June 2011
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This month we are focusing on how to successfully expand your business to Europe, via Germany. GABA introduces the State of Hessen and explores its possibilities for technological and business cooperation in two events which will be held in San Francisco on June 1st and in San Jose on June 2nd.
Furthermore we will provide information on what Bavaria has to offer to U.S. companies and expert advice on all aspects including taxation, legal framework, IPR and licensing as well as public procurement in Germany in our Seminar Managing Challenges of Expanding your Business to Europe on June 16.

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

San Francisco: Do you want to do business in Europe? Start in its very heart: Hessen!
June 1, 2011, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
San Francisco Marriot Union Square, Savoy Room, 480 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Please join us for an evening reception and a talk on Hessen's high tech growth, leaving plenty of time for networking and discussion with industry executives. Also, enjoy a culinary excursion of Hessian specialties that will introduce you to one of the world's finest regions for cuisine and wine!

Bay Area Stammtisch East Bay
June 1, 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.

San Jose: Do you want to do business in Europe? Start in its very heart: Hessen!
June 2, 2011, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
San Jose Marriott Hotel, 301 South Market Street, San Jose
Please join us for an evening reception and a talk on Hessen's high tech growth, leaving plenty of time for networking and discussion with industry executives. Also, enjoy a culinary excursion of Hessian specialties that will introduce you to one of the world's finest regions for cuisine and wine!

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
June 8, 2011, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery, 1155 Folsom Street(between 7th and 8th), San Francisco
Please join us on every second Wednesday of the month for our new San Francisco GABA Stammtisch, at 7 pm at the Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery at 1155 Folsom Street (between 7th and 8th) in San Francisco. Street parking is available. The Civic Center BART Station is 3 blocks away.

GABA Stammtisch Los Angeles
June 8, 2011, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe Roma, 350 N Canon Drive, Beverly Hills
For more information regarding this event, please contact Alexandra Winterstein at [email protected].

Bay Area Stammtisch San Jose
June 15, 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. For directions, call (650) 326-1020.

Managing Challenges of Expanding your Business to Europe
June 16, 2011, 11:30 am - 02:00 pm
Four Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
This informative lunchtime seminar will help expanding your business in Europe and Germany and strengthen overseas business relationships by providing expert advice on all aspects of finding and setting up a business location in Germany.

Investment strategies for Entrepreneurs in 2011
June 20, 2011, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
SAP Labs, Building 1, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto
The investment landscape in Silicon Valley has changed in recent years. Entrepreneurs today have many different forms of financing their ventures due to disruptive technologies and easier access to market.

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

Co-Sponsored Events

SVASE Event: Launch Silicon Valley 2011
June 7, 2011, 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
Microsoft Conference Center, Galileo Conference RM,
1065 La Avenida Street, Building 1, Mountain View
30 exciting startups launch their products in front of an audience of VCs, Angels, Corporate Executives, Bloggers, Press & TV Cameras. There are also a range of lively, informative discussions, fireside chats and keynotes to bring you up to date perspectives on hot topics. More detailed information at www.launchsiliconvalley.org.

Triple Helix IX International Conference: Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly?
July 11-14, 2011
Hosted by Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR),
Triple Helix Research Group, Stanford, California 94305, USA
Under the theme ?Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly??, the Conference will provide participants an opportunity to explore and discuss the inner workings of a top innovation ecosystem and venture capital centre, as well as to exchange ideas with innovation academics, policy analysts, high-tech business people and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and around the world.

Intersolar North America 2011
July 12-14, 2011
Moscone Center, San Francisco
Intersolar North America focuses on photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies. 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 including heating and cooling, among others. GABA members receive free admission to the Expo (please use priority code ISNAFRC4) and 10% off the conference admission (priority code: ISNAPDT4).

