July 2009
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Our sold-out event on Mobile Internet Strategies at SAP in Palo Alto on June 11th proved that smartphones are a hot topic. Those interested can find the presentation provided by Daniel Kellmereit, CEO at Detecon, Inc., for download on the GABA Website. We will follow-up on the topic with another event in the second half of the year.

Caroline Raynaud,
Executive Director

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GABA Events

GABA Nocal: Selling Your Unique Value
July 14, 2009, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Bingham McCutchen LLP, 1900 University Ave, Palo Alto
A hands-on session on defining and selling your personal value. Applicable for individuals in the job market and/or professionals selling services or products.

Bay Area Stammtisch Palo Alto
July 15, 2009, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gordon Biersch, 640 Emerson St, Palo Alto
Join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together. No RSVP needed; free to attend.

GABA Nocal: Navigation and the Connected Vehicle
July 21, 2009, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, 1530 Page Mill Rd., Suite 200, Palo Alto
Over the last five years navigation solutions have matured and are now being offered in a variety of device platforms. Are we experiencing a full commoditization or are there new unexploited opportunities for consumers and the connected car?

GABA Southern California: European Mixer
July 30, 2009, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Newport Beach, CA
Details to be announced.

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

Co-Sponsored Events

SVASE Event: Scaling Your Startup for Growth
July 9, 2009, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Campus, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
The panel features the experience of two successful entrepreneurs and two VCs. They will discuss various frameworks to evaluate a firm's growth objectively, anticipate problems, and plan strategies for successful growth. GABA members can register for the reduced affiliates price of $29.

Intersolar North America
July 14, 2009 10:00 am to July 16, 2009 05:00 pm
Moscone Center West, San Francisco
Intersolar North America focuses on photovoltaics, solar thermal technology and solar architecture. Exhibitors include PV cell, module and inverter manufacturers, components and mounting systems suppliers, manufacturing system suppliers, service companies as well as manufacturers of solar thermal applications. GABA members receive 20% off select conference sessions when using the priority code: DSCPC22.

New and Renewing Members

BrandMaker (new)

Basic Corporate:
ECCE TERRAM Inc. (new)
Klehs & Company Inc. (new)
Helmut Schott Consulting

Individual Members:
Monique Anderson
Steffen Bartschat
Rachelle Blake (new)
Thomas Buttgenbach (new)
Laurie Carvill (new)
Judy Feuerbach (new)
Sascha Geissendoerfer (new)
Matthew Hough (new)
Christoph Kirchner
Tobias Kunze (new)
Niels Nielsen
Baerbel Steffestun (new)
Lily Stoyanovski (new)
Karl Yost (new)

Student Members:
Klara Doert (new)
Eugene Mirabella
Dennis Sanchez (new)

For more information on how to become a GABA Member, contact membership@gaba-network.org, or visit our website to sign up online.

GABA Inside
GABA Helped Finding Housemate and Trustworthy Friend
They met at a GABA Stammtisch: Mechthild had just relocated with a Green Card, and Elisabeth was living alone after having been an expatriate in several countries. They share the cultural background, and the will to build a career in the Bay Area. Mechthild will bring her four languages and professional experience to an international business. Elisabeth wants to help immigrants succeed in the U.S. "The supportive community GABA provides is key for our success", the housemates say.

Member News

New Social Enterprise in Santa Monica
Thomas Schumann has founded Thomas Schumann Inc., a 'hybrid' investment company serving both for profit and nonprofit organizations. The mission of the innovative social enterprise based in Santa Monica is to attract both for-profit and philantrophic capital to exclusively finance projects and organizations which benefit people, planet and profit, and create greater good for society at large.

German BrandMaker Opens Office in the Bay Area
BrandMaker, Europe's leading Marketing Resource Management software and SaaS provider will be entering the U.S. market in the second half of this year with an office in the Bay Area. The web-based marketing and media management software automates a broad spectrum of workflows, and thus advances marketing efficiency and effectiveness.

Webinar On American-German Cooperation
This training by Melissa Lamson of Lamson Consulting covers culturally different approaches to decision-making, information-sharing, presenting, project management, meetings, and email communication. Participants will better understand the expectations of both cultures to increase turn-around time. Register here, and choose between sessions on July 16 and 23. Cost: $79.

News from the Industry Groups

How to Market Yourself Effectively
The GABA job hunting series event How to Market Yourself in Tough Times on June 18th made participants reflect on their image, visibility, and networking habits. Speaker, consultant and author ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D, kindly put together a summary of what she shared with the group during the workshop. Click here to read the article on the GABA website.

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

Automotive IG
Clean Tech IG
Communications & Mobile IG
Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
Human Resources IG
Life Sciences IG
Media & Entertainment IG
Semiconductor - IT IG
Software IG
Women in Business IG

Culture Selection

Summer in the City
San Francisco offers numerous free concerts and films during the coming weeks. Watch free movies made in and about the City Sunday evenings in the courtyard of The Cannery at Del Monte Square. The perfect culture detour at lunchtime is People in Plazas, presenting 150 free concerts by local performers. Last but not least, the Stern Grove Festival presents world-class, admission-free outdoor performances, with artists including the San Francisco Symphony (July 5), and San Francisco Opera (Aug. 23).

Art and German-Jewish Relations in the 21st Century
July 2, 2009, 7:00 pm
Jewish Contemporary Museum, San Francisco
Discussion with Consul general Rolf Schütte on his last day of duty in San Francisco, the Israeli Consul General Akiva Tor and Rabbi Stephen Pearce on German Jewish Relation.

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