Launchpad enables exceptional PLN talent with a four-week residency designed to train Protocol Labs Network talent on the diverse technologies, tools, and resources to make new and existing teams more effective, connected, and knowledgeable.
The Launchpad Program is a four-week onboarding program for the Protocol Labs Network (PLN). This program is designed as an opportunity to bring those in the PLN network closer to the projects, teams, and resources they will need to ramp up quickly in their domain.
The program consists of three weeks of async learning, with a one week in-person colocation with interactive sessions on the culture, tooling, and technology, in an experience designed to make participants effective, connected members of the PLN community.
The PLN is made up of 200+ member organisations and over 800+ individuals. Get connected with them by becoming a Launchpad resident!
You will gain access to expert teachers and mentors who can give you strategic, customised guidance on where to take your project, expert technical support, and support in implement.
To learn more about the program we offer to late stage builder teams graduating from accelerators, email [email protected].
We believe people grow the most when they’re working on projects they're excited about. With hundreds of teams 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.
Protocol Labs has openings in a wide range of roles and web3 companies that are building on the foundation of Protocol Labs technologies. Explore the companies that are hiring in the Protocol Labs space.
Three out of Four 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 four week launchpad residency is to give you a chance to work closely with other teams, then plan, present, and collaborate on a proof of concept, getting feedback from a cohort of your peers. During this process, you will also be introduced to the web3 technologies, tooling, and companies in 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.
Open source software is at the center of our ecosystem. We connect Launchpad residents with OSS projects, PLN teams, and software tools to help them start debugging and contributing to the ecosystem. The program also connects residents with core contributors of the PL OSS projects in workshops and live Q&A sessions.
One of the best parts of the Launchpad residency is the opportunity for collaboration across the PLN web3 community. Our program provides an opportunity for members from many different teams and backgrounds to come together to learn about the ecosystem, and make connections across those teams.
The Launchpad experience culminates in a demo session, where you have a chance to share a proof of concept that highlights your growth and contribution to the PLN, while gathering feedback and raising awareness of the work you are doing.
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.