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March 2015

We are honored to welcome Konstantin Guericke, Co-Founder of LinkedIn, to join the GABA Advisory Board.
As Vice President of Marketing at LinkedIn, he led marketing activities from launch to first six million members and profitability. Currently Konstantin serves as a Venture Partner of the Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH & Co. KG since April 2, 2014. Other executive roles included Director at Doximity and CEO at Jaxtr, Inc.and many more.
We are thrilled to include another prominent representatives of the German business community to the high-profile GABA Advisory Board.
Caroline Raynaud
Executive Director
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SAP WilmerHale
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GABA Events

GABA Stammtisch Alameda - March
Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 7:00 - 9:00 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 seeing you there.

European Networking
Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Timothy Oulton at HD Buttercup, 290 Townsend Street, San Francisco
Come and mingle with entrepreneurs, VC's and a range of professionals involved in cross-border business in a very relaxed and European atmosphere! These events regularly attract more than 150 international business professionals and due to its popularity is reserved exclusively for members of the partnering organizations. Only one guest per member. Don't miss this chance to mingle with business professionals from diverse European countries! Get your ticket soon since this event may sell out.

SoCal Stammtisch March at The Penthouse / Hotel Shangri-La
Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 7:00 - 10:00 PM
The Penthouse / Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica
We are excited to invite you to GABA's monthly Stammtisch. Enjoy mingling and networking with friends or colleagues who are interested in fostering the Californian-German connection. We look forward to seeing you there.

Connected Cars - Technologies and Trends
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 6:00 - 8:30 PM
SAP Cafe 1, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto
Join our panel of distinguished experts who will share their experience and insights into the new technologies and trends in the automotive industry. Join us, in welcoming Audi's connected car "Jack" and other connected car industry experts at this event highlighting the history, current applications, and opportunities in the emerging connected car/OEM space.

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco - March
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 07:00 - 10:00 PM
Schmidt's, 2400 Folsom Street (at 20th Street), San Francisco
The GABA San Francisco Stammtisch has a new location! Starting in January, we will now meet every second Wednesday of the month at Schmidt's on 2400 Folsom Street in San Francisco. We look forward to seeing newcomers and regulars. No RSVP needed. Willkommen.

The Royal Jungle Munich Startup Festival 2015
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 09:30 AM - 09:30 PM
Residential Palace, Residenzstrasse 1, Munich, Germany
GABA Munich teams up with the The Royal Jungle Munich Startup Festival to bring an unique opportunity to startups, investors and entrepreneurs. More than 60 premiere speakers enrich the festival with their advanced expertise and promising startup entrepreneurs will be matched with leading investors. Select startups will be pitching in a boxing ring to win The Royal Jungle's startup competition. Join GABA Munich for a kick-off event designed to bring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business angels, accelerators,  and many other inspiring people together to do business and pursue new ventures.

GABA Stammtisch Santa Cruz
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
GABA Santa Cruz Stammtisch, every third Wednesday of the month!  Come to mingle and network in the very casual environment of our traditional GABA Stammtisch. Find us in the cozy garden to the back of The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. We are looking forward to meeting you there.

Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Cafe, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos
Join us for our monthly casual Stammtisch get together at Esther's German Bakery! 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. No RSVP needed. Willkommen.

Entrepreneurship 3.0 - The 3rd Wave of the Industrial Revolution
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Pacific
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Four Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
Join GABA, the San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce for a Discussion and Reception with Bejamin Rohe, Managing Director of the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center for a Discussion about Entrepreneurship. Don't miss this unique networking experience.

Captivate - Featuring German Startups
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
WilmerHale Palo Alto, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
The German American Business Association (GABA) in collaboration with the German Accelerator (GA), the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) and Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) cordially invites you to our pitching and networking event, Captivate.

