Paris 2023
In-person / July 15-16
In-person / September 1-30
Berlin Builder Residency 2023
Speakers
TO BE ANNOUNCED. The call for speakers is open! Please complete an application to let us know you're interested in speaking at Funding the Commons: Berlin 2023.
Alan Ransil
Protocol Labs
Anish Mohammed
Panther Protocol
Ben Reinhardt
Speculative Technologies
Charbel- Raphael
Segerie
Chika Uwazie
Afropolitan
David Dalrymple
Protocol Labs
David Dao
Gain Forest
Eirini Malliaraki
Deep Science Ventures
Griff Greene
Giveth, Commons Stack, General Magic, Praise & dappnode
Guy Wuollet
a16z
Jason Potts
RMIT
Jeff Pulver
Von
Juan Benet
Protocol Labs
Julian Zawistowski
Golem Foundation (Octant)
Kevin Owocki
Gitcoin & Supermodular
Mallika Robinson
Earth Guardians
Marek Olszewski
Celo
Philip Stehlik
Crane Earth VC
Pia Mancini
Open Collective
Primavera De Filippi
Open Collective
René Reinsberg
Celo
Silvia Bessa
Protocol Labs
Simeon Campos
SaferAI
From 1-30 September 2023, Funding the Commons hosted its first-ever Builder Residency — a transformative, month-long, immersive experience that took place in Berlin, Germany. Attendees experienced the power of collaboration and innovation as builders and hackers came together to focus on the advancement of public goods funding infrastructure, impact evaluators, impact certification systems, and other elements of the public goods funding stack in both Web2 and Web3 applications. We value open-source and the outputs of the residency are accessible and usable by the wider community, which is why we invited and accepted highly collaboration-minded individuals into our first (but certainly not last) residency program.
Areas of Focus
We supported teams working on projects in areas including (but not limited to) the areas described below. See links for examples of projects our grantee community has worked on.
  • Coordination and Funding infrastructure
  • Stealth Donations & Meta-Addresses
  • Aggregation indexer for civic and public data
  • Sybil Attack Detection AI/ML Tool
  • Trustless apps
DATES
Intro
Introduction to Funding the Commons Bogotá with Evan Miyazono
Evan Miyazono
10:20 EST / 16:20 UTC
Radicle Drips: The Latest Mechanism Design
Overview of the history and importance of public goods funding, and why new apporaches are critical to pushing technologlical process forward
Andrew Dickson
10:35 EST / 16:35 UTC
Rewarding Impact with Hypercerts.xyz
Rewarding impact with Hypercerts.xyz hosted by Holke Brammer & Kevin Owocki
Holke Brammer
Kevin Owocki
11:00 EST / 17:00 UTC
FiatConnect & Connect the World - Using Competitions to Bootstrap Public Goods
Fiat Connect & Connect the World - Using Competitions to Bootsrap Public Goods with Marek Olszewski
Marek Olszewski
11:25 EST / 17:25 UTC
Investing in Network Goods: new ecosystem funding paradigms
New ecosystem funding paradigms with Joanna Liang, Anna Kryukova & Scott Moore
Anna Kryukova
Scott Moore
Abbey Titcomb
11:50 EST / 17:50 UTC
Impact Evaluators: Existential challenges and opportunities
Existential Challenges and Opportunities from Matthew Frehlich
Matthew Frehlich
12:45 EST / 18:45 UTC
Complex Products: Where DAOs and funding mechanisms fall short
Where DAOs and Funding Mechanisms Fall Short - Daphne Charles, Pooja Shah & Juan Guillen
Daphne Charles
Pooja Shah
Juan Benet
13:10 EST / 19:10 UTC
Workshops: Funding Mechanisms
Funding Mechanisms workshop hosted by Marcus Aurelias & Livia De
Marcus Aurelias
Livia De
13:50 EST / 19:50 UTC
Workshops: Impact Markets
Impact Markets workshop hosted by Marcus Aurelius
Holke Brammer
Rhys Lindmark
Manu Alzuru
15:00 EST / 21:00 UTC
Workshops: Funding Structures
Funding Structures workshop hosted by René Pinnell & Vaughn McKenzie-Landell
René Pinnell
Vaughn McKenzie-Landell
15:55 EST / 21:55 UTC
End of Day for Funding the Commons Bogotá with Evan Miyazono
Evan Miyazono
16:50 EST / 17:50 UTC
Residency Details
To support our attendees, room and board was covered for the entire duration of the residency. Additionally, scholarships for flight costs were available based on need through an application process.
Dates
1-30 September 2023. Residents were expected to be in Berlin for the full duration of the residency.
Location
Berlin, Germany. The residency took place at the heart of Berlin in a comfortable environment conducive to creativity and productivity.
Funding
We covered room and board.
Structure
Over the course of the month, we hosted a series of workshops, lightning talks, and collaboration sessions designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and foster a sense of community. Residents left the residency with a rich network of contacts, profound insights, and meaningful contributions to the public goods funding ecosystem.
