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We would like to welcome the new German Consul General in San Francisco, Stefan Schlueter.
In the past, GABA has cooperated closely with the German Consulate on many mutually beneficial occassions. We are grateful for the continuous support of the German Consultate and are looking forward to our thriving partnership.

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

GABA Stammtisch Alameda - October
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Speisekammer, 2424 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. For directions, call (510) 522-1300. We are looking forward to see you there!

SF International Women Entrepreneurs Forum
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
K&L Gates, 4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200, San Francisco

The SF International Women Entrepreneur Forum has put together an outstanding panel of advisors, entrepreneurs and investors to share their insights on how to achieve success. The forum will cover how identifying the best funding option for your company, how targeting VCs and Angels, how to successfully work your network and more. Please register here!

German American Heritage Day 2014 - Tradition meets High-Tech
Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Alpine Village, 833 West Torrance Blvd., Torrance

GABA and the German industry are proud to support this year's German Heritage Day of the German American League and its member organizations. For more information regarding this event, please contact Kathrin Hager, Event Manager, Southern California at

Europe: Player or Loser
Monday, Oct. 06, 2014 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, San Francisco

Dr. Hans-Gert Poettering will look back on meetings with representatives from politics, culture and society and describe how decisions concerning important political events were made within the European Union.

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco - October
Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 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 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, Oct 15, 2014 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 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!

The Startup of You: Effective Tips & Tools to Enhance Your Online Brand
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
LinkedIn, 2029 Stierlin Court, Moutain View

GABA and the BABC present this opportunity to learn from experts the inside tips on how to enhance your online brand and expand the reach of your network to position yourself to be successful.

GABA Stammtisch Sacramento
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Hampton's 608 Sutter St. 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. Hampton's offers an array of beers on tap including German style lagers. Please RSVP to andrew.m.woodruff@gmail.com so we can reserve a table for the right number of people. We are looking forward to meet you there!

Startup Insights and Networking
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Runway, 1355 Market Street, 4th floor, San Francisco

Please join the Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development and GABA for a stimulating panel discussion and networking in the German-American startup community. Spaces are very limited, please get your ticket early!

GABA Stammtisch Santa Cruz
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The 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 GABA Santa Cruz Stammtisch! Please come and join us at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz! We are looking forward to meet you there!

Education On Mobile Devices:  The Impact Of Mobile Devices In Childrens Education and Around The Globe
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Plug and Play tech Center, 440 N Wolfe Ave, Sunnyvale

Join our panel of distinguished experts who will share their experience and insights on the impact of mobile devices in children's education and entertainment around the globe

GABA Stammtisch SoCal - October
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rooftop at Luxe Hotel Beverly Hills
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 d.treptow@gaba-network.org

The Hydrogen Economy: What Is Its Future In California and What Are The Potential New Business Opportunities?
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bay Area Council Economic Institute, 353 Sacramento Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco

Join our panel of distinguished experts who will share their experience and insights into the future of the hydrogen economy.

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

Partner Events

Executive Compensation: Insights from the 2014 CompStudy Survey of Venture-Backed Companies
Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014 Technology: 12 - 1:30 PM, Life Sciences: 2 - 3:30 PM (PDT)
Join WilmerHale as a distinguished panel of representatives from WilmerHale, EY, ParSquare Executive Search and Harvard Business School reviews the results of teh global 2014 CompStudy survey and discusses key takeaways for technology and life sciences companies in two seperate webinar sessions. your company planning on doing business in Germany? If so, you will need to know the latest legal, political, and regulatory issues affecting your business and employees in Europe's largest national economy.

Doing Business in Germany
Thursday, Oct 09t, 2014 09 AM - 10:15 AM (PDT)

Is your company planning on doing business in Germany? If so, you will need to know the latest legal, political, and regulatory issues affecting your business and employees in Europe's largest national economy. In this complimentary webinar, a panel of K&L Gates' German partners will address a range of legal issues to give you a comprehensive grasp on the business operating environment in Germany. Click here to register.

