Dominik Stegmayer

studied both economics and socioeconomics at the University of Economics in Vienna (WU Wien) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He also holds a Pedagogics degree in history & sports sciences from the University of Vienna.


Cover for: Sudden entrepreneurs

Economic and political transformation post-1989 exposed state-planned technological production in the former GDR to global markets. Uncompetitive operations soon led to closures and mass unemployment. But some workers, taking the crisis into their own hands, regrouped to found innovative tech companies.