Launchpad aims to hire exceptional talent from diverse engineering and tech operations backgrounds into a six-week, full-time residency designed to train, develop, and team-match talent with Web3 opportunities across the Protocol Labs Network.
The Launchpad Program is a 6-week onboarding program for new hires to the Protocol Labs Network (PLN), as well as a contract-to-learn opportunity to bring new technical talent into the PLN network as unmatched Launchpad residents.
5 out of 6 weeks are an online + async experience with a choose-your-own-adventure style curriculum and one daily virtual session. Learn our stack and gain exposure to the 30 teams and 450+ web3 projects in the Protocol Labs Network in an online environment.
Build community with fellow launchpad residents in person. Every resident gets the chance to attend a week long in-person colocation week at an amazing destination alongside web3 conferences and events. Meet members of the PL Network in real life, and attend in-person workshop sessions and live demos from experts in the web3 community. Build strong network bonds with fellow residents & web3 members
The goal of the 6 week launchpad residency is to give you a chance to work closely with PLN teams and build a project related to your area of expertise, while introducing you to web3 technologies, tooling, and companies. Work on a project related to your role, or match with a team and hack. At the end, you have a project to share that highlights your growth and contribution contribution to the PLN
A key aspect of the Launchpad Residency is empowering new labbers to make an impact. During the Launchpad program every resident completes a personal project related to their new role or area of interest.
Open source software is at the center of our ecosystem. We connect Launchpad residents with the OSS projects, teams, and tools and help them start debugging open issues and bugs.
At the end of the Launchpad program, participants will present a capstone project highlighting their contributions to PLN. We encourage our residents to pick a project that they are excited about that utilizes and expands upon their area of expertise.
One of the best parts of the Launchpad residency is the opportunity for collaboration across PLN and the web3 community. Projects provide an opportunity for members from many different teams and backgrounds to work together to improve our network.
We believe people grow the most when they’re working on projects they're excited about. With 30+ teams within Protocol Labs and 450+ companies in the Protocol Labs Network (PLN), now is a great time for people coming from both inside and outside the web3 space to ramp up their knowledge and contribute directly to these cutting-edge technologies.
This program gives unmatched residents the opportunity to explore & embed with different teams across the PLN to find the projects and teams that they mesh with best. Open roles include distributed systems engineers, network researchers, developer advocates, technical writers, startup operators, and many more exciting opportunities across PLN teams, OSS projects, and companies.
Fill out an application to the open roles below for the opportunity to become a resident in the Launchpad program:
Launchpad program provided a structured and right-to-the-point curriculum that allowed me to learn and process the topics with ease. The colo week was just amazing and really motivating. I loved meeting all of the others and having conversations around all the cool stuff we do and will build. I have nothing but appreciation and gratitude with everyone involved in making Launchpad possible. I am certain it will only get better for future cohorts.
The content was thoughtfully curated and I felt like I gained the fundamental knowledge necessary to make contributions to our technical stack and strategy. Crucially, it was also a way for me to connect the dots: from how everything works together in practice to who I should go to for answers. I enjoyed the emphasis placed on getting to know my cohort. It was a great way to meet a lot of my peers from a wide variety of different teams and form some strong relationships with colleagues.
Launchpad is a invalueable way to gain knowledge on the Protocol Labs (PL) ecosystem and for surfacing opportunities to contribute to. The program offers a crucial path to getting up to speed on the essential building blocks of the network, and further provided insights into other critical projects being built by teams both within PL and its partners through workshops or presentations with the teams and by meeting people across the organization.
Never have I been so well trained in my professional career. The program was so well designed and I walked out with 10x more confidence, knowledge & sense of purpose to go into my role in the network.
Launchpad also provides opportunities for Network partners to access high-quality talent that has been trained and onboarded into the PL web3 ecosystem. When unmatched Launchpad residents complete the program, we work to connect them with the network teams that are looking for talent primed to make the biggest contribution possible.
To learn more about hiring talent from the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org and get connected with unmatched launchpad residents.