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Daniel Zimmer

GABA Director

General Manager and Head of HanaHaus

Daniel Zimmer relocated from Germany to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013. He is the General Manager and Head of HanaHaus, SAP’s first startup workspace cafe located in Palo Alto. Established in 2015, HanaHaus connects the next generation of innovators to the ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, students and researchers by providing an inspiring, state-of-the-art meeting environment. In addition, Daniel is part of the leadership team at the SAP Innovation Center in Palo Alto.
Prior to this role, Daniel was responsible for social media marketing and community events at SAP Startup Focus, a startup accelerator program for B2B companies who innovate on the SAP HANA technology.
Daniel holds two Masters Degrees from the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany where he focused on American Studies and Geography. He was born in Idar-Oberstein and used to live in the Frankfurt Rhein Main region before he moved to the U.S..
Daniel is passionate about the startup environment in the Silicon Valley, he likes to work on his vintage cars and explores the beauty of California through road trips. Together with his wife, Daniel lives in the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco and commutes to work in Palo Alto.