Sponsors

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McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is the leading management consulting firm in Germany and worldwide that serves businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.  We serve clients in every region of the world from our network of more than 100 offices in over 50 countries. In Germany and Austria we are represented with offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart and Vienna and currently serve 27 out of 30 DAX companies.

Lufthansa

One of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa, serving 20 North American gateways, currently flies to 258 destinations in 80 countries. The air carrier offers hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. With the Lufthansa Group acquisition of Austrian Airlines, SWISS and a stake in Brussels Airlines, additional hubs include Vienna, Brussels, and Zurich. The entire Group flew a total of 106 million passengers in 2014. Lufthansa, along with its Group members and Star Alliance partners, serves over 1,300 destinations worldwide. An industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating one of the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleet in the world. Its long-haul fleet to and from North America includes the Boeing 747-8 and the Airbus A380— the industries’ two most environmentally-friendly passenger aircraft. Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the A380 and was also the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8. By 2025, Lufthansa will receive 272 new aircraft worth about €38 billion in list prices on order. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues to build new or upgrade existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network and will spend over €3 billion in new products and services by 2016. In 2014, Lufthansa introduced its new Premium Economy Class which offers further comfort and more personal space. By the end of 2015, Lufthansa’s entire long-haul fleet will feature all new onboard products in each class– bringing Lufthansa one step closer to becoming the first five-star airline in the Western Hemisphere. Additionally, nearly the entire Lufthansa long-haul fleet is equipped with its onboard broadband wireless Internet service, FlyNet.

 

Type:
Main Sponsor & Preferred Travel Partner

Facebook:
facebook.com/lufthansa

Twitter:
@lufthansa

Website:
www.LH.com/

Haniel Foundation

Opening perspectives, promoting ideas Innovative energy, commitment to achievement, social responsibility – entrepreneurial thinking and actions in line with these values are a driving force behind social development. The Haniel Foundation therefore supports people who have the courage and vision to want to find a new way of working and to shape the future on a sustainable basis. For this purpose, it also invests in projects outside Germany.

Establishing connections, learning from each other The Haniel Foundation concentrates on four main areas in its work. Firstly, it supports young talent with scholarships for study trips and internships abroad. Its main focus here is on Europe, Asia and the USA. Secondly, the foundation works with selected universities to establish courses encouraging international knowledge transfer. Thirdly, it sets up platforms for exchanging opinions and experiences. For example, experts from business, politics and society discuss global developments at its events. And fourthly, the Haniel Foundation supports projects which help young people achieve a better level of education.

Strong support for more than 20 years The Haniel Foundation is a non-profit foundation based in Duisburg. It was established in 1988 by Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH with foundation assets of approximately five million euros. By 2000, it had doubled its assets through additional donations – mainly from the founding company and its shareholders. At the time of the 250 year anniversary of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in 2006, its capital was increased. It has since risen to around 45 million euros. The foundation currently provides more than two million euros for grants each year. Around half of this goes on scholarships.

Type:
Platinum Sponsor

Website:
haniel-stiftung.de

KAPTEN & SON

KAPTEN & SON Watches – Revolutionizing a traditional industry. Envisioning to create a watch that is not just a functional timepiece replaceable by a smartphone but rather a statement of personal style and an expression of the owner’s character, a companion in every moment, KAPTEN & SON has taken on the supersize but rusty watch industry. The concept is simple: The clock face is characterized by a Swedish-inspired, reduced and timeless design focusing on details such as our iconic anchor logo. Easily interchangeable straps allow customers to adapt their watch to various outfits and occasions. With German precision and materials such as a movement from Swiss company Ronda we offer high-quality products to consumers. Yet, a Kapten is available for an affordable price. Focusing our marketing activities in innovative ways on social media, we have quickly gained a large, active and engaged community. That is how we have become the fastest growing watch manufacturer in Europe within just a year. This fall, we are opening a new location in Australia to enter the market and target the US in early 2016.