Partner Event: Solar Power International
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 09:00 AM - Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 05:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Join us for the solar industry's most powerful event and take advantage of GABA's special discounts for SPI! Solar Power International is powered by industry leaders Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). Unlike other solar conferences, all proceeds from SPI support the expansion of the solar industry through SEIA and SEPA's year-round research and education activities, and SEIA's advocacy efforts. Explore ways to participate and engage with more than 15,000 professionals in solar energy and related fields for four days of action-packed educational opportunities, general sessions and special events, and a bustling Expo floor. This is the best chance of the year to connect with colleagues and industry leaders and take your business to the next level. And you can be there for all of the action at a discounted rate! Take advantage of GABA's registration discount code GABACA that will allow you to attend the event at a 15% discount. For more information and to register, please visit the website.

Fireside Chat with Ben Ling
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Detailed information will be posted soon!

The Open Mobile Summit, San Francisco
November 10-11, 2014
Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St, San Francisco

Join ESPN, Shazam and HTC to Create Unique Consumer Experiences with Mobile and save $300 with GABAs partnership! The Open Mobile Summit San Francisco is an annual event, held on November 10-11th with the core purpose of bringing leading b2c companies together to share strategy on how to utilise mobile technology to provide your customers with an experience that goes beyond the expected. At the 2 day event, 600 hundred senior mobile experts will gather to hear over 70 industry leaders will debate innovations in mobile to understand how businesses can deliver the next level of mobile experience to their consumers in today's digital society. As a GABA member you can save $300 on ticket prices. Just use the code '2566GABA' when you book at https://secure.openmobilemedia.com/san-francisco/register.php (book before October 17th to get full $300).

GMIC Silicon Valley - Bringing Global to Mobile
December. 1-3, 2014
Hilton Union Square

Connect with over 10,000 mobile leaders from around the globe at the Global Mobile Internet Conference Silicon Valley 2014 (GMIC SV) happening Dec. 1-3. GMIC SV is the largest mobile conference in Silicon Valley bringing together the global mobile internet ecosystem for 3 days of thought provoking presentations and exclusive networking opportunities with industry leaders. Apply before Oct. 8 for GMIC SV's G-Startup competition and gain international media exposure for your startup and connect with the investor community. Register today for GMIC SV at: sv.thegmic.com

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
FeldbergPacific Law Group

Eagle Strategies LLC
German American School of Palo Alto (Saturday School)
Merk Investments LLC
Mtrix GmbH
Philipp Weitz Phtotography

Individual Members:
Engola, Rebecca
Glock, Jana
Hoffmann, Daniel
Knierim, Kurt
Kohler, Andrea
Lange, Gabriele
Sass, Gabriele
Schoenherr, Holger
Schulz, Ulrich
Stelzner, Matthias

For more information on how to become a GABA Member, contact membership@gaba-network.org, or visit our website to sign up online.

Inside GABA

FC Bayern Munich Fanclub in San Francisco
We have initiated a cooperation between GABA and the official FC Bayern Fanclub in the Bay Area "Mia San Francisco". The Fanclub invites everyone (also supporters of other team) for the upcoming games in the next couple of weeks. Champions league games will be typically watched at the new Schroeders in the financial district in SF and at the Tied House in Mountain View (kick-off 11:45 AM either Tuesday or Wednesday). Bundesliga & Weekend games will all be watched at Danny Coyle's at 668 Haight Street in Lower Haight (SF). The early games will be tape recorded and shown at 10AM. The highlight games on Saturday at 9:30AM will be shown live.
The next one is on November 1st vs. Borussia Dortmund (all Dortmund and other fans are very welcome to join!). All information can be found online at

For more information on how to become a GABA Member, visit our website to sign up online or contact info@gaba-network.org.
Interest Groups
IMG_8914 The Future of Advertising - What's fueling the global mobile RTB growth
Personal Device Assistants are todays imagination of the general public. The smartphone and tablet market has grown like a wild fire. With a huge proliferation of smartphone and tablet devices, came the applications for these devices, which now exceed 1 million for iOS and Android combined. Since more than 90% of apps are free, the app developers needed a way to monetize their apps, a need that was filled by mobile ad exchanges and SSPs. Real Time Bidding (RTB) which auctions impressions in real-time to the highest paying advertiser had already become the norm for desktop display advertising and was adopted quickly for mobile advertising, too. RTB is now growing at an astronomical pace in mobile advertising. A group of distinguished panelists were highlighted in a stimulating panel discussion the future of advertising and what's fueling the global mobile RTB growth.
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

Truphone just announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus to its customers in the US as part of new service agreements, beginning on Friday. Truphone is the world's first global mobile network. Our unique infrastructure offers a seamless and consistent mobile experience, specifically built for global business. Truphone's innovative mobile technology will increase your productivity, lower your costs and bring Germany closer to you, all on a single SIM and single phone.

