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July/August 2017

GABA's Rising Stars will honor three successful and innovative German-American startups this year.  Come and celebrate German-American startup spirit in one of California's great wineries. Take a shuttle from and back to San Francisco or carpool with friends to beautiful Thomas Fogarty Winery. Meet an expert sommelier and enjoy special deals on wine purchases.


Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

Main Supporters:
SAP WilmerHale



Main Events

Young Professional Summer Mixer
Thursday, July 20, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
WilmerHale Palo Alto, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

This event is hosted by the Young Professional Groups of GABA, FACC, BABC and other European organizations, and is supposed to provide young workers a chance to meet and talk about their careers, give tips on starting out in the Bay area and help answer each other's questions. 

GABA Rising Star 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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. 

Alameda Stammtisch 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, July 6 2017 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, August 10 2017 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

San Francisco Stammtisch 
Monday, July 10, 2017 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Monday, August 7, 2017 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Please register here

Sacramento Stammtisch
Thursday, July 20, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday, August 17, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento


GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Stammtisch LA at Culver Hotel
Thursday, July 6, 2017 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Velvet Lounge, 9400 Culver Boulevard, Culver City

Join us for this month's Stammtisch in the Velvet Lounge of the historic Culver Hotel. Reconnect with old friends and network while enjoying the Culver Hotel's signature cocktails.

SoCal Stammtisch San Diego at Amplified Ale Works
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Amplified Ale Works, 4150 Mission Blvd #208, San Diego

Join GABA for our monthly Stammtisch at Amplified Ale Works, a cool oceanfront craft brewpub with a soothing Pacific Ocean view. Watch the sunset and enjoy complimentary appetizers, while meeting and connecting.

International Summer Business Mixer and Showcase & Stammtisch OC
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 06:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Strawberry Farms Golf Club, 11 Strawberry Farm Road, Irvine

Join GABA as we meet with international friends to enjoy a beautiful Southern CA evening at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club!  Sample fine foods from local participating restaurants, while live music by Scott Williams and a "No Host" bar will complete the atmosphere! 

Partner Events

EES North America - The International Exhibition for Batteries and Energy Storage Systems
July 10 - 12, 2017 
InternContinental Hotel San Francisco, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco

The ees exhibitions and accompanying conferences are devoted to storage solutions for renewable energy, from domestic and commercial applications to large-scale storage systems for stabilizing the grids. The spotlight is also shined on topics like energy management, electric transportation and uninterruptible power supply (UPS).  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:
Vidlet, Inc.

BASF Venture Capital America, Inc.

KiGaLa Preschool
Ludwig's German Table

Individual Members:
Sandra Becker
Tim Bussiek
Holger Claus
Jordan Cox
Ludwig Fries
Elizabeth Fullerton
Ken Garland
Tilmann Gruber
Elizabeth Hessami
Astrid Kraft
Michael Newman
Jo Peters
Petra Russell
Hajo Schiewe
Joshua Schneeloch
Larry Schulz
Peter Wagner
Juan N. Walterspiel, MD, FAAP
Bodo Wemmie

Interest Groups

Welcome to Silicon Valley: How Corporates Are Plugging In

GABA's Innovation Group hosted "The Rise of the Angel Investor" at BootUp Ventures on June 15.  A panel of angel investment insiders gave everyone a look into why funding by angel investors surpass venture capital investments.  Startups demonstrated their products during the first hour of the event.

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

German American School Association of Northern California (GASANC)
Learn German on Saturdays! Classes for students ages 2.5 -99 start again all over the Bay Area on September 9th, 2017 and enrollment is currently open for all schools. 30 classes per school year from September through May.  Information about all schools and locations can be found at

The Westin SF Airport/ALOFT SF Airport
Lock in our Best Rates Today!  Save 15% off the DAILY rate when you book between June 14, 2017 and June 18, 2017 and Stay between June 14 and July 25, 2017.  Use rate plan DAILYDI.  More info here.

Airberlin added its new non-stop connection from Berlin-Tegel to San Francisco on Monday 1 June. Flight AB7396 took off at 9:40 am and landed at  at 11:55 am local time at San Francisco International Airport. Airberlin will operate SFO to Berlin 4 days per week. Visit for more information.

German School Campus
GERMAN SCHOOL campus in Newport Beach has been serving the Orange County community with quality German language classes, high school German language tutoring and professional test preparation (AP German, AATG German National Exam, A2, B1 / Deutsche Sprachdiplom I and B2 / C1 Deutsche Sprachdiplom II).  We welcome children as young as age 4 to High School age of 17.  Adult learners have the opportunity to take online classes on their convenience through

Job Board

Admissions Assistant at GISSV
ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is a private school from Preschool through 12th Grade with a bilingual German-English educational program. Upon graduation, our students earn a German International Abitur and take part in all more

Internship at The European American Enterprise Council (EAEC)
Occupational Category: International business, sales & marketing internship in an established International Market Development, and Executive Recruiting Firm. Title: Marketing Coordinator.  Dates: Position is open in our San Francisco office. Hours: Full time. J1 Visa's welcome - max 6 more 

Kigala Preschool - German-Speaking Teacher and Teacher Assistant
Our new GABA member and IG Co-Chair Women in Business, Elke Miller, who recently hosted the GABA event "Propelling Your Business Through Social Media" at her multi-language preschool Kigala, is looking for a German-speaking teacher and a German-speaking teacher assistant.  Kigala Preschool needs to fill those positions by August 15, 2017 or September 15, 2017 at the latest.  Applicants need to be fluent in English and German, be allowed to work legally in the U.S., and should be computer savvy.  Please email your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to More information about current job openings can be found on

Culture Selection

Goethe institut SF: OPEN HOUSE - 50th Anniversary of the Goethe-Institut San Francisco
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 11:00AM - 05:00 PM 
Goethe Institute SF, 530 Bush Street, ART-Lounge, San Francisco

Celebrate  Goethe-Institut San Francisco's 50th anniversary. Experience live music ranging from classic to jazz, poetry slam from Germany and the US, as well as workshops for kids and adults. Try out a German language class. Taste the wide variety of German beers and our fresh culinary treats.  More info here.
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