About Us

Klub is a cohort-based learning platform for Web3 skills. With Klub we are growing user adoption and expanding the talent pool that is building our future in Web3.

Our multi-week programs (a.k.a. Klubs) support the most talented founders, creators, developers & operators on their path forward. Klub is combining learning with doing and providing access to both know-how and a supportive community.

Cohort learning allows people to learn and develop around a collaborative goal. As we are transitioning to a world increasingly built on Web3, people and organizations will require new knowledge to stay relevant.

We believe that Web3 will play a central role in scaling not only our own platform but communities & learning in general.

Our Klubs are 4-6 weeks long and comprised of masterclasses, AMA’s & peer-to-peer learning.

Curious? Take a look at which Klub will suit you.

Our Story:

Who?

In 2012 we set out on our mission to ”help people and organizations become futureproof”. Over the past decade, we took great pleasure in hosting up to 20,000+ people at our annual flagship festival in Berlin that Bloomberg called "The SXSW of Europe. Only with more Hefeweizen!"

Crypto has been part of TOA’s programming since 2013 when Gavin Wood presented a new paradigm for open innovation at our Berlin edition. Ethereum launched later that summer and the rest is history. Our first crypto satellite event featuring a rising star named Bitcoin also took place that year.

From 2016–2018, blockchain and crypto became the most ubiquitous themes at our conferences (measured by the number of talks per theme) and we ran our first dedicated TOA Blockchain Conference. When ICOs took center stage we began to entertain the idea of tokenizing our festival to get our community involved with real skin in the game and to find a way to better align the interests of all participants of TOA. In 2017 we started a crypto podcast series.

Why?

As the pace of technological change is accelerating, the “half-life of a skill in the technology industry is now down to only five years.”

(Deloitte)

Going to university once in your life seems absurd given your increasing career length and pace of change. Klub is a platform for continuous learning and connection.

Feeling nostalgic?

Below you will see some videos and pictures from the pre-Covid TOA festival. Good times. But now we look forward. We are excited about this journey and hope you'll join us for this new chapter called Klub!

Relive pre-Covid TOA

Past TOA Speakers

Adam D’Angelo
Co-Founder & CEO
Quora
Anne Boden
Founder & CEO
Starling Bank
Annette Kroeber-Riel
Public Policy for Europe
Google
Cal Henderson
Co-founder & CTO
Slack
Cassie Kozyrkov
Chief Decision Scientist
Google
Dominik Richter
Founder & CEO
Hello Fresh
Dorothee Bär
Ministor of State for Digitilisation
Member of the German Bundestag
Dr. Martine Rothblatt
Chairman & CEO
United Therapeutics
Erika Cheung
Founder
Ethics in Entrepreneurship
Fabian Heilemann
Partner
Early Bird VC
Fabrice Grinda
Founding Partner
FJ Labs
Florian Heinemann
Founding Partner
Project A Ventures
Fred Wilson
Founder & Partner
Union Square Ventures
Gavin Wood
Free-Trust Technologist and Founder
Polkadot, Kusama, Parity, Web3 Foundation and Ethereum
Imogen Heap
Founder
Mi.mu Gloves
Jutta Steiner
Co-Founder & CEO
Parity Technologies
Kathleen Breitman
Co-founder
Tezos
Lasse Clausen
Founding Partner
1kx Capital
Lucas von Cranach
Founder & Investor
One Football
Markus Witte
Founder & CEO
Babbel
Mathias Döpfner
Chairman & CEO
Axel Springer SE
Matty Mo
Founder & CEO
Open3
Maurizio Rossi
Co-Founder
H-FARM
Mayra Frank
Marketing Lead
Google for Startups
Niklas Östberg
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Delivery Hero SE
Raffaela Rein
Founder
CareerFoundry
Rolf Schrömgens
Founder
Trivago
Sergey Brin
Co-Founder
Google
Steve Huffman
Co-founder & CEO
Reddit
Taavet Hinrikus
Co-Founder & Chairman
TransferWise
Tania Singer
Scientific Head
Social Neuroscience Lab, Max Planck Society
Uli Schmitz
Managing Director
Axel Springer Ventures
Wade Davis
VP of Inclusion (Product)
Netflix / Former NFL Player
Werner Vogels
VP & CTO
Amazon