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Would you like to share your talent and energy with a dedicated team and connect with German community? Do you need to stay in a work enviroment and a source of reference for future employers?
We are seeking motivated, dependable individuals who would like to be part of our mission to foster high-level networking events and encourage German-American business and trade. Come and join the GABA volunteer team. We would love to hear from you, send your resume to [email protected].

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

GABA Stammtisch Alameda - September
Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501

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. For directions, call (510) 522-1300. We are looking forward to see you there!

The Future of Advertising - What's fueling the global mobile RTB growth
Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton Street, 36th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Please join GABA, event sponsors, Smaato and Microsoft, and a group of distinguished panelists for a fun-filled evening with nice hors d'oeuvres, drinks, gorgeous views, and a stimulating panel discussion on what?s fueling the global mobile RTB growth.

GABA Stammtisch SoCal at Sonoma Wine Garden
Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM Pacific
Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Enjoy mingling and networking with friends or colleagues who are interested in fostering the Californian-German connection as we continue our monthly tradition at an exciting locale! For more information regarding this Stammtisch or future ones, please contact Daniela Treptow at [email protected]

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco - September
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery, 1155 Folsom Street (between 7th and 8th), San Francisco, CA 94103

Please join us on every second Wednesday of the 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!

GABA Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022

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!

GABA Stammtisch Sacramento
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Hampton's 608 Sutter St. Folsom, CA 95630

Please join us for GABA's new monthly casual get-together in Folsom. We have a regular group every third Thursday of the month. Hampton's offers an array of beers on tap including German style lagers. Please RSVP to [email protected] so we can reserve a table for the right number of people. We are looking forward to meet you there!

German Accelerator - Captivate
Monday, Sep 22, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Captivate is GA's inaugural pitching and networking event spotlighting our theree German startups that have completed our three month Silicon Valley immersion program. We encourage anyone interested in startups, networking and exploring germany's thriving startup scene to attend.

GABA Stammtisch Santa Cruz
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Come to mingle and network every fourth Wednesday of the month in the very casual environment of our traditional GABA Stammtisch at GABA Santa Cruz Stammtisch! Please come and join us at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz! We are looking forward to meet you there!

Expats: Financial & Immigration Solutions You Need To Know!
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
The City Club, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Join the BABC and GABA to hear from a panel of distinguished experts who will share their experience and insights into financial and immigration solutions.

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

Partner Events

AGBC/GABA Munich Shared Event - Autumn Kick-Off
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Lucky Who, Briennerstrasse 14, 80331 Munich

Let's get rolling into autumn with the AGBC/GABA Kick-Off at Lucky Who, a new Munich restaurant. The get together will start at 06:30 pm and run until around 11:00 pm. The AGBC will cover an opening round of appetizers (mini burgers and fries) for the first 50 attendees so get there early. This is otherwise a pay what you consume event so they ask that you and their guests pay for drinks and other food. As a pure networking event, this is a great opportunity for their members to introduce the AGBC and GABA Munich to their friends, colleagues, business partners and members of other Munich Area groups in a casual atmosphere. Guests and members can meet and discuss the "topics of the day" (and they are increasing daily!), areas of mutual interest, and upcoming AGBC events. Lucky Who provides casual, US-oriented food ? burgers, sliders, salads, etc. Further details will be available in the Events section for the Munich Chapter of the American-German Business Club e.V. (AGBC) at www.agbc.de.

GABA Munich Joins the AGBC at Oktoberfest 2014
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Schottenhamel Festhalle (tent) at the Theresienwiese

Get ready for some great networking and an afternoon of fun at the real Oktoberfest! GABA Munich is invited to join the AGBC, Munich alumni of Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management, and members of the Lions Club Munich Multinational for a joint event at Oktoberfest. The cost is Eur 40 for AGBC Members and Eur 45 for their Guests. This price includes half of a baked chicken and two Maße of Oktoberfest Bier for each attendee. Please reserve and pay as soon as possible ? this is a "first paid, first reserved" event, as in the past. You may reserve up to two seats by sending an E-mail with your mailing address to Larry Schulz [email protected]. To complete your reservation, please make your payment AGBC- Bank Account at the Münchner Bank, Account Nr: IBAN: DE68 7019 0000 0001 0895 95, BIC GENODEF1M01, stating your last name, number of tickets being purchased and "Oktoberfest 2014". (i.e.: J. Doe, 1 Member, 1 Guest, Oktoberfest 2014, EURO 85.00 payment). Your registration is thus considered binding once they have received payment. They are unable to return pre-payments for "no-shows". Further details will be available in the Events section for the Munich Chapter of the American-German Business Club e.V. (AGBC) at www.agbc.de.

