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July/August
 2013
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We hope you have a wonderful Independence Day! We put together some amazing events for you before you take a well-deserved vacation. Please join us at the International Summer Business Mixer & Business Showcase on July 25th in Newport Beach. Don't miss our panel about the new trend of  "The Rise of the Hardware Startup" on August 15th in Palo Alto. Also mark in your calendar and be sure to attend our annual GABA Sommerfest on Sunday, August 18th and celebrate with us the summer with beer and brats. Last but not least, join our European Networking event and mingle with business professionals from diverse European countries in an informal, relaxed atmosphere on August 22th in San Francisco.


Sincerely,
Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

GABA Stammtisch Alameda
Wednesday, Jul 03 & Aug 07, 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. We are looking forward to see you there!

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
Wednesday, Jul 10 & Aug 14, 2013 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery 1155 Folsom Street, San Francisco

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!

GABA Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, Jul 17 & Aug 21, 2013 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Come to mingle and network in the very casual environment of our traditional Stammtisch at Esther's German Bakery every month. you will find us in the Biergarten to the back of the restaurant - a little German flag will guide you. 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, Jul 18 & Aug 15, 2013 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sudwerk Riverside 9900 Greenback Lane, Folsom

Please join us for GABA's new monthly casual get-together in Folsom. We have a regular group every third Thursday of the month at Suedwerk. They brew German style beers including a Munich style lager, Pilsner and Hefeweizen. Please RSVP to andrew.m.woodruff@gmail.com so we can reserve a table for the right number of people. We are looking forward to see you there!

GABA Stammtisch Santa Cruz
Wednesday, Jul 24 & Aug 28, 2013 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Come to mingle and network every fourth Wednesday of the month in the very casual environment of our traditional GABA Stammtisch at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. You will find us in the cosy garden to the back of The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. We are looking forward to meeting you there!

International Summer Business Mixer & Business Showcase
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Newport Beach Country Club 1600E Coast Highway, Newport Beach

Join GABA as we meet again with our European friends and others to enjoy a beautiful Southern California evening at the NEWPORT BEACH COUNTRY CLUB! Sample the fine foods from participating Restaurants "Natraj Indian Cuisine", "The Olde Ship" and more, while live music and a "No Host" bar will complete the atmosphere!

GABA/GSVA: My Success. Our Visions
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
STBD, San Francisco

Every quarter, "My success. Our visions" welcomes the new batch of companies participating in the German Accelerator and invites one individual who has made it in Silicon Valley to share his/her learning and path to success.

The Rise of the Hardware Startup
Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wilmer Hale Palo Alto, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

Traditionally, hardware development has been the realm of corporations with global operations and scale. But as we are in the middle of an important new technology cycle that Mary Meeker (KPCB) has identified as Wearable/Everywhere Computing, the number of hardware-focused startups is growing rapidly. Join our panel of distinguished experts who will share their experience and insights into the increase of hardware startups.

GABA Sommerfest 2013
Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Cuesta Park 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View

Join us as we celebrate GABA's annual Sommerfest - enjoy cold beer & pretzel, wine & wurst, soda & salad or fizz & fish - whatever you choose, we'll have lots of fun!

European Networking
Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
K&L Gates 4 Embarcadero Center 12th Floor, San Francisco

Don't miss this chance to mingle with business professionals from diverse European countries in a very relaxed atmosphere! These events regularly attract more than 150 international business professionals and due to its popularity is reserved exclusively for members of the partnering organizations and one guest per member only. Get your ticket soon since this event may sell out! This event is sponsored by: K&L Gates.


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

Co-Sponsored Events

Intersolar North America 2013
The Exhibition is from Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - Thursday July 11, 2013
The Conference is from Monday, July 08, 2013 - Thursday July 11, 2013
Moscone Center in San Francisco

The Intersolar North America is excited to kick off the North American industry's premier solar business and deal-making event on July 8, 2013 in San Francisco. Intersolar North America is recognized as North America's premier b2b exhibition and conference for the solar industry. Engage with 19,000 professionals and 600 exhibitors and take an in-depth look at the industry's hottest topics at the InterContinental Hotel (Conference) and Moscone West Hall (Exhibition). The main areas of focus are Photovoltaics, Solar Heating & Cooling and new in their range: Energy Storage. Stay informed and implement your business strategies - Intersolar offers a variety of conference & exhibition programs! To get special savings for GABA members at Intersolar North America register here !

JHTC: Opinion Space: Robots, Gardens & Social Media
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 06:30 PM
Fenwick & West, 801 California St., Mountain View

JHTC invite you to a great event lined up with Ken Goldberg of UC, Berkley. Ken Goldberg and his students have been working on a new approach to online brainstorming at UC Berkeley called Opinion Space. To achieve scale and speed, they employ techniques from robotics: non-linear spatial models that present a broad diversity of ideas and higher-order statistical filtering that rapidly extract the most valuable ideas (the signals) from the noise. Goldberg will describe the system and how it is being used by the US Department of State, GeneralMotors, Unilever, and Humana. So don't miss the exciting event and learn more about how online brainstorming works. For more information and registration please visit the website.

