Nils Hoffmann is the head of GovStart Germany at PUBLIC, a venture capital enterprise dedicated to aiding tech startups. GovStart is a dedicated growth program for startups working on government technology. 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. 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.