Norbert has been dealing with uncertainties to create enabling environments, in Berlin, in Johannesburg and elsewhere. Since 2017 Norbert has been handling startup-affairs at Berlin Government, Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. He is keen on better understanding and supporting the ecosystem. Before, he worked with Berlin Institute of Technology, Centre for Entrepreneurship, eBay, Technology Foundation Berlin, and many more. Norbert Herrmann provides one view on the Berlin Startup Ecosystem, deriving from his work at the senate administration.