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Access to Silicon Valley Leaders

Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area and beyond – GABA’s active community includes leaders and professionals from the most prestigious organizations as well as agile start-ups, small businesses and service organizations. Technology, entrepreneurship, new customers and partners – whatever your current business interest, chances are you will find that one of our members can help. Through our programs and events, GABA provides ample opportunity for you to meet and engage with the right people. Share your knowledge, gain new insights and expand your connections in both Northern California and in Germany.

Join Our Upcoming Events

May 20th, 2022, 6:00 -10:30 PM

at Dominic’s at Oyster Point


Our annual GABA Gala is approaching fast!

Join the vibrant German American Business community for the GABA Gala 2022.
Let’s use this opportunity to renew our German American ties and friendships in person, get to know new people and celebrate together.

One of the highlights will be the award ceremony & interview with our award winner Cyriac Roeding.

Do not miss out – register today!

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Inside GABA and Member News

Kai Westerwelle

GABA is thrilled to announce that Kai Westerwelle has been elected as Chairman of the Board.

A long-time advisor to GABA, Kai joined GABA’s Board of Directors in 2021. Kai has been a GABA member since 2015 and has produced highly engaging events as an Interest Group Chair on hot topics related to data privacy, smart…


Announcement: The Launch of the GABA Members Hub and App!

We welcome everyone to our new connection and resource center: the GABA Members Hub! As a valued GABA member, you can now connect with other members by searching the directory listings!     You can register for events from right…

Cornelia Bohle-Neubrand

Please join us in welcoming Cornelia Bohle-Neubrand as the new Executive Director at GABA!

Dear GABA Community, We are delighted to announce that Cornelia Bohle-Neubrand is now the new Executive Director at GABA. Cornelia’s professional and personal experience reflects much of what GABA is about: technology and innovation, the transatlantic life, and the German-American…

2nd Transatlantic AI Hackathon: Sustainable Supply Chain DeepHack

Transatlantic AI Hackathon – Sustainable Supply Chain Deep Hack

GABA is delighted to announce our second Transatlantic AI Hackathon, generously sponsored by Intel and Luxonis on Earth Day Weekend. Please share widely in your networks. Note: Required to have one resident from Germany and one from the US. Key…

ZEISS Innovation Center California

ZEISS Innovation Center California

ZEISS, the leading global optics and optoelectronics technology company, has completed construction of its new R&D, production, sales and customer service site in the San Francisco Bay Area in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in Summer 2021. Bringing together…


GABA NorCal Programs

New Technologies and Innovation
Life Sciences and Digital Health

GABA Norcal Programs

New Technologies and Innovation
Life Sciences and Digital Health

“GABA had a big influence on how my life developed in Silicon Valley. The day I arrived at SFO I went to the GABA Young Professionals meeting. I connected with many people but one connection was special… my wife found her job with eBay through this connection. – Since then, I have attended many more GABA events, and all of them were interesting and useful for my business and me personally.”

Florian Schöbinger, Kärcher New Ventures

“GABA succeeds very well in strengthening the German-American community and friendship. Through their hosting of excellent events, members can share top-notch industry specific knowledge and experience across the Atlantic and connect as professionals and personally. I am thankful to GABA for wonderful memories of events, business opportunities, and even friendships that I could experience and access through the incredible network which they cultivate.”

Alexander Roth, Partner at Taylor Wessing US

“Newly arrived in Silicon Valley, we participated at a GABA-Newcomers event. Driven by the enthusiasm of the GABA team, we participated in many other events from GABA and its partners, which are offered in every industrial sector. These great networking opportunities largely contributed to our exponential growth in the number of contacts in the USA and in Europe. GABA has been great for developing both friendships and our business.”

Michael Schmid, Partner, ProiPatent
Promote Your Brand
Promote Your Brand

Promote Your Brand

Interested in promoting your business, products, or services in Northern California or Germany? GABA’s programs, events, website and regular communications give you ample opportunity to show your thought leadership and capabilities and enhance your reputation to a professional audience.

Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Want to support the professional German-American community directly with your talents and skills? As a volunteer, you can hone your skills and expand your network by supporting GABA with event logistics, content ideas or operations behind the scenes.

Become a Volunteer

We Thank Our Main Supporters

Benefactors and Patrons


Premium Corporate Members

Bank of the West
Seven Seals Innovation AG
Oxnard Engineering Campus
Kilpatrick Townsend
Cerity Partners
Sustany Capital
Zeiss Innovation Center California
BMW Group
Osborne Clarke
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