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We are pleased to announce that GABA Board has nominated Uwe Wagner as the Chair for GABA's newly established Advisory Council. For over 5 years, Uwe has been an active Industry Group Chair for GABA's software and cyber security groups. The Advisory Council members will provide informed guidance to the GABA Board and can be a tremendous ally in the quest for superior governance serving as an instrument of change.
Uwe is the Principal and Founder at Tiburon Consulting LLC, a San Francisco Bay Area boutique consulting firm, dedicated to coaching the growth and success of European high-tech entrepreneurial ventures and university spin-off's by connecting ideas, technology and people. Besides his work at GABA Uwe is also a Mentor at the German Accelerator and as a Marketing Partner for the SAP Startup Focus.

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

GABA Munich - Christmas Dinner
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30 - 11:00 PM
Café Luitpold,Briennerstrasse 11, 80331 Munich

To get the 2014 Holiday Season off to a running start, AGBC/ GABA Munich are holding our annual Christmas event on Wednesday, 3th December at historic Café Luitpold. Dinner will include an aperitif or alcohol-free drink and Minipasteten, followed by a delicious Christmas dinner which features Maronenkrem soup followed by Hirschrücken (venison) or Kabeljau von der Lofoten (fish). This will then be topped off by the Café Luitpold Chapeau Surprise desert. The cost is Eur 40.00 per person, which is payable in advance. While bottled water is provided in the price, participants are asked to pay for their other drinks and related gratuities separately. . For more information and registration please visit the website.

GABA Stammtisch Alameda - December
Wednesday, Dec 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 seeing you there!

Financial Outlook 2015
Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
German Consulate General, 1960 Jackson Street (at Gough), San Francisco, CA 94109

GABA and the German Consulate present this opportunity to meet leading corporate fund managers from Europe and the U.S. who will share their views of next year's overall financial climate and funding for international technology companies. We will celebrate the close of this year in the beautiful surroundings of the German Consulate in San Francisco. Don't miss this opportunity to share invaluable knowledge, learn key strategies for success, and be a part of a unique networking experience.

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco - December
Wednesday, Dec 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!

Captivate - Featuring German Startups
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Pacific
PARISOMA, 169 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The German Accelerator (GA) in collaboration with the German American Business Association (GABA), the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) and Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) cordially invites to our popular pitching and networking event, Captivate.

Year-End & Holiday Celebration
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Pacific
BSH Experience & Design Center, 17911 Von Karman, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92614

We are excited to invite you to this year's GABA Holiday Party, a very special culinary event you don't want to miss! Space is limited at the exclusive BSH Experience & Design Center, so register today and you will automatically enter our raffle to win a hot air balloon ride overlooking L.A.!

GABA Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, Dec 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 Santa Cruz
Wednesday, Dec 17, 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 meeting you there!

GABA Stammtisch Sacramento
Thursday, Dec 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 andrew.m.woodruff@gmail.com so we can reserve a table for the right number of people. We are looking forward to meeting you there!

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

Partner Events

GMIC SV (Multi-day)
Monday - Wednesday, Dec 01 - Dec 03, 2014
Hilton Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

GMIC SV brings the global mobile ecosystem to Silicon Valley for three days of thought provoking presentations on the industry's hottest topics, exclusive networking opportunities with industry leaders and not to mention, unforgettable parties. GMIC SV has become Silicon Valley's largest mobile conference, drawing thousands of mobile leaders from over 60 countries. For more information and registration please visit sv.thegmic.com/. GABA members receive 20% off passes with promo code: GMICSV-GABA20G.

Truphone: When Policies Collide - How Mobile Policies Collide with International Business Travel
Tuesday Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM Eastern

While international travel is important for success, its associated wireless costs force many companies to restrict smartphone use. This can impact employee productivity and limit communications during emergency situations and travel interruptions. Join travel consultant, Maria Chevalier and mindWireless' Amanda Graham as they discuss their varying perspectives on international wireless.  Register Now for Tomorrows Free 30 Minute Webinar - When Policies Collide - How Mobile Policies Collide with International Business Travel.

11th Annual Global California Conference
Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM - 04:45 PM
Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Special attention at this year's conference will be given to the relationship between China, California and this super region. For years the public and private sectors have built trade and investment bridges between these two great economies. Today those bridges have morphed into "green, innovation superhighways" with a focus on sustainable technologies and services as well as investment, telemedicine, eco-tourism, and eCommerce. For more information and registration please visit the website.

Kinderhaus German International School: German Christmas Market, San Francisco
Saturday, Dec 6, 3:00pm - 10:00pm
St. Matthew’s Church at 16th Street and Dolores

Join Kinderhaus for a traditional German celebration and ring in the holiday season in good cheer and company! Traditional favoirtes such as Bratwurst and Spätzle, German Beer and Glühwein will be served. Come and shop for holiday treats and enjoy music and crafts. There will be pony rides, too! For more information visit and like Kinderhaus on facebook.

