Kick-start your career in the fields of DLT, DeFi, NFT, and Bitcoin
We are offering FREE 18-weeks mentoring programs to get you started in web3
“Apply! Every year, we educate more than 1000 brilliant minds and prepare them for a successful career in crypto, blockchain, and web3.”
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner
Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
“If you are looking for FREE blockchain education while expanding your network with over +5000 web3 enthusiasts, look no further.”
Head of Web3 Talents
“Learn about the fundamentals and possibilities of smart contracts and NFTs in NFT Talents. Develop your own ideas and build a network of like-minded talents to start a career in web3.”
Program Manager (NFT Talents)
"Through DeFi Talents, we created a guided self-learning program to cover complex topics of decentralized finance in a more exciting way and to establish a community."
Program Manager (DeFi Talents)
"Bitcoin Talents is for anyone who wants to get a foot in the Bitcoin ecosystem, learn about the technology and its implications, and network with like-minded people"
Program Manager (Bitcoin Talents)
"DLT Talents does not only mean education or career for women, it also means community, support, and motivation."
Program Manager (DLT Talents)
"It works! For a German bank, we helped fill eight job positions with crypto experts in just a couple of weeks."
Web3 Talents Partnerships Management
From over 80+ countries, all ages, and all genders.
New and exciting career paths, a vibrant community ideal for networking.
130 expert keynotes, 10+ exclusive Talents workshops, and 10+ panel discussions.
Ambitious and engaged innovators interested in a career in Web3
18 weeks: basics, multi-disciplinary phase, and concentration phase
The program is 100% FREE through scholarship (application required)
Every year, 8 cohorts (1500+ talents) are made ready to enter Web3
Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner)
Our activities contribute to CSR and UN SDGs
Outline of our
We aim to develop the participants into specialists in a chosen domain after completing the concentration phase
Career opportunities after
completing the program
We envision that participants passing through our program are well equipped to follow various career paths
You learn how to become an entrepreneur of a great Web3 startup that is quickly funded with more than EUR 1M.
Through our mentoring you can become a technologist or developer ready to work on blockchain applications.
Regulator or lawyer
You become a regulator or lawyer helping to set, change or apply the rules on which a digital society in the future will be based.
You become an investor or venture capital partner, helping to shape the future of other Web3 startups.
You become a multiplicator or influencer in the DeFi, DLT and NFT area and an important "node" of the network.
Kick-start your career in Web3 with us
Web3 Talents is operated by the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
Do you want to become a mentor to our talents?
A mentor inspires a cohort of self-learners to sustain their learning journeys. They can facilitate the learning process by sharing relevant resources to the learning agenda.
How it all started and where we are today
Launch of DLT Talents
The DLT Talents program was brought into being by Michael Spitz, Thy-Diep Ta, Denise Duve, Anna Lange, Philipp Sandner, and Daniel Holk (project manager) to empower women for leadership positions in the DLT sector. 50 participants embarked on their learning journey with the genesis cohort.
Launch of DeFi Talents
Building upon the success of DLT Talents and against the backdrop of the proliferation of DeFi protocols, the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center team decided to launch DeFi Talents. The program is successfully managed by Dominik Peer.
Launch of NFT Talents
Observing the massive brain power locked in the NFT space the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center once again embarked on its mission of community building and education by launching NFT Talents. The program is successfully managed by Marc Anders.
A community of 5000+ Web3 Talents...
... and still growing! Every year, we onboard more than 1500 talents to our network and help them boost their careers. We decided to streamline the efforts of the different Talents programs by reorganizing and rebranding to Web3 Talents overseen by Jong-Chan Chung.
Launch of Bitcoin Talents
Our latest Talents program is at the same time paradoxically covering the forefather and pioneer technology of web3: Bitcoin! Bitcoin Talents will trace the origins of blockchain technology and Bitcoin's future built upon Lightning implementations. The program will be managed by Constantin Lichti.
No, as long as you are above the age of 18, people of any age can apply and participate in the Talents programs.
No, we will consider all applications submitted until the deadline of the respective program and cohort.
The usual cohort size is 200 people. Separate morning and afternoon sessions are offered to accommodate candidates sitting in different time zones.
The CV and motivation letter need to be submitted in English, as the whole program is also held in English.
This depends on the program that you will be attending. We want to give people worldwide equal access to our program. Thus, we normally offer two time slots, one in the morning and one in the evening (Central European [Summer] Time).
Please post your questions related to the cohort you are participating in in the respective PRIVATE Slack channels. In the #general Slack channel you can find all alumni - let's be considerate of each other's limited attention span and time 👍.
No, the Talents programs are free of charge. This is made possible thanks to our Partners.
For each Talents program, we offer two cohorts per year. Check out the application deadline and the starting date for each of the programs here.
Unfortunately, you can't switch between the different sessions. You need to commit to one time slot (morning or evening).
It depends on your knowledge level and motivation. Generally, the programs are in the design of an inverted classroom. Thus, you are not being lectured, but rather mentored and learning by yourself or in small study groups. The more you put into the program, the more you will learn in the end. We estimate a minimum of 12 hrs per week to successfully finish the program.
Make sure to send in all the documents required of you, in the correct form. Simply Google for best practices! You can find all information on the Internet. Also please ensure that your application is in English. Generally speaking, an interesting and engaging letter of motivation, as well as already existing technical skills can be an advantage.
This depends on the deadline for applications. After that, we need 1-2 weeks to make the final selection. You should hear back at least 2 weeks before the program starts.
We will issue a customized PDF certificate as well as a POAP NFT. Therefore, please give us 2 weeks' time and refrain from inquiries related to the issuance of the certificate during this time period.
Thank you for your interest. Please refer to this guide: https://philippsandner.medium.com/call-for-mentors-for-dlt-talents-defi-talents-and-nft-talents-94d88ed763e1