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Testimonials

GABA can be proud of itself for all the great events. The topics are very relevant, thoughtfully organized, fun to attend, and the atmosphere is always upbeat. I always go home inspired, and every time I met someone interesting. Last year, I met the CEO of GreenAnalysis at a GABA event at SAP and got a contractor position with GreenAnalysis.

Cornelia Jarica

Thanks so much for hosting very high value events around the area.  As a very active event networker, I find the GABA events of be of a high caliber and ones that generate a high number of contacts for potential business development.

Peter Mullen
Firmex

Wir Questico-Gruender (2 Deutsche, 1 Oesterreicher, 1 Amerikaner) lernten uns im Valley ueber GABA kennen, beschlossen dort, zusammen eine Firma zu gruenden, schrieben einen Businessplan, gingen dann nach Deutschland zurueck und erhielten Venture Capital, machten letztes Jahr knapp 60MEUR Umsatz.

Ulli Kohl
CTO and Co-Founder Questico

Ich hatte auf einem GABA event jemanden kennengelernt, den wir daraufhin anstellten und der dann als Entwicklungsleiter unsere Entwicklung aus der Schweiz in die USA geholt hat. Weil er eben sowohl den amerikanischen als auch den dt. Markt kannte, war er fuer miaplaza besonders wertvoll – und weil er Deutscher war, war er natuerlich auch beim GABA event… Interessant war, dass wir durch andere Kanaele (LinkedIn, etc.) relativ grosses Recruiting betrieben haben, viele Leute interviewed haben, aber uns dann fuer die Person entschieden, die ich auf dem GABA event getroffen hatte.

Johannes Ziegler
CEO miaplaza

At a GABA meeting in December, I met the CEO of Siemens-Fujitsu Computers; we talked about our respective businesses and as a result won him not only as a customer but also as someone who provide a quote for a major press release. Later this fall either he or his CTO will be speaking at one of our conferences in Munich.

Martin Doettling
VP WW Marketing, CollabNet, Inc.

Since 2004 PSD is Premium Member at GABA. Through the network based in Munich PSD made a couple of placements through people I met at the events or through referrals from people who attend the GABA events. For example in one case I placed the CTO of a Semiconductor company.In addition GABA offers me a professional and open environment to meet and to get know clients (established and new ones) and also candidates on a regular basis.

Dr. Christina Höfner
Director, PSD Group GmbH

GABA was really helpful when we needed advisory for one of our med-tech portfolio companies, redarding market entry and FDA regulations for the US market. We met a specialized consulting agency at a local network presentation in Hamburg a few weeks ago. Right now we are in the Stage of negotiating a strategy and the terms. This was not the only positive example how I benefited form the network.

Claas H Nieraad
Managing Partner New Commercial Room

I have been volunteering for the GABA for almost one year now. I was looking for a position, where I will be able to stay in the professional working environment and improving my English skills. GABA offered me much more than that. On the professional level it gives me a chance to meet interesting people from different cultures and maintaining an international business network in the bay area. On the personal level I gained new friends and it is wonderful experience to be part of an organization, which is constantly growing and succeeding.

Yiman Liu
GABA Volunteer

In 2006, I heard that GABA was looking for volunteers and felt that this was exactly what I needed if I finally moved to the United States. Although I was just on my look&see trip, I met Caroline and decided to apply for the position. Five months later I must say that was a great decision. To work with GABA is the best way for Germans to get in contact with business in US, to proof your abilities in the new environment and enrich the well-structured teamwork of GABA by your experiences. And by the way, attending the GABA events will open your mind to new and interesting topics.

Bianca Lautenschlaeger
GABA Volunteer