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 2013
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With summer around the corner, we are ready to get into the hot topics! GABA invites you to an unique SoCal event The San Diego Mission Bay Boat Cruise with Experts on Germany on June 13th where you can enjoy  spectacular views of the San Diego skyline from the water. In Northern California, we will be focusing on career opportunities, so don't miss the informative workshop Take Control of Your Career on June 13th and our Job Hunting Series on June 17th, where you will learn tips, insights and trends from a headhunter's perspective. To finish up a busy quarter, there is no better way than to engage and get informed in a panel discussion about what is needed to succeed with Automotive Apps on June 27th.


Sincerely,
Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

GABA Stammtisch Alameda
Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, CA 

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. We are looking forward to see you there!

GABA Stammtisch SoCal
Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Coast Restaurant at Shutters on The Beach, 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 

We are excited to invite you to GABA's monthly Stammtisch, as we this month are planning to gather at the exclusive "Coast Restaurant" of 5 star luxury hotel "Shutters on the Beach", located directly on the sands of Santa Monica beach. Bring your friends, family or colleagues for a relaxed and fun filled evening at this stunning world class luxury hotel with spectacular views over the world famous Santa Monica pier, beach and ocean. Our GABA guest will be offered a unique selection of specialty appetizers, drinks and cocktails this evening and we are certain that this is a Stammtisch you do not want to miss out on! We look forward to seeing you there!

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery 1155, Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 

Please join us on every second Wednesday of the month for our San Francisco GABA Stammtisch and enjoy mingling and networking with friends or colleagues. Street parking is available. The Civic Center BART Station is 3 blocks away. It should be easy to spot us in the main room when you enter. No RSVP needed. Willkommen!

San Diego Mission Bay Boat Cruise with Experts on Germany
Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
William D. Evans (historic steam boat) at Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 West Mission Bay Drive San Diego, CA 

Enjoy spectacular views of the San Diego skyline from the water, informational and educational presentations on the German American business community in San Diego and from experts on successful market entry into Europe through Germany. Paired with hors-d'oeuvre and complimentary drinks while networking with the German American business community of San Diego. You may not miss this event!

Take Control of Your Career - The Interview: Now What?
Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA

Join us for this informative workshop to help ensure your interview leads to the next step and how to go from there. Participants of this highly interactive session will gain insight into the perspectives, attitudes and process of Silicon Valley employers and recruiters during the interview process. They will learn and have an opportunity to practice techniques to demonstrate their unique value to the hiring company during and after the interview. Most importantly, all will leave with an action plan to put these approaches in place for themselves after the workshop. Space is limited to reserve your space today!

Job Hunting Series: Tips, Insights & Trends from a Headhunter's perspective
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Smaato, 240 Stockton St, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA

Join us for this informative event to learn about tips, insights & trends from a headhunters perspective, also learn about Job Boards & Job Board Aggregators, basic resume structures and (technical) resume tips, keywords, handling gaps on resumes, California non-compete, social and online networks plus insider tips & trends. This event is a presentation based on many years of experience on insight of the 'OTHER SIDE'. Bring your questions!

GABA Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café 987 N San Antonio, Rd, Los Altos, CA 

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. Come to mingle and network in the very casual environment of our traditional Stammtisch. No RSVP needed. We are looking forward to see you there!

GABA Stammtisch Sacramento
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sudwerk Riverside, 9900 Greenback Lane, Folsom, CA 

Please join us for GABA's new monthly casual get-together 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.

Munich Chapter monthly GABA Meeting
Wednesday, Jun 26, 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. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards! Also please be sure to register in the Events tool at www.agbc.de. This appears in the Munich Chapter section on the right side. The first time you use the tool, you will need to Register (i.e. your E-mail address and set up a password), then Login to sign up for the event. Signups are very important for our planning purposes.

Automotive Apps: Innovation, Opportunities and Challenges
Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
DLA Piper, 2000 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA

Join our panel of distinguished experts who will discuss what is needed to succeed with mobile apps in automobiles. How automakers are working with internal and external app developers and how third-party companies can best address the automotive industry's needs.

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

Co-Sponsored Events

Silicon Vikings - The Power of Building a Strong Brand from the Start
Monday Jun 03, 2013 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
K&L Gates, 4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200 San Francisco

Silicon Vikings would like invite GABA community in the topic to their upcoming branding event "The Power of Building a Strong Brand from the Start". Get the chance to ask questions to the world-renowned branding expert Thomas Gad from Brandflight, Jenny Sagström from the advertising agency Sköna and Britt Anderson, Trademark Attorney from K&L Gates. With the code VIP-GABA you will sign up for free.

Silicon Valley Open Doors (SVOD) 2013
Monday Jun 10, 2013 at 08:30 AM - Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 05:00 PM
Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA

SVOD '13 is Drawing Industry Leaders. Spaces at SVOD startup investment summit are filling up fast! Leading angel and early stage investors are confirming their attendance as speakers and judges. Top startups from around the world are being selected to pitch to investors actively looking for opportunities. Don't miss this opportunity to present your business, find deals, and network with 600+ attendees. GABA members receive a discount of 35% for the SVOD '13 Conference. Please use the discount code: GABA and register now.

Intersolar Europe
Monday, Jun 17, 2013 12:00 AM - Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 06:00 PM
ICM - Internationales Congress Center München

Intersolar Europe 2013's conference program raises the latest topics surrounding solar thermal technologies. Covering in-depth subject knowledge on everything from budding solar markets and new technologies to promising applications and the latest research results, the Intersolar Europe Conference, which takes place at Internationales Congress Center München, boasts a high-caliber presentation program.

