April 2011
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GABA will be featured in the German World Magazine!
German World magazine! German World magazine is the only bilingual German-English magazine in the US and has been distributed nationwide. It provides an excellent resource guide for anything German in the US. And best of all, starting with the Spring edition 2011 you will find news about GABA and some of our signature events in the quarterly issued print magazine. Check out your local bookstores, newsstands or get one at the Goethe Institute, embassies and consulates!

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

Vivek Wadhwa at Stanford: Startups around the World
April 5, 2011, 06:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Bishop Auditorium, Graduate School of Business, 518 Memorial Way, Stanford
GABA together with The Stanford GSB Europe Club, TEC (The Entrepreneurs' Club), SiliconFrench and BayBrazil is proud to announce a fireside chat with famous visionary and entrepreneurial guru, Vivek Wadhwa.

Bay Area Stammtisch East Bay
April 6, 2011, 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda
Join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together in the East Bay. Please register, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people; free to attend. For directions, call (510) 522-1300.

Cloud Computing: What is Next?
April 12, 2011, 05:30 pm - 09:00 pm
SAP Labs, Building 1, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto
During this panel discussion co-organized jointly by GABA and Churchill Club, major industry leaders from SAP, Google, Citrix and Rackspace will discuss cloud computing and virtualization.

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
April 13, 2011, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery, 1155 Folsom Street, San Francisco
Please join us on every second Wednesday of the month for our San Francisco GABA Stammtisch. Street parking is available. The Civic Center BART Station is 3 blocks away.

Green Building and Energy Efficiency: From Innovation to Policy
April 14, 2011, 06:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 409, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
Please join us for the first event of the new GABA SoCal Clean Tech /Sustainability Industry Group and discuss with our panelists about innovation and technology, regulatory and Compliance. Case studies will be presented.  

Innovation Discussion with European Commission
April 17, 2011, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
German Consulate General, 1960 Jackson Street (at Gough), San Fransisco
GABA and the German Consulate present this unique opportunity to meet members of the European Parliament to discuss innovation in Silicon Valley.

Bay Area Stammtisch San Jose
April 20, 2011, 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.

GABA Stammtisch Los Angeles
April 20, 2011, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bodega Wine Bar, 814 Broadway (@ Lincoln), Santa Monica
Join GABA as we visit beautiful Santa Monica as part of our monthly Stammtisch tour of Los Angeles. Invite friends, family or colleagues and enjoy the modern and comfortable environs of the Bodega Wine Bar!

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

Co-Sponsored Events

SVASE Event: Founders vs. Investors - Are we all on the same page
April 7, 2011, 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Cooley LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto
Our lively panel will take an informative & irreverent look at what's happening in the dance between founders & investors, exploring topics such as what does each side really want from the other, who's really running the company, how does the dynamic change when new investors come on board and more.

Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference
April 9, 2011, 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
PG&E Auditorium, San Francisco
The 7th Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference, a student-led conference, will explore how China and the U.S. will collectively (and competitively) create green jobs from the perspectives of policy, business, and technology. We are excited to welcome the U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu as our keynote speaker. Use the code BSCC7CABA for a 20% GABA member discount. Tickets also include access to the BSC Launchpad Showcase and Business Plan Competition on Friday April 8th at Stanford.

New and Renewing Members

Boyden (new)
Haeckl & Partner
Hopper Creek Winery
Poggenpohl U.S, Inc.
Robert Bosch Llc

Basic Corporate:
Buedding Law Firm
KOCH Development (new)
MSL Luxury Homes International (new)
Royse Law Firm, PC
Scott Communications (new)

Individual Members:
Dr. Barry Aaronson
Jan Belke
Claudia Borsutzki
Anthony Bozanic
Petra Chequer (new)
Charles Dubec
Barbara Krause (new)
John Mack
Tod Myerscough
Sven Raz (new)
Jorge Romero-Lozano, PE, LEED AP
Steve Ross (new)
Jaime Serra
Roland Trimmel
Juan N. Walterspiel MD

Student Members:
Donata Makuta

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

Industry Groups
Impressions From The Real Estate 2011 Event
Real Estate 2011 - Where Are We in the Cycle and What Does the Future Hold? - was the topic of GABA SoCal's informative and well attended event in March together with UCLA Anderson Alumni. An excellent panel of experts and an engaged audience proofed the topic's popularity. Photographer Matthew Hien Wu captured the atmosphere with his excellent photos. For some impressions please click here.
GABA Women in Business Group
Eat, Pray, Love: the Formula for
                                  Women-Owned Business Success

International women entrepreneurs were engaged in an interactive discussion in another well-received event of the WIB group around the topic "Eat, Pray, Love: the Formula for Women-Owned Business success".

In response to a frequent member request we are excited to announce that the "GABA Women in Business" now has a group on LinkedIn! Please join if you haven't already and make this group a lively platform for business women in the Bay Area.

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

Member News

Royse Law Firm on the Law of the European Union
Roger Royse of Royse Law Firm, a corporate and tax law firm with offices in northern and southern California, recently concluded a week long course of study in Strasburg (Austria) on the law of the European Union and teaching methods for foreign students. The program was sponsored through the Center for International Legal Studies.

Celebrate Earth Month in April
The Orchard Hotels and The Real SF Tour celebrate April as Earth Month by combining "green" energies to create the two-night "Get Real" package. Includes eco-accommodations, daily breakfast and an authentic tour of SF by foot and public transit. Cost for two is $399 with 20% savings on tour tickets. Valid April 1 through Dec 30, 2011. For reservations or information, please click here or call toll-free 888-717-2881. Upon booking, guests will receive a promotional code to reserve tour tickets which are presented at check-in.

Hessen Participates in BayBio2011
Hessen will participate in BayBio2011 Annual Conference, April 20-21 in Burlingame, CA, hosted by BayBio, northern California's only bioscience association. It is expected to attract over 1,000 life science professionals from around the globe. Hessen will highlight its life science clusters: 225+ biotech and 900 medical tech companies, 100+ scientific institutes, and 32 tech/incubator centers, all located near Europe's s premiere banking center and Frankfurt Airport.

GAIS Parent Talks in April
GAIS Parent Talks in collaboration with Parents Place: Achieving Balance and Defining Success for Children in Grades K - 8, Thursday April 7, 7-9PM presented by Susan Stone Belton, BSE. This workshop will help you define "success" within your family, and also teach you what are developmentally appropriate expectations from parents and schools. German American International School, 275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025. RSVP: www.gais.org.

New 3-Day Program at GISSV
GISSV - German International School of Silicon Valley in Mountain View is happy to announce a 3-Day program for children ages 2 to 6, starting in Fall 2011. GISSV looks forward to accommodate your child in this age mixed group. For further information and to enroll please contact Stefanie McKellar at [email protected].

Job Board
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Boyden Global executive search has recently been retained to find a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the US division of a company headquartered in Germany. The role will be located in the Philadelphia area. This position will report directly to the CEO in Germany and have high visibility. Responsibilities will include the entire print, TV and on-line marketing strategies for the US and Canadian markets and management of a team of approximately seven to nine people. If interested please contact Noelle Linzy, Principal, Boyden global executive search: [email protected]

Culture Selection
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
April 9, 2011, 08:00 pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland

A conservatory trained baritone besotted with the Weimar era vocal style exemplified by the Comedian Harmonists, Raabe interprets vintage hits while also writing original songs and reinventing contemporary pop tunes in a retro style, such as "Oops!... I Did It Again" from Britney Spears and "Sex Bomb" by Tom Jones.