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DeFi Talents

Empowering Talent for Leadership in the Decentralized Finance Space.

Cohort 6 starts October 21, 2024, and runs until March 3, 2025.

Apply until September 29, 2024!

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Program overview

Target group

Ambitious, engaged innovators interested in a career path in DeFi, crypto assets and DLT.

Intake Size

200 participants per cohort, 2 cohorts per year, preparing 400 people per year for the DeFi job market.

Program duration

18-week long mentoring program, divided into three phases (basics phase, multi-disciplinary phase, concentration phase).


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


Free of charge by means of scholarship (application required).
Partly financed by the DeFi partnership program.

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

DeFi Talents pyramid program structure description

Career opportunities after completing the program

We envision that participants passing through our program are well equipped to follow various career paths

Why should you apply for this program?

Enter into DeFi

This program should allow you to get an easy entry into the DeFi space and strongly improves your employability.

Structured learning journey

You will also be equipped with the knowledge to understand DeFi as a concept and to judge DeFi applications.

Thriving network

We will provide a network and contacts to professionals in the DeFi space. In such a small yet dynamic and growing field, the breadth and depth of one’s personal network are key.

A DeFi “boot camp”

Please only consider applying if you are up to the challenge. In your application, shortly outline what brought your attention to DeFi and why you are the right candidate.

Continuous development opportunities

By attending this program, you are eligible for privileged access, including a 20% discount, to DEC Institute’s professional designation programs CDAA® or CBA®, to further signify your commitment to professional excellence.

Receive a certificate upon successful completion

You will receive a custom POAP NFT

What our Talents say

"The DeFi Talents program is a fantastic opportunity to learn, grow, and develop your knowledge in the emerging DeFi ecosystem. The passion of the mentors, participants, guest speakers, and hosts is constant throughout 18 weeks and builds lifelong interpersonal relationships."

Kelroy JamesSupply Chain Professional

"DeFi Talents program provided me with an opportunity to learn, grow professionally, and build great connections. No matter which domain or profession one comes from, this program is the right fuel for accelerating their professional engine."

Ekta SinghIP Lawyer

"DeFi Talents is a program through which I have met many amazing, creative, passionate people who want to create a new reality in Web3. During the project I learned a lot on how DeF; works. I even created a project that might be implemented as a
Web3 application in the future."

Maciei NiezgodaPrivacy Lawyer

"A great program to take your DeFi knowledge to the next level and build a truly global network of like-minded people. I strongly recommend this program to anyone interested in the
Web3 space!"

Victor PodkholyuzinSales & Marketing

"The program not only provided a roadmap to accelerate personal learning of the DeFi ecosystem, but also enabled plenty of networking opportunities amongst the talents and mentors in a safe environment which further enhanced the learning and lead to many collaborations."

Jeannine AmeriFounder

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Are you interested in the DeFi Talents Program?

With this program, we seek to empower ambitious innovators to get involved with DeFi, become leaders in this quickly developing space and to build the basis for a successful career path.
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The DeFi Talents team

DeFi Talents is operated by the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center


Valentin Kalinov

Program Manager
DeFi Talents

Masud Sultan

Co-Program Manager
DeFi Talents

Cedric Heidt

Core Team

Marc Anders

Head of Web3 Talents

Manuel Müller

Partnerships Manager

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