July/August 2019

GABA's Rising Stars 2019 event is coming up September 5th, 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 Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Secure your tickets now! Early Bird ends July31st.
Also, tickets are now on sale for GABA's conference Transatlantic Sync: Germany & the US in the era of technological revolution on October 27-29 featuring John Hennessy, Andy Bechtolsheim, Sebastian Thrun among others.


Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA NorCal 

Main Events

Young Professional Summer Mixer
Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

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. 

How Automation Will Enhance Your Company's Human Capital - and Enrich It!
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TBD Peninsula

Join us for a panel discussion on Future of Work, Future of Recruiting, and Future Skills - a conversation that is guided by the strong belief that humans and machines will extraordinarily cooperate and collaborate. Our experts from strategy consultancies, start-ups and corporations will keep you on your toes, and you will ask whether your company is prepared for this paradigm change. 

Transatlantic Sync Conference
October 27 - 29, 2019 
Computer History Museum, 1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View

GABA is hosting the Transatlantic Sync Conference which 
aims to create a vibrant forum for a German-Silicon Valley dialogue about the impact of digital technologies on business and society, build a strong network for German-American collaboration in digital innovation, business, and policy-making and excite, connect and inspire: participants meet the movers and shakers of the digital future from business, academia, and politics. Speakers include John Hennessy, Andy Bechtolsheim, Sebastian Thrun among others.
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 1, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, August 21 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, August 21 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Please register here

Sacramento Stammtisch
Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento

GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Stammtisch San Diego at Upper East Bar
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Upper East Bar, Kimpton Solamar Hotel, 435 6th Avenue, San Diego

Join us again at the Upper East Bar for our monthly San Diego business mixer. Enjoy top-shelf cocktails, small-bite specialties and a spectacular rooftop view and make new friends and expand your business contacts. We hope to see you there!

SoCal Summer Soiree at Prego Mediterranean
Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The District, Prego Mediterranean, 2409 Park Avenue, Tustin

Join GABA and the OC Brazil Business Club for a special Summer Soiree on the Patio at Prego Mediterranean for an evening with international friends! Prego's ambience blends a warmth and rustic Italian charm with the electricity and vibrance of a cosmopolitan restaurant. 

SoCal Stammtisch San Diego at Public House La Jolla
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Public House La Jolla, 830 Kline St, La Jolla

Enjoy a taste of German beer and a variety of burgers in the old historic Public House within La Jolla Village. Meet our guest speaker Dr. Udo Herges, CEO & Founder of Herges Capital Management LLC, www.hergescapital.com. Expand your business contacts and meet new friends! We hope to see you there!

Partner Events

Industrie 4.0 Startup Showcase in Silicon Valley for German Startups - Apply by July 6
As part of the Year of German-American Friendship ("Deutschlandjahr USA"), EIT Digital and GABA are inviting German Industrie 4.0 startup/scaleup companies for a week of events, meetings and visits in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Participating startups will pitch to a Silicon Valley audience, promote their Industrie 4.0 solutions and services to US industry representatives, establish valuable new contacts and learn about the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem.
Participating startup/scaleup companies will receive a contribution to their travel costs of EUR 1,200 each. More information and registration here.

Partnering for Global Success: Corporate VC Advice for Startups
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HanaHaus, 456 University Ave, Palo Alto

We are bringing together experienced and globally operating corporate venture capitalists (CVC), experts and startups that have received CVC to answer questions, such as: What are the benefits of working with a global CVC? How do you connect with them? What do you need to know before approaching them? What types of CVCs are there? Register here.

New and Renewing Members

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Individual Members:
Victor Florian
Stefan Heuser
Stephan Nobs
Joe Partida
Ben Steven
Sonja Stolzenberg
Donna Taylor

Interest Groups

GABA's Innovation Interest Group held the event "Rise of the Robots - Interrupted" at Capgemini Applied Innovation Exchange in San Francisco on June 18th. Our guests joined a panel of experts that aim to change the world of automation and robotics, including startups, corporates, and investors. 
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

Ludwig's German Table
Oktoberfest 2019 tickets are on sale now! Ticket includes your entry to all areas of the building, a sausage plate and of course your favorite Oktoberfest band Zicke - Zacke! Live band in the bier hall will play from 1pm - 7pm. We will have different food items available on the day for additional purchase. Tickets have sold out every year and we strongly recommend you purchase ahead of time.

Job Board

Yes Partners
Solution Delivery & Projects Engineer (Cyber) - US West/Central
Solution Delivery & Projects Engineer (Cyber) - DACH - Munich
Head of Professional Services - Project & Delivery (Cyber) - San Francisco, CA
Channel Marketing Manager - (Cyber) - San Francisco, CA

The company provides industrial Cyber Security Solutions for real-time cyber security & visibility for industrial networks. The fast-growing and scaling company is looking for motivated candidates.  More info here.

Inside GABA

Big news! We have released our new logo. We felt that the GABA logo was ready for a more updated look and we are excited how it turned out. We hope you like it as well!

Culture Selection

Goethe Institut "My Wonderful West Berlin"
Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:00 PM 
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

In this documentary Jochen Hicks explores the progress of the gay scene from its beginning until now using so far unpublished and oftentimes provocative archival material and interviewing countless witnesses of time. The movie reflects on Germany's infamous paragraph 175, which made sexual acts between men a criminal offense. More info here.
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