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April
 2013
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Happy Easter everyone! The hunt is over. We have lined up great events you shouldn't miss. Within the scope of the "SAP Virtualization and Cloud Week" we welcome you to join our conversation on the state of Cloud Computing on April 9th. Come and discuss the future of Social Networks with our distinguished experts on April 17th. And on April 23rd you will learn techniques to improve your cross-cultural communication skills at our event  Getting Heard - The Art of Communicating Across Borders.

Sincerely,
Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

GABA Stammtisch Alameda
Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda

Join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together in the East Bay and enjoy some of Speisekammer's delicious German dishes, beers and even the famous tart Applewine from the Franfurt Area, while meeting old and new friends. Please register, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people; free to attend. See you there!

GABA Stammtisch SoCal
Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
"Neue Kalifornische" BR▄ HAUS, 11831 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Please come and join GABA monthly Stammtisch at Die "Neue Kalifornische" BR▄ HAUS on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, Westside. BR▄ HAUS is offering an extended Happy Hour until 8PM for our GABA guests. So bring your friends, family, or colleagues to celebrate the beginning of spring at this chic and contemporary bar & restaurant on the Westside! A special section in the back of the restaurant is reserved exclusively for GABA this evening. So don't miss this event!

Cloud Computing 2014: Strategies for the Top Line
Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
SAP, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Building 1, Palo Alto

Cloud and virtualization remain high on the IT "hot" list, in the quest to realize the promise of a more responsive, lower-cost IT infrastructure. This panel of experts will share their experience and insights on Cloud Computing. Don't miss this candid conversation on the state of cloud computing and the potential for cloud computing to drive the top line. This event is part of the "SAP Virtualization and Cloud Week", therefore space is very limited! This event is co-organized by GABA and Churchill Club.

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 07:00 PM - 09:00 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 San Francisco GABA Stammtisch at the Triptych bar in San Francisco! Street parking is available. The Civic Center BART Station is 3 blocks away. No RSVP needed. Willkommen!

The Return of the Secret Handshake - The Future of Social Networks
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

Whether in the real world or online? People have always formed social groups in search of opportunities to advance themselves and environments that offer a foundation for trust. This can be based on shared values or a central trusted reference point from close-knit hunting groups at the dawn of human civilization to professional and social societies over the ages to today's online networks. Come and join our panel of distinguished experts who will share their experience and insights into the future of social networks.

GABA Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and CafÚ, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Join us for our monthly casual Stammtisch get together at Esther's German Bakery! Apart from the dainty German dishes, Esther also serves great German beer on draft and invites the GABA Stammtisch guests to a free dessert with your meal. No RSVP needed. Willkommen!

GABA Stammtisch Sacramento
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sudwerk Riverside, 9900 Greenback Lane, Folsom, CA 95630

Please join us for GABA's new monthly casual get-together at Sudwerk in Folsom. Suedwerk brews German style beers including a Munich style lager, Pilsner, and Hefeweizen. We hope to establish a regular group every third Thursday of the month.
Please RSVP to andrew.m.woodruff@gmail.com, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people.

Getting Heard - The Art of Communicating Across Borders
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
SNR Denton, 1530 Page Mill Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto

When working across borders whether internationally, culturally or generationally the importance and challenges of effective communications increase in magnitude. This interactive discussion which will include panelists from Japan and Italy is designed to improve participants' ability to "get heard" through best practices in cross-cultural communications. At the end of the program, participants will be able to network with the panelists and other international attendees from the Centered Leadership Program as well as Silicon Valley residents. So do not miss this beneficial workshop.

Munich Chapter monthly GABA Meeting
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstr 93, North Schwabing, Munich

Please join us for our monthly meetings of the GABA Munich Chapter with a special presentation and ample opportunities for business and technology networking. Please be sure to register in the Events tool at www.agbc.de.

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

Co-Sponsored Events


VC Task Force: Elevator Pitch RoundtablePlus
Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto

The Elevator Pitch RoundtablePLUS is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to network with Investors and other CXOs, present their company and ideas, receive valuable communication tips, and learn first-hand how to raise early-stage capital in today's market. As a special bonus, during a 5:00-6:00pm pre-session, all registrants are invited to meet as a group with a Pillsbury Law Partner to discuss pragmatic business legal matters relevant to entrepreneurs. As this event will target both experienced entrepreneurs/ industry professionals AND entrepreneurially-minded faculty, researchers, PostDocs, PhDs, MBAs, it is an excellent way to learn emerging ideas from the best-and-brightest university affiliates. GABA members are eligible to register at the affiliate rate. Register now!

Pathways To 100% Renewable Energy
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Fort Mason Conference Center, Golden Gate Room, Marina Blvd and Buchanan St., San Francisco

100% renewable energy is rapidly becoming the new normal energy mix. Are you ready to be part of the biggest energy evolution of our time? Come and see how international cities like San Francisco and Munich, as well as businesses and communities around the world are setting, achieving and benefiting from 100% renewable energy targets. Hear from top global experts about cutting edge technical, policy and financial solutions, on the ground experiences, and the added value of transitioning to 100% renewable energy. GABA members receive a discount using "gabare1002013" as discount code.

FACC: Business Booster: 1 session, 4 days, 8 workshops to accelerate your business
Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013, to Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
180 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104

This upcoming April event is provided by the San Francisco Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACCSF). On multiple dates you will learn key-elements to jump-start your company, accelerate your business, network with high-level experts. So don't miss this remarkable program and pick yours!

Next Step: Global Growth Forum Building Sustainable Companies
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
K&L Gates, 4 Embarcadero Center #1200, San Francisco
Acquire the strategies to take your company to the next-level by atttending this panel discussion with successful entrepreneurs, who have grown their US-based businesses and built global, sustainable, high growth companies.

