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March 2018

GABA is excited to introduce Daniel Zimmer as its new Chairman. He is the General Manager and Head of HanaHaus, SAP's first startup workspace cafe located in Palo Alto. He is also part of the leadership team at the SAP Innovation Center in Palo Alto. Daniel has been a great supporter of GABA for the past few years and is looking forward to adding his perspective and skill set towards growing GABA. We also would like to thank Katharina Rock for her time as GABA's Chairman!  

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director
Main Sponsors:
brose         SAPWilmerHale


Main Events

Women in Business: Resilience - A Women's Secret Power
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Eleanor Drive (address available to pre-registered guests only), Woodside, CA

GABA's Women in Business invite you to a panel discussion about the power of resilience. Our panelists will share their inspiring personal and business stories, followed by time for Q&A. Come to network and mingle at the Women's Startup Lab. 

European Networking
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 06:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Docusign, 221 Main St., Suite 1000, San Francisco

Don't miss this chance to mingle with business professionals from diverse European countries! Get your ticket soon since this event may sell out!  Members only.

Friday, March 16, 2018 04:00 PM 
Innogy, 437 Kipling Stree, Suite 200, Palo Alto

GABA and Innogy New Ventures would like to invite you to meet and mingle for this evening about clean energy.  FREE for Members.
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, March 5, 2018 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, March 8, 2018 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

Sacramento Stammtisch
Thursday, March 15, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, March 21 2018 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, March 21 2018 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Please register here

GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Stammtisch LA at Bruhaus
Thursday, March 1 2018 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Bruhaus, 11831 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

The March, LA Stammtisch will be held in the Bruhaus in Brentwood. The German traditional pub serves German food, hand-crafted beer and fusion food. It also has born-in-LA elements: an open kitchen, great music, monthly tastings, guest chefs and more. In addition, it has outdoor seating in a lovely neighborhood. Pub's Happy Hour is 4:00-8:00pm, so arrive early!

SoCal Stammtisch OC at Martin Lawrence Galleries
Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3333 Bear Street, South Coast Plaza Ste. 202, Costa Mesa

Join GABA Orange County for our monthly mixer at the exclusive Martin Lawrence Galleries, America's premier gallery of fine art located in beautiful South Coast Plaza.  Enjoy a sophisticated display of distinguished art while expanding your network and making new friends. Refreshments will be served, including wine, German beer and snacks. Looking forward to seeing you at this special location!

SoCal Reframe your Mindset - Women in Business
Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Kigala Preschool, 2705 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica

Join master facilitator and coach Camilla Heinzmann for this workshop, where you will learn to harness the power of positive thinking, focus on your strengths and set goals for success.

SoCal Stammtisch San Diego at Absolution Brewing Company
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Absolution Brewing Company, 7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla

Join GABA for our monthly Business Mixer at Absolution Brewing Company By The Sea in La Jolla.  Come relax on the outdoor patio with outdoor heating and lava rock fire pits while enjoying great craft beers!

Partner Events

Bay Brazil: Global Women's Journey
Thursday, March 15 2018 01:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Box Headquarters, 900 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City

Join us for a unique dialogue on tech innovation and entrepreneurship with female leaders from Brazil & the U.S.  Details and Pre-registration here.  Use promo code for an additional 10% discount.

Venture Summit West
GABA is pleased to support Venture Summit | West, March 13th to 14th in Santa Clara, presented by youngStartup Ventures. A highly productive full-day venture conference, dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding early stage and emerging companies. This exclusive summit will feature a distinguished line up of more than 50 Investors on interactive panels; presentations by more than 50 companies seeking funding, and high-level networking opportunities.
Special discount.  Use discount code "GABAVIP" and receive 10% off the "early bird" rates.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
innogy New Ventures LLP
Porsche Innovation
Rueter Partner

DB Schenker
Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft Thueringen
Lufthansa Group
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

San Francisco Kiel Sister City Committee, Inc.
Silicon Valley Mind Coach

Individual Members:
Linda Cleary
Heike Harrison
Rike Hellermann
Raimund Kas
Maia Kayser
Andrea Kohler
Tim Lampe
Maximilian Montano
Sascha Noll
Sebastien Schikora
Erich Struzyk
Martin Tantow
Ulf Waldmann

Interest Groups

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

DB Schenker
GABA welcomes our new Corporate Member, DB Schenker! DB Schenker is the world's leading global logistics provider supporting the trade industry in the global exchange of goods through land transport, air freight, ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. DB Schenker has introduced an innovation outpost in the Silicon Valley focusing on HR Innovation and Digitization. The team is responsible for driving cultural change and sustainable innovation capability by identifying, integrating, incubating, and curating trends and innovative approaches. Insights are gained through facilitating joint activities with identified key stakeholders along with innovation partners to create and cultivate a culture of innovation, as well as boost creativity and new thought processes. For more information visit here.

The Westin SF Airport/ALOFT SF Airport
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Get ready, get set, Summer! Back by popular demand and new and improved! GASPA is pleased to once again offer a full immersion German language summer camp program from June 25th through July 20th. New this year, you can sign up for individual weeks. Sign up before March 31st to take advantage of early bird pricing. Full program details and pricing and can found on our website.

SCHUG Winery
SCHUG Winery, located in the heart of Sonoma, was the proud wine sponsor of this year's GABA Gala dinner. The winery was founded by German immigrants, Walter and Gertrud Schug and is managed today by their children. The Schug family invites you to enjoy the picturesque surroundings of their estate vineyard and taste their wines, open daily from 10 - 5. It's only a 40 minute drive from San Francisco! Visit here for more information.  GABA members receive a special member-to-member discount of 15% on the full retail price of 6 bottles or more!

Osborne Clarke
The German Ministry of Finance released a new circular aimed at resolving the on-going debate on the application of withholding tax in the context of software and database licensing from foreign entities to German licensees. Read more here from Osborne Clarke, International Legal Practice.

E&M Mayock - 2018 H1B Professional Visa Season about to close!
The first week of April 2018 will be the last chance to participate in the annual H1B Professional Visa program in its current iteration.  For many, this will be the last opportunity to qualify. Get ready now.  E&M Mayock is about to complete H1B CAP case processing.  There is still time to participate.  Cases will be prepared and LCAs filed as soon as all information, documents and fee payments are received.  For more information, please visit here.

Job Board

Yes Partners
CEO / Co-Founder - digital advertising & delivery technology (Palo Alto, CA): The Palo Alto startup provides a platform to radically disrupt he current direct mail market and physical document delivery industry.  More information here

Key-Account-Manager (footwear & apparel) - Portland/OR or San Francisco/CA:  The company is a well-established company with a reputation for quality.  It develops, manufactures and distributes innovative high-tech components to the shoe and apparel industry.

Culture Selection

SF Kiel Sister City Committee: 15th International Ocean Film Fesitval
Friday, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM 
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco

The San Francisco Kiel Sister City Committee is proud to present a collaboration of CineMare International Ocean Film Festival and Kiel, Germany, San Francisco's newest sister city. Please join us for a showing of amazing European  films on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 4 pm, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco. Ticket info at  
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