He also will get up early on 10 December: for the presentation in Berlin at 9 a.m.

Through his international start-up in the IT sector with over 300 employees, the managing director of Staffbase GmbH, Dr. Martin Böhringer, not only represents the successful business centre and vibrant start-up scene in Chemnitz, but also the industrial heritage as well as the cultural and creative industries in the region. Born in Karl-Marx-Stadt (the former name of Chemnitz), he studied at the University of Technology, then gained considerable experience abroad before returning to his home city to set up the company.

(Video: Ernesto Uhlmann)