The growth of the economy relies on the efforts of ambitious entrepreneurs. People willing to explore new opportunities. Those determined to find new ways of solving problems.
Elevating their skills and shaping the world around them as they do it.
Blockchain Certified Entrepreneur is a program designed for non technical experts that want to explore ideas in the Blockchain space.
Through a series of progressive parts, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of what blockchain is. What it does. And how you can use frameworks to develop a startup, or some other sort of business venture.
Your time won’t be spent on a typical academic program designed by academics for academics.
Blockchain Certified Entrepreneur is designed by experienced entrepreneurs that not only can teach, but they use this information for their own business ventures. Meaning that what you are going to learn is not theoretical but actionable.
The program is divided into three sections.
In the first part you will be provided with some context on where we are in Blockchain technology and why now is the time to explore it.
In part two you will receive a comprehensive understanding of various key aspects of Blockchain technology. At the end of the series you will receive training on various frameworks for exploring a new idea and concept in the space.
In the third section, you are going to begin the process of real world application.
The objective of this final part is to expand on the frameworks from Part two and discover how to apply them in the real world.
Here, with the guidance of mentors, you will explore a hypothesis. Develop it into an idea and begin the process of an MVP. Plus you will get guidance on the other aspects of a startup to develop it into a viable business.
Certification is based on practical metrics in the real world rather than academic test taking.
By the time you complete the training, you will have everything you need to get your entrepreneurial journey started, or keep it moving.
Part 1: Intro to Blockchain Innovation (2 hours)
A brief program providing context, background and an overview of Blockchain technology
Part 2: Blockchain Business Fundamentals (5 weeks)
A more extensive program across five modules. The origins of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Blockchain. And a practical understanding of how it works.
Part 3: Certified Blockchain Entrepreneur (8 weeks)
This section is where you take the frameworks touched on at the end of part 2 and learn by doing. This is a project based approach where you go through the process of developing an idea from hypothesis to pitch. With the help of a mentor, your development of an idea will be your final test.
This is an accelerated startup apprenticeship combining street smarts and book smarts by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
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Intro to Blockchain
A series off videos totalling 2 hours broken up into easy to consume pieces.
Blockchain Business Fundamentals
A total of 5, two hour videos.
In part one we will take you on a journey of Bitcoin.
You will discover:
How a mysterious Japanese name is behind a near seditious monetary innovation
Why blockchain is not a crypto asset
Why Genesis is not only an old rock band and a chapter in the Bible but also a block
The difference between public and private keys
What a 64 digit code is used for
And you thought QR codes were done! They aren’t
How a blockchain is created and where crypto fits in
Discover why a hash isn’t just a symbol. Header hash? Oh yes. Got you covered
Why miners take your money
How a nonce, node and a difficulty target work together
Why a transaction takes about the same amount of time as booting your old Windows XP
Part two progresses to various attributes of blockchains.
Here you will see:
Why a blockchain really is one part of several separate technologies
The difference between a public and private blockchain
What kind of fork you need to do the following….
Why a smart contract is not an oxymoron
That “proof” comes in more than one form
Why consensus eliminates tyranny and sounds a lot like utopia
And we will explore some use cases
Part three delves into Ethereum.
You will discover:
Why Ethereum is the result of a disagreement
Why crypto is a limiting factor in blockchain technology
What Solidity is (No it’s not a crypto band)
How Ethereum differs from Bitcoin
What a smart contract is and why you do not want to make a mistake when doing one
The difference between Ether and gas. Neither of which are flammable
What it means when you Whisper on the DAPPS network
What Casper and stake have to do with each other
The real purpose of an ICO (No it’s not to make founders rich)
What ERC20 means and why the ERC concept is pivotal to the future of this blockchain technology
Why DAO is not a form of meditation
And how a child lead to the theft of millions of dollars
You will learn about a number of other well known networks in session 4.
How the Lightning Network batches your balance
What Sawtooth, Fabric, Burrow, Indy and old school Linux have in common
What Corda and Ripple think they can do for the financial industry
Why you want to tangle with IOTA
Why Cardano thinks it’s going to be the internet for blockchains
Why Hashgraph likes its gossip fast and complex
In session five you will discover:
What methodology keeps you lean
Why the traditional business plan can be very (very) expensive
What principles you can use to your advantage
That a hypothesis isn’t just for science
How you can explore the validity of your blockchain ideas with cups of coffee
What a lean sandbox is and why you should be playing in one at a corporation
Why you need a specific canvas by a guy named Ash to develop an idea. No paint required
Why blockchain is perfectly suited for this business model
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This section is project based.
This program begins with a review of the principles identified in the fifth session of BBF.
Over 8 weeks and with the help of a mentor, you will identify a problem, create a solution, validate and begin the process of developing the idea. Or develop an existing idea you have by validating an existing vision you have.
Think of it as having your own tutor to help you with the early stages of developing and validating a business idea.
You will then learn everything you need to know to pitch, explore fund raising, and move towards traction.
Certification is based on the development of the idea and a successful pitch session.
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