Julia Kloiber, Co-Founder, Director of Partnerships
Julia founded the Prototype Fund and is responsible for the further development of the program and the development of the partner network.
She is currently a Senior Fellow at Mozilla, where she focuses on new technologies and their impact on society.
Julia likes to find creative solutions to tricky problems and to talk about them at conferences. Other topics of interest: Design, Utopias and Feminism.
Katharina Meyer - Head of Communications&Strategy
Katharina is responsible for communication, outreach and the further development of the program at the Prototype Fund. She is a historian of technology, conducts research on social development environments and curates knowledge and (art) objects for museums, projects or conferences.
In 2016 Katharina co-founded the project Polynocular Tech Lab, which investigates and promotes transdisciplinary approaches in hardware, software or process development and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies with this project.
Director, Head of Research and Technology
Elisa is directing the Prototype Fund. Apart from administrating the program, she focuses on the scientific evalution of the project. As a prehistorian by training, she worked at the intersection of cultural sciences and technology for several years, involving 3d scanning, machine learning and databases/GIS. She is @elizab0t on twitter.
Adriana Groh, Head of Program Management
Adriana is in close contact with the Prototype Fund's projects, supports their project progress and currently establishes an alumni network. She studied Public Policy and Democratic Innovation and researched participation opportunities in the EU. After her studies, she was a Social Impact Lab Fellow and co-founded the Wepublic project, launching an app for the 2017 federal elections. She is interested in Civic Tech and the future of democracy.
Program Management & Technologies
Thomas supervises & evaluates our funding projects, monitors their progress and assists the Prototype Fund team as well as the funded developers in technological questions.
He is a generalist, DJ and has most recently worked as a system administrator, developer and development operator. He already knows the OKFN well through his repeated support as a mentor of Jugend hackt and in the projects PR-Department. Regarding Lifehacks and project infrastructure we also benefit from his rock solid training and education in crafts: Trial/Error are universal principles at the Prototype Fund.