Enable valuable connections
Connecting alumni, faculty, students & partner institutions with each other - to create job, mentoring & funding opportunities
Create engaging experiences
Effortlessly create virtual/hybrid events, thematic chat rooms, breakout sessions and activity feeds
Build strategic partnerships & revenue
Thematic and expert networks are attractive to industry and partner institutions - providing unique partnerships & revenue opportunities
Members see suggested matches to connect and chat with
Members can discover webinars and register in-app
Create virtual, hybrid and physical events in minutes
Access for your members only and fully GDPR compliant
Create chat rooms to drive discussion on specific topics
Insights & Analytics
Admin dashboard to engage the community and measure results
Our team really appreciated the Lounjee platform as it is easy to use to organize our first virtual event. Our attendees loved it too because they could easily connect with other members."
Luísa PereiraAssistant Project Manager @ Universidad Nova de Lisboa
I like Lounjee for the ease of use and the potential for networking inside and outside the alumni network."
Marco MasiaBoard Members @ Marie Curie Alumni Association
Commonly Asked Questions
A thematic network or vertical network is a targeted social network of people who share a common interest or proficiency.
A thematic network brings together all the different players active on a specific topic/field: alumni, grad students, staff, experts, academic and corporate partners.
Because of this, the members of such networks can connect meaningfully and unlock opportunities that are relevant to their professional career.
Alumni can identify jobs in their sector of interest; students can find internships and connect to mentors; graduates can interact with experts; academic partners can develop collaborations; corporate partners can find talent and become sponsors of such networks.
Most universities today have a dedicated member area for alumni. This is a community of one type of actor (alumni). Therefore, this does not involve other actors (staff, experts, PhDs, researchers, academic and corporate partners).
Most universities do run specialist programs (e.g. for entrepreneurs or startups) - but this requires significant resources and usually this means only a limited number of programs (thematic networks) can be maintained.
Although a huge desire exists at the CIO and Director level to create valuable networks, the blocker is often the human resource to manage programs like those mentioned above. As third-level institutions rely more than ever on their links to industry and effective fundraising, the need to connect internally and externally on topics of expertise is vital.
Theme. Finding a good theme for your network is the first step. For example, if your institution is strong in finance/economy, then building a thematic network in that space could have a strategic impact.
Diversity. Do not limit your network to your students/staff/alumni: invite members from your academic partners, companies and other stakeholders. In fact, building collaborations with other networks to create networks of networks (on a given topic) is infinitely more valuable.
Connectivity.The value of a network depends on the quality of the connections that are made among its members. If your members can make meaningful connections, you have provided to them the ultimate value that will spark a strong engagement within the network.
There are two main elements that make Lounjee unique.
How members connect. Lounjee connects the members of a network based on their professional goals and interests (with AI-based matchmaking). This matchmaking will suggest members to each other and explain all the good reasons why they should connect. This simple approach has a dramatic impact when it comes to building and engaging the network.
How networks are built. Lounjee gives you a platform to create a private community. Only members you allow can join and only you can communicate with your members. Because members can belong to multiple communities, you can also create spaces that members can optionally join that involve a wider community (for example, we have such a space for the Berlin University Alliance of 9 universities).
The matchmaking first approach means that you will see strong engagement and retention in your community even if you do little or no community management. Each member can unlock the network and discover the other members they should know.
Even if you never publish content, your members will be heavily engaged (the content “is” the other people in a sense).
It’s even better when you create webinars, virtual events, content and other initiatives. However, Lounjee surfaces content from other members and helps them connect which means that setting up the community initially and inviting members is often all that needs to be done for a community to grow like wildfire.
Some of our customers use Lounjee just as a platform for their alumni network.
Lounjee is an excellent choice for managing an alumni community - if you later add other segments related to your university (staff, researchers, students, industry partners), you’ll be able to develop other networks from there if you later choose.
Of course, you can also just decide to have an alumni application only and that’s fine also.
The community experience in the browser is customized with your look and feel and emails are branded with your logo.
We offer white-label iOS and Android apps at an extra fee.
Yes. Lounjee was built with the GDPR regulation at its core.
We encrypt all data to industry leading standards and are fully GDPR compliant.
As you probably know, engagement on LinkedIn Groups can be very low and your ability to message and communicate with the group is very limited. The reason is simple: unlike Lounjee, LinkedIn was not conceived to power individual networks.
The second fundamental difference is how people connect. LinkedIn was designed to connect you with people you know already. Lounjee instead, was designed to connect you with people that you do not know yet, but you should know for the specific list of reasons that Lounjee surfaces.