Brazil in the 21st Century
Friday, Sep 12, 2014 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Rock Center at Stanford University Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford

BayBrazil annual conference to discuss technology, entrepreneurship and Brazil's role in the global economy For Details & Pre-registration please visit the website.

Founders Space Accelerator
450 Townsend St., San Francisco
GABA partner Founders Space is offering an incredible 4-week program that covers everything you need to know to get your startup funded, from perfecting your pitch to negotiating term sheets. Founder Space is conveiently located in San Francisco, right next to CalTrain. Be sure to mention GABA, and they'll fast-track your application and give you a special discount. Submit your application now at http://www.foundersspace.com/apply/.


New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
Bank Of The West
Montage Services, Inc.
NRW INVEST (North America) LLC
SAP America Inc.
The Brenner Group

German American International School
Hengeler Mueller
Osborne Clarke

Esther's Bakery
Fountain Feller Group Inc.

Individual Members:
Banghard, Simone
Behrouz, Barry
Bernd, Matthias
Bittlingmayer, Adam Mathias
Boehm, Michael
Brinker, Achim
Bruch, Reinhard
Bruncks, Jorg
Brunner, Stefan
Butterworth, Margreth
Chang, Gary
Effertz, Nils
Eikenberg, Sean Rene
Engelke, Michael
Gerdemann, Dieter
Glowka, Janusz
Guentner, Rainald
Hansen, Olof
Hausmann, Volker
Jakob, Katrin
Kane, Dennis
Kelly, Mark
Kratzer, Gerhard
Kuehne, Thomas
McCormick Simone
Meier, Jutta Juliane
Nielsen, Niels
Oberhofer, Johannes
Plattner, Elisabeth
Peters, Kathrin
Postel, Olivier
Rohde, Joerg
Sagafi, Mark
Sarto, Lou
Schlafke, Angela
Seeliger, Oliver
Sethi, Kuldip
Stoyanovski, Lily
Stuetzer, Wolfgang
Thomson, Rebecca
Van Hamersveld, Robert
von Neumann-Cosel, Kilian
Walia, Pree
Walterspiel MD, Juan N.
Willuhn, Wolfram

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

Inside GABA
IMG_2383 GABA Sommerfest and Newcomers Fair 2014
GABA's Sommerfest and first "Newcomers Fair" was well received by the German Community. We welcomed Newcomers and connected them with federal, local provers of information, products and services. Friends and families spent a wonderful afternoon and enjoyed German specialities, barbecue and a cold beer.
For more information on how to become a GABA Member, visit our website to sign up online or contact [email protected]


Interest Groups
DSC_0158 The Second Coming of the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things, a vision (some of it already real) where almost every man-made object, can send and receive data, as well as process commands. Our highly distinguished experts discussed in a well attended panel the hottest trend of the year and separated the real from the hype. A range of topics like: What are the key use cases that will make IoT a must have platform in the home, car, office, and other commercial environments and which of these will see full-scale deployment first? -- What are the remaining technical challenges before IoT can be widely deployed? and many other key points were the purpose of the event. Our guests enjoined as well our invited IoT startups with their application demonstrations during the first hour of the event.
GABA's Interest Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each interest group:

Automotive IG
Clean Technology IG
Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
Human Resources IG
Innovation IG
International IG
Life Sciences / Healthcare IG
Media & Entertainment IG
Software IG
Wireless / Mobile IG
Women in Business
Young Professionals IG

Member News

FeldbergPacific Law Group
Achim W. Hoelzle, Esq. of the law firm FeldbergPacific Law Group in San Francisco advised cloudControl, Inc., the US subsidiary of the Berlin, Germany headquartered PaaS pioneer cloudControl GmbH, with the acquisition of the dotCloud PaaS business from Docker, Inc. the company behind the eponymous open source container platform. For more information please visit their website. For other questions on how FeldbergPacific can help your tech business please contact Achim Hoelzle at 415-398-5555 or go to www.feldbergpacific.com.

