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  August 2007 
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  • GABA Events in August
  • Co-Sponsored Events
  • New/Renewing Members
  • Member News
  • Job Board
  • GABA Affiliates
  • GABA Industry Groups

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    GABA Events in August
    GABA Bay Area Stammtisch
    Wednesday, August 15th, 2007, 7:00-10:00pm
    Teskes-Germania Restaurant , 255 N. First Street at Devine, San Jose, 408-292-0291
    Social gathering of the GABA community in the Bay Area. No RSVP needed; free to attend.

    GABA-Berlin Stammtisch
    Thursday, August 16th 2007, 7:00-10:00pm
    Habel Weinkultur, Luisenstrasse 19, Berlin
    Free to attend; for more information and to RSVP, please contact [email protected].

    GABA Hamburg Stammtisch
    Friday, August 17th, 2007, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Hamburg Business Club, Dorint Hotel, Alter Wall 40,20457 Hamburg
    Free to attend; for more information and to RSVP, please contact Holger Ritter [email protected].

    GABA NoCal: European Summer Mixer
    Thursday, August 30th, 2007, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Swissnex, 730 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
    For more information and to RSVP, please visit GABA's website.

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    Co-Sponsored Events
    FountainBlue's Life Science Entrepreneurs' Forum on the topic of Outsourcing Options for Life Science Execs
    Monday, August 20 from 05:30 p.m. - 07:30 p.m
    DLA Piper, 2000 University, East Palo Alto, CA.
    Theme and Guest Facilitator: Outsourcing Options for Life Science Execs facilitated by Simon Goldbard, Ph.D., Matt Perez, NearSoft For this month's life science entrepreneurs' forum, we have gathered corporate execs from research and development, clinical and regulatory affairs, and engineering to talk about their R&D efforts and processes and how they collaborate with outside vendors to co-development devices, pharmacological solutions, and other life science products and services.
    To pre-register for the discounted rate of $18-$25, visit this website by noon on Friday, August 17th. On-site registration is $30.

    FountainBlue's When She Speaks Women in Leadership Series "Corporate Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line"
    Thursday, August 9th from 5:30 p.m. - 07:30 p.m
    EMC Corporation, 2831 Mission College Boulevard in Santa Clara, CA.
    GABA members may pre-register by noon August 8 for the discounted partner rate of $20 by visiting this website by noon on August 8.
    For this month's When She Speaks event, we will bring the 'doing good while doing well' question to the foreground and speak candidly about how to ensure that what businesses are doing for our communities is also good for their bottom line. Each panelist brings a different perspective of how they and their organization are focused on balancing their obligations to their people and their communities and their obligations to their partners, investors, and other corporate stakeholders.

    New/Renewing Members

    Basic Corporate
    Gei Designs
    Helmut Schott
    Neue Presse

    Individual Members
    Michael Fundus
    Dennis Kane
    Christoph Kirchner
    Rika Marrazzo
    Robert Revet
    Rainer Urbach

    Student Members
    Eugene Mirabell

    For more information on how to become a GABA Member, contact [email protected], or to sign up online, please visit our website.

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    Member News
    The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) will open the new EAST BAY Campus in Berkeley on August 27th. We will start with a Kindergarten class and we will continue by adding one grade each year to build out to a full K through 5. As a satellite campus, the GISSV East Bay campus, shares the same bilingual and educational philosophy, curriculum guidelines and student-to-teacher ratios as the parent school in Mountain View. As a true German-English immersion program, the school targets students from German and non-German speaking families and any families interested in a high-quality bilingual education.

    After the summer break GISSV will open the doors for its students again on August 15th. Did you know that the GISSV not only offers Pre-school/Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High School but also Saturday Language Classes? There are classes for all age and skill levels, starting with a Preschool Play Group at age 3 on every Saturday and a variety of weekday classes for adults. Moreover, GISSV offers Corporate Language Classes for companies like Google and NASA. These classes are typically held on a weekday, according to special arrangements. To learn more about our German Language Classes you are cordially invited to join us for an Open House Breakfast on August 25th at 10am.
    GISSV , 310 Easy Street, Mountain View, 650-254-0748, email:[email protected],

    Job Board
    The German-American International School is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, fluent German-speaking Kindergarten Assistant for our German language Kindergarten (Vorschule) Program. You should like to:
    • Enjoy working with 5 year old children
    • Be creative, a self-starter, and willing to get covered in paint
    • Support Kindergarten Teachers in offering age-appropriate activities
    • Be a role model
    • Guide children socially and emotionally
    • Be a team player
    Hours 8:30 AM - 1:55 PM on Mondays and Fridays. Prior experience in early childhood development preferred. Please e-mail your résumé to the School's Office Manager, fax it to 650-324-9548, or mail it to email: Attn: Human Resources (No phone calls please). German-American International School, 275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park, CA, 94025,

    GABA Affiliates

    GABA aligns with non-profit organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, California an beyond to encourage international business, trade, and foster transatlantic knowledge-share.

    American Council on Germany (
    British American Business Council Northern California (
    California Association of Germany (
    French-American Chamber of Commerce (
    German Mixer (
    [email protected] (
    Monterey Bay International Trade Association (
    Silicon Valley Association for Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) ( )
    Silicon Valley - China Wireless Technology Association (
    Silicon Valley RFID Group ( group/s v_rfid)
    Silicon Valley Center for International Trade Development (SVCITD) (
    The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) (
    Women's Calendar (

    GABA Industry Groups

    GABA's industry groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each industry:

    Clean Tech IG
    California and Germany stand out as well established clean tech leaders and attractive target markets. The Industry Group's aim is to enable the exchange of ideas & contacts, provide a platform for the discussion of relevant industry trends and foster transatlantic business and relationships between German and US corporations in order to add value to all participating partners. Visit our webpage for more information.

    Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
    This group is dedicated to the facilitation of technology, business and social innovation via entrepreneurial ventures and the appropriate incubation and capital funding catalysts. We aim to educate and bring together members of the business, finance, legal, academia, technology lab, not-for-profit and government realms on both sides of the Atlantic as regards new venturing opportunities, issues, trends and developments. Visit our webpage for more information.

    Human Resources IG
    The group's objective is to enable companies and individuals alike to stay abreast of current employment trends, compensation issues, corporate governance, legal developments, immigration/visa trends and "best practices". For more detailed information, please go to our webpage.

    Life Sciences IG
    Dedicated to enabling and fostering alliance networks between German and US life science companies. IG Life Sciences features an event series "Learn and Delight" in California Bay Area to facilitate the networking in the life science community. A panel discussion with industry experts highlights significant life sciences topics and is accompanied by a Gourmet tasting. Visit our webpage for more information.

    Media & Entertainment IG
    Activities and events supporting the Californian and German media and entertainment industries.To find our more, please visit our webpage

    Semiconductor - IT IG
    Germany and the US are two of the leading manufacturers and consumers of semiconductors, with exciting opportunities for business development and exchange of knowledge, to build on existing relationships and shape new ones. Visit our webpage for more information.

    Telecommunications IG
    Dedicated to facilitating business, trade, and exchange between Californian and German companies in the areas of fixed and mobile communication and digital media, educating members of the business community on both sides of the Atlantic in telecom and communication-related topics, and deepening the understanding among them about the state and development of the markets in Europe and the U.S. More information coming soon to our webpage.

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