Paul Gardner-Stephen

Enhancing mobile mesh telephony


So, what's the big idea?

Paul is making the open-source Serval Project the premier mesh telephony platform, thus empowering individuals and communities to meet their own telecommunications needs, and to maintain telecommunications capacity when infrastructure is unavailable or unaffordable.

He hopes that this will help connect the last billion to affordable telephony, and the last five and a half billion to the internet, and thus narrow the digital-divide.

Paul Gardner-Stephen's flash grant nominations

Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.

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Sivam Krash
www.phonelabs.net/
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Bodo Hoenen
www.dev4x.com/
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Jernej Kos
github.com/kostko
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Luka Mustafa
koruza.net/
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Martin Leadbeater
github.com/latproc/latproc
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Thomas Sprinkmeier
ogpc.com.au/wiki/One_Geek...
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Mitar Milutinovic
dev.wlan-si.net/
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Mark Pesce
markpesce.com/

Spend breakdown

At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.

The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.

2011

Fellow contribution: $5,758.46
Our contribution: $149,809.92
Total funds: $155,568.38

2012

Fellow contribution: $12,688.45
Our contribution: $250,808.42
Total funds: $263,496.87
People
Marketing
Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
Legal
Total funding to date:
$419,065.25