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July/August 2015

Sonne, Sommer, Sonnenschein! It's time for our annual celebration with the whole GABA community. Bring your family and enjoy a fun afternoon with us. We will serve cold beer & delicious BBQ. The GABA Sommerfest will be held on Sunday, Aug. 23, in Cuesta Park, Mountain View. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,
Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director
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GABA Events


GABA Stammtisch Alameda
Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 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 Frankfurt Area, while meeting old and new friends.Please register, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people, free to attend. For directions, call (510) 522-1300.  We are looking forward to seeing you there.

SoCal Stammtisch July at Steingarten LA
Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Steingarten LA, 10543 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles

Come and join us at our monthly GABA Southern California "Stammtisch" at Steingarten LA, a German restaurant and beer garden that combines the country feel of Munich with the contemporary flair of Los Angeles.

GABA-Munich: 3rd Forum on Digital Transition and Innovation Drivers in Digital Health

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ernst&Young GmbH, Arnulfstraße 59, München
GABA joins forces with Munich Network as their Advisory Board on the Third Forum on Digital Transitioning and Innovation Drivers in Digital Health. We're honored to invite you to this high-caliber Ernst&Young sponsored Event on the advances of Digital Health.

How to Make Money with Content

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Smaato, 240 Stockton Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco

Join us to hear leading experts discuss how to identify technology opportunities and venture capital investment trends in this ever faster developing paradigm shift from old to new media.

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Schmidt's, 2400 Folsom Street (at 20th Street), San Francisco

GABA San Francisco Stammtisch, every second Wednesday of the month! Join us at Schmidt's in San Francisco! We look forward to seeing newcomers and regulars. No RSVP needed. Willkommen!

GABA-Munich: Welcome to Silicon Valley Learn how american Corporates are plugging in
Monday, Jul 13, 2015 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Werk1, Grafinger Str. 6, München

Sponsored and hosted by Werk1, GABA-Munich presents Welcome to Silicon Valley: "How American Corporates are plugging in" moderated by Curt Winnen, Munich Network.

GABA Stammtisch Santa Cruz
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

GABA Santa Cruz Stammtisch, every third Wednesday of the month!  Come to mingle and network in the very casual environment of our traditional GABA Stammtisch. Find us in the cozy garden to the back of The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. We are looking forward to meeting you there.


GABA Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Join us for our monthly casual Stammtisch get together at Esther's German Bakery! In the winter you will find us indoors, in the summer in the Biergarten to the back of the restaurant - a little German flag will guide you. No RSVP needed. Willkommen!


International Summer Business Mixer & Business Showcase
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Newport Dunes Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach

You are cordially invited to join us at a stunning new location for our annual International Summer Business Mixer in OC.

Young Professional Networking Mixer
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
WilmerHale, Palo Alto, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

This is a networking mixer for the many young professionals and recent graduates starting their professional careers in the Bay area.

GABA Stammtisch Sacramento
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Hampton's, 608 Sutter Street, 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. Please RSVP to andrew.m.woodruff@gmail.com, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people.


Meet GABA-Munich
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015
Lenbach Palace, Munich

Meet GABA-Munich
at the The Royal Jungle Start-up Summer Festival at the Lenbach Palace, Munich, on July 16, 2015.

SoCal Stammtisch August at the Viceroy Santa Monica
Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM Pacific
Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica

For more information regarding this Stammtisch or future ones, please contact Daniela Treptow at d.treptow@gaba-network.org


GABA Sommerfest
Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Pacific
Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View, CA

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

European Networking - Member Only
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lignet Roset, 162 King Street, San Francisco

Don't miss this chance to mingle with business professionals from diverse European countries! Get your ticket soon since this event may sell out!
 

Partner Events


Intersolar North America
Conference: July 13, 2015 - July 15, 2015
Exhibition: July 14, 2015 - July 16, 2015

Moscone Center, 747 Howard St, San Francisco
GABA is pleased to announce the continuing partnership with Intersolar North America. Each July in the heart of North America's ever-expanding solar market, Intersolar celebrates the solar industry's success at the most well attended solar trade show event in North America. 2015 is the 8th annual event showcasing innovations in PV and solar heating & cooling technologies from around the world, plus, new products from its fastest-growing exhibition segment -- energy storage. Connect with up to 600 exhibitors representing the key fields of solar energy technology. GABA supporters can register free of charge using the Priority Code ISNAGRP759!

Osborne Clake - Laws of Attraction
Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:30 PM - 1:00 PM
505 Montgomery Street, Suite 1400, San Francisco
Diversity Defines our global economy. The panel discussion will provide insight on how to implement effective hiring and retention strategies that promote diversity. Click here to view speaker biographies.

New and Renewing Members


Corporate:
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

Entrepreneurs:
Open Domain, Inc.

Individual Members:
Apel, Sebastian
Courtney, Lee
Escalante, Patricia
Friedrichowitz, Ingo

Harms, Simone
Harper, Christopher
Heiss, Elke 
Kraft, Astrid 
Langdon, Chris 
Leuthold, Lukas
Mottek, Frank
Nielsen, Niels
Wittmann, Wibke


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



 
Welcome to Silicon Valley: How Corporates Are Plugging In
Global corporations are establishing innovation centers in Silicon Valley in order to tap into the vast stream of innovations generated by the local startup community. At our event "Welcome to Silicon Valley: How Corporates Are Plugging In" in June panelists of real practitioners such as Deutsche Telekom, Schneider Electric, SanDisk and Crestlight Venture Productions shared best strategies how to successfully establish a presence in the valley.
GABA's Interest Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each interest group:

Automotive IG
Clean Technology IG
Cyber Security IG
Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
Human Resources IG
Innovation IG
International IG
Life Sciences / Healthcare IG
Media & Entertainment IG
Software IG
Wireless / Mobile IG
Women in Business 
Young Professionals IG

Member News

 
Deutsche Bank to open three innovation labs
Deutsche Bank has announced plans to open three innovation labs in Berlin, London and Silicon Valley, working with three technology partners: Microsoft in Berlin, HCL in London and IBM in Silicon Valley. 

The Brenner Group
The Brenner Group is pleased to announce the acquisition KG Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of latching relays to the global smart metering market by Hongfa Co. Ltd (SHA:600885).  The Brenner Group acted as exclusive financial advisor to KG Technologies.  For more information, contact Gunther Hofmann, Managing Director at ghofmann@thebrennergroup.com.

 

Culture Selection


Exhibition "Light and Dark. Phtographs from Germany"
Friday, May 1st, 2015 - Thursday, July 2, 2015
Finissage: July 1st, 6:30 PM
Goehte-Institut San Francisco, Art Lounge,
530 Bush Street, San Francisco

This exhibition presents a selection of iconic black-and-white-photographs. The images by German art and press photographer Barbara Klemm capture forty years of political, economic, cultural and social German history, as they document decisive events - for example the reunification of East and West Germany in 1989.

Culture Selection


Exhibition "Light and Dark. Phtographs from Germany"
Friday, May 1st, 2015 - Thursday, July 2, 2015
Finissage: July 1st, 6:30 PM
Goehte-Institut San Francisco, Art Lounge,
530 Bush Street, San Francisco

This exhibition presents a selection of iconic black-and-white-photographs. The images by German art and press photographer Barbara Klemm capture forty years of political, economic, cultural and social German history, as they document decisive events ? for example the reunification of East and West Germany in 1989.
For further information contact:

German American Business Association
Phone: +1 (650) 386-5015, Fax : +1 (415) 276-2375