July/August 2011
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Happy 4th of July! With the exception of our GABA Stammtisch in various locations throughout California, there will be no events in July. We look forward to a very busy and productive August starting at 4th with the panel discussion of active corporate investors from SAP, Paypal and Intel on "Leveraging Corporate Partnerships and Investments". Followed by the August 17th event "Sustainability - Between lip service and true actions" which will present an international study regarding the American and German sustainability perceptions and consumer behauviors. And last but not least celebrate the summer with beer & brats at our famous annual GABA Sommerfest on August 28th.

Sincerely,
Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

Bay Area Stammtisch East Bay
July 6, 2011, 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda
Join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together in the East Bay. Please register, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people; free to attend. For directions, call (510) 522-1300.


GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
July 13, 2011, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery, 1155 Folsom Street(between 7th and 8th), San Francisco
Please join us on every second Wednesday of the month for our new San Francisco GABA Stammtisch, at 7 pm at the Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery at 1155 Folsom Street (between 7th and 8th) in San Francisco. Street parking is available. The Civic Center BART Station is 3 blocks away.


GABA Stammtisch Los Angeles
July 13, 2011, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Lion Tavern, 2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles
For more information regarding this event, please contact Alexandra Winterstein at a.winterstein@gaba-network.org.


Bay Area Stammtisch Palo Alto/Mountain View/Los Altos
July 20, 2011, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Esther's Germany Bakery and Cafe, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos
Join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together. Look out for the small German flag, we will most likely meet in the nice little Biergarten area in the back of the restaurant. No RSVP needed; free to attend.


Bay Area Stammtisch East Bay
August 3, 2011, 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda
Join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together in the East Bay. Please register, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people; free to attend. For directions, call (510) 522-1300.


Leveraging Corporate Partnerships and Investments
August 4, 2011, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Cooley LLP, 3175 Hanover St, Palo Alto
This lively panel of active corporate investors from SAP, Paypal and Intel will explore current trends in corporate partnerships and investments.


GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
August 10, 2011, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery, 1155 Folsom Street(between 7th and 8th), San Francisco
Please join us on every second Wednesday of the month for our new San Francisco GABA Stammtisch, at 7 pm at the Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery at 1155 Folsom Street (between 7th and 8th) in San Francisco. Street parking is available. The Civic Center BART Station is 3 blocks away.


GABA Stammtisch Los Angeles
August 10, 2011, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TBA
For more information regarding this event, please contact Alexandra Winterstein at a.winterstein@gaba-network.org.


Sustainability - Between Lip Service and True Actions - A Study Exploring American and German Consumer Psychology
August 17, 2011, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
K & L Gates, San Francisco
This event will present a study conducted by the international research firm Rheingold regarding sustainbility perceptions in the United States and Germany. Based on this research, Rheingold provides psychologically driven recommendations for effective marketing campaigns in the American and German sustainability market.


Bay Area Stammtisch San Jose
August 17, 2011, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Teskes-Germania Restaurant, 255 N. First Street at Devin, San Jose
Join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together. No RSVP needed; free to attend. For directions, call (650) 326-1020.


European Networking - MEMBERS ONLY!
August 25, 2011, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
TBA, San Francisco
Join us for this popular European Networking event! Our last sessions attracted more than 150 international business professionals. Don't miss this exciting event!


GABA Sommerfest
August 28, 2011, 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View
Join us for our annual Sommerfest. Bring your family and/or friends and let's celebrate with beer & brats or Wein & Wurst or soda & salad - whatever you choose, we'll have lots of fun!


Visit GABA's online event calendar for more information and to register!

Co-Sponsored Events

Lessons Learned: Solar Leadership from Germany and California
July 11, 2011, 10:30 am - noon
CPUC auditorium, at 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
California and Germany have many similarities (and some significant differences) with respect to energy policies. CPUC has an expert panel of solar industry executives discussing the challenges and opportunities for solar development in Germany and California in the context of the broader energy policy issues.


Intersolar North America
July 12 - July 14, 2011
Moscone Center, San Francisco
Intersolar North America focuses on photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies. Exhibitors include PV cell, module and inverter manufacturers, components and mounting systems suppliers, manufacturing system suppliers, service companies as well as manufacturers of solar thermal applications including heating and cooling, among others. GABA members receive free admission to the Expo (please use priority code ISNAFRC4) and 10% off the conference admission (priority code: ISNAPDT4).