Type:
Platinum Sponsor

Twitter:
twitter.com/kaptenandson

Facebook:
facebook.com/kaptenandson

Website:
https://kapten-son.de/

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) was founded in 1969 at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences to promote the understanding of Europe in the United States and to facilitate the training of new generations of scholars and experts on Europe.  

For over forty years, CES has been committed to inspiring the interdisciplinary study of European history, politics, economy and society.  Its programs and faculty attract top students from around the world and influence debate on important issues facing Europe.  It has been a place of deep intellectual engagement between European and American scholars and practitioners of public policy.

Type:
Platinum Sponsor

Website:

https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding

The Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding with headquarters in Berlin, Germany is a nonprofit organization. The foundation was established in 2013 by Dr. Guido Westerwelle, former German Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Ralph Dommermuth, CEO and Founder of United Internet AG.

The Westerwelle Foundation wants to create more opportunities for more people around the world. It promotes international understanding, and fosters values of democracy, market-economy, rule-of-law and tolerance. It believes in the correlation of economic success and democratic participation. Its focus lies on empowering the middle class as a socioeconomic model, comparable to the idea of the German Mittelstand. Fostering cooperation between governments and civil societies, politics and economics facilitates this objective.

Prioritizing three focal points Educate, Promote, Connect, the Westerwelle Foundation turns disruption into innovation, conflict into consensus and contention into collaboration.

Educate.
The Westerwelle Foundation’s goal is to enable young talents to fully explore their potential and to become role models themselves. Therefore the foundation’s international scholarship programmes foster practical training and solidification of knowledge, supporting young talents to contribute as entrepreneurs, employers and prospective customers to a greater economic participation and a stabilization of democratic structures.

Promote.
The Westerwelle Foundation wants to give impulses to transform great ideas into effective activity. Therefore it establishes incubators with local partners, creating arenas for new business ideas, platforms for an exchange among peers, access to national and international programmes as well as sustainable support and advice.

Connect.
Within the context of its Young Leaders Programme and global events, the Westerwelle Foundation connects people, transcending both cultural and geographical boundaries. It also encourages the analysis and conception of concrete initiatives, facilitating democratic and economic participation, as well as the foundation assigns and gives advice to scientific enterprises and relevant publications.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is a non-profit German political foundation committed to the advancement of public policy issues in the spirit of the basic values of social democracy through education, research, and international cooperation. The foundation, headquartered in Bonn and Berlin, was founded in 1925 and is named after Friedrich Ebert, Germany’s first democratically elected president.

Today, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation has six adult education centers and 13 regional offices throughout Germany, maintains branch offices in over 90 countries and carries out activities in more than 100 countries.

Type:
Gold Sponsor

Twitter:
@FESonline

Facebook:
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Website:
www.fesdc.org/

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

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The German Information Center (GIC) is the Public Diplomacy Department of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington DC.

In its 50 years of existence, it has fostered the dialogue between the United States and Germany by offering the US audience a blend of deep looks into modern and traditional Germany. This includes newsworthy information as well as insights on German politics, economics and culture.

The GIC is steadily broadening its toolbox comprising various outreach activities, print publications, exchange programs and roundtable discussions on challenges that affect both sides of the Atlantic. Of course, 21st Century Public Diplomacy also takes place in the digital world: While the GIC keeps its followers updated on various social media outlets, its website, www.germany.info/GIC offers detailed information regarding activities as well as an electronic newsletter.

In 2015, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its reunification, which will be one of the major topics addressed by the GIC during the year.

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Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston represents the interests of the German government in the six New England states: Connecticut (apart from Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The current Consul General is Ralf Horlemann, incumbent since July 2015.

Since it first opened on October 20, 1926, the German Consulate General in Boston has focused on presenting the German point of view on political, economic, and cultural matters; following political, educational, social, and economic developments in New England and assessing their potential impacts on Germany; promoting trade, business, and investment between Germany and New England; encouraging cultural exchange; promoting German language learning; contributing to reconciliation between Germans and American Jews; and providing consular and legal services to German and U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals. Due to the exceptionally large concentration of outstanding colleges and universities in New England, the German Consulate General also strives to promote academic and research exchanges and partnerships between Germany and the U.S.

