The Prototype Fund team provides advice and support to the projects during the funding period. In addition to project support and program management, the Prototype Fund conducts research – for example, on the question of how the community of freelance developers and the innovation potential from society can be promoted and used. In addition, the team works on the continuous development of the program, because that is also what the Prototype Fund is: a prototype itself.
Co-Director / Program Management & Events
Marie manages the Prototype Fund together with Patricia. She is also responsible for the events and the management of the funding projects. She studied cultural journalism and researched new models for online journalism platforms. Since then, she has worked as a freelance journalist, campaigner, communications officer, infosec trainer and event organizer for various projects in journalism, privacy and open source.
Co-Director / Communication and Content
Patricia manages the Prototype Fund together with Marie. She is also responsible for the communication of the Prototype Fund and for the management of the funding projects. She studied religion and culture in Berlin and did research on medial discourse hegemony. Previously, she worked in the campaign and communication teams of various NGOs and was responsible for the press and public relations of an association.
Joram is responsible for the communication of the Prototype Fund. His focus is on public relations and he produces the Public Interest podcast. Joram studied biotechnology and worked in plant photosynthesis research. Since then, he has worked on several science communication projects and is an avid podcaster.
Francesca is a student assistant with a focus on tech in the Prototype Fund. She manages the funded projects and helps with the organisation of events. She is pursuing her Master’s degree in Data Science for Public Policy and has previously studied Economics and Social Sciences.
Feli works as a student assistant with a focus in communication at the Prototype Fund. She supports Patricia in communicating with the funded projects and in the Prototype Fund. Feli is studying cultural science and is an intercultural tutor. Apart from that, she is also dancing.