Outputs
Residents contributed to the public goods funding ecosystem through their projects. The outputs included an open-source software tool, library, or system, along with a well-documented repository. We also encouraged participants to share their knowledge through blog posts or presentations at future Funding the Commons events.
DATES
Intro
Introduction to Funding the Commons Bogotá with Evan Miyazono
Evan Miyazono
10:20 EST / 16:20 UTC
Radicle Drips: The Latest Mechanism Design
Overview of the history and importance of public goods funding, and why new apporaches are critical to pushing technologlical process forward
Andrew Dickson
10:35 EST / 16:35 UTC
Rewarding Impact with Hypercerts.xyz
Rewarding impact with Hypercerts.xyz hosted by Holke Brammer & Kevin Owocki
Holke Brammer
Kevin Owocki
11:00 EST / 17:00 UTC
FiatConnect & Connect the World - Using Competitions to Bootstrap Public Goods
Fiat Connect & Connect the World - Using Competitions to Bootsrap Public Goods with Marek Olszewski
Marek Olszewski
11:25 EST / 17:25 UTC
Investing in Network Goods: new ecosystem funding paradigms
New ecosystem funding paradigms with Joanna Liang, Anna Kryukova & Scott Moore
Anna Kryukova
Scott Moore
Abbey Titcomb
11:50 EST / 17:50 UTC
Impact Evaluators: Existential challenges and opportunities
Existential Challenges and Opportunities from Matthew Frehlich
Matthew Frehlich
12:45 EST / 18:45 UTC
Complex Products: Where DAOs and funding mechanisms fall short
Where DAOs and Funding Mechanisms Fall Short - Daphne Charles, Pooja Shah & Juan Guillen
Daphne Charles
Pooja Shah
Juan Benet
13:10 EST / 19:10 UTC
Workshops: Funding Mechanisms
Funding Mechanisms workshop hosted by Marcus Aurelias & Livia De
Marcus Aurelias
Livia De
13:50 EST / 19:50 UTC
Workshops: Impact Markets
Impact Markets workshop hosted by Marcus Aurelius
Holke Brammer
Rhys Lindmark
Manu Alzuru
15:00 EST / 21:00 UTC
Workshops: Funding Structures
Funding Structures workshop hosted by René Pinnell & Vaughn McKenzie-Landell
René Pinnell
Vaughn McKenzie-Landell
15:55 EST / 21:55 UTC
End of Day for Funding the Commons Bogotá with Evan Miyazono
Evan Miyazono
16:50 EST / 17:50 UTC
Schedule
TO BE ANNOUNCED. Check back for updates.
DATES
Intro
Introduction to Funding the Commons Bogotá with Evan Miyazono
Evan Miyazono
10:20 EST / 16:20 UTC
Radicle Drips: The Latest Mechanism Design
Overview of the history and importance of public goods funding, and why new apporaches are critical to pushing technologlical process forward
Andrew Dickson
10:35 EST / 16:35 UTC
Rewarding Impact with Hypercerts.xyz
Rewarding impact with Hypercerts.xyz hosted by Holke Brammer & Kevin Owocki
Holke Brammer
Kevin Owocki
11:00 EST / 17:00 UTC
FiatConnect & Connect the World - Using Competitions to Bootstrap Public Goods
Fiat Connect & Connect the World - Using Competitions to Bootsrap Public Goods with Marek Olszewski
Marek Olszewski
11:25 EST / 17:25 UTC
Investing in Network Goods: new ecosystem funding paradigms
New ecosystem funding paradigms with Joanna Liang, Anna Kryukova & Scott Moore
Anna Kryukova
Scott Moore
Abbey Titcomb
11:50 EST / 17:50 UTC
Impact Evaluators: Existential challenges and opportunities
Existential Challenges and Opportunities from Matthew Frehlich
Matthew Frehlich
12:45 EST / 18:45 UTC
Complex Products: Where DAOs and funding mechanisms fall short
Where DAOs and Funding Mechanisms Fall Short - Daphne Charles, Pooja Shah & Juan Guillen
Daphne Charles
Pooja Shah
Juan Benet
13:10 EST / 19:10 UTC
Workshops: Funding Mechanisms
Funding Mechanisms workshop hosted by Marcus Aurelias & Livia De
Marcus Aurelias
Livia De
13:50 EST / 19:50 UTC
Workshops: Impact Markets
Impact Markets workshop hosted by Marcus Aurelius
Holke Brammer
Rhys Lindmark
Manu Alzuru
15:00 EST / 21:00 UTC
Workshops: Funding Structures
Funding Structures workshop hosted by René Pinnell & Vaughn McKenzie-Landell
René Pinnell
Vaughn McKenzie-Landell
15:55 EST / 21:55 UTC
End of Day for Funding the Commons Bogotá with Evan Miyazono
Evan Miyazono
16:50 EST / 17:50 UTC
Sponsors
STILL ACCEPTING SPONSOR APPLICATIONS. We are still accepting sponsors for this exciting, month-long builder residency!
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