It’s a free, seven-week educational program built by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) to encourage talented technologists to get started in crypto. It will feature lectures, workshops, mentorship, networking and a final project presentation.
Participants will hear from leading technologists and investors in the field, learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology and why it matters, applications and ideas for the future, as well as best practices for building a startup in the crypto space.
The first batch will be approximately 40 participants or 20–25 teams. We plan to record all sessions and make course materials available online when the program concludes so that more participants can access it in the future.
Technologists with experience building software products are invited to apply.
You should have the following:
No. We will be happy to share ideas and help you sharpen early concepts.
Not at this time. All sessions will be held in person at the Andreessen Horowitz office in Menlo Park. We will make recorded lectures available online and invite remote participation in the future.
We estimate the course will require at least 12-15 hours per week, four of those for in-person sessions, and the rest for course reading, project development and preparation for a presentation at the end of the course.
The application period will be open for approximately four weeks. Select teams will be interviewed and admissions will be confirmed a month prior to the first session.
The course will start on Feb. 21, 2020 and last for seven weeks, concluding on April 3rd, 2020.
We will host a demo day for participants to showcase their project ideas, business plans, or prototypes. This will be a chance to get feedback from peers and program mentors.
No, a16z Crypto Startup School is 100% free and educational only.
No, the program is purely educational and there are no financial obligations associated with participation.
This is a great opportunity to get to know Andreessen Horowitz, but participation in Crypto Startup School in no way guarantees investment.
Teams/individuals invited to participate in the program will have an opportunity to apply for a financial stipend on an as-needed basis.
Yes, all lectures and guest speaker talks will be recorded and shared online.
No, as long as teams/individuals can be in the country legally for the duration of the course.
No, Andreessen Horowitz won’t be able to offer immigration assistance.