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Alumni Reunion Spring 2024 Boston

Please join us for the Constructor University Foundation of America’s 2024 reunion in Boston! Events are happening all weekend. Our reunion dinner is scheduled to run from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, with plenty of time for mingling and conversation. ​ ​Afraid you don’t know anyone who is going? Don’t be! All alumni take a leap of faith when they attend their first reunion. Entering a room with people you don’t yet know might seem scary, but all of us share a love for our Bremen North mothership. Come reminisce and make new friends that you already have so much in common with! Weekend Activities Friday, April 19th, 2024 3:00-4:00pm: Tour of QuEra Computing with the President, Takuya KitagawaJoin us for an exclusive tour of QuEra Computing, the leader in commercializing quantum computers using neutral atoms. Learn about their pioneering research and explore the world’s largest publicly accessible quantum computer. (Included in the Reunion ticket price)Address: 1284 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02135 USA 7:00-9:00pm: Informal MeetupKick off the reunion weekend with an informal meetup at Time Out Market. Enjoy a free evening to explore the city and reconnect with old friends. Don’t forget to sign up for our CUFA-Reunion Boston WhatsApp group to stay in the loop and connect with fellow participants.​Address: 401 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215 USAUnorganized Saturday, April 20th, 2024 10:45am-12:30pm: Freedom Trail Tour Revolutionary WomenExperience Boston’s rich history with a guided tour along the Freedom Trail. Included in the supporter & megatier ticket price / $20 for all other participants.Meeting at: 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111 2:00-3:30pm: Strategy Session “Charting the Path: Strategies for Tech Transfer and Innovation Deployment” (Included in the Reunion ticket)Join us for a strategy workshop focusing on innovation deployment, led by Ali Alam, an alumnus of Constructor University and the director of Synthesis, our newly established center for entrepreneurship and innovation. Internal Development: Discuss the feasibility of building a tech transfer framework from scratch within the university. External Collaboration: Explore opportunities for collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute, particularly in specialized areas such as 2D materials and quantum computing. Integration with Constructor Capital: Evaluate the possibility of allocating tech transfer functions to Constructor Capital, transforming it into an innovation hub alongside its VC activities. Through interactive discussions, we’ll assess the merits and drawbacks of each approach and collaboratively develop actionable recommendations for the leadership team. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to shaping the future of innovation at Constructor University! Address: Citizen M North Station, 70 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114 6:00-10:00pm: Reunion Dinner (See the right panel ->) Sunday, April 21st, 2024 Joint Breakfast: brunch at The Friendly Toast.  (Self-paid, optional)Address: 35 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116(with additional location in Cambridge)​ 11:30am-1:30pm: Cultural ActivityChoose from various cultural activities, including visits to the (Please tell us your preference after the registration for the event; (Included in the supporter & megatier ticket price / approx. $20 for all other participants):• Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum• Museum of African American History• John F Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum​ Reunion Dinner Where: Trillium Fort Point Brewery50 Thomson Place Boston, MA 02210 When: April 20, 2024 at 6:00pm-10:00pm 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM | Welcome reception6:45 PM – 7:30 PM | Panel discussion7:30 PM – 10:00 PM | Dinner & Networkin Panel Discussion We’re excited to announce that starting at 6:45 PM, Ekaterina Damer will moderate a discussion on How to Empower More Students to Become Tech Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or simply curious about the entrepreneurial journey, this event is for you. Our panel of distinguished speakers will delve into the true essence of entrepreneurship, offering a comprehensive understanding of what it entails, its significant impact, as well as practical, high-level advice for those ready to embark on their own business ventures. This discussion is designed not just to inform, but also to inspire action and ignite your passion for innovation and success!We look forward to seeing you there and sharing an evening filled with friends, fun, food, and interesting conversation! Guests Ekaterina Damer, Phd is passionate about startups, science and music. Alongside her PhD, Ekaterina founded Prolific in 2014, with the goal of finding participants for her research. She raised investment and scaled the company to a team of ~60, empowering tens of thousands of researchers around the world to do rigorous, high-quality research on-demand. In 2022, Ekaterina successfully exited the company and she is currently focused on investing and mentoring founders.Prof. Serguei Netessine at The Wharton School. With vast experience spanning education, government, and industry — including roles at Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, and Rolls Royce — Prof. Netessine brings invaluable insights. As a member of Constructor’s Scientific Advisory Board, his expertise enriches our community.Ali Alam is the Director of Synthesis, the university’s start-up and entrepreneurial incubator. Ali connects the dots to build bridges, nurturing collaboration over competition hence building sustainable eco-systems!He supports youth changemakers to build impact startups by redefining entrepreneurial education, focusing on migrant backgrounds and the lesser privileged.Lara Vujovic is a distinguished alumna of our university, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology in 2011. With over 14 years of experience in research, Lara currently holds the position of Senior UX Researcher at Google. Her international experience spanning 15 years lends her a nuanced understanding of human behavior, with a focus on individual and cultural differences.Ashley Taylor is a seasoned leader in HR and talent acquisition, with 17 years of experience. Currently Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Acronis, Ashley graduated with an MBA in entrepreneurship from Babson College. She will share her unique perspective on balancing a corporate career path with an entrepreneurial mindset.Kevin Korte is a distinguished alumnus of our university, holding both a BSc and MSc in Computer Sciences since 2011. Currently, he serves as the Board Treasurer of CUFA, with over 25 years of extensive experience in various roles. Recognized as a Board Member, Angel Investor, Speaker, and IT Innovation & Growth Strategist, Kevin has a successful history of driving large-scale digital transformation programs. Specializing in Identity Management and open-source IT infrastructure solutions, he also serves as a Board Member at Market Intent.In addition, several board members of Constructor

