Immutable Scholars

How does it work?

The Atlanta Blockchain Center’s Immutable Scholars Program is a semester-long hands-on learning experience for students on the cutting edge of digital ledger technology. Created by blockchain industry veterans, our mission is to educate Scholars through mentorship, technical development, and in-depth academic sessions at the intersection of the Internet and finance. Our goal is to equip tomorrow’s leaders with proficiency in blockchain and prepare them for a future of innovation.

Immutable Scholars starts after the add/drop period every semester and accepts 10 students per cohort. Sessions are held up to twice a month at alternating locations between partnering college campuses and Atlanta Blockchain Center’s Buckhead location.

Eligibility

Atlanta-based students in all majors, with a minimum 3.0 GPA are welcome to apply for the Immutable Scholars program.

Full-time undergraduate students in any major

 

Must maintain a 3.0 GPA

 

Be physically based in Atlanta

Scholar Benefits

Fast-track your future and be a part of the next evolution of the internet. Scholars are eligible for a USD Coin award for Best Capstone Project, career opportunities and a vast network to springboard their career. Successful Scholars receive an Immutable Scholar NFT, with lifetime membership to the Atlanta Blockchain Center ecosystem.

  • Freshmen and sophomores eligible for $1000 USD Coin (USDC) award for Best Capstone Project
  • Be on the forefront of the next evolution of finance and v3 of the Internet
  • Fast-track to future career opportunities and internships in blockchain
  • Immutable Scholar NFT upon completion, with lifetime membership to Atlanta Blockchain Center ecosystem
  • Network and interact with industry veterans at the Atlanta Blockchain Center, Atlanta’s first blockchain incubator and web3-focused coworking space

Academic Enrichment

Students will complete Immutable Scholars with a deeper understanding of blockchain technology and its impact on the future. They will establish relevant technical skills, develop personal connections and build a network of like-minded peers. Programming will cover emerging blockchain disciplines and will include:

  • Cryptocurrencies, DeFi and Investing
  • Token Economics (AKA “Tokenomics”)
  • NFTs and the New Creative Economy
  • Evolution of Web 1, 2 & 3
  • DAOs and the Future of Org Structures
  • Regulation, Legal, and CBDCs
  • Proof of Work and the Climate
  • Blockchain Trilemma and Quadrilemma

Completing a Capstone project in one of the following is also required:

  • Creating a single-page Web3 site that interacts with MetaMask by sending a signed transaction to the blockchain;
  • Writing a 5-page whitepaper for a project, including an overview, problem and solution, tokenomics, team, and roadmap;
  • Creating a crypto-themed company name and building its community channels, including Telegram, Twitter, Discord, Reddit, and Bitcointalk
  • Develop an NFT (non-fungible token) collection and make it available for sale in an NFT marketplace

Mentors

Our Scholars benefit from interacting with mentors with industry expertise in various disciplines, from engineering to investing and marketing. Our inaugural Immutable Mentors include:

Marlon Williams

Founder @ Atlanta Blockchain Center & Starter Labs

Angela Brasington

CMO @ Atlanta Blockchain Center & Starter Labs

Jonathan King

Web3 Investor @ Coinbase Ventures

Zenobia Godschalk

SVP, Communications, Hedera

Brian Zwerner

Founder & VC, Beyond The Game Network

Justin Daniels

Legal & Business Advisor, Baker Donelson

AJ Alix

Corporate Innovator, Cox Communications

Brian D. Evans

Founder, BDE Ventures

About us

Atlanta Blockchain Center aims to be the catalyst for Atlanta’s emergence as the premier blockchain innovation hub globally through cultivating entrepreneurship, inclusivity and education. Our goal is to provide a 24x7x365 learning center, incubator, and fun coworking hackerspace focused exclusively on Web3. We are wholly funded and operated by Starter Labs, a leading multi-chain launchpad, incubator, and investor network for BSC, ETH, AVAX, FTM, and MATIC. Starter Labs has raised over $45MM for more than 60 blockchain projects.

Interested in Atlanta Blockchain Center’s Immutable Scholars Program?