JPL Presents at GABA - Advanced Automotive Battery Conference
Tuesday, Feb 05. 2013
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Asia Museum 46 North
Robles Avenue, Pasadena
This event highlights some of the most stringent battery requirements in the industry as well as the devices that wow all of us. Dr. Kumar Bugga of JPL will show battery powered devices and talk about what NASA looks for in batteries that go to space. Join us for this exclusive opportunity to network with top executives, industry experts, OEMs, international suppliers and partners from around the globe in town for the conference.
GABA Stammtisch Alameda
Wednesday, Feb 06. 2013
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lincoln Avenue, Alameda
Please join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together in the East Bay and enjoy
some of Speisekammer's delicious German dishes, beers and even the famous tart Applewine from the Frankfurt Area, while meeting old and new friends. Please register, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people. Free to attend!
GABA Stammtisch SoCal
Thursday, Feb 07. 2013
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
"On Rodeo Bistro" Luxe Rodeo
Drive Hotel 360 North
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
We are pleased to invite you to GABA's monthly Stammtisch. This month we are planning to gather at the elegant "On Rodeo Bistro" at the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, located on world-famous Rodeo Drive in the heart of Beverly Hills. A special section of the "On Rodeo Bistro" is reserved exclusively for GABA this evening. Enjoy mingling and networking with friends or colleagues by a drink. We look forward to seeing you there!
Making Change, Making Meaning: Women Social Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, Feb 12. 2013
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM;
Kiva 875 Howard Street, Suite 340, San Francisco
Join the conversation with
successful social entrepreneurs and their support networks
about their journey of establishing a social enterprise. Learn
what resources are available in the Bay Area and online, and
how you can get involved. Everyone is welcome.
GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
Wednesday, Feb 13. 2013
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery 1155
Folsom Street, San Francisco
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. It should be easy
to spot us in the main room when you enter. No RSVP needed.
My Success. Our Visions.
Wednesday, Feb 20. 2013
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Carroll, Burdick & McDonough Offices, 44
Montgomery St., San Francisco
Join us for a very inspiring networking event and enjoy innovative insights. Get inspired and meet a thought leader who shares his/her personal Silicon Valley success story. Get to know exciting new companies and technologies ?Made in Germany?. Establish and strengthen your cross-Atlantic links to startups, corporates, academia and policy makers. Mingle and foster relationships with the Silicon Valley based German-American startup community.
GABA Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, Feb 20. 2013
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery
and Café 987 N San
Antonio Rd, Los Altos
Come to mingle and
network in the very casual environment of our traditional
Stammtisch. In the winter you will find us indoors, in the
summer in the Biergarten to the back of the restaurant - a
little German flag will guide you. Apart from the dainty
German dishes, Esther also serves great German beer on draft
and invites the GABA Stammtisch guests to a free dessert with
your meal. No RSVP needed. Welcome!
Cyber-Security - The German and US Approach to a Common Challenge
Monday, Feb 25. 2013
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Briefing Center 350
Ellis Street, Mountain View
GABA, the German American Business
Association in collaboration with TeleTrusT, the IT Security
Association Germany, invites you to a panel with cyber
security leaders from both Germany and the United States, to
discuss the German and the US approach to this challenge and
opportunities for transatlantic cooperation in this field.
Munich Chapter monthly GABA Meeting
27. 2013 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Please join us monthly for a great evening with a special presentation and ample opportunities for business and technology networking.
Bootcamp Series: Pitching session
Tuesday, Feb 28. 2013 06:30 - 09:00 PM
Hotel Sofitel 223 Twin
Dolphin Drive, Redwood City
Join us for the next installment in our Bootcamp series! It's all about pitching; come get some insight into how it works. Coaches on hand to help presenting startup entrepreneurs. We keep it interactive so that everybody can learn.
GABA's online event calendar for more information and to register!
Europe and the US: The Next Four Years
Tuesday, Feb 5. 2013 from 06:15 PM - 08:30 PM
275 Battery Street,
25th floor San Francisco
Learn from a panel of Consuls General
about the economies in their respective countries and the
challenges facing Europe and the transatlantic
partnership. Follow this link to register for the event. Enter
and apply the discount code:
eurofriends10 and complete
the discounted General Admission registration of $25.
2013: Economic & Business Trends in California
Tuesday Feb 5. 2013, 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Orange Labs, 60 Spear Street, suite 1100 San Francisco, CA 94105
Economic conference in partnership with Bank of the West is
organized from the FACCSF with following topics: What does the
global economic situation in the US look like in 2013? What is
new in the transatlantic relations? What economic issues and
challenges is California facing in 2013? What trends and
impacts will these challenges have on business? What are the
new trends in corporate funding in 2013?
Strategies in Light (Multi-day)
Tuesday, Feb 12. 2013 09:00 AM -
Thursday, Feb 14. 2013 05:00 PM
Santa Clara Convention Center, 1850
Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara
Strategies in Light 2013 is the world's
largest educational and networking platform for the LED and
industry. The world's largest and longest-running conference and exhibition covering the LEDS and Solid-State Lighting sectors, Strategies in Light's 14-year tradition of educational excellence provides an unprecedented platform for information exchange, networking and new business development. Fore more information please visit the
JHTC: Israeli Moon Mission
Wednesday, Feb 13. 2013, 06:30 PM - 09 PM
Fenwick & West, 801 California St, Mt. View, CA
the team who will land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon! Answering the call of the Google Lunar X Prize, a group of outstanding young Israelis - engineers and space experts - have come together to leverage Israel's experience and knowledge in the field of miniaturized satellites to develop, launch and land the first ever micro-spaceship on the moon. Don't miss this unique opportunity and register today.
