A venture capital firm – Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), is launching a free, 7-week crypto start-up school in February 2020. The firm announced the program on Nov. 8.
The firm is famous for its investments in the crypto industry names such as Ripple and Coin base.
The general public to access free materials online
According to the firm, the program will entail in-person lectures in Metro Park, California. The lectures will cover a broad curriculum for people seeking to found Blockchain startups. However, people will access free online videos and other curriculum materials.
The venture capitalist has stressed it will not take any equity from participants in the initiative. However, it aims to accelerate the development of existing Blockchain-focused projects and encourage more talent to join the sector.
Experiences technologists and entrepreneurs will coach students in areas such as organization development, product and technology design, go-to-market strategy, and regulatory/legal practices.
“Blockchains have endured a variety of challenges, false starts, and misconceptions. Some of the challenges are technical (e.g., scalability), some are product-related (e.g., user experience), but many are due to the lack of widespread understanding of the technology’s capabilities, and the best practices required to take it mainstream.” the firm outlined
Other similar institutional education projects
Earlier this month, reports said that France was about to introduce an educational module to its high school curriculum to cover Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies.
In February, Ripple unveiled its latest partners in its global University Blockchain Research Initiative. The initiative includes universities from China, United States, Brazil, and Singapore.
Distinctive from a16z and venture capital-sector initiative, many higher learning institutions globally have launched their Blockchain research centers, laboratories, and degree programs and certificates. Institutions already taking part are MIT in the U.S and the IT University of Copenhagen.