Tiburon Consulting has been named SAP Marketing Partner. SAP Startup Focus is a global program helping Big Data, real-time and predictive analytics startups develop applications on SAP HANA and accelerate market traction. We give your HANA startup a jumpstart.

Global Upside
Global Upside Global Upside sponsored the Israel Technology Showcase in Palo Alto on Sept. 16th at the Freidenrich Community Center. It was an opportunity for several up and coming Israeli startups to introduce themselves to an audience of VCs, Silicon Valley executives, and others. The startups included companies involved in big data, programmatic advertising, and cloud software. There were also panel discussions with local professionals discussing how Israeli companies can best leverage the resources and capabilities of the Silicon Valley community. It was a valuable event for all parties. Also in September, Global Upside held an Open House party to welcome clients, partners and friends to its new San Jose offices. The party featured copious amounts of food and drink served under a marquee tent behind the office building. Photos can be seen here. Please join us for our next event!

Job Opening

CEO & Co-Founder - Digital Advertising/Adtech (Palo Alto, CA)
YES Partners is seeking a CEO & Co-Founder - Digital Advertising/Adtech for their client, a PaaS-based startup located in Palo Alto positioned to revolutionize the current direct mail market by providing consumers with a single electronic source for coupons and discount offers on an electronic media delivered directly to their doorstep. Their proprietary technologies employ online tracking as well as offline tracking that will provide advertisers with delivery as well as post-delivery tracking information. For additional information, please contact: rose@yespartners.com. Click here for detailed information!

GAIS is currently seeking a dynamic and self-motivated development professional to join our team as we launch the next phase of our strategic vision to be Silicon Valley's premier international school. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Development Manager will lead the planning and implementation of a comprehensive program to secure significant financial resources to support GAIS's strategic plan. This position is a unique opportunity to join an international team and provide your expertise and enthusiasm to help shape the future of a growing school community. Part-time with possibility of expansion to full-time. Please email your cover letter and resume to Alyssa Byrkit: alyssa@byrkit.org. No phone calls, please. For further information click here.

The German-American School of Palo Alto (GASPA), a Saturday School, is looking for new teachers fully fluent in German or native speakers for all age groups (from Pre-School through High School) for the coming school year 2014/2015. Our new school year begins on Saturday, September 6th, 2014. Please submit resume and summary of interests and qualifications to doe@gaspa-ca.org. Responses written in German are requested. Please click here for more information.

Culture Selection

German Currents Film Festival Los Angeles
Thursday, Oct 09, 2014 - Sunday, Oct 12, 2014
Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

The eighths edition of the annual German Film Festival will bring a selection of the best movies of 2014 from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Hollywood, including the Official German Oscar Entry "Beloved Sisters" and the Official Austrian Oscar Entry and winner of eight German movie awards, "The Dark Valley". The film festival will kick-off with an opening night reception and red carpet with filmmakers, actors and producers on Thursday, Oct 9. Part of this years festival is also the opening of the multimedia exhibit "The Other Worlds of Werner Herzog". For more information and tickets visit: www.goethe.de/germancurrents. For more film schedule click here. We can't wait to see you there!

Men's Foil World Cup in San Francisco
October 17 - 19, 2014
Kezar Pavilion, 755 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, California

For the first time ever, San Francisco is hosting a Fencing World Cup in San Francisco with over 150 Men's Foil fencers and 30+ countries participating, including the top 25 Olympians and world champions from Germany, Canada, Russia, Korea, China, France, Italy, Great Britain and many more. The event is organized by the City of San Francisco, BASOC, the International Fencing Federation and the USFA. Please see this link for more details on the event: http://www.mensfoilworldcup.org/.
For further information contact:

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