BABC: Funding, Exits and
IPOs: Silicon Valley's Best Make their Predictions
and Bets for 2013
Wednesday, Feb 27. 2013, 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Quadrus Conference Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park
Global growth forecasts are
being cut, the Eurozone continues to cause huge concern, and
another battle over the US debt limit is looming... All in
all, it looks like 2013 is set to be another year of
uncertainty - yet VCs continue to raise funds and invest in
start-ups around the world. What can they see that we can?t?
Or are they just following the tried and tested approach of
spreading their investments in the hope of hitting a few home
runs? BABC has pulled together some of the leading
venture capitalists from Silicon Valley to seek their views
and predictions for the rest of the year.
New and Renewing Members
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.
Meridian Finance Group
Peritus Precision Translation, Inc.
Royse Law Firm, PC
Susanne Bohl - Realtor for Silicon Valley & Bay Area
For more information on how to become a GABA Member, contact
[email protected], or visit
our website to sign up online.
Stefanie Bastian has been appointed to the GABA board of directors, where she will be the liaison between GABA and the cultural institutions in the Bay Area.
Serving GABA for four and a half years,
first as event manager, then as program and marketing
director, Stefanie helped shape the face of GABA to becoming
the successful and welcoming networking platform it is today.
In the fall, she decided it was time to move on and dedicate
time to new ventures. The free evenings, that used to be
filled with GABA events, she now passes at Stanford in order
to strengthen her entrepreneurial skills. These classes have
inspired her to start her new project, the 'CaliBer Hub',
which aims at exchanging ideas between California and Berlin.
We wish her the best of luck and welcome her 'back' to the
For more information on how to become a GABA Member, visit
our website to sign up online or contact
The 10th anniversary GABA gala
was a highlight of the past 10 years. 200
guests came together to celebrate GABA's 10th anniversary. We
would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the honorees
Gerhard Casper and Andreas Bechtolsheim, whose grace and humility
in accepting the GABA Lifetime Achievement Awards
greatly contributed to the success of
evening. Furthermore, we are grateful to our
sponsors WilmerHale, Mindjet, Hessen Trade & Invest, Invest
in Bavaria, SAP, ExpectUs, FrankfurtRheinMain, Deutsche
Telekom, K&L Gates, Rowbotham, BMW and GSVA. Without
their support we wouldn't have been able to put together such
a memorable evening. Last but not least, we would like to
give our thanks to the GABA community who brought amazing energy to the event and made it a very special night.
GABA's Interest Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each interest group:
Clean Tech IG
Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
Human Resources IG
Life Sciences IG
Media & Entertainment IG
Semiconductor - IT IG
Women in Business IG
Young Professionals IG
Euro VAT Refund, Inc.
Are you leaving Value Added TAX (VAT) money behind in Germany? The deadline for claiming back last years business related VAT incurred on events, hotels, transportation, and other costs in Germany and other EU countries is fast approaching. Please contact Euro VAT Refund, Inc. before March 1 if you are interested in proceeding with a VAT refund.
German-American School of Palo Alto (GASPA)
Full-immersion German Saturday classes are in full swing again after the holidays at the German-American School of Palo Alto (GASPA). We are also very excited to announce the launch of our new website, come and check it out. We are all ready to go for summer camp in June.
German International School of Silicon Valley
GISSV wishes the 2013 graduates the best of luck for the upcoming Abitur exams, starting at the end of January. The
German International School of Silicon
Valley (GISSV) together with the German
Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK) established the German
International Abitur (DIAP) in 2009. GISSV is proud
to be the only school on the West Coast to offer this exam
which opens doors to renowned universities worldwide.
- IT and Media law firm of the year
Osborne Clarke was named IT Law Firm of the Year and Media Law Firm of the Year by Germany's most influential legal publication JUVE at their 2012 awards event in Frankfurt. Complementing the growth of their Cologne and Munich offices Osborne Clarke recently opened its 3rd German office in Hamburg.
TeleTrusT - IT Security Association Germany
Tiburon Consulting has been appointed by
TeleTrusT - IT Security Association
Germany, to become their Regional Contact Silicon Valley. The
first panel TeleTrusT is planning in partnership with GABA
will be held on February 25 at Symantec: Cyber-Security - The
German and US Approach to a Common Challenge?
Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development, LLC
West Coast Division
The Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development, LLC are looking for talented and highly motivated individuals for a 6, 12 or 18 months internship at their San Francisco office. A detailed job profile can be downloaded from the
YesPartners' client is a worldwide leader
in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive
touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile
memory and radio frequency (RF) components for the industrial,
consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
They are looking for a Senior Director, R&D - Automotive
Business Unit (Germany), who is heading
all global R&D activities for the Automotive Business Unit (BU). For detailed information, please visit our job market.
SF Silent Film Festivalpresents at the one-day event Silent Winter: FAUST
Saturday, Feb 16. 2013, 09:00 PM
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
F.W. Murnau's Faust is the most expressive telling of the old European legend, immortalized by Goethe, of the learned man who sells his soul to the devil. Magnificent in its surreal depictions of heaven and hell and a nightmarishly otherworldly world. Faust is masterpiece of German Expressionism, as boldly distinctive as Murnau's other horror masterpiece, Nosferatu. When Emil Jannings's wily Mephisto shows up to tempt Faust (Gösta Ekmann), a man of books and learning, with the ability to cure the plague and a 24-hour return to his youthful body, it seems God may have lost his wager with the devil over pious Faust's immortal soul. Or has he? Murnau's use of chiaroscuro effect beautifully contrasts light and dark, life and death; and evil is chillingly limned by Jannings's brilliantly nuanced, subtly comic performance. (Director F.W. Murnau, Germany, 1926, approx. 116 minutes)