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November 2018

We are proud to announce Thomas C. Südhof,  recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, as our 2019 GABA Award of Excellence Winner! Join us at the St. Francis Yacht Club on January 25th for the GABA Gala 2019 and enjoy a wonderful evening with excellent food and wine. Secure your tickets soon before the event is sold out!

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director
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Main Events

Innovation Breakfast
Tuesday, November 6 2018 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
By Invitation only

Please join us for an intimate breakfast mixer among Innovation Centers to discuss best practices, common models and success stories. Our goal is to bring people together wishing to engage with the Silicon Valley innovation eco-system. This breakfast mixer is by invitation-only!

Smart Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
SAP 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto

GABA and EIT Digital invite you to join a discussion with German Industry 4.0 leaders and US Smart Manufacturing experts that are part of the German American Friendship year ("Deutschlandjahr - USA"). 

Solomon's Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Squire Patton Boggs, 275 Battery Street, San Francisco

GABA invites you to learn about artificial intelligence and how it reshapes human values, trust, and power around the world. Whether in medicine, money, or love, technologies powered by forms of artificial intelligence are playing an increasingly prominent role in our lives. Join us to and the authors to discuss these topics.
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, November 5, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, November 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Please register here

GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Stammtisch LA at Rock & Brews El Segundo
Thursday, November 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rock & Brews El Segundo, 143 Main Street, El Segundo

Come join us for another fun business networking mixer in the south bay area of LA! The rock 'n' roll-themed beer garden offers 100+ craft brews on tap, appetizers and great music. Bring your colleagues and friends, and join us!

Future of Mobility
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
WeWork Constellation, 10250 Constellation Blvd, Los Angeles

Join GABA for an interesting discussion with the GM from Uber, VC at Index Ventures and Bird investor, the CEO from EVELOZCITY and former CEO of Rolls Roys and CFO of BMW and Deutsche Bank, as well as an executive from Arrivo. Learn about the future of mobility, ranging from e-scooters to autonomous vehicles, mobility as a service and last mile delivery.

SoCal Stammtisch San Diego at CAVU Brewery & Restaurant
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CAVU Brewery & Restaurant, 7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla

Join GABA for our monthly Business Mixer at CAVU Brewery & Restaurant in La Jolla. Come relax on CAVU Brewery's outdoor patio with outdoor heating and lava rock fire pits while enjoying great craft beers! Expand your business contacts and make new friends! We hope to see you there!

Successful Communication Skills - Women in Business
Tuesday, November 27 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barrister Executive Suites, 11620 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Communication builds bridges of understanding, but differences in how men and women communicate can leave everyone puzzled and frustrated. Coach Barbara Jansen joins WIB to provide insight on how both genders share and process information differently and may have diverging purposes for communicating.

Partner Events

Protecting Personal Data: Insights from Brussels, Silicon Valley and Beyond
Wednesday, November 7 2018 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco

Data privacy affects all of us, whether you are an entrepreneur, a tech giant, a citizen or a consumer. The European Union and Open Austria invite you to join public and private stakeholders for a discussion, followed by a Q & A session on different approaches to data protection and explore the way forward. Get your tickets here.

New and Renewing Members

Bird & Bird
Tune Kesselik Klumpp

Solid Health Insurance Services
TIBURON Consulting LLC
Toposens GmbH
Ubimax Inc.

Individual Members:
Robert Biczek
Michael Boehm
Sylva Burroughs
Marc Deutsch
Rebecca Engola
Taina Franke
Markus Fromherz
Nataly Funk
Heike Harrison
Daniel Hoffmann
Dan Hoover
Miryana Joksovic
Uschi Joshua
Kayla McMenamin
Elke Miller
Adrian A. Motamedi
Dierk Overheu
Ingrid Overheu
Tim Pruesener
Michaela Rauscher
Alexander Schlee
Elizabeth Thomas

Interest Groups

GABA members gathered at the automotive event "Electric Vehicles: At the Tipping Point or Tipping Over?" on October 9th to learn from industry thought leaders about the future of electric vehicles. Pictures of the event 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

CFR Rinkens LLC
CFR Rinkens LLC, the leading freight forwarder for shipping new and used cars in containers globally, has opened a new office in China.  Strategically located in the Southwestern city of Chongqing, CFR's new office will focus on business development, primarily for shipping cars in containers by rail between Europe and China.

Euro VAT Refund
Webinar on November 7, 2018: What you Need to Know about VAT when Importing & Drop-Shipping Goods Within the EU. This webinar will explain the VAT registration liabilities and VAT refund possibilities when a North American company imports to, and/or drop ship goods within the EU, including Germany. More details and registration.

innogy New Ventures LLC
innogy New Ventures, Palo Alto, is pleased to announce an event in cooperation with BootstrapLabs: BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series - AI & Energy, December 12, San Francisco. Join us for an evening to learn about how AI will help solve current challenges in the energy system. You will hear from innogy and BootstrapLabs how Artificial Intelligence will transform the way we produce, distribute, and consume energy - continuously collecting and analyzing data from millions of sensors, and making decisions on how, where, and when to allocate energy more efficiently. This is an INVITATION ONLY event. Contact to request an invitation.

GISSV Open House and Laternenfest
Open House GISSV San Francisco Campus - Saturday, November 3.
Please join us for an insiders peek into our community where you can meet our teachers, parents and students, as well as see our classrooms in action. We are a bilingual immersion school ranging from Kindergarten-Grade 7, plus after-school care. If you would like to attend, please register on our website.
4th Annual GISSV Laternenfest - Saturday, November 10. 
Please join us for a traditional "Laternenfest" at GISSV San Francisco! The event will include crafts, lantern making, food, drinks and a lantern stroll through the beautiful Presidio. More information here.

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Culture Selection

Berlin and Beyond Autumn Showcase
The Berlin & Beyond Autumn Showcase will run November 1st at the Roxie Theatre in the Mission and on November 2nd and 3rd at the Goethe-Institut. Highlighted with new works from the fall festival circuit, the Autumn Showcase is presented in anticipation for the main Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (March 8-14, 2019). Featuring Christian Petzold's highly anticipated Transit on Opening Night, the edge-of-your-seat thriller Berlin Falling, the encore of our 2018 festival's Audience Award winner Welcome to Germany, and the compelling docudrama The Invisibles on Closing Night. Tickets & Details at
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