Want to learn from crypto’s best, brightest, and richest? Consider heading over to the crypto school of Silicon Valley's finest venture capital fund, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), where instructors include a16z’s own Chris Dixon and Ben Horowitz, as well as angel investor Balaji Srinivasan and Coinbase’s CEO Brian Armstrong, as the firm announced today.
Other teachers include Dan Boneh, professor of computer science, Stanford University; Katie Haun, general partner, a16z; and Jutta Steiner, CEO and founder, Parity Technologies. Also teaching are the founders of Celo, Forte, Arweave and Compound, as well as a host of other a16z executives.
The teachers at the a16z Crypto Startup School will teach forty bright young saplings how to build a crypto startup and get heads around the latest regulations. The application window for the first batch of the program—which starts in February—closes Sunday. If you want to learn from the best, a16z is looking for technologists interested in starting or joining a crypto startup—no prior crypto experience is necessary.
Of course, the best students have something to teach their masters. Also attending the seven-week long blockchain school, taking place in a16z’s headquarters in Menlo Park, are a selection of “mentors” from 19 crypto investment firms, or firms that have crypto investment arms attached to them. Delegates from Calibra, Andreessen Horowitz, Galaxy Digital, and Dragonfly Capital, and others will be attending as mentors.
Though attendance doesn’t guarantee investment, there is an open day at the end of the program, where the students have the opportunity to show off their projects—built with the guidance of mentors—to investment funds. But, if all goes well, you’ll be up against strong competition from your peers.