This year, the German Consulate General in Boston, in close partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to New England, will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations through film screenings, musical programs, and panel discussions.

2015 also marks the 25th anniversary of Germany’s reunification.  To commemorate the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago, the German Consulate General in Boston will host a variety of events, culminating in its annual Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) celebration on October 3rd.

The German Consulate General in Boston values its close connection and co-operation not only with the other German institutions in the area, but also with key American organizations, and looks forward to continuing to foster the German-American friendship.

Due to the exceptionally large concentration of outstanding colleges and universities in New England, the German Consulate General also strives to promote academic and research exchanges and partnerships between Germany and the U.S.

Studienstiftung

With more than 11,000 scholars, the Studienstiftung (German National Academic Foundation) is the largest and oldest organisation sponsoring the academically gifted in Germany. It is non-political and non-denominational. The Studienstiftung promotes future excellence in the areas of science, business, public administration, and the arts. Through its sponsorship programme it promotes academic consolidation, interdisciplinary dialogue, a cosmopolitan world view and international experience. The Studienstiftung is financially supported and subsidised by the Federal Government of Germany, the German Federal States and local authorities as well as by a large number of private donors.

The German National Academic Foundation was founded in Dresden in 1925, dissolved in 1934 and re-founded as a registered association in Cologne in 1948. During its existence, it has sponsored more than 50,000 exceptionally gifted students and doctoral candidates. Each year, more than 2,500 new scholars join the Foundation

Fresenius Medical Care

Through our industry-leading network of more than 2,200 dialysis facilities, outpatient cardiac and vascular labs, and urgent care centers, as well as the country’s largest practice of hospitalist and post-acute providers, Fresenius Medical Care provides coordinated health care services at pivotal care points for hundreds of thousands of chronically ill customers throughout the continent. As the world’s only vertically integrated renal company, we also offer specialty pharmacy and laboratory services, as well as manufacturing and distributing the most comprehensive line of dialysis equipment, disposable products and renal pharmaceuticals.

Our integrated approach helps to not only improve patients‘ health outcomes, but also reduce the total cost of care. Around the world, we care for more than 270,000 renal patients in our global network of 3,250 dialysis clinics. At the same time, we operate more than 40 production sites on all continents, to provide dialysis products such as dialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposables.

Our strategy is geared toward sustainable growth. We aim to continuously improve the quality of life of patients with kidney disease by offering innovative products and treatment concepts of the highest quality. Fresenius Medical Care’s North American headquarters is in Waltham, Massachusetts.

matchinguu

Just imagine you could merge the digital with the real world. matchinguu provides mobile location intelligence technology to activate, engage and monetize app users in real-time. Take your mobile campaigns and user communication to the next level!

Type:
Gold Sponsor

Website:
www.matchinguu.com

Mintz Levin

Mintz Levin is a law firm with 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. Applying a cross-disciplinary team approach, we bring attorneys from many different yet complementary areas together to address the rapidly changing legal and regulatory requirements of a wide variety of industries, including Life Sciences; Health Care; Financial Services; Energy & Clean Technology; Technology, Communications & Media; and many others. Our major practice areas include Antitrust; Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law; Corporate & Securities; Employment, Labor & Benefits; Environmental Law; Health Law; Immigration; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Public Finance; Real Estate; and Tax. The firm’s eight offices are strategically located to meet the evolving needs of our clients. In addition to our seven US office locations in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, Mintz Levin has an office in London and a liaison office in Israel. To learn more about us, please visit www.mintz.com.

Type:
Gold Sponsor

Website:
http://www.mintz.com/

 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a private, publicly funded, self-governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD promotes international academic relations and cooperation by offering mobility programs primarily for students and faculty, but also for administrators and others in the higher education realm.

DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. We offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to almost 120,000 individuals per year. We also represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world.

CCC Corporate Coaching Company – Trends in Scientific-based Coaching

The CCC was founded in 1999 as an internationally operating coaching company with offices in Hamburg (Germany), Wiesbaden (Germany) and Weston, MA (USA).

It is our mission to lead people to their personal maturity and professional excellence. Thanks to our own research part our work is based on profound neuroscientific and personality psychological knowledge. The underlying model of our coaching is the so called „action control model“ (Prof. Dr. Julius Kuhl) as well as a systemic „colouRem(R)“-Tool (Dr. Kerstin Liesenfeld) that helps to determine individual (self-compatible) goals as well as designing step-by-step programs. The main objectives of this colouRem(R)-method is to train self-perception, to learn how to flexibly change one’s own mood and to effectively utilize those changes in any given situation.

Our coaching systems are practical and logical science, applied in a meaningful and targeted way. We accompany individuals as well as groups with an essential focus on self-commutation, emotional regulation and health. A loving tenor, professional excellence, growth and independance are our core values maintained in our attitude and work performance.

Type:
Gold Sponsor

Website:
http://www.corporate-coaching-company.de/

Siemens

Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. As of September 30, 2014, we had around 343,000 employees in more than 200 countries. In fiscal 2014, they generated revenues of €71.9 billion from continuing operations.

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE is a non-profit applied research and development laboratory dedicated to fostering economic development through the commercialization of clean energy technologies for the benefit of society. With a focus in building energy technologies, solar photovoltaics, distributed electrical energy and storage systems, and start-up assistance, Fraunhofer CSE engages in collaborative research with private companies, government entities, and academic institutions. Fraunhofer CSE is a subsidiary of Fraunhofer USA and affiliated with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest contract R&D organization.

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
http://www.cse.fraunhofer.org/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/fhusa_cse

Goethe-Institut Boston

For over 40 years, the Goethe-Institut Boston has been promoting an ongoing dialogue and exchange between American and German artists and experts in order to present German culture abroad and help shape a current understanding of Germany today.  It is located in the historic Back Bay/Beacon Hill area, provides services for the six New England states and is the contact point for anyone interested in German culture and for those who want to study or teach German. The language department offers a full range of language courses and official exams.

The Goethe-Institut Boston was the first Goethe-Institut in the United States and founded in 1967. The work of the Goethe-Institut Boston is integrated into the North American region, along with New York (regional head office), Washington, Chicago, San Francisco und Los Angeles (USA), Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto (Canada) and Mexico City (Mexico).

Lazard

Lazard is a leading global independent advisor to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments, sovereign entities and individuals. This year, Vault ranked Lazard amongst the top 5 most prestigious banks. Lazard offers a wide array of financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance. Moreover, Lazard has a world class asset management business with services to meet a wide array of client needs. They provide advice, manage investment portfolios and funds, and offer wealth management services around the world.

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
http://www.lazard.com/financial-advisory/

Kreditech

Kreditech Group uses big data and complex machine-learning algorithms to serve a simple mission: “Building a ‘digital bank’ for the unscored worldwide.” The Kreditech Group is split into two parts: “Kredi” stands for the subsidiaries operating as financial service providers that issue credit to private individuals. The second part, “tech” is the Hamburg based tech company – Kreditech Holding – developing banking technology and providing supporting services. Based on 20,000 data points, its proprietary technology allows financial service providers to acquire, identify, score, pay out and upsell customers within seconds.

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
https://www.kreditech.com/news/

German-American Business Council of Boston, Inc. (GABC) is a non-profit member-driven organization dedicated to connecting German and American companies and entrepreneurs in both directions across the Atlantic. Through monthly business presentations, networking events, and cultural gatherings, the GABC provides a trusted forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and for face-to-face contact between its members.  Learn more at  www.gabc-boston.org .

