About Web3 Talents

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

DLT Talents DeFi Talents NFT Talents Bitcoin Talents
“Apply! Every year, we educate more than 1000 brilliant minds and prepare them for a successful career in crypto, blockchain, and web3.”
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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.”
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Jong-Chan Chung

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.”
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Marc Anders

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."
Dominik Peer
Dominik Peer

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"
Constantin Lichti
Constantin Lichti

Program Manager (Bitcoin Talents)

"DLT Talents does not only mean education or career for women, it also means community, support, and motivation."
Daniel Holk
Daniel Holk

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."
Manuel Mueller NFT Talents
Manuel Müller

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.

Partnerships and supporters

Industry leaders support Web3 Talents


With donations from

Network Partners

Program overview

Target group

Ambitious and engaged innovators interested in a career in Web3

Program duration

18 weeks: basics, multi-disciplinary phase, and concentration phase


The program is 100% FREE through scholarship (application required)

Intake size

Every year, 8 cohorts (1500+ talents) are made ready to enter Web3


Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner)

Ethical orientation

Our activities contribute to CSR and UN SDGs

Outline of our
mentoring programs

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.

Receive a certificate upon successful completion

You will receive a custom POAP NFT

Web3 Talents Certificates
Management team

Kick-start your career in Web3 with us

Web3 Talents is operated by the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Core team

Support team

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

Oct 2020

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.

Oct 2020
Oct 2021

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.

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Oct 2021
Jun 2022

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.

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Jun 2022

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 Dominik Peer.

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Jan 2023

Launch of Bitcoin Talents

Our Bitcoin 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.

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Jan 2023

Launch of ReFi Talents

Our most recent project, the ReFi Talents program, insightfully dives into the pioneering and innovative world of regenerative finance. ReFi Talents will uncover the foundational principles of this financial paradigm and its potential to redefine economic horizons. The program will be adeptly steered by Abdullah Yildiz.

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Are there any age restrictions?

No, as long as you are above the age of 18, people of any age can apply and participate in the Talents programs.

Do early applications increase the chances of admission?

No, we will consider all applications submitted until the deadline of the respective program and cohort.

How many applicants are admitted per cohort?

The usual cohort size is 200 people. Separate morning and afternoon sessions are offered to accommodate candidates sitting in different time zones.

In what language should the CV and motivation letter be written?

The CV and motivation letter need to be submitted in English, as the whole program is also held in English.

At what times will the sessions be held?

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).

On Slack, where should I post questions related to assignments?

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 👍.

Do I have to pay a fee to participate in the program?

No, the Talents programs are free of charge. This is made possible thanks to our Partners.

How often does the program run per year?

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.

Can I switch my attendance between the morning and evening sessions?

Unfortunately, you can't switch between the different sessions. You need to commit to one time slot (morning or evening).

How much time do I need to invest to complete the program?

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. 

Which factors are beneficial for admittance?

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.

When will I know if I have been admitted to the program?

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.

When will I know if I have been passed the program?

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.

I am interested in becoming a mentor. What should I do?

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

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