Pharos Accelerator - Become a Blockchain Engineer in the 1 Percent


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4 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Earn 200k+ a Year Jobs, Build $100Mil Crypto Startups, & Lead the Future of Web3

Course overview

Accelerate from Beginner to a Blockchain Engineering Master

Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines, watching others lead the charge in the world of innovation and technology?

Do you have web3 ideas that could revolutionize industries, but you're not sure how to bring them to life?

Sure, you'll become a leader in blockchain development and bring any web3 idea to life within 4 weeks using the systems in Pharos. But what makes Pharos completely different from anything you have seen before?

- Build a Million Dollar Crypto Startup: You along with your team will build your own crypto startup from the ground up, with guidance from experienced professionals. You'll learn how to market, build, and fundraise for your startup, and present it to angel investors at the end of the program. This is your chance to make your mark on the world.

- Connect and Learn from the Smartest Minds in Web3 : You'll have the chance to learn from some of the most successful minds in the industry. I'll be bringing in VCs, founders, and tech leads for lectures/Q&As. You'll get to ask them questions, get their feedback, and learn from their experiences.

- Access to a Network of High Value Blockchain Engineers: You've probably heard it a million times, but your network is your network. This is especially true in web3. You will be added into a niche, exclusive and lifelong community of expert blockchain engineers and leaders.

- Learn by doing: The only way to truly understand software education is by building something of value. You'll build several full-stack smart contract protocols and gain a deep understanding of Blockchain, NFTs, and DeFi primitives. You'll also learn the best security practices and the most efficient development frameworks/patterns.

- Get personalized coaching: Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, which is why I'll work with you one-on-one to help you improve. I'll teach you strategies to market yourself and land your dream job, including the exact questions companies ask in blockchain interviews.

- Smart Contract Development will Become Your Second Language: We'll teach you everything you need to know about building smart contracts, even if you're starting from scratch. You'll learn how to turn any web3 idea into a reality, and become an expert in blockchain development.

By the end of the Pharos Accelerator, you'll be part of the top 1% of Blockchain Engineers and have the skills, network and knowledge to lead the future of finance. You'll be equipped to land your dream job, or build your own complex protocols and make a difference in the world.

I've put hundreds of hours and 7 years of my life's work into creating the worlds best blockchain accelerator ever.

If you are ready to take your life to the next level, this is for you.

Who this course is for


Have a passion for web3 and already understand basic concepts


An ambition and drive to succeed in all realms of life


An annoying, receptive conversation in your head that you want to change the world by building something amazing

What you’ll get out of this course

Build a Blockchain Startup with Your Team

The only way to consolidate software education is by actually building something of value. We will build some protocols together through the class, however, on the last week of the course you will build and innovate a blockchain protocol with your team.

Access to the Most Exclusive Network of High Value Blockchain Engineers

You will get access to the most exclusive community of Blockchain Engineers who not only understand the tech but have the ambition and business knowledge to succeed in all realms. Your network is your net worth and this is especially true in crypto.

Deeply Understand Blockchains, NFTs and DeFi primitives

95% of people in the web3 space don't even understand what a blockchain even is. You will gain a deep knowledge of what actually is a blockchain, Ethereum Virtual Machine, POW/POS, Oracles, ERC 20, ERC 1155, ERC 721, ERC 3646, yield farming, lending/borrowing, multi-chain, etc.

Get a Web3 Job Paying 200k+

How to market yourself and strategies to get a high paying job. Interview training and practice interview sessions, with the exact questions that top companies ask. How to earn money on the side by helping protocols through grants. How to build a network in web3.

Build Smart Contracts as Easily as Speaking English

You will become an expert in architecting, deploying, analyzing and testing smart contracts. Deep trainings on smart contract security and solidity secrets for efficient production

Actualize Your Web3 Ideas Into Reality

I am sure you have amazing ideas that the world is missing out on. Well by the end of Pharos, you will learn how to market, build, architect and deliver a product that has a flourishing community and earns high profitability

Network and Learn from the Smartest Minds

I will be bringing in expert traders, web3 founders, and VCs to talk to you and share their mistakes, ideas, and wealth of knowledge. This right here is what takes Pharos to a new level.


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What people are saying

        I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the Pharos Accelerator, and I was blown away by the level of expertise and passion Vik brings to the table. The course is designed to give you hands-on experience and real-world knowledge you need to succeed as a blockchain engineer, and with Vik's guidance, signing up is a no brainer!


2x Founder & Data Scientist
        Vik Chawla is a legend in the web3 world, and I'm thrilled that he decided to share his knowledge in the upcoming Pharos Accelerator. With Vik's wealth of expertise and success he's had in the space, I am sure this course will be top notch.


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Meet your instructor

Vik Chawla

Vik Chawla

Founder · Blockchain Engineer · Architect

Meet Vik, a seasoned Blockchain architect, engineer, and DeFi specialist with a proven track record of building successful crypto startups and turning around businesses. With his expertise, he has helped several companies reach new heights of success in just a few weeks.

With a background as a Blockchain Engineer and Architect at ConsenSys, Vik has been an integral part of the MetaMask team, the world's largest crypto wallet, where he played a pivotal role in building some of the largest revenue generators that helped the company reach a staggering $7 billion valuation.

Prior to that, Vik served as a Blockchain Architect and Engineering lead at Deloitte, where he developed MVPs and POCs for high-value clients. His leadership and expertise also extended to leading the blockchain training team, where he conducted training sessions for over 400 employees.

Today, Vik focuses his efforts on building cutting-edge web3 startups.

You can be the next.

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Course syllabus


Blockchain & Smart Contract Core Concepts

95% of people in the web3 space don't truly understand blockchain technology, you will


Become a Solidity Expert

Most effective development strategies, testing frameworks, solidity secrets, building cryptocurrency and NFT smart contracts, solidity interview questions, smart contract architecture, oracles


Become a Full Stack Blockchain Engineer

You will build an entire full stack blockchain project along with me. The project will be a decentralized exchange based arbitrage bot utilizing flash loans.

You will learn and use the best blockchain dev resources - Truffle, Ethers.js, Hardhat, Wagmi, Foundry etc.

You will also pick up Javascript, React.js, Next.js, and Node.


Build Your Own Multi Million Dollar Blockchain Protocol

The final week, you along with a team will build your own blockchain protocol.

I will teach you how to make a successful crypto startup from scratch. Marketing, community building, how to launch, tokenomics, fundraising, etc.

This week will also focus on interview prep, how to market yourself, how to build side income working for DOAs

Course schedule

8-10 hours per week
  • Tuesday and Thursday

    5:15pm - 6:15pm


    Tuesday is optional and casual - ask me anything you are curious about

    Thursday is strictly relevant to the weeks coursework and homework

  • April 28th

    Demo Day

    You and your team will present your project on the final day of the course. There will be some angel investors and tech leads in the audience

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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