launch, Marketing/PR Assistance
  • - Professional Headshots for your LinkedIn profile.
  • - $500 Hiring Bonus from our hiring network.
  • - Interview Prep for Coding Interviews
  • - Professional Development & Resume Review
  • - Access to Alumni network programs & opportunities

Applying to Bridge

Our three step process to joining.

Step 1

Fill out our application form above w/ 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 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?

Contact us

Our Mentors

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

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 full-time program lasts for ten weeks and is a part-time commitment.

How big of a time commitment is it?

Nights and weekends work just fine, you can expect to commit between ~15hrs/week during the program.

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.

How much do I pay in total?

You will never pay more than the total $9,500 USD cap. Payments are made month by month (15% of your salary) for 36 months.

How do the monthly payments work?

If you do not earn more than $1,760 USD (125,000 INR) in a given month, we don't collect any payments for that month.

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?

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 mentor.

Can I participate while employed?

Sure! The Bridge Part-time programs allows you to join while fully employed at a company or full-time student.

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 Bridge applicants come from outside the U.S?

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

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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