Mousebelt, a blockchain development and investment firm has launched their newest initiative to drive blockchain innovation through education: the Blockchain Education Alliance. This initiative put together a network of industry leaders tasked with supporting blockchain innovation in higher education
The First Members
The alliance’s first members — Stellar Development Foundation, TRON, Hedera, ICON, Ontology, Wanchain, Harmony One, Nervos, Orbs, LTO Network, Emurgo, NEM, and ETC Labs — will work collectively to provide university students with the connections and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce with practicable blockchain skills to contribute to the growing industry.
The Alliance will also advise participating universities on curriculum for courses focused on blockchain technology, as well as collaborate with individuals looking to develop their own blockchain projects and connect them to potential job opportunities in the crypto space.
MouseBelt’s venture into the world of blockchain education got a boost last August when it partnered with three University of California campuses—UC Davis, Santa Barbara and L.A. The firm aims to provide educational content for students at these campuses who are interested in pursuing careers in the blockchain and crypto industry.
The Alliance will cultivate a network of 20 leaders in both industry and academia to jointly develop educational initiatives that accelerate mass adoption of blockchain technology. MouseBelt will organize meetups, face-to-face meetings, hackathons, and more to support collaboration.
A Network of Over 67 student Blockchain Organizations
The Blockchain Education Alliance is the most recent development of MouseBelt’s University Program, which comprises a network of over 67 student blockchain organizations in 14 countries. The University Program has also established partnerships with some of the leading engineering departments worldwide, including at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), and University of California at Davis (UCSD), through their UC Blockchain Initiative.
Enterprise partners can connect with leading educational institutions to fund research, academic conferences, and accredited blockchain courses addressing various use cases. Developers, platforms, and protocols can help deploy real-world pilots of innovative solutions in collaboration with students, researchers, and MouseBelt’s development shop.
Founded in 2017, MouseBelt aims to provide a full array of services to blockchain startups, including investment capital. The firm is now entering its third semester offering blockchain education courses to college students, as well as funding for crypto-focused student organizations.