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GERMAN
AMERICAN
BUSINESS
ASSOCIATION

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Gain Insight.
Expand Connections.

GERMAN
AMERICAN
BUSINESS
ASSOCIATION

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.

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Inside GABA and Member News

German American Business Association Panel Takes on This Year’s VC Funding

Venture Capitalists won’t stop investing, even in an apparent economic slowdown. At least that’s according to the four investors who took part in a panel discussion put on by the German American Business Association (GABA). The message could be taken…

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ZEISS Innovation Center California wins local StopWaste Award

ZEISS Innovation Center California Wins Local StopWaste Award

ZEISS, the leading global optics and optoelectronics technology company, received the StopWaste Award for its ZEISS Innovation Center in Dublin, California. The StopWaste Award recognizes Alameda County organizations for their efforts in upstream waste prevention through reuse, recycling, and composting.…

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GABA Gala 2022

GABA Gala 2022 with Consul General Oliver Schramm and Award Winner Cyriac Roeding

Last Friday, the German American business community came together, in person, to celebrate Cyriac Roeding, Co-founder and CEO of the early cancer detection and treatment firm Earli Inc. At this first Gala since the pandemic, GABA bestowed the GABA Award…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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We Thank Our Main Supporters

Benefactors and Patrons

SAP
WilmerHale

Premium Corporate Members

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