Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has shared a list of instructors for its free, seven-week crypto startup school, scheduled to launch in February 2020.
On Dec. 11, the venture capital firm announced that experienced entrepreneurs, builders, investors and experts in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry will coach students by sharing lessons they’ve learned, bring new project ideas, and share information to help them get started in the cryptoverse.
The list of crypto startup school instructors includes top entrepreneurs and technologists like general partner at Andreessen Horowitz Chris Dixon, professor of computer science at Stanford University Dan Boneh, and Brian Armstrong, CEO and co-founder at Coinbase, among others.
A16z previously said that it will not take payments from students as it aims to accelerate the development of existing blockchain-focused projects as well as to encourage more talent to join the sector.
Blockchain education pops up around the world
In November, CryptoNewspeople reported that France is about to introduce an educational module to its high school curriculum that covers Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies, where French educators are expected to teach an introductory course that will assist students in understanding the impact Bitcoin has on the French and global economies.
Research by major cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase showed that 56% of the top 50 universities in the world offer one or more classes on cryptocurrency or blockchain technology.
The research found that the number of students who took blockchain or crypto courses had doubled since 2018 and that many top universities also have student-run clubs related to blockchain technology or cryptocurrencies.
Another example is a Mexican high school where students can follow the course Blockchain for Business as a graded subject. Academy head Hatem Mabrouk at the American Institute of Monterrey Preparatory School in Mexico told CryptoNewspeople that he has been teaching the course for two school years, adding:
“This [course] includes using data analytics apps, creating trading bots and founding business models based on the blockchain. As a result, my students could one day achieve financial independence, which is my main goal.”