We can proudly announce a new partnership together with KfW! They now support not only the DLT Talents, but DeFi Talents as well! We feel honoured to be supported by one of Germany’s most important banks and look forward to enhancing our partnership!
KfW is one of the world’s leading promotional banks. KfW has been committed to improving economic, social and environmental living conditions across the globe on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal states since 1948. To do this, it provided funds totalling EUR 107 billion in 2021 alone. Of this amount, 33% was used for climate and environmental protection. Its financing and promotional services are aligned with the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 and contribute to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Why is KfW joining the Talent programs?
The digital structural change is impacting not just the real economy and financial sector, but also the entire monetary system, with the convergence of API and token economies and potential new manifestations of money by the ECB and private banks. KfW Bankengruppe is part of this system and is participating in talent programs with the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center to address the challenges of digital structural change.
Tom Dapp (KfW Innovation Hub) summarizes it as follows: „When it comes to new, quite disruptive (digital) technologies, it is fundamentally important to build up and, above all, further expand expertise. We consider the opportunity to offer our colleagues such practice-oriented trainings essential for two reasons:
a) Through the knowledge gained, we increase the problem-solving scope of our staff in their daily routines.
b) Our teams become more diverse, efficient and resilient through the offered female programs.“
Dominik Peer, lead project manager at DeFi Talents, is also excited about this new partnership: “We are thrilled to partner with KfW, a bank with a long-standing commitment to improving economic, social, and environmental conditions around the world. With their focus on sustainable development aligned with the UN’s Agenda 2030, we are confident that together we can make a significant impact in providing free education on blockchain and DeFi to everyone. This partnership is a powerful example of how collaboration can drive positive change for the betterment of society.“
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60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
About Web3 Talents
At Web3 Talents we believe that education is the pathway to a successful career. Therefore, we have designed four free 18-week mentorship programs specializing in various Web3 topics. With DLT Talents, DeFi Talents, NFT Talents and Bitcoin Talents we aim to educate a cohort of Talents in the respective topic and help them kick-start their career to become entrepreneurs, technologists, founders, regulators and investors in the respective Web3 industries.
Our track record so far speaks for itself: By now, more than 5000 people have applied for our Talents programs; of these, we have mentored more than 1000 from 2020 to 2022. Following the completion of our program, many of our Talents have successfully entered Web3 industries and founded businesses of their own.