Together with the German Consul General in San Francisco,
we are inviting you to a festive end of the year event with a panel
discussion on the Business Finance Climate 2010. Due to limited space,
only have few seats left. Therefore, please register now if you would like to
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Business Finance Climate 2010
December 08, 2009, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
German Consulate General, 1960 Jackson Street (at Gough), San Francisco
GABA and the German Consulate present
this opportunity to meet leading international venture capital and
private equity fund managers from Europe and the U.S. who will share
their views of next year's overall financial climate and funding for
international technology companies.
The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute -
Media Technology Innovations
December 10, 2009, 11:30 am - 02:00 pm
The Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford
The attendees will get a chance to
experience innovative exhibits, some of which will be demonstrated for
the first time in the US. This event is sold out. For more information
or to get on the waitlist, please contact [email protected]
GABA Munich Stammtisch
December 10, 2009, 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Augustiner am Dom, Frauenplatz 8, 2. Stock, 80331 München
Monthly meeting with special guest.
New Solutions for the Medical Arena - The
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
December 15, 2009, 11:30 am - 02:00 pm
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco
Target audience: Medical devices,
diagnostic imaging and life sciences companies, venture capitalists
with expertise in MedTech, experts from hospitals (Radiology,
Endoscopy, Neurosurgery) and engineering faculties.
Holiday Party at Taschen
December 15, 2009, 06:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Taschen Store, 354 N. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills
Come and celebrate the Season as GABA and
Taschen invite you to our annual Holiday Party!
Bay Area Stammtisch San Jose
December 16, 2009, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Teskes-Germania Restaurant, 255 N. First Street at Devin, San Jose
Join us for GABA's monthly casual
get-together. No RSVP needed; free to attend. For directions, call
GABA's online event calendar for
more information and to register!
SVASE: Holiday Reception and "Tales from an
December 3, 2009, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR Campus), 950 Page Mill
Road, Palo Alto
We'd like to take this opportunity to not
only have some holiday cheer, but also thank WSGR for their outstanding
support of SVASE. This event will also feature Tales from an
Entrepreneur with Seth Sternberg, Co-Founder & CEO, meebo.
Reduced price for GABA members: $20.
Getting it Right in the UK/EU: VAT and Key
December 7, 2009, 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Silicon Valley Bank, Kellogg Auditorium,3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara
Osborne Clarke, Silicon Valley Bank and
High Street Partners invite you to a breakfast to discuss latest news
on European VAT regulations, and other key issues to consider if your
company buys or sells goods in the EU. Email [email protected] to RVSP.
Silicon Valley Open Doors 2009
December 9 and 10, 2009
Computer History Museum, Mountain View
SVOD 2009 - a special Fifth Anniversary
conference edition - is a not to be missed event for Russian-speaking
entrepreneurs and the VC community on both sides of the ocean to
explore re-invention as it affects the startup process on multiple
levels. Click here to register.
the First GABA TV Show on December 19th at 8:30 pm
Starting December 19th, 2009, GABA TV will air every Saturday at
8:30 pm at KMTP TV
channel 32. GABA TV host Pamela Lenz Sommer produces the show in a
newsmagazine style, interviewing guests about the latest topics and
trends in a variety of industries, and mixing on location field footage
Cooke: Winner at Hollywood Music Awards "Best
Singer, songwriter and long time GABA supporter Steve Cooke
award for "Best song" for his single, "Working for the USA" at the star
studded Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) on November 19th. The GABA Chapter of
Southern California congratulates Steve on his big win! His album "Broken Country" is available in
all digital outlets, and he will be playing again Thursday Dec 3 at the
California Chapter Started HR Industry Group
Anita Katzenbach, who also serves as a Board member for the Southern
California Chapter of GABA, is the Chair of the recently started Human
Resources Industry Group. The idea is to build a similar organization
to the successful industry groups which GABA runs in Northern
Anita Katzenbach is President of ASK Business Consulting Group
dedicated to help companies improve their organizational performance,
master strategic change, and foster sustainability &
innovation. She can be reached at [email protected].
