The Challenge of International Expansion
Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013,
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WilmerHale, 950 Page
Mill Road, Palo Alto
With globalization and the internet, a young company can begin selling its products in international markets very quickly.
But there are a number of critical legal, organizational, financial, and operational issues that must be understood and
dealt with in order to ensure that overseas expansion takes place smoothly and in a form that doesn't backfire later.
Join our panel and discuss with our distinguished experts how small companies can take advantage of global opportunities.
Don't miss out on this event!
GABA Stammtisch Alameda
Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013,
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Avenue, Alameda
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.
We look forward seeing you there!
GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013,
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery, 1155
Folsom Street, San Francisco
Please join us on the second Wednesday of every month for our San Francisco GABA Stammtisch and enjoy mingling and networking with
friends or colleagues. 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. Willkommen!
Connected Cities Creating New Business Opportunities
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013,
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Building 1, Palo Alto
Technology is transforming our communities. As mobile communications and sensors pervade our surroundings, vast new data streams will be generated about economic activity and environmental conditions. Cloud computing promises to allow us to make sense of these diverse data streams and enable nearly real-time analysis, command and control. In doing so, cloud computing will hopefully also enable "smarter" forms of infrastructure and connected vehicles that will lead to more efficient use of resources, lower operating cost for businesses, a cleaner environment, and a better quality of life. Come and join our panel of distinguished experts who will share their experience and insights of how connecting the digital and
the real world can create new opportunities and efficiencies.
GABA Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013,
7:00 PM - 9:30 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 at Esther's German Bakery every month.
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. Willkommen!
Silicon Beach - Emerging Trends in L.A Start-ups and Venture Funding
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013,
3:45 PM - 8:30 PM
University of Southern California, Institute for Creative
Technologies (ICT), 12015
Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista
has recently been ranked third among the world's top start-up
ecosystems by Startup Genome. The
area is also home to a growing number of venture capital firms, incubators and accelerators. The event starts with a USC's Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) Tour in Playa Vista to experience the latest 3D, virtual human and immersive technologies. After the tour come and join the discussion with a panel of entrepreneurs, investors and VCs to understand how companies are getting off the ground here, what kinds of technologies and start-ups are succeeding, why LA and not elsewhere, and how the L.A. start-up eco-system is being leveraged for success.Please note: The tour is limited to 40 participants, only members have a choice to
include the USC Institute for Creative Technologies Tour.
GABA Stammtisch Sacramento
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013,
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Suedwerk Riverside, 9900
Greenback Lane, Folsom
Please join us for GABA's new monthly casual get-together in Folsom. We have a regular group every third Thursday of the month at
Suedwerk. They brew German style beers including a Munich style lager, Pilsner and Hefeweizen. Please RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org so we can reserve a table for the right number of people. We look forward seeing you there!
GABA Stammtisch Santa Cruz
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013,
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Crepe Place, 1134
Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
Come to mingle and network every fourth Wednesday of the month in the very casual environment of our traditional GABA Stammtisch at the Crepe Place
in Santa Cruz. You will find us in the cosy garden to the back of The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. We look forward to meeting you there!
6:30 PM -
2415 Third Street, Suite 231,
In partnership with Bank of the West and Barclais, FACCSF and GABA co-organize this pitching workshop within the framework of the Business Booster Series! Join us to see start-up founders test their elevator pitch in front of a jury of VC's and mentors.
Clinical Evaluation & Investigation of Medical Devices in Europe
Friday, Oct 25, 2013,
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Court Hotel, 520
Cowper Street, Palo Alto
Medical Devices Regulations (MDR) in Europe are currently under revision. The Medical Devices Directives shall be replaced by a new MDR in 2015.
The EU Commission issued a new proposal in September 2012, which has been discussed for more than a year now on various levels. Among a variety of issues the topic of Clinical Evaluations and Clinical Investigations has been identified as an area of major concern, which needs significant
improvement by the new regulation. This program will shed light on the proposed regulations and suggest strategies for dealing with the changing environment in Europe.
Munich Chapter monthly GABA Meeting
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013,
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Please join us for our monthly meetings of the GABA Munich Chapter with a special presentation and ample opportunities
for business and technology networking. Also please be sure to register in the Events tool at
www.agbc.de! Registrations are very important for planning purposes.
GABA's online event calendar for more information and to register!
K&L Gates -
Cybersecurity and Privacy: Managing Threats, Risks and Protection for Tech Companies
October 22, 2013, 8:00 - 11:00 am
University Club, 3277 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA
Reports of high-profile cyber attacks make headlines almost every day, and the headlines confirm the reality: cyber attacks are on the rise with unprecedented frequency, sophistication, and scale. And they are pervasive across industries and geographical boundaries. Please join us for this informative program on Tuesday, October 22nd at the University Club in Palo Alto.
