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June 2018

Let's celebrate the beginning of Summer together! It's time for our annual celebration with the whole GABA community. The popular GABA Sommerfest will be held on Sunday, June 3rd, in Cuesta Park, Mountain View. Bring your family and friends to mingle, enjoy BBQ, beer, wine and pretzels in great company.  We look forward to seeing you! 

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director
Main Supporters and Patrons:

GABA NorCal 

Main Events

GABA Sommerfest 2018
Saturday, June 3, 2018 3:00 PM - 6:00 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.
NorCal 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 4 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Please register here

Sacramento Stammtisch
Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento

GABA SoCal Events

Stammtisch LA at Wurstkuche Venice
Thursday, June 7, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wurstkuche Venice, 625 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles

Meet old friends, meet new friends and experience Wurstkuche's specialties at our next business mixer! Known as the purveyor of exotic grilled sausages you will sure be wowed by the flavors and beer selection. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Stammtisch San Diego at Upper East Bar at Hotel Solamar
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Upper East Bar at Hotel Solamar, 435 6th Avenue at J Street, San Diego

Join GABA for our monthly Business Mixer at the rooftop bar Upper East Bar at Hotel Solamar. Meet us on the spectacular terrace along a buzzing social scene and indulge in fresh fruit cocktails and savory seasonal bites. Expand your business contacts and make new friends! We hope to see you there! In case the evening cools off, please dress warmly.

Growing Through Bold Experimentation In Your Business and Life - IG Women In Business
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Kigala Preschool, 2705 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica

Perfection and playing it safe are two sneaky saboteurs of growth. What would be possible if we accepted ourselves through the messy stages and moved forward despite our fears and negative self-perceptions?  

Stammtisch OC at Soccer World Cup Viewing
Sunday, June 17, 2018 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave, Huntington Beach

Join our GABA OC Business Mixer for a special viewing of the German national football (soccer) team playing against Mexico. This will be Germany's first game during the upcoming Soccer World Cup, and will also be Germany's toughest match in Group F.  Enjoy a breakfast buffet for $9/person and a variety of German Beers.  Also: Play at the FIFA 2018 contest and WIN with!

Partner Events

TOA18 - Berlin
TOA Festival Consists of both the Conference, and all Satellite Events. This June, TOA Festival will throw open its doors to 20,000 attendees, eager to learn about the future of art, tech and science from 150+ industry leaders. In addition to the 2 day conference program, TOA will be hosting 120+ Satellite events all across Berlin. From 3D printing workshops, rooftop yoga, to parties, there really is something for everyone here.
GABA members get a 25% discount the TOA18 ticket here.

Intersolar North America
Tuesday, July 10, 8:30 AM - Thursday, July 12, 4:00 PM
Moscone Center West Hall, 800 Howard Street, San Francisco

Since  2008,  Intersolar  North  America  has  served as  the  industry's  go-to  source  for  innovation, information and premier networking opportunities that move the North American solar market forward. Co-located with ees North America - and SEMICON West  -  Intersolar  North  America's  exhibition  and  conference is a critical link among the synergistic technologies  of  solar  power,  energy  storage  and  smart  renewable  energy.  GABA members will receive free exhibition tickets with promo code 2018100EXH186 and a 10% discount for conference tickets with promo code 201810CONPAC6. Register here.

New and Renewing Members

Squire Patton Boggs

Premium Corporate:
Luther RechtsanwaltsgesellschaftGroup

Fox Rothchild LLP

Esther's Bakery
Susanne Bohl - Realtor for Silicon Valley & Bay Area

Individual Members:
Lex Anselm
Thomas Feith
Franz Feuerherdt
Etienne Finet
Achim Heilmann
Stefan Jaegers
John Mack
Paul Petach
Alexandra Post
Ulrich Schmid-Maybach
Katharina Schmitt
Tom Sidle
Ben Steven
Joerg Tewes
Justin Usher
Ali Uyanik
Ron Wessels

Interest Groups

The event "The Future of Energy Storage" at HanaHaus on May 24th was organized in cooperation with WATTS & WINE as part of an event series of inspirational talks and networking all around the energy space and beyond, hosted by innogy New Ventures LLC. The panel discussed the future of electric energy storage and its challenges and possibilities. 
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

Ludwigs German Table - Soccer World Cup Viewing
Germany is on the way to Russia in June and Ludwig's will be showing all of the Germany games no matter how early they start! We will open 1 hour before KO. First come, First seated in the hall. Space is limited, any overflow will be able to watch the game in the dining room on the tv. $5 Tickets for each game are required, get your tickets here.  More info here.

Keeeb - Discovery for Publishers Re-invents Search
B-to-B knowledge is lost in corporate enterprises because it not easily accessible. Keeeb's Discovery for Publishers makes knowledge available to everyone, no matter where they are searching. A browser application that is an instant solution for driving subscribers to valuable premium content. Discovery is now available to B-to-B Publishers here.

Hill88 Trend Report: Making Air Visible
Knowledge workers may want to monitor the CO2 levels in their office. Studies have shown that cognitive function can decline by 50% in poorly ventilated office spaces. Even worse, VOCs are emanating from many household products. A new class of sensors will make the air around us visible - which will drive demand for new filtering and ventilation solutions. Read more on our blog or subscribe to the Hill88 newsletter for more trend information.

Job Board

We are looking for an Administrative Team Assistant who will be responsible for supporting our Services and Engineering Team located in Sunnyvale, California and their Director. For more info and to apply see here.

Yes Partners
ICO Expert (AI/SaaS) Startup - SF Bay Area: the company is a 2-year old SaaS start up developing search capabilities for the spoken word. More Info here.
GISSV has openings for the coming school year both for part-time and full-time teaching positions at our campus locations in Mountain View and San Francisco: Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher (full-time) in MV, Resource Specialist (full-time) in MV, After School Lead Teacher (20-25h/week) in MV, After School Teacher (17.5h to 22.5h/week) in SF.  More info here

Culture Selection

Goethe Institute - Friday Films: Grave Decisions
Friday, June 15 2018, 6:00pm
Auditorium, 530 Bush Street, Suite 204, San Francisco

Lorenz, a pub owner, lives with his two young sons Franz and Sebastian in a small village. Since the death of his wife he has been running the guesthouse on his own, and that's why voices come up, saying he should get a new wife for his home. Director: Marcus Hausham Rosenmuller, 102 Min., 2006.  Language: German with English subtitles.  Price: suggested donation: $5.  More info here.
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