The XU University Friends Club is an agile support group for the XU and active exchange between science and business.

Through different support levels it is possible for the members of the Friends Club to support our University and our students in different ways.

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circle of supporters

Lars Hinrichs

CEO Cinco Capital, formerly founder XING

,,Chapeau, what the XU has put on its feet in this short time. For Corporate Germany it plays an important role that managers are getting better and better in digital topics. Sure, you can't do it without superior technology. But without the empowerment of the people it also doesn't work - and here the XU starts exactly at the right point."

Dr. Franziska Leonhardt

Angel Investor & Digital Advisor             

,,Tomorrow's digital entrepreneurs and managers should also be trained by today's entrepreneurs. A practical and digital education is necessary to guarantee the digital transformation of Deutschland AG. The XU can make a decisive contribution to this."

Dr. Marcel Reichart

EVP Bertelsmann/RTL-Group, Co-Founder DLD

,,Digital Skills and Education as taught by the XU Group are critical success factors and growth drivers for companies with a future."

Dr. Rainer Hillebrand

Adjust. Chairwoman of the Executive Board, Otto Group

,,Working with the XU is a building block to keep our top people 'on the edge' of digital developments. This is very important for our digitally oriented business."

Dr. Dominik Matyka

Chief Advisor DMEXCO, Founder Cavalry Ventures, previously founder plista           

,,Digital Marketing is in a constant state of change. XU is a promising approach to support this development in a targeted manner. Knowledge as a driver for the future. I particularly like the global networking to China with corporates like Tencent, WeChat and JD."

Dr. Martin Enderle

Founder and CEO AllMyHomes, formerly CEO Scout24

,,I've been active in the digital scene for 15 years. But digital talent has never been as scarce as it is today. A commitment to the XU, whose drivers I appreciate very much, is a matter of course for me."

Claudia Hoffmann

Member of the Board Fashion Council Germany, responsible for Education

,,The topic of digitisation should be established at an early stage, especially during studies. I'm really excited about the concept and vision of XU. This will be a very special university!"

Jochen Wilms

Angel Investor, Former Executive Schueco   

,,To secure the future, we need excellently trained young people who will accept and master these challenges. I consider it a privilege and an obligation to pass on knowledge. Therefore I support the XU."

Claude Ritter

Co-Founder BOOK A TIGER, Co-Founder Delievery Hero

,,I have already co-founded seven companies including Delievery Hero and Book a Tiger: In addition to a strong personality, it is essential to have a good education that enables you to realize your visions. For this it is also important to pass on one's own experiences to young people and to accompany them on their way. Therefore I support the XU."

Philipp Solf

CEO MyPhotoshop

,,During my time as founder of MyPhotoshop, as well as in my function as business angel, I learned that a good execution is crucial. Here you do not have to make every mistake yourself, but can learn from other entrepreneurs and profit from their experiences. My goal is to pass on these experiences in the context of a teaching activity."

Michael Hartwig

Managing Partner yext, former Top Executive Google Germany

,,The training of young talents is of the utmost importance if we want to maintain our competitiveness in Germany vis-à-vis China and Silicon Valley. I trust the XU to make an important contribution to this aspect for all of us. Time is running against us."

Michael Brehm

Founder i2x, Partner Redstone.vc

,,The willingness to learn new things again and again is one of the most sought-after core competencies today. The world spins so incredibly fast that what you learn today will be obsolete again tomorrow. Universities like the XU are needed to convey this willingness to learn."

Rob Johnson

Managing Director Techstars

,,Most universities teach academic aspects, but not practical ones. It's a mismatch! The XU has a great chance on the market by teaching practical learning content and then getting students straight to work."