International Startup Fair and Startup Conference
May 30, 2013 9am - 5pm
Fox Theater, Redwood City

GABA is supporting organization of the Startup Conference 2013. Discover how to start your own startup and network with 2,000 fellow entrepreneurs and engineers. Journalists from TechCrunch and other media will be present as well. If you just want to learn about hot new startups, stop by the International Startup Fair on the Courthouse Plaza in front of Fox Theater and browse the aisles of an outdoor street festival for startups. Exhibitors include venture capital firms and startups launching new products in the Demo Pit. Startups are also hiring great developers. The Startup Fair is free and open to the public - GABA members receive a 20% discount for the Startup Conference and Demo tables at the fair, please use promotion code "GABA20" to register.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
BridgehouseTax GmbH
Deutsche Telekom
YES Partners

Corporate:
CarMedialab Corp.
Haeckl & Partner

Individual Members:
Batista, Andrea
Boehm, Michael
Bozanic, Anthony
Dubec, Charles
Helmig, Viviane
Joshua, Uschi
Katzenbach, Anita
Krause, Barbara
Matthies, Alexander
Pfrommer, Kai
Scherer, Gerhard
Schiffin, Paul Anton
Stieber, Tony
Vaughn, Patti
Webster, Anja

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
We are happy to announce that GABA SoCal Chairman Wolfram Doelker was interviewed by Frank Mottek on the KNX Business Hour and talked about GABA. Check out the interview here.


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

Interest Groups
Social Gaming in the Enterprise 3/21/2013 at SAP

Social Gaming in the Enterprise
Mario Herger, Senior Innovation Strategist at SAP Labs and an expert in enterprise gamifcation made a very convincing case how companies could use game design techniques and mechanics to engage their employees, customers and make boring tasks more fun. Experts from Bunchball, Oracle, Safeway and SAP joined the discussion and shared their experience with the audience.

GABA's Interest Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each interest group:

Automotive IG
Clean Tech IG
Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
Human Resources IG
International IG
Life Sciences IG
Media & Entertainment IG
Semiconductor - IT IG
Software IG
Wireless/Mobile IG
Women in Business IG
Young Professionals IG

Member News

Summer Camps at German International School of Silicon Valley
The German International School of Silicon Valley is happy to offer camps in Mountain View, Berkeley and San Francisco this summer! Seize this unique opportunity for your child to spend the summer break having fun learning/improving their German language skills in a stimulating, creative atmosphere with professional, native German-speaking teachers! For more information please visit  http://www.gissv.org/summerprogram.

The Brenner Group
The Brenner Group Hears Ya! They prove Service is key! TBG expands their core business by including Sr. Accountant services to Silicon Valley companies. Alongside stellar Financial Advisory, Interim CFO/Controller and Valuations Services. The Brenner Group provides total finance and accounting guidance. For more information please visit the website.

German-American International School (GAIS)
Support the GAIS in Menlo Park by signing its petition! The Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) will decide whether to terminate the lease partnership with GAIS for its O'Connor campus on April 9, 2013 - two years prior to the natural lease expiration date of June 2016. If the MPCSD decides to terminate the lease with GAIS on April 9, 2013, GAIS will need to vacate its home of over two decades and find, permit, improve, and relocate to a new site by June 30, 2014 - in just 15 months. This presents a nearly impossible task in the challenging Silicon Valley real estate market. Please join GAIS and GABA in asking MPCSD to defer the decision to terminate the lease for at least one year by signing our online petition.

Job Opening

Magtera Inc.
Magtera, Inc. is looking for a suitable candiate with a MBA degree to prepare a business plan with focus on European, more specifically, German Market. The compensation package includes money grant as well as stock options. More information on GABA job market.

Dirctor R&D Engineering - MEMS/Pressure Sensors (Silicon Valley)
YesPartners' client is a world leader in the design and manufacture of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) that lie at the heart of the advanced sensing market, enabling devices in the medical, automotive, industrial, digital consumer and security sectors. The company has established itself as a premier provider of MEMS-based pressure sensors for a range of markets, supplying advanced high and low-pressure sensor products that meet the stringent requirements for industry and consumer safety. Their design, production and quality control processes have enabled it to develop both the smallest and smartest pressure sensors available today. For detailed information, please visit our GABA job market.

Culture Selection

"L'Ensemble MÚdical" US WEST COAST tour with Mozart Requiem
Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013, 8PM - Los Angeles: St. Alban's Episcopal Church (Beverly Hills/UCLA)
Friday, Apr 05, 2013, 8PM - San Francisco: Mission Dolores Basilica
Saturday, Apr 06, 2013, 8PM - Stanford University: Stanford Memorial Church

The ensemble has already performed at such famous and prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, ╔glise Saint Eustache in Paris, Stephansdom in Vienna, as well as the Capitol, the Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. As a special honor the ensemble was also allowed to perform for Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican last year. Come and enjoy a fantastic evening of the superlative!  

Robert Walser - Intersections of Life and Literature, Art and Psychiatry
Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
UC Berkeley, Institute of European Studies, 201 Moses Hall, Berkeley

This conference intends to foster a dialogue across disciplinary borders and to promote new insights into the relationship between art, deviation and insanity by linking historical perspectives in the fields of literature and psychiatry to contemporary artistic and literary activities and projects. A selected group of Walser-specialists have been invited to discuss the topic of this conference from a multiplicity of perspectives including translation, literary writing, plastic art, psychiatry and academia. At UC Berkeley, Institute of European Studies, 201 Moses Hall, Berkeley.

For further information contact:

German American Business Association
Phone: +1 (650) 386-5015, Fax : +1 (415) 276-2375
http://www.gaba-network.org, Email: membership@gaba-network.org