Karsten Schaal works as a regional spokesperson for Saxony, and as a member of executive board of the Federal Association of German Startups e.V. He is the founder and CEO of the online supermarket food.de, and has since founded several other companies, including Lemonade Invest GmbH. Since 2007, the Leipzig Entrepreneur has also been involved in various start-ups in the Internet sector.
The Federal Association of German Startups e.V. acts as a representative of the German start-up scene for a founder-friendly Germany. The association engages in dialogue with policy-makers and develops concepts and proposals that promote entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs also benefit from networking with each other at numerous exciting events.