Partner Events

Square: 2015 Ladies Who Launch Celebrating women entrepreneurs
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:45 - 8:00 PM
Square, Inc., 1455 Market Street, San Francisco
On International Women's Day, the world will celebrate the accomplishments of inspiring women around the globe. Please join the San Francisco International Women Entrepreneurs Forum at Square for an evening of inspiring speakers and the chance to connect with other great women.

Wearable Technology West: Adoption and Monetization Summit
Tuesday, April 21-22, 2015
Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post Street, San Francisco
Wearable Technology for both enterprise and consumer applications promises to be the game changer in the world of emerging technologies. Annual "Wearable Technology Monetization Summit" is designed to show the viable paths to mainstream commercial success in both the enterprise and consumer markets.
To register today, visit Use discount code SPON200 to receive $200 off the current rate.

Discover Tarmac: the new landing pad program to successfully land in Silicon Valley
Tarmac is a 3-months program designed especially for international entrepreneurs looking to launch in San Francisco. It is an all-included toolbox providing access to legal immigration advices, housing and co-working opportunities. Tarmac team is 100% dedicated to guide each startup member through the legal, logistical, and cultural roadblocks of the moving process to make sure that they can focus entirely on their business development in the Bay Area.
Do you want to spend 3 months in SF? Learn more and apply on and follow Tarmac

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
Deutsche Bank

Detecon, Inc.
Sixt Rent a Car, LLC

CarMedialab Corp.

Individual Members:
Amani, Nazanin
Batista, Andrea
Bienert, Joerg
Birkhofer, Timon
Borsutzki, Claudia
Fries, Ludwig
Geier, Joerg
Kuehr, Steffen
Lintzen, Johannes
Martini, Sylvia
Mihaescu, Ph. D., P. E., Edda
Planert, Kim
Reisch, Rosemarie
Siegel, Kristin
Schopf, Cornelius
Segurado, Oscar
Stoebel, Bernd
Weyers-Lucci, Dorote
Brewer, Wes
Zornes, Elisabeth

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

Interest Groups

Rebooting Europe's High-Tech Industry
Rebooting Europe's High-Tech Industry
As research from A.T. Kearney over the past few years has demonstrated, Europe's high-tech industry is declining. Nonetheless, Europe has its brightest spots in business-to-business (B2B) and in some smaller sectors. Companies, often "Hidden Champions", have carved out niches and fight hard to sustain them. However, they often lack resources and scale to expand their scope and become top-100 high-tech firms. Our panel distinguished experts engaged in a vivid discussion about the future of Europe's High-Tech Industry and in particular, what the European Community at Silicon Valley can do to bolster its development.
GABA's Interest Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each interest group:

Automotive IG
Clean Technology IG
Cyber Security 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

Silicon Valley Corporate Relocation (SVCRelo)
Relocation can be a complicated and challenging process. Lisa Carmel, co-founder of Silicon Valley Corporate Relocation (SVCRelo) has published On The Move, an article packed with tips to help with your upcoming move which will help you to take steps to avoid a traumatic relocation. Would you like additional help with your relocation to the Bay Area? Visit to learn about our high-quality customized relocation services.

Job Openings

VW: HR Generalist at the ERL
VW ERL is looking for a HR Generalist with 3-5 years of Human Resources Experience who will be responsible for supporting high impact HR strategies to support a high performing culture. The HR Consultant provides services that include: staffing, employee orientation, recruitment, Global Assignment and Immigration support, pay administration, training, employee relations as well as policy administration and implementation of key human resources initiatives that support the needs of the business. For more information, please visit GABA Job Market.

For more information, please visit our job board.

Culture Selection

"Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam" - Exhibition 
Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb 26, 2015, 06:30 PM
Exhibition: Friday, Feb 27 - Friday, Apr 17, 2015
Goethe-Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 English, Free admission

The exhibition "Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam" by Annemie Wolff is a common project of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation in partnership with the Goethe-Institut San Francisco and the Stichting Wolff Foundation, located in Amsterdam. For more information, please visit the website
For further information contact:

German American Business Association
Phone: +1 (650) 386-5015, Fax : +1 (415) 276-2375