GABC is honored to be a Co-host of the first Innovation Lounge at the 8th Annual German-American Conference at Harvard 2015.  This two-day symposium is an excellent opportunity for attendees, students and sponsors to make connections with decision makers and influential professionals within our large network.  We truly hope you can attend this special event.

Type:
Silver Sponsor & Co-host of the Innovation Lounge

Shopkick

Shopkick is the most-used US shopping app connecting shoppers to physical retail. We’ve partnered with major retailers and brands to provide deals and rewards to shoppers at the store. Our long list of partners include Macy’s, Target, Best Buy, JCPenney, Kraft, Unilever, P&G and many, many more.

Since shopkick was founded in 2010, we’ve grown from five people in a basement to a vibrant community of engineers, designers, product managers, content curators, and partnerships managers. Shopkick was initially funded by Kleiner Perkins‘ iFund, Greylock Partners, and Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Facebook investor. In October 2014, shopkick was acquired by SK planet, the South Korea-based mobile and commerce leader. As the biggest acquisition in mobile commerce history, shopkick is now enjoying accelerated growth as the centerpiece of SK planet’s US commerce portfolio. Furthermore has shopkick launched in Germany in October 2014 to bring the world’s best shopping companion to Europe.

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
www.shopkick.com

 

Center for Public Leadership

Since its founding in 2000 with a generous gift from Leslie and Abigail Wexner, the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School has established itself as one of the world’s premier institutions for leadership training and a hub for scholarship in public service leadership and behavioral decision-making. Utilizing a multi-pronged approach to leadership training that bridges rigorous academic preparation and the world of practice, CPL equips this generation’s brightest stars to exercise leadership in a world responding to a rapidly array of economic, political, and social challenges.

About the Center for Public Leadership

Established through a generous gift from a foundation funded by Les and Abigail Wexner, the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School seeks to develop a steady flow of leaders who will serve the public good, and promote groundbreaking scholarship in areas relating to leadership. Under the direction of Executive Director Patricia Bellinger and Co-Directors Max Bazerman and David Gergen, the Center pursues its mission in three distinct ways:

  • Identifying, investing in, and supporting the rising generation’s brightest stars through robust fellowships and cutting-edge leadership development programs.
  • Extending the frontiers of knowledge through research and scholarship on leadership, public service, and decision-making.
  • Convening the world’s pre-eminent scholars and advocates for public service across fields and disciplines for game-changing engagement with students and faculty.

CPL’s programming combines the tools of strategic and financial policy analysis—academic coursework of the first order—with self-understanding and communication tools that equip its students to handle the complexities of modern leadership.

Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder is the leading European player in the rapidly growing and developing market for predictive applications. The company is focused on Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) based delivery of predictive applications embedded in its customers’ core processes. This enables companies to drive decisions from their data using scientifically‐based and innovative technologies such as predictive modelling and machine learning. Blue Yonder’s key applications provide customers with a number of benefits resulting in significant cost savings and operational efficiencies primarily derived from accurate, real-time forecasts which enable automated decision making such as demand forecasting, dynamic pricing, replenishment, churn prediction, and predictive maintenance.

Since its founding in 2008 Blue Yonder has gained a strong foothold in the European retail and consumer product goods markets with customers including the Otto Group, Kaufland, dm, EAT, Bauhaus and Kaiser’s Tengelmann. The company has recently expanded into other verticals including industrial production, transportation, and logistics with customers including Eurotunnel, Thomas Cook, Lufthansa Systems and Bosch. Blue Yonder is based in Karlsruhe, Germany, with additional offices in Hamburg, Germany and London, UK.

hub:raum

hub:raum connects the digital startup ecosystem with Deutsche Telekom, linking tech entrepreneurs and high growth startup companies with the expert network, capital, and business opportunities of Deutsche Telekom. hub:raum offers various programs in three locations: Berlin (covering Germany and Western Europe), Krakow (serving cee region), and Tel-Aviv (Israel). Various programs range from acceleration and incubation (including seed investments) to special formats like fit4europe. All of these offer benefits like co-working space, mentoring, networking events and connections to Deutsche Telekom business units like partnering as well as access to customers.

