Sponsors

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Hubert Burda Media

With over 500 print and digital consumer media and major technology projects, Burda is one of Germany’s largest media and tech companies. We want to actively shape the changes taking place in the media world. With 10,300 employees around the globe, we drive our products with expertise and entrepreneurial passion.

Journalistic content is the foundation of our work and the root of our value creation process. We create and curate fascinating content. Through our media, we inform individuals, entertain, inspire and help them. We aspire to gain a deep understanding of our products right down to their technological basis. For us, investing in basic technologies is an investment in independence and autonomy. We launched our first four-colour gravure printing facility in 1935; today, with Cliqz and Thunder, we are developing technologies for a freer internet. All our products and services focus on our end customers. And every day we set our sights on earning and maintaining the trust of our users.

To attract and to hold highly talented individuals, we strive to provide professional environments built upon accountability, openness and respect. Environments that are fruitful and offer space for ideas and resources to grow. It is everyone’s own responsibility to seize the opportunities made available to them. Our people are open-minded, actively push for change and build new things in diverse teams. Only then can we reach our most important goal: working together towards growth, whilst striving for something new.

Hubert Burda Media operates in four divisions: National Digital Brands, National Media Brands, International Media Brands and Printing. In 2015, our organization generated revenues of EUR 2.2 billion. With its headquarters in Munich and Offenburg, Germany, Burda is active in 20 different countries.

Type:
Main Sponsor

Website:
https://www.burda.com/de/karriere/

The Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group, as a worldwide leader in strategic consulting, stands for the innovative solutions that we carry out in collaboration with our clients. Founded in the U.S. in 1963, BCG today maintains 85 offices throughout the world, of which eight are located in Germany and Austria. Globally, BCG generated revenues of $5 billion in 2015 with a total of 12,000 employees.

We provide consulting services in all industries and business sectors. Our consulting approach starts with a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and their specific market and competitive situations. In cooperation with the clients, we then develop tailored solutions and support their implementation and establishment at the respective companies.

BCG seeks exceptional graduates in all fields as well as young professionals eager to learn continuously and take on new challenges. We are looking for people with self-initiative, curiosity, and keen perceptive faculties. Abstract, analytical reasoning and confidence in working with numbers are just as important for consulting work as communication skills and a deep desire to make a difference.

Type:
Diamond Sponsor

Facebook:
facebook.com/BCGKarriere.de

Website:
karriere.bcg.de

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Type:
Platinum Sponsor

Website:
http://www.strategyand.pwc.com/de/home/careers

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:
Diamond 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

Celonis 

WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE EFFICIENT

Celonis has one very simple goal: to analyze today’s processes to make tomorrow’s world more efficient.  We are dedicated to pursuing this vision with passion and purposefulness.  In our opinion, any company can achieve great things, regardless of its size, industry, or history.  Celonis process mining is the new standard in Big Data Analytics designed to help companies around the world save valuable time and money through improved process transparency and efficiency.  We hope you will join us on this journey.

Type:
Platinum Sponsor

Website:
https://celonis.com

 

Quantco

 

Type:
Platinum Sponsor

Website:
TBA

Facebook:
TBA

Twitter:
TBA

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/

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:
Platinum 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

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.

Audi

 

Type:
Silver Sponsor

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Opel

Type:
Silver Sponsor

Website:
http://www.opel.com

 

 

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).

Porsche Consulting

 

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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

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.

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.

Evonik

 

Type:
Silver Sponsor

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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 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.

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/

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.

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.