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GABA Newsletter August 2008
In This Issue
GABA Events
Co sponsored Events
New and Renewing Members
Member News
Industry Groups
Job Board
GABA Affiliates

GABA would like to announce our groups on Facebook and Xing. GABA wants to provide its members an additional opportunity to network, therefore we encourage you to sign up for our GABA Facebook Group and GABA Xing Group.


Caroline Raynaud,
Executive Director

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GABA Events

Wine Tasting and Tour at Paul Hobbs Winery (Members-Only Event!)
Saturday, August 9th, 2008, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Paul Hobbs Winery, 3355 Gravenstein Hwy. N.(Hwy. 116), Sebastopol
Famous winemaker, wine critic, and GABA Member Paul Hobbs is hosting GABA for a second time to visit his beautiful vineyard.

GABA Bay Area Stammtisch
Wednesday, August 20 2008, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Teskes-Germania Restaurant, 255 N. First Street at Devin, San Jose
No RSVP needed; free to attend.

European Summer Mixer in San Francisco.     
Thursday, August 28 2008, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Caroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP, 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 400
The Business Association Italy America, the British American Business Council Northern California, the French American Chamber of Commerce, Northern California and the German American Business Association of California will organize a great European Networking event. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and talk with numerous entrepreneurs and professionals in a very European atmosphere.

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

Co-Sponsored Events 

SVASE Main Event: "Finding the Funding for YOUR Company"
Thursday, August 7th 2008
Join The Brenner Group's SVP, Wes Rose, as he moderates the SVASE event. This lively panel discussion will explore current trends and panelist opinions on topics including the types of startups are getting funded; What are VCs looking for from startup teams? What business models are working, or not?  What do VCs want to know about you?  For more information visit SVASE.

New and Renewing Members


Basic Corporate

Individual Members

  • Dr. Georg Aigeldinger
  • Steffen Bartsch
  • Marvin E. Busch
  • Sascha Dern
  • Florian Gador
  • Dennis Kane
  • Sava Kaufbusch
  • Ray Milhem
  • Niels Nielsen
  • Axel Schleyer
  • Oliver Schwartz
  • Christian Wagner

Student Members

  • Stefan Bolovich
  • Kathrin Lambert-Liebers

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

GABA members receive a special discount on LA Galaxy tickets! For more information, dates and prices please visit GABA's website.

Member News

New 300 acre project for immigrant investors: USA Global Development is creating a new resort in Southern California along with a 1,000 stalls equestrian centre, vineyard, olive orchard, and 30 estate view lots. The targeted employment area project qualifies under the EB-5 Investor Visa program for an immigrant investor in need of a permanent residence in the US (Green Card). Visit for more information or contact GABA member Geoff Hirson by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 9492963078.

JV-Global is now adding Gas and Electric energy providers to its Internet lead generation segments. As energy prices continue to rise, consumers increasingly search the Internet to lower their bills. JV-Global's online marketing programs reach over 90% of German Internet users, i.e. millions of consumers, every day. Email us at [email protected] for more information.

Premium Corporate Member Heidelberg Economic Development Agency (HEDA) invites you to become a member of Heidelberg Alumni International. Reconnect with the Ruperto Carola, its institutions and people. Continue or re-establish contacts between Alumni, maintain professional, academic, and personal ties, network, and get involved. Become a member and sign-up today!

News from the Industry Groups

Semiconductor/IT Industry Group Has New Co-Chair:

Navraj Nandra is working for Synopsis, a world leader in EDA software and services, and he has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences in the semiconductor design field. Navraj joined Synopsis in February 2005 as Director of Product Marketing for mixed-signal intellectual property. He has been active in the semiconductor industry as an analog/mixed signal chip designer for Philips Semiconductors, austriamicrosystems, (San Jose & Austria) and EM-Marin (Switzerland) in application areas such as digital audio, RFID and automotive. He came to Synopsys from Barcelona Design where he was Director of Application Engineering. Navraj holds masters degrees in Microelectronics (Brunel University) and Semiconductor Technology (Middlesex University).

GABA's Industry Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each industry:
Job Board

Next Step is seeking a full time Operations Administrator:
The person in this employment position based in Redwood City will support the operations team and consultants responsible for delivering Next Step's unique portfolio of consulting and training services. For more information please visit GABA's website.

GABA Affiliates