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July/August 2018

GABA's Rising Stars 2018 event is coming up August 23rd, where we will honor three successful and innovative German-American startups.  Come and enjoy an exciting evening of fine wine tasting and high level networking at Thomas Fogarty Winery.  Secure your tickets now!


Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

Main Supporters and Patrons:

GABA NorCal 

Main Events

Young Professional Summer Mixer
Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

We invite you to mingle with young professionals from different businesses and industries in a relaxed atmosphere. 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 Stars 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thomas Fogarty Winery, 19501 Skyline Bvd, Portola Valley

GABA's Rising Stars Startup Awards brings the German - American startup community, top entrepreneurs, decision makers, investors and startup founders together under one roof and provides a spotlight for German-American Startups at the beautiful Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside.

European Networking
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Werqwise, 149 Montgomery Street, 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!
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, July 2 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, August 6 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, August 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Please register here

Sacramento Stammtisch
Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 August 16, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento

GABA SoCal Events

Stammtisch LA at Luigi al Teatro
Thursday, July 5, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Luigi al Teatro, 3116 2nd Street, Santa Monica

Join GABA's July Business Mixer at Luigi al Teatro, an upscale Italian seafood restaurant by Michelin Star Chef Luigi Fineo. It is located in a 100-year-old historic Santa Monica building and has beautiful, contemporary green interior. Enjoy great wine, appetizers or dinner while connecting and networking.

Stammtisch San Diego at Bela Vista Social Club & Caffe
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bela Vista Social Club & Caffe, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla

Come relax on Bella Vista's ocean view terrace and sink into their lounge furniture while enjoying great craft beers and good conversations! Expand your business contacts and make new friends, we hope to see you there!

International Summer Business Mixer and Showcase & Stammtisch OC 
Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Oak Creek Colf Club, Courtyard and Terrace, 1 Golf Club Drive, Irvine

Join GABA as we meet with international friends to enjoy a beautiful Southern CA evening at the Oak Cree Golf Club! Network with local business exhibitors, sample fine foods from local participating restaurants and enjoy amazing raffle prizes while live music and a "No Host" bar will complete the atmosphere. 

Partner Events

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

Individual Members:
Sandra Becker
David Chaudron
Tilmann Gruber
Mario Eric Moss
Joe Partida
Olaf Schubert
Edith Uhrynska
Lorenz Verzosa
Jens Weitzel

Interest Groups

The "GABA Sommerfest 2018" was a fun event on Sunday, June 3rd at Cuesta Park in Mountain View.  Guests and their families got to mingle and make new friends in the German American business community while enjoying food from Ludwig's German Eats, Esther's Bakery, as well as BBQ, salads, wine and beer. Take a look at the pictures here.
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

Lufthansa Group
Lufthansa now offers nonstop service from San Diego to Frankfurt, as well as San Jose to Frankfurt - and beyond! Our new Bay Area and Southern California flights offer nonstop service 5 x weekly into the heart of Europe, with excellent connections to popular onward destinations, including cities in India and the Middle East. FRA has 14 Lufthansa lounges for passengers to relax and unwind before their connecting flight.  Austrian Airlines now features the new Premium Economy Class from Los Angeles to Vienna, five times a week. All of our new flights offer premium service in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class.  Connecting to Europe from California has never been this simple!

Keeeb Inc. - Keeeb Launches Enterprise Intelligence Solution "Discovery"
Companies resemble an internet without search engines. Internal knowledge is only accessible with effort and consequently remains unused.  With Discovery, employees automatically and securely find internal knowledge when searching on Google. Find your content from Office365, SharePoint, Exchange, OneDrive, Confluence etc. when you google!  More info here.

Schug Winery
There are many reasons to visit SCHUG Winery this Summer! In just 35-45 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, you can be enjoying beautiful scenery, sunshine, pleasant breezes and delicious wines on our 50 acre Pinot Noir and Chardonnay estate. Enjoy our Summertime Saturday afternoon live music in the courtyard or register for one of our special events, such as our Pig & Pinot Carneros Pig Roast on July 28th. Visit our event calendar for more information. For GABA member preferred pricing, please send Claudia Schug a message at

SF Kiel Sister City Committee - Art Exhibit at the San Francisco Airport
Kiel, the capital of Schleswig Holstein, Germany's northernmost state, is also known as "Sailing City". Kiel has hosted the world's largest international sailing regatta, the Kiel Week, since 1894. In modern times, an annual competition among notable graphic artists has been held to decide on that year's official Kiel Week poster. Take the time to enjoy this colorful exhibit now through August at SFO!  More info here.

German American School Association of Northern California (GANSANC)
German on Saturdays for all levels and ages? Natürlich! We've got you covered all over the Bay Area. From the North Bay to San Jose, San Francisco to the East Bay, and everything in between. Information about our seven schools and their programs can be found on our Website.

Job Board

German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. - Event Manager and Programs Manager
Event Manager: The Representative of German Business (GACC West) is looking for an enthusiastic and highly organized event manager to join our team in San Francisco.  Minimum 3-4 years in event management or hospitality required.  More info here.
Innovation Programs Manager: GACC WEST is looking for a self-motivated and pro-active manager.  More information here.

Alto International School - German Preschool Assistant Teacher
Alto International School in Menlo Park is looking for a German-speaking Preschool Assistant Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Join our fun and energetic team of preschool teachers, who every day create a stimulating and nurturing environment for our youngest students. Alto's preschool offers a play-based language-immersion program that is beloved by our families. Please visit to learn more and to apply. We look forward to meeting you!

Culture Selection

Goethe Institute - Third Eye Orchestra
Friday, August 10 2018, 7:30pm
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco

New York composer Hans Tammen likes to set sounds in motion, and then sit back to watch the movements unfold. Unsettling, frantic and anti-sentimental, he fuses unremitting polyrhythmic machinations with ethereal yet roughly sewn soundscapes, "a unique, immediate, visceral and engaging musical experience" (Irwin Block / Avant Music News). More info here.
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