Prototype Fund & Friends Meetup

Marie Gutbub

We're here to meet our community! Whether you have been funded by Prototype Fund, have questions about how to apply or want to talk about FOSS funding in general, come say hi.

The Prototype Fund is a program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. We fund innovative FOSS projects built by small teams and individuals.
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Meet Up

This session is intended as an informal meetup for past and future projects of the Prototype Fund and everyone who wants to discuss various aspects of Free and Open Source Software funding. 

After a long period of remote work during the pandemic, we want to offer people we funded an opportunity to (finally!) meet each other in real life.

If you consider applying or don't know how to get funding for your software project, come and ask us any questions you may have! This is also a great opportunity to meet people we have funded in the past and learn from their experience.

We also love to talk about anything around the topic of funding. How do we build a strong funding ecosystem? Which funding models have shown that they work? What is currently missing? 

Of course we're also happy to answer any questions you have about Prototype Fund in general.

About us: The Prototype Fund is a funding program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that is managed and evaluated by the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany.
Individuals and small teams (of freelance coders, hackers, UX designers and more) can receive funding in order to test their ideas and develop open source applications in the areas of Civic Tech, Data Literacy, IT Security and Software Infrastructure. We aim to keep innovation processes as well as infrastructures open and accessible.

In order to be as inclusive as possible the official language for the session is English - however as it is an informal meetup format, German is ok with us too.