A Web3 happy hour in Lagos

Recruiting the next dWeb Fellowship Cohort

Olumide Aderinwale
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Hi! I’m Olumide, I work in Program Ops at Stack Shift — the network for experienced Tech talent in Africa. We’re excited by remote work and the prosperity it will bring. Our mission at Stack Shift is to help you unlock this opportunity.
We believe that to advance remote work, the biggest lever isn’t technical training. It’s access to powerful networks. That’s why we started Stack Shift dWeb - a fellowship program focused on Web3.

The dWeb Fellowship

Last week, we concluded our 2nd full cohort of our dWeb Fellowship with 68 participants. Over 6 weeks we had fellows participate from across the continent with in-person socials in Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria. They worked in engineering, design, marketing, and operations. More than half of the cohort already worked in Web3 for companies like Consenys, Protocol Labs, Opera, and Luno.

Some examples include:

During the fellowship, we had:

  • Three IRL socials
  • Weekly peer group meetings
  • Workshops on topics like salary negotiation, stock options, and investing your career capital
  • Reverse demo days where companies pitched us opportunities

And a lot more. If you’re curious, here’s the full calendar of events

Some pictures to give you a sense of the fun

Welcome dinner in Nairobi

Fun painting session in Lagos

Games Night in Lagos

Next cohort:

We started recruiting today for our next cohort, which will begin in early November. Because the fellowship isn't focused on networking, not technical training, we target people who are either 1) already working on Web3 or 2) senior enough to easily transition.

Applications are currently invite-only. If you’re interested, you can learn more about the fellowship and submit your interest here. We’ll reach out to schedule an intro call if it looks like a potential fit. We have a very small team and limited bandwidth, so my apologies in advance if we don’t reach out to schedule a call with you.

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 Web3 events, insights, and jobs.

Hope to see you at an upcoming event soon!

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