Tezos Blockstars by B9lab

Fast-track your education to building on Tezos

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Tezos foundation SPONSORED PROGRAM

The Tezos Foundation is offering the brightest developers from around the world a chance to learn how to build on Tezos for FREE.


What is it?

Tezos Blockstars is an end-to-end program supported by experienced tutors at B9lab and designed to provide developers with the knowledge and skills needed to become industry-leading Tezos developers.

Build your own application, start a company, or join one of the many teams already building on Tezos!

You don’t need to know anything about blockchain technology, you just need to be strong with code.








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Timeline Summary

Submission closes on 23:59 UTC+1

Top 500 applicants

In Phase 1 (the Selection Process), we will test, rank, and select the most qualified applicants through a HackerRank program. There are two cohorts, in the first cohort at least 150 and up to 200 developers will be selected, and the second cohort will allow for a total of 500 developers to take the Tezos developer course for free.

Tezos Developer Course

Receive education and training

In Phase 2 (the Developer Course), the selected developers will be sponsored by the Tezos Foundation to participate in the Tezos Developer Course for free and have access to mentoring and code review by the B9lab tutors.

The Course

Tezos Developer Course

The course will last seven weeks and be conducted entirely online, so those selected can participate from anywhere in the world. Progress at your own pace -time demands should be about 20 hours per week of studying/coding.


Exam and Project

In Phase 3 (the Final Project), participants will have four weeks to submit a final project that is built on Tezos.



In Phase 4 (the Official Certificate), participants’ final projects will be evaluated and graded by the B9lab team. Participants may receive a certificate 4 weeks after submissions if they score well enough to demonstrate professional competence in programming smart contracts on Tezos. Certificates will be stored on a blockchain and protected by private keys.


“B9lab is a leader in training programs for blockchain projects and we are excited to partner with them.”

Ryan Jesperson

President of the Tezos Foundation

“We are excited to work with the Tezos Foundation to bring high-quality education and training to the Tezos community and beyond.”

Damien Ducourty

Founder at B9lab

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