Intersolar North America 2013
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - Thursday July 11, 2013
Moscone Center in San Francisco

Save the date for Intersolar North America 2013, being held for the sixth year in a row at Moscone Center in San Francisco, and meet the international solar business community from July 9-11, 2013. Intersolar North America is recognized as North America's premier b2b exhibition and conference for the solar industry. It is the best opportunity to finalize your next major deal. The total attendance in 2012 was nearly 29,000 solar professionals visitors, conference attendees and exhibitor staff) - making Intersolar North America the most-attended solar event in the U.S.! View Conference Program . Early bird rates are available until June 7. Register now!

New and Renewing Members

Corporate:
Global Mobility Tax, LLP
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

Entrepreneurs:
ECCE TERRAM Internet Services GmbH
Nettesheim Leadership
TIBURON Consulting LLC

Individual Members:
Binkert, Brigitte
Bjorke, Per
Bleicher, Robert
Buttgenbach, Thomas
Donner, Max
Finet, Etienne
Furler, Eugen
Goodman, Josef
Hartford, David
Langdon, Chris
Langmaack, Tim
Lekan, Nicole
Newcomb, Lucie
O'Connell, David
Paradies, Ron
Rada, Katja
Simon, Marina
Tang, Petra
Zimmerli, Franco

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

Interest Groups


GABA members got together with the Consul General of Germany, Dr. Bernd Fischer and representatives of German industry and trade at the GABA VIP tables for a business breakfast at this high-profile event. Everyone got the unique opportunity to mingle with more than 500 executives and members of the Los Angeles diplomatic corps from around the globe and bid on exquisite prices to support World Trade Week scholarships and activities.

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

Berlin Partner GmbH
Berlin Partner, in cooperation with TSB Innovationsagentur, will organize the "Solutions for Urban Challenges" conference, June 5-6, in the Federal Foreign Office. Innovative concepts for the city of the future will be discussed in forums, workshops and tours led by experts on Green City, Mobile City, Creative City and Safe City. The partner program, June 7-14, with its many additional events, will be organized in cooperation with embassies, cultural institutes, colleges and universities, research facilities, associations and companies, and will take place throughout Berlin. The APW's strategic partners are the Asien-Pazifik-Forum Berlin e.V.; the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research; and Berlin Partner GmbH. Further information at Asia-Pacific Weeks.

Global Upside
Global Upside, Inc. has become a Gold Sponsor of City Year's Starry Starry Night 2013, to support its efforts to help under-performing students in the elementary and middle schools of San Jose, California. City Year is a nonprofit organization that sends young volunteers, aged between 17 and 24, into schools where there are high numbers of children at risk of dropping out. Founded in 1988, City Year has grown steadily and is now active in 24 urban communities in the US and South Africa. Global Upside is supporting City Year as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program. The Global Upside CSR program focuses on activities supporting education and young people. Global Upside is committed to giving back to the communities where it is active. For further information please see the press release.

Hessen Trade & Invest : "Hessen Slide Show"
The "Hessen Slide Show" further strengthens the state's image as one of Europe's most successful and welcoming global business regions. For inspiring images of some of their most successful companies, continental Europe's leading airport and financial center in Frankfurt, historical buildings, as well as some of the cultural events across Hessen, please view the link Hessen Slide Show. Investors, business development executives, and government representatives at international trade fairs and events, are invited to preview Hessen's major location advantages such as multicultural diversity, an outstanding and innovative business location for diverse industries and a unique landscape with high quality of life.

Post your Solar Job at Intersolar North America !
Finding the right candidate to fill your open solar position is always a challenge. At Intersolar North America you can reach 19,000 solar professionals at once. The event provides an excellent platform to receive high-class contacts for qualified personnel. It addresses the ever-increasing employment needs within the U.S. and international solar markets. The Job & Career Forum, included in the Media Center located in the Lobby of Level 2 is the solar employment meeting point at Intersolar North America. Through GABA's partnership with Intersolar North America, GABA Members are invited post Solar Jobs on-site at the Job & Career Forum free of charge. Send your Solar Jobs to Alice Csernalabics before June 28, 2013.

Job Opening

COO/CEO - Medical Device Startup
YesPartners' Client is an early stage medical device and informatics company with a vision to revolutionize women's healthcare with uniquely powerful and user friendly diagnostic tools for women to use at home. The breakthrough technology is designed to help women effectively manage their reproductive health throughout their lifetime. Well past the research stage, the first product's prototype has FDA 510K certification as a fertility monitoring device and will be launched within a year of funding reaching profitability the next year. 10 patents are in different stages of which 5 have issued, 2 are pending and 3 are ready for filing after the company is funded with more to follow. For more information please visit our job market.

Executive Assistant (Palo Alto, CA)
The Bosch Research and Technology Center is looking for a Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant provides highly sensitive administrative support to the Senior Vice President of Bosch Research and manages others' access to him. The role is a fast-paced job with varied responsibilities. This position is ideal for someone who wants to be constantly challenged and takes pride in the quality of his or her work. For detailed information please visit our job market.

Culture Selection

German Entries at the 3rd San Francisco Green Film Festival
Thursday, May 30 - Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013
Various locations

Launched in 2011, the San Francisco Green Film Festival is the West Coast's leading destination for groundbreaking and compelling films on the urgent environmental issues of our time. The 3rd Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival is featuring four German films: "Because I Live Longer Than You!" - "Breathing Earth?" - "Garden in the Sea" and "Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth".

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