Stack Shift dWeb

Expand your network and explore high-impact jobs in Web3

We're currently recruiting for our 3rd full cohort that will begin in November 2022

Submit your interest

"Stack Shift dWeb is the best way to level up your network in Web3.
It's like YC for people."

Yele Bademosi,
CEO, Nestcoin

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 Web3

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 Web3 roles.


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

The Web3 space needs a diverse range of skills. This program isn't just for blockchain engineers.

What

Level up your Network

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, making the fundraising process easier. In the same way, this fellowship makes the career exploration process easier through events like:

  • In-person socials to meet peers in Web3
  • Reverse demo days where companies pitch themselves to you
  • Fireside chats with leading protocols
  • Mastermind (small peer) groups
  • Workshops to help you clarify goals, craft compelling narratives, stand out in hiring funnels, and negotiate better offers.

Program Details

6 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. This program is supported by the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web which wants to see more talent working in the space.  

*However, we ask that accepted cohort members make a $100 USD (or equivalent) donation to any African tech-focused nonprofit of their choice. Some options include Web3 Ladies, She Code Africa, Web3Bridge, Women Who Code 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!

We're currently recruiting for our 3rd full cohort that will begin in November 2022. Please let us know you're interested by filling in your info below. Applications are currently by invite-only.

Our goal with the selection process is to curate a mix of participants that have aligned goals but also a diversity of expertise compared to those already accepted.

Either way, we’ll keep you informed of awesome Web 3 events, insights, and jobs.

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FAQ

What does it cost?

The fellowship is free. This program is supported by the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web which wants to see more talent working in the space.

However, we ask that all accepted cohort members make a $100 USD (or equivalent) donation to any African 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 Nigeria, Kenya, or South Africa to participate?

No, but you'll have a better time if you are! We'll be hosting in-person events in Lagos, Nairobi, and Cape Town every 1-2 weeks during the fellowship. These are opt-in, like all activities during the cohort.

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 over the 6 week cohort. You'll get out of it what you put in.

Is it confidential?

We keep your participation confidential unless you tell us otherwise. Most people in the cohort are happy to share their participation publicly.

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.

When is the next cohort?

We're currently recruiting for our 3rd full cohort that will begin in November 2022.

How do I apply?

Applications are currently by invitation only. If there seems like a high probability of fit based on your profile, we'll reach out to schedule an intro call to tell you more and answer any questions you have.

Our goal with the selection process is to curate a mix of participants that have aligned goals but also a diversity of expertise compared to those already accepted. Either way, we’ll keep you informed of awesome Web 3 events, insights, and jobs.

Why are applications invite-only?

Because this is not a technical training program, we want to make sure that applicants have relevant prior experience before they take the time to apply.

Who is a good fit for this program?

The cohort is comprised of people who already work in Web3 and also those who have enough experience in Web 2 to easily transition. 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.

Can I attend if I'm not a developer?

Yes! The Web3 space needs a diverse range of talent. Web3 devs, product, design, community, and growth talent are all welcome.