Future Of Home Entertainment
Are projectors entering
the living room? Will blue ray discs replace DVDs? What about
3-D-entertainment at home? These and more trends were discussed during
the media event at Orrick in Menlo Park on November 5th. To read a
summary, and to continue the discussion, please visit the GABA Blog. To see the presentation
and pictures from the event, please click here.
Kayi was one of the Speakers at the Social Financing Event
The Social Financing event at Sun
Microsystems on November 19th, organized jointly by GABA
and SVASE attracted 120 attendees. Speaker and Social Media Manager Sumaya Kazi tweeted live during
the panel discussion such involving an additional audience.
from Royse Law Firm
The newly enacted Worker, Homeowner, and Business Act of 2009 generally
permits businesses to carry back 2008 and 2009 net operating losses for
five years (increased from two years). Businesses with taxable income
in 2004, 2005 or 2006 should consider the tax benefit of accelerating
additional losses into 2009.
Systems Helps 1&1 Internet to Increase Productivity of
Using Across language technology, 1&1, a leading Web host and
Internet provider, has shortened the turn-around time of extensive
localization projects by up to 75 percent. Across Language Server includes a
translation memory, a terminology system, and powerful workflow and
project management components. Read the 1&1 Case Study here.
Electronics Research Laboratory With New Website
The Electronics Research Laboratory is a research lab of Volkswagen
Group of America, Inc., located in Palo Alto, CA. Research topics
include: driver assistance systems, connectivity, infotainment systems,
human computer interaction, multimedia, and testing &
validation. Find additional information on our newly designed website
Joined Google Enterprise Partner Program
LeverX, Inc., a SAP Service
Partner, has joined the Google Enterprise Partner program to bring to
market products and services that integrate Google Apps and other
Google technologies with the back-end SAP business solutions
infrastructure to optimize and automate business processes, leveraging
cloud computing across a company?s extended enterprise.
Professional Kinder Care Program
ProAuPair LLC gives families $100
Dollar discount if they hire a German Professional AuPair. Our AuPairs
are Kindergarten Teachers, Pediatric Nurses and Occupational
Therapists. For $9.30/hour or $418/week you get 45-hours of childcare
(all fees included). Please contact [email protected] or
Repair Services and Antique Restauration
Swiss Timepieces watch repair
service also offers antique restoration and servicing of ROLEX, Omega,
Oris, Rado, Tag Heuer, Baume & Mercier, Audemars Piquet and
Patek Philippe watches. Contact [email protected] or +1
Package at Orchard Hotels in San Francisco
The San Francisco's Orchard and Orchard Garden Hotel budget-friendly
50/50 Package offers a deluxe room at just $50 for one night between
November 23 and December 30, when the guest spends at least $50 in
either hotel's signature restaurant. Please visit www.theorchardhotels.com and use
promotional code 50/50 or call toll-free 888-717-2881.
High-Quality Massage Mattress "Made in Germany" Now in the US
The oscillating massage mattress is a high-quality product that allows
you to have your daily massage at home, whenever you want. It is
exclusively distributed in the U.S. by lifestyle product company
ensuena at www.massage-mattress.com. For any
questions, please contact [email protected].
4th Annual GISSV Holiday Market
5, 2009, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
homemade cookies and advent wreaths are popular offerings which draw
Bay Area families to the German International School of Silicon Valley
in Mountain View. Children's activities and a visit from the
"Weihnachtsmann" make this a perfect holiday treat.
GAIS Holiday Festival
5, 2009, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park
You are cordially invited to attend the
German-American International School's annual Holiday Festival on
December 5. Students will perform traditional Holiday songs, there will
be a holiday market, arts and crafts tables, a café and a German
sausage and bake sale.