SVASE Event: Raising Capital for Early Stage Technology Start-ups
July 14, 2011, 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Cooley LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto
While the cost for developing anything software related continues to decline, most start-ups that want to grow fast still do need some venture capital. So where should you be looking to raise that first round beyond friends & family? Panelists include Don Butler, Thomvest Ventures, Chris Yeh, PB Works, Joyce Chung, Garage Technology Ventures and Savinay Berry, Granite Ventures.



New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
SAP America Inc.
The Brenner Group, Inc.

Corporate:
Germany Trade And Invest
rheingold LLC

Basic Corporate:
Laurrey Wellness
Open Domain, Inc.
Weber Energy Group

Individual Members:
Vladimir de Franceschi (new)
ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D.
Hana Eftekhari
Sascha Geissendoerfer
Craig Hanson (new)
David Hirson
Christoph Kirchner
Tobias Kunze
Hugo Manzano (new)
Eugene Mirabella
Niels Nielsen
Skanda Visvanathan (new)
Alan Warner (new)

For more information on how to become a GABA Member, contact membership@gaba-network.org, or visit our website to sign up online.

Inside GABA
New GABA Volunteer Dorothee Constanze Unger-Lee
We would like to welcome Dorothee Constanze Unger-Lee as the newest addition of the GABA volunteer team. Besides dedicating her time to GABA, she is the founder of the group and the blog "Berkeley Wives". The Berkeley Wives provides a great source of information and network opportunities for all newcomers in the area. Check them out at www.berkeleywives.jimdo.com.

Industry Groups
"How Raising Capital in 2011 is Different For Entrepreneurs" Event Attracted international Professionals
Over 120 professionals gathered together and attended the hugely popular event "How Raising Capital in 2011 is Different For Entrepreneurs". EU ambassador Aires Soares greeted the international community invited by GABA, Silicon French, Bay Brazil and Polish Trade Council. In a lively dialog the participants explored new ways to finance their ventures in today's ever-changing investment landscape in Silicon Valley. Check out the pictures.
GABA's Industry Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each industry:

Automotive IG
Clean Tech IG
Communications & Mobile IG
Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
Human Resources IG
Life Sciences IG
Media & Entertainment IG
Semiconductor - IT IG
Software IG
Women in Business IG

Member News

Tiburon Consulting Expands to US Market
Tiburon Consulting has recently been expanding its SAP related services and is now offering its sales and business expertise to companies extending their footprint into the US market. Contact us with any Sales, Support or Interim Management related questions at uwagner@tiburonconsulting.net.

Technology Conference "From Data Collection to Display: How Visualization Transforms Industries" a Great Success
Detecon's Technology Conference provided a unique forum for local and international organizations to discuss and learn about the wide-ranging impact of visualization. Detecon's CEO, Daniel Kellmereit, highlighted examples from a number of industries, noting that visualization increases insight, productivity and profitability. For questions and additional information, please contact Johanna.Schlereth@detecon.com. Check out the Speech recordings.

Engel & Völkers Opened Office in London
Engel & Völkers is expanding its network within Europe and has now opened a residential office in Central London. This new office on Brompton Road in Chelsea secures Engel & Völkers' presence on an exclusive thoroughfare in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods worldwide.

The Brenner Group Selected #1
An independent study selected GABA Premium Member The Brenner Group as the #1 brand in Silicon Valley for interim CFOs & Controllers as well as the #1 preferred business valuation provider by Accel Partners' portfolio companies. In its 25 years in business, it has serviced over 1,500 clients and performed over 1,000 valuations. Contact: Karen Adams via Kadams@thebrennergroup.com.


Job Board
Saturday School Teacher (German)
For its Saturday School program the German International School of Silicon Valley is looking for applicants with language proficiency at native speaker level who have training and experience teaching the German language to following age groups: Preschool and Kindergarten children, ages 3 to 6; Teen students, ages 12 to 16. If you are interested, please e-mail your resume to jobs@gissv.org.

Montage Is Looking For a Tax Manager
Due to our significant growth, Montage Services Inc. is currently looking for a highly qualified and motivated Tax Manager. They must be familiar with the tax consulting process and the professionalism necessary for the effective development and implementation of clients' tax needs. This position involves advising U.S. and foreign companies on the tax implications of their domestic and international operations as well as coordinating U.S. tax laws with foreign tax laws. Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@montage-services.com.


Culture Selection
Award Winning German Movie: John Rabe
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue, Berkeley
Based on a true story, "John Rabe" tells the story of a German businessman who rescued more than 200,000 civilians during the so-called "Nanking Massacre" in China. Winner of 4 Golden Lolas, Germany's top film prize, for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Costume and Best Production Design.