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
https://www.hubraum.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/hubraumberlin

 

The German Accelerator

The German Accelerator supports German tech startups to enter the U.S. market. The German Accelerator provides startups with hands-on mentoring at its locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York City, and from January 2016 onwards also in Boston. The three months program is open to a broad range of startups from ICT related sectors. The new Accelerator in Boston will have a particular focus on Life Science. Ideal participants generate domestic revenue, enjoy customer traction and have the potential for category leadership in a large, global market.

German American Chamber of Commerce

For over 65 years, the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GACC) has actively promoted business between Germany and the U.S. As part of a network of German American Chambers of Commerce, the GACC acts as the official representation of German industry and trade for the 14 Northeastern states and 10 Western states. The Chamber network serves its approximately 2,500 member companies with over 300 informational events per year as well as targeted market research and consulting services. The GACC supports companies from their initial market entry to development of strategic business partnerships. Specialized services include support of work authorization for student internships, industry specific projects, vocational training support and a new approach to startups beginning with our unique STEP NYC program.

UTC Overseas

UTC Overseas, Inc is an international freight forwarder and logistics provider with offices around the globe. Established in 1925, UTC has a long history of professional performance moving freight to every corner of the world. Whether by ocean, air, rail or inland transport, UTC provides customized supply chain solutions for all of your logistical needs.

At UTC we are globally committed to delivering a “customer focused” environment enriched through the passion, dedication and knowledge of our logistics professionals. We make it our business to understand your business, and you can trust UTC to chart a smart course of action with each and every transaction. We believe this approach raises UTC above industry standards.

When you select UTC as your logistics service provider to pack, warehouse, route, transport, clear, insure or track your shipments, rest assured we will develop a tailored solution to meet your deadlines and expectations while staying within your economic means.

Our pledge to you is to create more than just business together, let’s create a lasting partnership based on success!

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
http://www.utcoverseas.de/

Reserve

Reserve is a digital concierge service focused on making every part of the dining experience better, for both restaurants and diners. We’re building a better way for guests to dine and restaurants to accommodate more diners. Although we’re a tech company, we understand that humanity is at the core of hospitality. Our technology improves the process for both sides, and works in the background so guests can enjoy an amazing experience at the restaurant. We’ve partnered with some of the top names in dining — from Michelin-starred restaurants to James Beard award-winning chefs — to enable an exceptional experience for restaurants and guests before, during, and after their meal. 

Reserve is venture-backed and headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston. The app is available to download for free for iOS and Android. 

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
https://reserve.com/

NVBOTS

NVBOTS has disrupted the 3D printing world by creating the industry’s first fully-automated 3D printer and cloud-connected platform. Focused on helping educators and businesses bring ideas to life, NVBOTS is passionate about providing 3D printing technology anybody can use, making the manufacturing aspects of 3D printing so simple that user focus can truly be on innovating. The company’s easy-to-use and easy-to-share 3D printing experience is based on the NVPro, the first end-to-end 3D printing solution with automated part removal. Paired with the NVBOTS cloud-based interface, the NVPro runs continuously, 24-7 from any device. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.NVBOTS.com

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
www.NVBOTS.com

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/nvbots

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/NVBOTS

Berklee

Berklee Online is the award-winning online school of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berklee Online’s New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)- accredited Bachelor of Professional Studies degree, multi-course certificate programs, and online courses are taught by the college’s world-renowned faculty, providing lifelong learning opportunities to people interested in music and working in the music industry. All courses are instructor-led, with weekly chats and personalized feedback in a supportive community of aspiring and established music professionals. The school also provides free Berklee Online music resources through massive open online courses (MOOCs) including Coursera and EdX.

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
https://online.berklee.edu/

Members of the Kennedy School Student Government (KSSG) represent their classmates and convey student ideas and concerns to the Harvard Kennedy School administration and faculty members, to help ensure that their student experience is rewarding and memorable. They also organize events throughout the academic year, including dances, family-friendly gatherings, and the HKS Talent Show.