The expat woman: Holiday International Mixer
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 06:15 PM - 09:00 PM
NextSpace Coworking, Union Square, 1 Hallidie Plaza (Entrance next to Carls Junior), San Francisco, CA 94102

You are invited to the Holiday International Mixer on Wednesday, December 10. Mingle and make new friends while sipping wine and nibbling on appetizers, hear from fabulous women entrepreneurs on what inspired them to start their companies and "how to get the holiday look," shop for the holidays from featured international women vendors and enjoy a fashion show of fun holiday outfits by Style Lend. Get your tickets and further information now at holidaymixerpopup.eventbrite.com.

Founders Space: Holiday Startup Party: 600+ Founders, VCs, Angels & Techies
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 08:00 PM - 02:00 AM
The Grand, 520, 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Founders Space brings together founders, angels, VCs, advisors & innovators to help startups rock the world. There will be 600+ startup founders, investors and influencers coming! Sign up here and get 25% off, discount code = 25OFF.

Founders Space: December Pitch Day & Mixer @ Founders Space
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 03:00 PM - 06:00 AM
The Grand, 520 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Come and join Founders Space Pitch Day & Mixer. This is the Pitch Event for the December batch of startups. Judging the startups will be top VCs and Angel Investors forming the panel. Have a startup? You're welcome to come and meet the VCs & Angels, socialize and enjoy the food and beverages. Sign up here and get 25% off, discount code = 25OFF.

GISSV: Holiday Market
German Holiday Market, Saturday, Dec 13 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM, City Hall Plaza, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View
The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) proudly presents its 2nd Annual German Holiday Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) on Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Mountain View. The Market transforms Mountain View's City Hall Plaza into a German village, complete with Glühwein, Kinderpunsch, traditional German food, handmade gifts and amusements. The day's attractions include an ice rink, a train and an outdoor stage featuring live performances all day long. If your company is interested in participating in the event, consider purchasing gift vouchers for the Market's activities or your employees! Visit the Market's Facebook page to find out more about this special day.

New and Renewing Members

BASF Venture Capital America, Inc.
FrankfurtRhineMain Corp.
Füssel Law

BioCR Development
E&M Mayock
Solid Health Insurance Services

Individual Members:
Alspach, Loretta
Andrey, Doug
Asay, Susan
Chequer, Petra
Deininger, Kirk
Engelke, Marion
Eschmann, Birgit
Federal, Gaby
Fleischmann, Marc
Funk, Nataly
Gernitis, Tim
Hahner, Linda
Hartshorn, Randy
Holzapfel, Barbara
Klotz, Alexander
Koslowski, Thilo
Kunze, Tobias
Lau, Joyce
Loran, Christopher
Meyer, Scott
Muller, Michael
Nixdorf, Hannah
Miller, Rich
Ralston, John
Rohm, Eberhard
Tietjen, Philipp

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

Interest Groups
IMG_8914 Breaking Borders: Germany meets Hollywood
The international panel of film industry executives including Academy Award nominated producer Lawrence Bender, Schuyler Moore, a mainstay on Hollywood Reporter's "Power Lawyers" list and a Variety Top 25 entertainment lawyer, and Cornelia Hammelmann, Project Director of the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) came together and shared their insights on German production incentives utilized by Hollywood, how German culture and consumer habits affect distribution and marketing, German actors, producers, directors and their roles in Hollywood productions and other topics.
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

Global Upside
GABA Premium Corporate Member Global Upside has opened a new office in the Pacific Northwest to serve current and new clients in the Northwest region. Global Upside clients in the vibrant Seattle market include industry leaders like Zillow and Rhapsody. This is the latest corporate expansion in what has been a very busy year for Global Upside. In June, the company moved to a larger office in San Jose, California and in the summer it opened a new office in Bangalore, India. Global Upside provides accounting, finance, and staffing services to clients in 60 countries worldwide. More information is available at www.globalupside.com

Job Opening

Area Account/Sales-Manager - Mobile (San Jose, CA)
GABA's Coporate Member YES Partners is seeking a Area Account/Sales-Manager for their client, who is one of the largest and technological leading producers of printed circuit boards (PCB) for Mobile Devices, Automotive, Industrial, Medical, Aviation and Advanced Packaging industries. More information please visit GABA's Job Market

Culture Selection

End of Year Concert "100 Years after World War I" Last event in this series
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, 07:00 PM
St John's Episcopal Church, 1661, 15th Street (zwischen Valencia St & Julian Ave), San Francisco

The Goethe-Institut San Francisco invites you to a special night with international holiday songs and compositions by Gustav Mahler ("Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen" and "Rückert Lieder") performed by Kindra Scharich (mezzo-soprano), Kirk Eichelberger (bass) and Simona Snitkovskaya (piano). For 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: membership@gaba-network.org