Stack Shift dWeb

Expand your network and explore high-impact jobs in the Web 3.0 ecosystem

Next cohort starting March 2022

Submit your interest

"Stack Shift dWeb is the best way to level up your network in Web 3.
It's like YC for people."

Yele Bademosi,
Founder, Bundle

About the dWeb Fellowship

Why

Meet like-minded peers

Join a vibrant community full of self-motivated peers. The people you meet here will turn into partners, cofounders, advisors, and friends.

Explore job opportunities in Web 3.0

Identify high-impact opportunities and shape the future of the internet.

Who

For experienced talent

This is not a program to transition into tech. This program is focused on making it easier to transition between and into Web 3.0 roles.


Software, product, design, and community talent are all welcome

The Web 3.0 space needs a diverse range of skills. This program isn't just for blockchain engineers.

What

Network building and narrative refinement

This is not a technical training program. Think of it like a startup accelerator. Y Combinator but for talent.

Startup accelerators don't train you to become a founder, they help you level-up your network and refine your narrative, making the fundraising process easier. In the same way, this fellowship makes the career transition process easier through events like:

  • Dinners and happy hours to meet peers in Web 3.0
  • Reverse demo days where companies pitch themselves to you
  • Fireside chats with leaders in the field.
  • Mastermind (small peer) groups to support your transition
  • Workshops to help you clarify goals, craft compelling narratives, stand out in hiring funnels, and negotiate better offers.

Program Details

8 weeks part-time

All events are opt-in and outside of normal work hours. Expect to spend 2 - 5 hours per week depending on your availability and interest.

Hybrid format

Every 1-2 weeks during the fellowship there are optional, in-person socials. All other events occur online.

Confidential

It's OK if you haven't yet shared with friends or employers that you're exploring something new. We keep your participation in confidence.

Curated

Each cohort is composed of carefully selected peers who have similar levels of experience and goals.

Free*

The fellowship is free. The cost of this program is covered by the Filecoin Foundation which wants to see more talent working in the space.  

*However, we ask that accepted cohort members make a 50k Naira donation to a tech-focused nonprofit of their choice. Some options include Web 3 Ladies, She Code Africa, Web3Bridge, TechQuest, Women Who Code Lagos, Enye, or any other you choose. This confirms your spot and signals your interest in contributing to the program's give-first ethos.

How

Submit your interest!

Applications are currently by invite-only. Please let us know if you'd like to learn more by filling in your info below.

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FAQ

What does it cost?

The fellowship is free. The cost of the program is covered by the Filecoin Foundation which wants to see more talent working in Web 3.0. However, we ask that all accepted cohort members make a 50k Naira donation to a tech-focused nonprofit of their choice to confirm your spot and signal your interest in contributing to the program's give-first ethos.

Do I need to be in Lagos to participate?

No. However, you must be able to attend the welcome dinner in Lagos at the beginning of the program. All other events are either online or optional.

Can I attend while working a full-time job?

Yes. The fellowship is part-time and events occur outside of normal work hours.

What is the time commitment?

All events are opt-in depending on your interest and availability. The average participant might spend 2 - 5 hours per week participating over the 8 week cohort.

Is it confidential?

We keep your participation in confidence unless you explicitly tell us otherwise.

Will I get a job after?

It would be silly to guarantee jobs. However, we can guarantee that you'll meet amazing people, have fun, and leave with new perspective on your career.

How do I apply?

Applications are currently by invitation only. If you'd like to learn more, please submit your interest above

When is the next cohort?

We're currently recruiting for our first full cohort that will kick off in late March 2022.

Who should apply?

Experienced tech talents who are interested in exploring new opportunities in Web 3.0. This includes people who already work in Web 3 and those who work in Web 2 and are interested in transitioning into the space. We look for participants who live by a give first ethos and can contribute something unique to the cohort as well as gain from it.

This is not a program to transition into tech. You must already have the skills and experience to be successful at your job. This program is focused on making the transition into and between Web 3.0 jobs easier.

Can I attend if I'm not a developer?

Yes! The Web 3.0 space needs a diverse range of talent. Web 3 devs, product, design, community, and growth talent are all welcome.