Education is one of the most important sectors of society, and the private firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is aware of the need we have to train future professionals. Among his plans was already launching a crypto startup school that would be free, yesterday was officially launched.
According to the statement, last month, Andreessen Horowitz’s general partner, Chris Dixon announced the firm’s strategy to run a free school on the start in the world of crypto.
The company announced the launch of the ‘a16z Crypto Startup School‘ on its own website. According to what was raised in the blog post, the program will be a seven-week course that would be scheduled to begin in February next year.
A bigger, more important step towards crypto adoption
Thus, we can see how Andreessen Horowitz is expanding once again his participation in the cryptocurrency scenario. According to what they have proposed, with this new initiative, what is sought is to democratize cryptocurrencies and it is that, we must recognize that, these characters have been involved for some time in the crypto universe, so they now want to share Your learnings with the world.
They emphasize that this could give a boost to the cryptos community, which could obviously represent an investment opportunity for future in the future. However, even if the school is free, it should be noted that this does not mean that you will receive an investment of a16z.
As planned, the first edition of the program raises a series of free conferences that will be held in Menlo Park California, which will serve approximately 40 crypto and blockchain technology entrepreneurs.
If you are not in Silicon Valley and want to be part of the academy, the firm has been willing to record all the conferences to later enable its free download on the Internet along with the rest of the course materials.
In the official publication they made public the curricular burden of the academy, which includes:
- What are Crypto Networks, and Why Do They Matter?
- Blockchain Computing Primitives: Cryptography and Consensus
- Overview of Application Development Tools
- Applications: Today and 2025
- Crypto Business Models
- Crypto economics
- UX, Product Development and Security
- Go-to-Market Strategy and Developer Relations
- Community Participation and Governance
- Regulatory Landscape and Considerations
- Guide to Fundraising
The general partner of a16z, Chris Dixon, told CNBC that course participants will not have to give up any capital on their projects to participate in this project.
“Our general opinion is that, if we build goodwill, people will want to come to work with us, for what it is in that spirit. If they are going to start a business, we hope we will be one of their first phone calls, but there is no requirement for that.”