Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 5

Kurtis Heimerl, Endaga

Inexpensive boxes could help bring mobile coverage to the billion people who lack it.

Kurtis Heimerl, CEO, Endaga

Kurtis Heimerl is a postdoctoral researcher in the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) research group at University of California, Berkeley, and CEO and founder of Endaga. His work focuses on enabling rural cellular access through empowering local entrepreneurs to set up and manage their own community cellular networks. He has previously worked on education (Metamouse, a system for converting single-player educational games into multiplayer games) and crowdsourcing (Umati, a crowdsourcing vending machine). He received a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Washington and both a master's degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from UC-Berkeley, working with Professors Eric Brewer and Tapan Parikh.

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Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.