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Past Events

  • AI Adoption in the Healthcare Sector

    September 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    Insights from Research and Practice: How AI will shape the present and future of healthcare, improve diagnostics, help with prevention and change our lives for the better. The adoption of…

  • What impact do SPACs have on the global Venture Capital industry?

    September 14, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

    While SPACs are not a new fundraising tool, their use has nevertheless skyrocketed since 2019. This trend catapulted many US startup companies into the investor limelight and triggered significant public…

  • The Ripple – European Networking

    September 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

    Join #TheRipple, the largest online networking event based on professional matchmaking for and by the transatlantic business community, on September 14th. Opportunity awaits; come make waves with us! Here is…

  • Pitch for Success

    September 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

    For better or for worse, pitching is the way the film industry filters people and projects on a sea of noise. Over the years, pitching film projects has become an…

  • Transatlantic AI Hackathon – Matchmaking Forum

    August 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

    Join us to find your teammates and get ready to apply with a project (by Sep 8) for the Transatlantic AI Hackathon (Sep 24-26)! Anyone interested to participate is invited. You will…

  • Are Hybrid Work Models Here to Stay?

    August 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    It’s clear that the pandemic has accelerated trends around the future of work that were nascent pre-pandemic, and are now being implemented, so it seems, with intensity and speed never…

  • Transatlantic AI Hackathon – OpenVINO(TM) Training program (Session 4/4)

    August 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

    For the Transatlantic AI Hackathon, Intel and Luxonis offer attractive tools: the OpenVINO (TM) toolkit for everyone and the LUX-ESP32 spatial AI camera for all hackathon participants. Everyone is invited…

  • GABA Sommerfest 2021

    August 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

    With vaccination rates high, it is time to meet again in person outside for our ever popular GABA Sommerfest! Enjoy a cold beer and some delicious BBQ in great company. …

  • Transatlantic AI Hackathon – OpenVINO(TM) Training program (Session 3/4)

    August 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

    For the Transatlantic AI Hackathon, Intel and Luxonis offer attractive tools: the OpenVINO (TM) toolkit for everyone and the LUX-ESP32 spatial AI camera for all hackathon participants. Everyone is invited…

  • Transatlantic AI Hackathon – OpenVINO(TM) Training program (Session 2/5)

    August 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

    For the Transatlantic AI Hackathon, Intel and Luxonis offer attractive tools: the OpenVINO (TM) toolkit for everyone and the LUX-ESP32 spatial AI camera for all hackathon participants. Everyone is invited…

  • Transatlantic AI Hackathon – OpenVINO(TM) Training program (Session 1/5)

    July 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

    For the Transatlantic AI Hackathon, Intel and Luxonis offer attractive tools: the OpenVINO (TM) toolkit for everyone and the LUX-ESP32 spatial AI camera for all hackathon participants. Everyone is invited…

  • Transatlantic AI Hackathon – Challenge Introduction

    July 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

    This information session for the Transatlantic AI Hackathon on September 24-26 will inform potential participants, contributors and the general public about the challenge, prizes, give-aways, sponsors, process, and requirements. The…

  • Venture Capital funding for AI Start-ups: Challenges and Opportunities in Germany and the US

    June 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    Venture Capital funding for AI start-ups: Would you like to know how AI start-ups can obtain VC funding and how corporations and VCs can find suitable AI portfolio companies? This…

  • VC-Workshop Relay Ventures

    Meet a VC: Relay Ventures Will Answer Your Questions

    June 15, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

    Startups & entrepreneurs: What you always wanted to know from a VC and never had the opportunity to ask. Are you ready to pitch at the right level? Are you…

  • GABA Women’s Walk and Talk

    GABA Women’s Walk and Talk

    June 10, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

    Join us for a women’s walk in the Baylands followed by a cold Stein or Wein at Ludwig’s Biergarten in Mountain View.

  • California Workplace – Back to “Normal”?

    June 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

    On June 15, California is planning to fully reopen its economy across the state. Will there be a “new normal” in the California workplace, and what will it be like…

  • Film Festival Strategy

    June 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

    Do you feel lost in the film festival world? Sandra Lipski, the founder of The Festival Key, a consulting company for filmmakers and film festivals, shares her knowledge with us…

  • GABA Innovation Leaders Happy Hour

    June 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

    With vaccination rates high and new cases low, it is time to meet again in person outside. If you are a practitioner or a leader of an innovation center and…

  • Covid Testing in a Vaccinated Population: Needed or Obsolete?

    May 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    While the number of fully vaccinated people in the U.S. continues to rise and infection numbers remain relatively low, demand for testing has decreased. Schools and many businesses, however, have…

  • AI: The Next Digital Revolution – Is Germany Prepared?

    May 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    Artificial Intelligence - Is Germany prepared to lead in the next digital Revolution? What is required - what is lacking? How do we ignite and accelerate AI adaption and commercialization to stay competitive?

  • Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S. – Dealing with Cultural Disparities in the German and US Workplace

    May 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

    Culture matters! Failed international projects or mergers have cost billions because the players were not aware of their cultural differences. This even applies to cultures that seem, at first sight,…

  • Meet a VC: NewFund Will Answer Your Questions

    May 18, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT

    Startups & entrepreneurs: What you always wanted to know from a VC and never had the opportunity to ask. Are you ready to pitch at the right level? Are you…

  • Creating Movies in the Cloud – and how the Global Pandemic Influenced Future Production and Post-production Processes

    May 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

    Our panel of Directors, Cinematographers, Producers, Editors, VFX Artists, Colorists, and Cloud Service Providers invites us to an in-depth review of their recent work on a Global Cloud Production. The…

  • Venture Capital in Silicon Valley and Germany – What Do Startups Need to Know?

    April 27, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

    While global venture capital is thriving, investor market and investment dynamics significantly differ by geography. As startups position themselves to raise equity funding, it is imperative to fully understand how…

  • Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S. – Immigration

    April 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

    This month’s topic will cover the visa and immigration process both for the USA and for Germany (more details below). The event will be split into two parts and attorneys…

  • Sharing AI Knowledge and Harnessing the Future of Innovation in a German-US Partnership

    April 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    With a new administration in the US, and elections in Germany later this year, the German-US partnership will need to be re-defined. If done right, there will be opportunities abound…

  • Film Marketing and Financing – Become Your Own Producer

    April 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

    Paulo Leite will inspire us to explore the best mindset of filmmakers who want to advance their projects in the post-Covid film industry. The challenges include that regardless of your job (writer, director,…

  • Partner Event: Electrify Our Roads – The Future of E-Mobility

    April 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

    The new transportation secretary wows to change transport in the United States vowing for more investment in rail transport, electrification of cars and associated infrastructure, “Complete Streets“, the building of…

  • The Ripple – European Networking

    March 30, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am PDT

    Registration for this event is closing at the end of day on March 25th, make sure to register in time! Join #TheRipple, the largest online networking event based on professional…

  • Pandemic Management and Preparedness in Germany and the U.S.: Looking forward

    March 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    We are delighted to present a panel discussion under the auspices of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., with Professor Dr. Lothar Wieler, President of the German Robert Koch Institute, Loyce Pace, Global Affairs Director...

  • Meet a VC: Northgate will answer your questions

    March 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

    Meet a VC: Virtual workshop by German American Business Association, NoCal with Thorsten Claus, Partner, Northgate Capital, San Francisco VC investment firm, focusing on growth-stage startups in rounds A and…

  • Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S. – Cross-Border Healthcare

    March 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

    The U.S. health insurance system could not be more different than that of Germany. This session will highlight the different systems as well as options for employees, the self-employed, and…

  • Silicon Valley Pitch Secrets: The 3 Keys to Connecting with Investors

    March 2, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST

    Our presenters have written the complete guide to crafting a clear, compelling, credible pitch, designed to help entrepreneurs with their fundraising and their marketing communications. This event is for startups…

  • Meet a VC: Quest Venture Partners will answer your questions

    February 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    Startups & entrepreneurs: What you always wanted to know from a VC and never had the opportunity to ask. Are you ready to pitch at the right level? Are you…

  • Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S.

    February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    Living in the U.S., planning to relocate to Germany or vice versa? Dual Citizen with ties to both countries and wanting to optimize your cross-border planning? Our “Living a Double Life”…

  • US Energy Policy Event

    The Future of Clean Energy Under Biden

    February 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    How will the Joe Biden presidency impact energy markets and climate management worldwide?

  • Covid-19 Vaccines in Record Time

    February 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

    A conversation with scientists and industry experts from both sides of the Atlantic organized by the German Consulates of Boston and San Francisco as well GABA California and GABC Boston.

  • Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S.

    February 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    Living in the U.S., planning to relocate to Germany or vice versa? Dual Citizen with ties to both countries and wanting to optimize your cross-border planning? Living a Dual Life event…

  • VC Series crowdfunding

    Strategic vs Financially driven Corporate Venture Capital – What’s the “Right” Approach?

    January 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    Corporate VCs have become a major force in terms of deal value in the US. Find out about their many flavors, investment strategies and business rationales.

  • Smart Tech

    Partner Event: Smart Tech for Energy Efficiency & Low Carbon Emissions

    January 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

    More than half of greenhouse gas emissions come from commercial, industrial, and large residential buildings. Thermal electrification & connected buildings are considered a key pathway for achieving carbon neutrality.

  • Mohamed A. El-Erian

    2021 Economic Market Outlook with Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian

    January 14, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm PST

    Virtual Luncheon with Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, one of the world’s most influential economic thinkers, Chief Economic Advisor to Allianz, former CEO of PIMCO, and award-winning author. You will get…

  • Global Business Outlook 2021

    Global Business Outlook 2021

    December 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PST

    GABA and the German Consulate present this opportunity to meet leading corporate fund managers from Europe and the U.S. who will share their views of next year's overall financial climate and funding for international technology companies.

  • Stunt Performer – Yesterday and Today

    December 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST

    Steven Shaw, stuntman, cinematographer, actor, director, invites us in for sharing stories and memories about his career in good old Hollywood. He is best known as photo double for Burt Reynolds and as camera operator/focus puller for E.T. Also joining us...

  • Current and Future US-German Relations

    December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    A Virtual Roundtable with Peter Beyer, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation of the German Government, Member of the CDU, Angela Merkel's Party

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