New and Renewing Members
German American International School
Jarsen & Associates
American School of Palo Alto (Saturday School)
Merk Investments LLC
Sciuchetti, Gian Carlo
For more information on how to become a GABA Member, contact
email@example.com, or visit
our website to sign up online.
In 2013 we honored
Andreas Bechtolsheim with the GABA Lifetime Achievement Award in Business and Gerhard Casper with the GABA Lifetime Achievement Award in Education/Research. This year we will will honor outstanding achievements in German American business with the GABA Award of Excellence. We are pround to announce the winner of the GABA Award of Excellence 2014: Sebastiann Thrun, the CEO of Udacity,
a company with the mission to democratize higher education.
Previously, he was a Google Fellow and the founder of Google
X, and a Stanford professor of computer science and electrical
engineering. He led the Stanford team that won the 2005
DARPA Grand Challenge, and at Google he co-developed Google
Streetview and the Google Self-Driving Car. In 2007, Thrun was
elected into the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
For more information on how to become a GABA Member, visit
our website to sign up online or contact
The German-American International School in Menlo Park has still some open spots for the 2013-2014 School Year. GAIS is serving students from
preschool through 8th grade. They offer 2, 3, and 5-day Preschool programs, applicants to the International Middle School can be English-only
speakers as well. Please mark your calendars for their Open Classroom Day on November 11, 2013! Please visit their homepage
or call 650-324-8617 for more information or schedule a private tour.
On October 12th, GASPA is very happy to have Christine Kümmel and her "Theater aus dem Koefferchen" as a guest at our school where she will be
performing her piece "Das habe ich nicht gewollt" for children ages 3-7. www.gaspa-ca.org.
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is pleased to
announce the launch of the firm's
CAFC Blog, a valuable resource for
practitioners seeking to stay up-to-date on the most recent IP
decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit. It is the third blog authored by Kenyon lawyers,
complementing the firm's
IPR Blog (Inter Partes Review)
NY Patent Law Blog.
Media Finance Group
The Media Finance Group
proundly announce the new
and revised website. Please make sure to visit www.mediafinancegroup.com and
follow Media Finance Group on twitter @mfgbernd.
TUViT - the
leading evaluation body for IT Security in Germany, accredited by
BSI, the German Federal Office for Information Security, is now performing security evaluations of IT products and systems for US customers.
For more information please contact Uwe Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WordExpress Corporation -
Multilingual Solutions Worldwide
offers 15% discount on all translation services for GABA members.
For further information please follow the link.
Mountain View Oktoberfest
Mountain View will celebrate Oktoberfest again! This year's Mountain View Oktoberfest is hosted by Stein's Beer Garden and takes place October 5th & 6th, 2013. Dust off your lederhosen and Dirndls and show support to the GISSV String Quartett, which will be performing at the event on Saturday, October 5th from 11:45am-12:45pm! For more information about the event visit "www.mvoktoberfest.com".
14th Annual Oktoberfest Santa Cruz
The Messiah Lutheran Church in Santa Cruz warmly invites members of GABA to attend the 14th Annual Oktoberfest Santa Cruz celebration on Sunday, October 13th from 11:30AM to 2:30 PM. This event is a celebration of
German-Bavarian culture and features authentic, homemade
German food, a wide variety of Munich beers and German
regional wines, live polka band, "The Thirsty Nine" and lots
of children's games and activities including huge
jump house. Come for the event and stay for the weekend! Call the office regarding the "Oktoberfest Santa Cruz-Hotel Paradox
Weekend Getaway Special".
German American Chamber
of Commerce (GACC) Oktoberfest
This year the German American Chamber of
Commerce (GACC) will bring Germany's most famous fest to the
Bay Area. Join them on October 17, 2013 (5:00 - 10:00
PM) at Fort Mason Center, SF for an authentic evening of
delicious German traditional food and Hofbräu beer provided by
Speisekammer. Among others, the rockin' Oktoberfest band
Bayern Maiden will create a lively festive atmosphere!
TICKETS: $50 General Admission, $40 GACC Members, $70 At the
7th Annual Festival of German Films co-presented by
Goethe Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque
Friday, Oct 04 - Monday, Oct 07, 2013
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
American audiences have been
treated to an amazing spectrum of German films over the years.
The past decade has been no exception. Having won two Oscars®
for Best Foreign Language Film and having been nominated six
times in the last ten years is proof that German films are a
force on the international film scene. The Goethe-Institute
Los Angeles is delighted that German Currents:
Festival of German Film will begin with an opening film and
gala on the evening of Friday, October 4th, 2013. Continuing
through Monday, October 7th, German Currents
will present a varied selection of current German cinema; including features,
documentaries, short films, as well as a family/youth film.
Screeners for select films are available for press coverage consideration. Filmmakers are available for phone interviews.
Please contact Sasha Berman at Shotwell Media at SashaBerman@mac.com or 310-450-5571.