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ArtFest 2023

ArtFest 2023 All Alumni fondly remember the cultural events that happened on Campus. Grown out of the various College Art exhibitions, the Constructor University Arts Fest has since 2018 united the bubble with the wider Bremen Community. With over 100 Students involved, the Art Fest 2023 will continue the tradition.Where: On CampusCampus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen, Germany When: March 24-25th Learn More “Culture: Zooming in, Zooming out” This years theme is: “Culture: Zooming in, Zooming out” This topic is meant to address the impact of culture on individuals, communities, ethnic groups and/or nations. All of us were raised in a certain “bigger” culture that depended on our environment, family values, and country particularities. Throughout our lives, we were exposed to other, “more narrow” cultural flows through movies, music, literature and communication with other people. This all has shaped us and has become part of our personality, creating a unique cultural mix for every person and making each of them a new voice to spread their views. We, the Artfest team, serving as a prism, wish to explore the impact of culture/s on a person through their artworks.

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Alumni Reunion Spring 2023 in New York

This April, join us in New York City for an exciting evening with fellow alumni! Catch up with old friends, grow your network, and most importantly, have fun!Where: Harvard Club of New York City35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 When: April 15, 2023 at 5:30pm-9:30pm Afraid you don’t know anyone who is going? Don’t be! All alumni take a leap of faith when they attend their first reunion. Entering a room with people you don’t yet know might seem scary, but all of us share a love for our Bremen North mothership. Come reminisce and make new friends that you already have so much in common with! Guests Jules ColemanAfter 40 years in Higher Education with elite Universities, Jules now serves as Senior Academic Advisor to the President of Constructor University. His Focus is to expand the curriculum and assist with hiring and strategic expansions. Ronny WellsA Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Ronny has been essential in establishing International University Bremen. Even in his retirement he is still an essential part of the Community, currently serving as Chairman of the Board of JUFA.Ilya KompasovA communication expert with over 10 years in community management, Ilya currently serves as the Head of Alumni Relations at our Alma Matter.   Conny ScheitzA 2007 Alumnus of Jacobs University Bremen and Executive at Autodesk, Conny currently services as the President of JUFA and the Alumni Association.

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JUFA Reunion 2019 in Denver

The Denver Reunion of the Jacobs University Foundation of America has been a roaring success. Four Generations of Jacobs University Students, as well as Friends of the University, met in The Mile High City to keep in touch and exchange stories about their experiences and current careers. The event started with a tour of the Blue Moon Brewery. The included tasting reminded many of our friends of their times in the Other Side, the famous Club on Campus many of us frequented during our time. The Alumni Dinner allowed us to catch up with our friends and connect with new alumni. It also enabled us to introduce the latest news from the Foundation and from Jacobs University to our Group.  All in all, it was the perfect weekend to reconnect with old friends and meet new Alumni from Jacobs University. Last but not least, we are happy to say that, thanks to 6 significant contributions, we move towards our $100.000 goal. Join us through the year for our local chapter reunions! Contact us on Facebook for ideas for the next get together!

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