Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School Will Start with a Seven-Week Program

IBL News | New York

In February 2020, Crypto Startup School will open its doors, with a free, in-person, seven-week program in Menlo Park, California.

The curriculum will not teach anything extraordinary: fundamentals of blockchain technology, applications, ideas for the future, and best practices for building a startup in the crypto space. What is unique about it is the company behind: the legendary Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, founded by Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen.

The company has been one of the most active mainstream investors within the blockchain space, with a dedicated $350 million fund launched last year. It’s also a founding member of the Libra Association, the controversial cryptocurrency project spearheaded by Facebook and two dozen other companies.

“We are particularly excited about the promise of blockchain computers such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many more recent projects they’ve inspired,” Chris Dixon, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and member of the board of Coinbase, wrote in a blog post. [In the picture above]

The program, taking place between February 21 to April 3, 2020, is mostly intended for technologists interested in blockchain and cryptocurrency, with experience building software products and some skills on Solidity, Ethereum’s Javascript-like programming language. The application date ends on December 7, 2019.

Crypto Startup School’s plan is to teach roughly 40 entrepreneurs about technology. When it wraps up, the courses will be available online, for free.

“Our general view is if we build goodwill, people will want to come to work with us — so it’s in that spirit,” Dixon said.