Nils Hoffmann is the Managing Director of PUBLIC Germany, an ecosystem and consulting enterprise dedicated to foster the Government technology ecosystem in Germany. PUBLIC runs multiple Startup programs, accelerators and consulting projects with all federal government levels in Germany. Prior to PUBLIC, Nils worked as the founding director of GovLab Arnsberg, the first innovation lab housed inside the German government. For his work, he was named as one of the "World’s 100 Most Influential Young People in Government 2018" by apolitical and received the national "Vordenker" Award from Handelsblatt and Boston Consulting Group in 2021. Nils holds a master's degree in cultural engineering from the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg and a bachelor's degree in economics from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University.