Now that summer camp is over, the German-American School of Palo Alto is gearing up for Saturday school. Spaces are still available and registration is also open for the 2014/2015 school year. All program details can be found on their website www.gaspa-ca.org.

Global Upside Inc.
Global Upside continues to expand. The provider of finance, accounting, and HR services, in-sourced and outsourced, has opened a third office in India this time in Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore) to service Dell India, one of its large clients. Global Upside also continues to expand its relationships with smaller companies, having partnered with Acceleprise SF, a new San Francisco incubator focused on mentoring small SaaS startups www.globalupside.com.

Hessen Trade & Invest
Hessen has a remarkable track record when it comes to leading the way in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector. Darmstadt was ranked 7th in a study European ICT Poles of Excellence (April 2014) by the European Commission. 34 European ICT locations were considered out of 1,300 European regions across 12 countries. Germany, not surprisingly, is in the forefront with 12 locations out of the 34 considered (UK trails with 7). Click here for the entire news.

Meridian Finance Group
GABA member Meridian Finance Group has been recognized with the President's "E" Award for making significant contributions to US exports and international trade. The "E" Award was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to acknowledge companies that strengthen the US economy and create jobs by increasing exports. For further information please visit the website.

Osborne Clarke
Osborne Clarke, a European law firm with a team of EU qualified lawyers based in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, were welcoming Tim Maiorino to its California team in August 2014. Tim is based in Osborne Clarke's Cologne, Germany office and will spend the remainder of 2014 in the firm's two California offices. While on the West Coast, Tim will be working with fast-growing technology companies expanding into Germany and across Europe. Tim has extensive experience advising software companies, online providers, game developers and publishers in the German market. As well Osborne Clarke is proud to announce their growth and changes over recent months. Fore full details please take a look at their updated privacy policy.

Prosystem AG
Prosystem would like to announce their 2-Day-Seminar Risk-Management & Usability Engineering for Medical Devices Clinical Evaluation and Clinical Investigation and Risk-Management & Usability Engineering for Medical Devices EN ISO 14971:2012 & IEC 62366-1:2014 on October 1st and 2nd 2014. For further details please visit their website.

Smaato Inc.
Smaato has reached a major milestone with the release of the first ever Dynamic Demand mobile ad server: Smaato Publisher Platform (SPP). SPP is a brand new SaaS platform adserver, built with a single purpose: give publishers full control over the monetization of their inventory. Find out more about SPP's unique features at http://smaa.to/1zEomkw.

Job Opening
Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development, LLC
The Bavarian U.S. Office for Economic Development is looking for talented and highly motivated individuals for a temporary/internship position at their San Francisco office as early as possible. US work permit is required for this position. For further details please click here.

Culture Selection

Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM (PDT)
Salle Pianos, 1632 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

LIEDER ALIVE is deeply honored to present the renowned countertenor Brian Asawa, in collaboration with pianist Kevin Korth at the Gala Opening Celebration of the 2014/15 Liederabend Series on September 7th, performing a program entitled "Im Abendrot: Songs of Schubert and Strauss". Other of Schubert's masterpieces on this Gala program include Litanei, Rastlose Liebe and Nacht und Träume amongst others. Schubert's Im Abendrot may be one of the more famous "sunset songs", but he was by no means the only composer to see in the twilight a reminder of the fragility of all beauty and of our own mortality. Richard Strauss - whose Im Abendrot closes the program - based his version on a text of the same name by Joseph von Eichendorff. Here the metaphorical nature of the dying sun is unequivocal. Seating is limited - advance ticket purchase is highly recommended! Premium reserved seating is available in advance for $75; general admission is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For more information and tickets purchasing please click here! Please come and join a magnificent Gala Opening Celebration for 2014/15 series.

Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM (PDT)
Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center,
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View

The German-American International School (GAIS) and the German Consulate in San Francisco invite you to a very special afternoon of music and celebration featuring Vocaldente, Germany's most popular and successful a cappella group. No epcoch of 'modern' music is safe from the talents of Vocaldente, from swing, to rock-and-roll, to pop and all the way to the current charts. Vocaldente will perform from approximately 4-5pm with a reception immediately to follow. The venue seats only 200 people. Tickets are $10 per person and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. So, please hurry and secure your seats today. For tickets and more information click here.
For further information contact:

German American Business Association
Phone: +1 (650) 386-5015, Fax : +1 (415) 276-2375
http://www.gaba-network.org, Email: [email protected]