DLT Talents fosters leadership in the blockchain, crypto assets, and DLT space which
empowers ambitious female talents

DLT Talents fosters leadership in the blockchain, crypto assets, and DLT space which
empowers ambitious female talents

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DLT Talents – what is it about?

With this program, we seek to empower ambitious women to get into blockchain technology, build the basis for a successful career path, and become leaders in this quickly developing space.

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Target group

We target ambitious and committed women interested in a career path in blockchain, crypto assets, or DLT

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Duration of the programm

We offer an 18-week long mentoring program. It is divided into three phases: basics phase, multi-disciplinary phase, concentration phase

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Cost for the participants

It is free of charge through scholarship grants (application required) which are partly financed by the DLT Talents partnership program

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Intake size

A maximum of 100 participants per batch is admitted (two batches per year). This prepares 200+ women to be ready for the DLT job market

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Patronage

Under the patronage of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner) and the Commerzbank/Main Incubator (Michael Spitz)

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Outline of the DLT Talents mentoring program

We aim to develop the participants into specialists in a chosen domain after completing the concentration phase

Basic Phase

Basic phase

By acquiring generalists’ knowledge the participants get equipped with the fundamentals of blockchain, crypto assets, and DLT.

Multi-disciplinary phase

Multi-disciplinary phase

By getting to know various stakeholder domains, participants gain insight into entrepreneurship, IT development, regulations, venture capital, and media.

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Concentration phase

By focussing on one specific stakeholder domain participants advance from generalists to specialists.

Career opportunities after completing the program

We envision that participants passing through our program are well equipped to follow various career paths

Entrepreneur

You become an entrepreneur of a great blockchain startup that is quickly funded with more than EUR 1M.

Technologist

You become a technologist or developer ready to work on blockchain applications or token protocols.

Regulator or lawyer

You become a regulator or lawyer helping to set, change or apply the rules on which a digital society in the future will be based.

Investor

You become an investor or venture capital partner helping to shape the future of other startups.

Multiplicator

You become a multiplicator or influencer in the blockchain area and an important “node” of the network.

The DLT Talents team

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

Head of FSBC
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Head of FSBC

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. His expertise includes blockchain technology in general, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable euro, tokenization of assets and rights, and digital identity. The FSBC advises financial organizations, industrial corporations, and startups concerning their blockchain activities.

Michael F. Spitz

Founder and Co-CEO of 360X
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Founder and Co-CEO of 360X

Michael F. Spitz

Michael F. Spitz is the CEO of Main Icubator and Blockchain expert at Commerzbank. Before joining Main Incubator, he was a Director in APM Asset Solutions and Structured Finance in the Corporate Clients segment at Commerzbank. Michael Spitz has long-standing capital markets experience with over 20 years of exposure to a range of industry sectors in Western and Eastern Europe, North America, and Asia. As an entrepreneur, he brings extensive know-how in developing new products and markets.

Philipp M. Schulden

Capgemini Invent
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Capgemini Invent

Philipp M. Schulden

Philipp Schulden is Chief Operations Officer at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In the field of blockchain technology, he has already conducted numerous international consulting projects and research initiatives. In his work, Philipp deals with the possible applications of blockchain technology in an industrial context and its effects on corporate functions.

Denise Duve

Project Manager, FSBC
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Project Manager, FSBC

Denise Duve

Denise Duve is a Project Manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. She has an Integrated Environmental Management MSc and business degree. As a project lead, she was in charge of the Horizon 2020 project BLOCKCHERS, particularly for the policy recommendation aimed to bridge the information gap between SME’s & start-ups and policymakers.

Daniel Holk

Project Manager, FSBC
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Project Manager, FSBC

Daniel Holk

Daniel Holk is a Project Manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. His responsibilities include projects such as the Digital Euro Association, Industry 4.0, and the DLT Talents programme. He graduated in International Relations and Economics, as well as International Business at the Universities of Erfurt and Medellín.

Thy-Diep Ta

Co-Founder, Unit Ventures
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Co-Founder, Unit Ventures

Thy-Diep Ta

Thy-Diep Ta (“Yip”) is a mindfulness coach, tech entrepreneur, and sustainable development goals supporter. She’s co-founder at Unit Ventures, where she builds stakeholder economy using the benefits of blockchain and token economics.

Yip is a MBA graduate of INSEAD business school and has previously been a project lead at management consulting firm McKinsey & Co, where she advised banking and insurance clients. She is a certified mindfulness trainer at Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and author of the book “Beautiful Brains change tomorrow... today".

Anna C. Lange

Product Owner, Micobo
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Product Owner, Micobo

Anna C. Lange

Anna Caroline Lange is a Consultant and Product Owner at micobo GmbH, a financial technology advisor and software provider offering enterprise blockchain solutions, Tokenization of Assets and expertise in Digital Assets. She has gained expertise in consulting clients from different industries focusing on tokenization solutions for primary market issuances complying with regulatory requirements. She is also a Certified Corda Developer by R3. She has completed her studies in Management (M.Sc.) in Germany, Spain and the United States.

Jan Carlos Janke

Project Manager
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Project Manager

Jan Carlos Janke

Expert on digital asset management focusing DeFi, blockchain- and smart contract-based financial markets

Feedback from our participants

“This mentorship gave me not only the knowledge but also an opportunity to meet so many talented women and it pushed me outside of my comfort zone to interview an outstanding and achieved expert in this field.”

Ringaile Valiaugaite

Class of 2020

“DLT Talents was the best place to start my blockchain leadership journey. Inspirational mentors, guided independent studies, hands-on experience with technology, insightful keynotes of the female leaders in the field and intensive discussions with energetic group was an amazing learning experience.”

Tamari Asatiani

Class of 2020

“Although I knew some benefits and applications before participating in DLT Talents, I had never imagined the extent to which DLT, blockchain and crypto could have an effect on our world of tomorrow.”

Janika Collatz

Class of 2020

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The DLT Talents program is an 18-week long program that focuses on career development in the blockchain ecosystem. The program aims to empower women to become entrepreneurs, technologists, regulators, investors, or multiplier in the blockchain, crypto assets, or DLT ecosystem.

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