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June 2017

Summer is almost here - which means it is time for our popular annual Sommerfest!  The GABA Sommerfest will take place on Sunday, June 4th at Cuesta Park in Mountain View.  Bring your family and enjoy a fun afternoon with us.  We will serve cold beer & delicious BBQ.  We are looking forward to seeing you!


Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

Main Supporters:
SAP WilmerHale



Main Events

San Francisco Newcomer Mixer
Thursday, June 1, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
OFX, 49 Stevenson Street, 13th Floor, San Francisco

This event is for newcomers and current members alike. Please come mingle, exchange experiences and talk to our industry experts. Don't miss this unique networking experience and the opportunity to share and gain knowledge from local experts.

GABA Sommerfest 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View

It?s time for our ever popular GABA Sommerfest!  Bring your partner / family or come by yourself and make new friends in the German American business community!  Enjoy a cold beer and some delicious BBQ in great company.

The Rise of the Angel Investor
Thursday, June 15, 2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
BootUp Ventures, 68 Willow Road, Menlo Park

Join GABA for an inside look into why funding by Angel Investors surpass Venture Capital investments. Startup entrepreneurs are invited to demonstrate their products during the first hour of our event. Contact to apply for a free demo table.

GABA Rising Star 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Early Bird until June 15th, 2017
Thomas Fogarty Winery, 19501 Skyline Blvd, Portola Valley

Due to the overwhelming success and growing popularity of the Startup Award we decided to dedicate a new signature event to honor successful and innovative German-American startups.  Our mission is to bring together the German-American startup community, top entrepreneurs, decision makers, investors and startup founders under one roof.
NoCal Stammtisch Meetings
Come mingle and network in the casual environment of the GABA supported Stammtisch meetings, no registration needed, feel free to attend. 

San Francisco Stammtisch 
Monday, June 5, 2017 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

Alameda Stammtisch 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, June 8, 2017 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

Sacramento Stammtisch
Thursday, June 15, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Please register here


GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Stammtisch LA at Wurstkuche Venice
Thursday, June 1, 2017 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wurstkuche Venice, 625 Venice, Los Angeles

For this months business mixer we are returning to one of our favorite German spots in the city - Wurstkuche Venice.  Come and network, enjoy good conversations and try Wurstkuche's German specialties. Wurstkuche is kindly offering all guests a complimentary glass of beer to start off the evening.

SoCal Stammtisch OC Emerging Professional Mixer
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 05:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Del Frisco's Grille, 772 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine

GABA is joining the Greater Irvine Chamber Emerging Professionals and the Women in International Trade OC for an evening of after-work networking while sampling cuisine from one of Orange County's premier restaurants.  GABA attendees register for free!

Propelling your Business through Social Media
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 07:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kigala Preschool, 2705 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica

Our "Women in Business" networking group relaunches under new leadership of Co-Chairs, Barbara Kempen and Elke Miller, two long-time and successful enterpreneurs.  A great opportunity to Network with women entrepreneurs and learn the newest insights into social media.

SoCal Stammtisch San Diego at Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla

We welcome you to another wonderful GABA Stammtisch for fun networking.  Come relax on Bella Vista's ocean view terrace and sink into their lounge furniture while enjoying great craft beers and COMPLIMENTARY appetizers at the beginning of the mixer!

Partner Events

TU-Automotive Detroit
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 09:00 AM - Thursday, June 8, 5:00 PM
The Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, Michigan

With 150 speakers, a 200,000 sq ft exhibition and 3000 attendees, TU-Automotive Detroit is the world's biggest conference & expo for connected & autonomous cars. Come to TU-Automotive Detroit 2017 to see, hear and meet the brightest & best in our industry. Download the brochure now to find out more.  Register here.

Fin Tech Coorporation Summit FrankfurtRheinMain meets San Francisco
Thursday, June 22, 2017 04:00 PM - 8:00 PM
German Consulate General, 1960 Jackson Street, San Francisco

This Fintech Collaboration Summit is an excellent stage for engaging in business opportunities, innovation and entrepreneurship between the two world-class FinTech powerhouses.  Register here.

IoT & Cybersecurity Breakfast - FrankfurtRheinMain meets San Francisco
Friday, June 23, 2017 09:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Palo Alto, TBD

During this breakfast event, experts from both powerhouses, FrankfurtRheinMain and Silicon Valley, will be outlining respective IoT and Cybersecurity successes, opportunities, challenges and best practices.  Register here.

Intersolar North America
Monday, July 10, 09:00 AM - Thursday, July 13, 5:00 PM
InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco

North America's most attended solar event and premier networking platform. The event's exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.  GABA members will receive free exhibition tickets with promo code 17102D2C676674 and a 10 % discount for conference tickets with promo code 1710247DBB29BD.  Register here.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH
Optegra GmbH & Co. KG

Open Domain, Inc.
Tiburon Consulting LLC

Individual Members:
Uwe Bald
David Chaudron
Randhir Dindoyal
James Gallagher
Kate Kelly
Chris Langdon
Mario Eric Moss
Andreas Rubin-Schwarz
Klaus Streubel
Petra Tang
Edith Uhrynska
Ali Uyanik
William Walker
Jens Weitzel
Olaf Zoellner

Interest Groups

Welcome to Silicon Valley: How Corporates Are Plugging In

Our Software Industry Group held the event "Enterprise Software - On the Brink?" April 26 at SAP in Palo Alto.  The panel consisting of some of the most seasoned observers of the industry discussed enterprise software and where it is going in the coming years.

GABA's Interest Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each interest:

Automotive IG
Clean Technology IG
Cyber Security IG
Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
Human Resources IG
Industry 4.0
Innovation IG
International IG
Life Sciences / Healthcare IG
Media & Entertainment IG
Newcomers IG
Software IG
Wireless / Mobile IG
Women in Business 
Young Professionals IG

Member News

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Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Franciscto
Father's Day Brunch on Sunday, June 18, 2017, Seatings from 10am-1pm, view menu here.  Also: our popular summer movie series comes back for the 7th year in a row!  Join us for complimentary wine tasting and movie screening every Tuesday evening from June 6 to August 29, 2017.  Click here for details.

Culture Selection

Goethe institut SF: Reading and Discussion WIth The German Writer Cornelia Funke
June 3, 2017, 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM and June 4, 2017, 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
San Francisco Chronicle Stage In The Park, Civic Center Park, 2151 MLK Jr. Way & Allston, Berkeley
Goethe Institute SF Auditorium, 530 Bush Street, Suite 204, San Francisco

The Goethe-Institut San Francisco invited German writer Cornelia Funke to join the Bay Area Book Festival. The author of the children's and youth books "Inkheart", "The Wild Chicks" and "The Thief Lord" will participate in discussions on June 3 and 4 and read from her books..  More info here.
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