JHTC Event: The Road to IPO and Beyond With Noah Alper
June 14, 2011, 6:30 pm
Bank Leumi, Four Seasons Hotel complex, 2000 University Ave, 1st Floor, East Palo Alto
Noah Alper enjoys sharing his experiences of building successful business start-ups and what he learned along the way. His presentations motivate and intrigue people with do's and don'ts of exciting and rewarding business case studies.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
SNR Denton

8minutenergy Renewables (new)
Global Mobility Tax, LLP (new)

Basic Corporate:
Brix and Partners LLC
MediaFunnel (new)
Passages Consulting (new)
Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology, Inc. (new)
Tessara Financial Advisors, Inc. (new)
TIBURON Consulting LLC (new)
Winkhaus Law Firm (new)

Individual Members:
Holger Besch
Brigitte Binkert
Thomas Buttgenbach
Sarah Carpenter (new)
Franz Feuerherdt
Etienne Finet
Jessica Holcombe
David Hutton (new)
Mitchell Jones
Dirk Kanngiesser
Steffen Kuehr
Sylvia Kurpanek
Burton Lee
Monika B Levinson
Peter Muller (new)
Ron Paradies (new)
Volker Politz (new)
Thorsten Reuter
Chris Rodgers (new)
Jan Saenger (new)
Arianna Schneider-Stocking (new)
Oliver Schultz-Wittmann
Marshall Smith (new)
Barbara Torell
Jefferey Weigel (new)

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

Inside GABA
Special treat for GABA members
Great news for GABA members! GABA partner and member German World is offering all NEW GABA members a one year subscription of the bilingual German World Magazine for free (retroactively as of January 1, 2011). All other GABA members and newsletter subscribers are offered a 2 for 1 Special. Sign up for German World for $19.95/year and get the second year for free.
German World informs about upcoming events, historical facts, interesting careers, business opportunities, and news concerning the Austrian, German and Swiss communities in North America.

Sign up for the sweet deal and email us at [email protected].

Industry Groups
Apps and more!
The Evolution of Mobile Entertainment - Mobile Apps on the Rise
The lively debate with our panelists from Wellington-Partners, Mimvi, Samsung, GameDuell and Smaato on the developments and projections of mobile entertainment and media apps was followed by a relaxed networking evening with the attendees.
Check out the video of our last month's event "The Evolution of Mobile Entertainment - Mobile Apps on the Rise".
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

Engel & Völkers Listed Don King's Florida Mansions
Engel & Völkers listed boxing promoter Don King's oceanfront property in Manalapan, Fla. The property includes 300 feet of ocean and Intracoastal Waterway frontage.

GSO Fit for Germany Workshop in San Francisco
The German Scholars Organization (GSO) invites German scientists working abroad to prepare them for their return to Germany. The workshop will take place on September 01, 2011. Please find more information (in German) here.

Foreign Bank & Financial Account Report (FBAR) Due June 30, 2011
Montage Services would like to remind the GABA community that US individuals, residents and entities who hold or have signature authority on foreign accounts must file an FBAR by June 30th. Montage Services offers taxation, audit and business advisory services for individuals and companies.

GISSV Opens New K-5 Campus in San Francisco
GISSV decided to open a bi-lingual German/English K-5 campus in San Francisco. The San Francisco campus will be located in the Presidio and will start instruction to no more than 20 Kindergarten students - providing a supporting teacher/student ratio of 1:10 - in August 2011.

GAIS Sommerfest on June 4, 2011, 02:00-05:00 pm
Expect tons of activities and games for the kids. $5 bracelets for unlimited participation at all games, activities and the climbing wall will be sold at the event. The event will take place at the German American International School, 275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park.

Job Board
Administrative Assistant for the CEO
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. is looking for an Administrative Assistant for the CEO in Mountain View, CA. In this key role you will be supporting a very dynamic and high energy executive. Must speak fluent German. Please contact Candi Capperauld, Recruiter at [email protected].

Culture Selection
Ballgefühl - A Feel for the Ball. Photo Exhibition by Horst Hamann
April 7 - July 17, 2011, 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Goethe-Institut 530 Bush Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco
Admission free
Soccer is art - this is what Horst Hamann's photo series "Ballgefühl" shows beyond doubt. Created during a shooting in Cologne in August 2009, Hamann put the DFB players perfectly into focus off the beaten track of the playing field and shows each of the players in his trademark vertical format from an unknown side.