Type:
Silver Sponsor

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) New York

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) New York is the most accessible portal in North America to the German research and innovation landscape, bringing together key stakeholders in the public and private sectors. These include leaders in science, technology, and the humanities. Furthermore, the GCRI provides a platform to foster creativity and enhance innovation in a rapidly changing world. The GCRI was created as a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research and is one of six centers worldwide.

The GCRI realizes its mission through a wide range of activities, such as:

  • Convening workshops, symposia, and conferences to showcase cutting-edge research and explore collaborative solutions to global problems
  • Providing a “one-stop shop” for information about the German research landscape and funding sources
  • Promoting German contributions to research, development, and innovation
  • Creating opportunities for graduate students and other young researchers to connect with German institutions and support them in their careers
  • Supporting North American universities as they develop strategies to enhance collaborations with Germany in science, the humanities, technology, and industry

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
http://www.germaninnovation.org/

Honestly

Honestly is a start-up company focused on closing the communication gap between customers and retailers. The company uses iPads and mobile technologies to provide feedback for its customers. 3 years after birth Honestly employs 22 people, serves 300 customers and manages 10.000s of feedbacks per day. Check it out on www.honestlyapp.com

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
www.honestlyapp.com

 

Bizzabo

Bizzabo is the world’s first all-in-one event success platform. It helps organizers create successful events by empowering them to build amazing websites, sell tickets, grow communities, go mobile and maximize event experiences – using a beautiful, user friendly platform. Bizzabo is used by thousands of conference organizers from around the globe and is often named as one of the most promising of Israel’s startups. 

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
https://www.bizzabo.com/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/bizzabo

WirtschaftsWoche

WirtschaftsWoche is Germany’s leading topical business magazine. Every Friday, it features up-to-date reports and articles on business and related themes, presented in a reader-friendly and informative format appealing to decision-makers in business and industry. Drawing on a worldwide network of correspondents and partners, over 100 experts analyse key developments and global trends. Because there’s nothing more exciting than business – every week.

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation awards scholarships to students and graduates of exceptional academic achievement and outstanding political or social commitment. Currently we promote more than 2,000 students, 120 of them are fellows of our Journalism Academy, JONA, which is one of the leading scholarship programs for young journalists in Germany. Since its establishment in 1979 the JONA has provided aspiring journalists with opportunities to train for successful careers through a three-year intensive program with hands-on experience and seminars in Germany and around the world. Today we are focussing more and more on digital and entrepreneurial journalism. This year 18 of our scholars have the chance to visit Washington, DC and Boston to cover the GAC15 live for social media channels.

The European

The European is the debate magazine. It was first published as a German online magazine, its international English site launched 2010 and its first print, which follows a quarterly schedule, was issued in 2012 We have given ourselves the name “The European” in recognition of the European cultural tradition and the legacy of the Enlightenment. We raise important societal questions and embrace the art of debate. Absolute truths do not exist within a pluralistic, democratic and secular society and truths are the products of discursive deliberations. We regard freedom of opinion as one of the cornerstones of liberal societies. Without it there can be neither freedom of the press, science nor the arts. We bring together relevant voices to engage in constructive debates and we expect our authors and our readers to defend their opinions and engage critically with the arguments of others, since debate is the vehicle that propels us into the future.

Type:
Media Partner

Website:
http://www.theeuropean-magazine.com/

Twitter:
@theeuropean/

Recordbay

Recordbay represents a unique synergy of digital innovation, media production and software development. In merging these disciplines, Recordbay creates apps, films and social media solutions that enable its clients to be one decisive step ahead. In an increasingly connected world, Recordbay has a strong focus on internationalisation with rollouts in over 30 countries including major markets such as Russia, China and the United States. With 40 employees from 12 nations and offices in Berlin and Mönchengladbach, the digital agency has executed thousands of projects since 1999. Its clients include Henkel, Sony, Deutsche Telekom and other industry leaders.