New and Renewing Members

Entrepreneurs:
Laurrey Wellness
Open Domain, Inc.

Individual Members:
Bhandarkar, Vasudev
Finnet, Etienne
Geissendoerfer,Sascha
Harms, Simone
Hoffman, Arch
Khoury, John
Kraft, Astrid
Lambacher, Christian
Nielsen, Niels
Poitner, Michael
Stuetzer, Wolfgang
Visvanathan, Skanda

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 
GABA Stammtisch Santa Cruz

We are happy to announce our first GABA Stammtisch in Santa Cruz has been a fun gathering in the garden of The Crepe Place. The Santa Cruz Stammtisch will be on every 4th Wednesday of the month and Thomas Kuehne will be your host. Come and join us on July 24th for the next round!

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
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The automotive industry is embracing mobile apps which also has brought a whole different set of challenges. GABA Chair of Automotive Industry Group Thilo Koslowski, Vice President and Lead Automotive Analyst at Gartner Inc., has put together a panel of distinguised experts to discuss what is needed to succeed with mobile apps in automobiles. They also shared their insights on how third-party companies can best address the automotive industry's needs to creat valuable customer experiences that are non-distractive.
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

GAIS
The German-American International School would like to thank you for your support! The new lease agreement with the Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) gives them the right to remain at their current O'Connor site through May 15th 2015. This will allow them more time to relocate and find a new home. They are currently hiring teachers and also have still open spots for students for the school year 2013-14! Please contact them at (650) 324-8617 or visit their website to schedule a tour or for further information.

GASPA
With the heads in the clouds and our feet in the mud, summer camp will get underway on June 24th at the German-American School of Palo Alto. At the same time, they are preparing for the fall and still looking for new colleagues to join their team.

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the firm's NY Patent Law Blog and IPR Blog. These two blogs are valuable resources for practitioners seeking to keep up with the latest developments in inter partes review ("IPR") proceedings as well as yet-to-be-published patent decisions coming out of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. NY Patent Law Blog, spearheaded by Kenyon partner Lewis V. Popovski, focuses on unpublished patent decisions in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and covers cases relevant to every technological area. IPR Blog, led by Kenyon partner Michelle Carniaux, is dedicated to the latest developments in IPR proceedings and informs readers about key happenings relating to the American Invents Act ("AIA"), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Proceedings, IPR Petitions, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

SAP
My Runway, a fashion app on Android and iOS by SAP is a great example of how the company is enabling businesses to connect to their consumers in innovative ways - from social engagement to in-store shopping. SAP is debuting a series of untraditional marketing approaches: a panel on Fashion and recruitment of Fashion Ambassadors! Welcoming all GABA members to join.

Tiburon Consulting LLC
During last month's visit of Vice Chancellor Philip Roesler to Silicon Valley, Uwe Wagner, Principle of Tiburon Consulting LLC, was invited to share his expertise with German Startups traveling with Roesler. Watch here what he had to say.

WilmerHale
WilmerHale represents ResearchGate in a fundraising round.
Premium member WilmerHale represented Berlin-based ResearchGate in its $35 million Series C financing round, completed last week. Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and San Francisco-based venture capital firm Tenaya Capital led the round. ResearchGate is a networking website used by scientist and researchers. Palo Alto partner Daniel Zimmermann led the WilmerHale team alongside associate Jonathan O'Connell, counsels Aaron Jacobson and Ashwin Gokhale, and Frankfurt-based partner Martin Braun.

Bundestagswahl 2013

Das Deutsche Auswärtige Amt in den USA
Dear fellow German Citizen, on September 22nd, 2013 the German Bundestag elections will take place. More information about the participation on the website of the German Consulate General San Francisco and on the website of the Bundeswahlleiters.

Job Opening

Project Manager - Direct Acquisition
NRW.INVEST (North America) LLC , located in downtown Chicago, is looking for a full-time Project Manager - Direct Acquisition with 3-5 years of work experience. NRW.INVEST is a small non-profit organization whose mission is to identify companies in the US and Canada that are in the process of seeking a site for European operations and directing that foreign direct investment to the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). For more information, please visit www.nrwinvestllc.com. For detailed information please visit our job market.

Culture Selection

Around the World - Historical Tourism Posters from the German Historical Museum, Berlin
Exhibition: Tuesday, July 2 - Friday, August 9, 2013
Opening: Monday, July 1, 2013 6:30 PM
Goethe-Institut, ART-Lounge and Auditorium, 530 Bush Street

The Goethe-Institut San Francisco featured a series of summer cultural events. One Highlight of the summer program is the exhibition "Around the World" shows a selection of tourism posters mainly from the 1920s and 1930s as well as the 1950s and 1960s. Posters by such noted graphic artists as Ottomar Anton, Ludwig Hohlwein, Donald Brun, Herbert Leupin or Jupp Wiertz use decorative and auspicious motifs to advertise for shipping lines, airlines and railways as well as travel destinations far and near. They take the visitors along on a journey round the world.

For further information about the summer cultural event program please visit Goethe-Institut San Francisco.

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