I am applying for the Tech Nation endorsement and wanted to gauge the strength of my application. I am a Software Engineer with 2 years of experience and primarily focus on Blockchain, though in the past I worked for a company that focused on facilitating international trade between the UK and emerging markets (this company was UK based so might help me out a bit).
How does Tech Nation favor blockchain software engineers? Couldn’t quite tell, but my perception is that I would have a decent chance since what I am doing is new (working in decentralized governance in the Ethereum space, which is pretty much un-chartered territory).
I have the following documents:
- Joint letter of from the CEO and CTO of my current company (blockchain)
- CEO of one of my company’s investing firms and a fairly prominent figure in the crypto / blockchain space
- CEO / co founder of another investing firm, an even more prominent figure in the crypto / blockchain space
Key Criterion: Show they have been recognised as having potential to be a leading talent in the digital technology field
Qualifying Criterion 1: "I have a proven track record or examples of innovation in the digital technology sector as a founder or senior executive of a product-led digital technology company or an employee working in a new digital field or concept”
Qualifying Criterion 2: “I have made significant technical, commercial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field as a founder or employee of a product-led digital technology company”
Proof of being being selected as finalists at an ETHGlobal international hackathon, with news clippings and other relevant information
Letter of Reference from my mentor, a senior dev at a major cryptocurrency exchange
Evidence of my company in various news outlets, youtube features, and twitter mentions - all major references online but they don’t specifically mention me
Employment Contract and Equity Evidence from blockchain company
Git commit and contribution history, as well as code snippets, from the blockchain company
Git commit and contribution history, as well as code snippets, from my first company (B2B), with evidence of working on custom search API functionality
Letter of Reference from CEO of my first company
Contract and Salary Information from my first company
Any feedback would be great, as I’d like to submit ASAP. Thanks so much!