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Are We Prepared? With COVID Through the Winter

Are We Prepared? With COVID Through the Winter

Yesterday, GABA, alongside the German American Business Council Boston, Inc. (GABC) and the support of the German Consulates Boston and San Francisco, hosted the virtual discussion panel "Are We Prepared? With COVID Through the Winter." Many distinguished panelists such as…

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Halloween Happy Hour

Halloween Happy Hour

Members of the Keizai Silicon Valley and GABA Northern California community had a great time networking last week at our joint Halloween Happy Hour at EVGR Pub and Beer Garden in Stanford! Thanks again to our very generous supporter Procopio…

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Innovation Breakfast

Innovation Breakfast

Last week, GABA NorCal hosted a breakfast of corporate innovation executives to get a pulse check on our innovation hub, including attendees from SAP, ZEISS Group, Zollner Elektronik AG, BISSELL, Brose Careers, and State Farm. Wilmerhale hosted the event as…

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German Day in Golden Gate Park

German Day in San Francisco

German Day 2022 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco was a roaring success for GABA and everyone else who participated in this exciting gathering this Sunday! GABA and many other German organizations presented their expertise to attendees of the…

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GABA Women Meet

GABA Women Meet

It was great to see so many people at our in-person event "GABA Women Meet" on the beautiful Robert Bosch campus! Thank you everyone for joining! We would like to extend our thanks to Robert Bosch LLC for hosting the…

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The Air We Breathe

The Air We Breathe

GABA members and guests attended an enjoyable as well as educational event at the wonderful SAP Labs in Palo Alto on Thursday. To kick off the event, German Consul General Oliver Schramm gave a warm but pensive introduction, setting the…

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Fall European Networking

Fall European Networking

It was fantastic to see so many people at last week’s “Fall European Networking” Event! Thanks to all for coming and for creating such a wonderful vibrant City-style atmosphere! We would like to extend our gratitude to our sponsors...
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"Meet a VC" Workshop with Mani Honigstein from Honeystone Ventures

“Meet a VC” Workshop with Mani Honigstein from Honeystone Ventures

In today’s "Meet a VC" interactive workshop, GABA hosted Venture Capital partner Mani Honigstein from Honeystone Ventures, a Palo Alto based micro venture capital fund focused on investing in software startups. With an audience made up primarily of startups founders…

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GABA Sommerfest 2022

GABA Sommerfest 2022

The GABA Sommerfest 2022 was celebrated by members and friends of the German American Business Association on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the Cuesta Park in Mountain View. Great barbecue offerings were combined with German beer, as well as yummy…

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Young Professionals Summer Mixer

Young Professionals Summer Mixer

It was fantastic to see so many people at yesterday's "Young Professionals Summer Mixer" event! We thank everyone for joining and hope they were able to expand their networking opportunities. We would like to extend our gratitude to our sponsors…

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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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How Blockchain will Transform the Future of Business

How Blockchain will Transform the Future of Business

Yesterday GABA Northern California hosted the in-person event "How  Blockchain will Transform the Future of Business". Yaad Oren, GABA Director and Head of SAP Innovation Center Network, was the moderator of a very insightful panel discussion. The panel discussion was…

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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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2nd Transatlantic AI Hackathon: Sustainable Supply Chain DeepHack

Congrats to the 2022 Transatlantic AI Hackathon Winners!

Our Transatlantic AI Hackathon was a great success! Topic was "Sustainable Supply Chain" and our teams came up with fantastic solutions that hopefully can be implemented in the real world! 1st Place - Ant Trail An AI-powered platform to help…

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How to Tap into the Silicon Valley Ecosystem – Lessons From Experts and Entrepreneurs Who Have Successfully Done It

Silicon Valley’s ecosystem and network are world famous. But how can “outsiders” like founders, investors, academics and managers tap into it? What are the ground rules? How and where to make beneficial connections? How is the culture different? Does it…

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COVID-19: Putting Public Health To The Test

The Continued Role for COVID Testing As air and land borders have opened again and families are planning to get together in person this holiday season, we are going to discuss COVID-testing as a public health tool, and one that…

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Green Hydrogen – Hype or Hope?

Examining the role of green hydrogen on the path to net-zero climate goals Which role will green hydrogen play in accelerating decarbonization? Why is sector-coupling important on our path toward net-zero? How can hydrogen support an integrated energy system based…

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Global Business Outlook 2022

As 2021 is coming to a close, we’re headed into a new year that will be shaped by several key topics with wide-ranging international impact. During this event, we highlighted and discussed these topics with a panel of expert speakers.…

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1st Transatlantic AI Hackathon

Winners of 1st Transatlantic AI Hackathon – Health and Safety Monitoring DeepHack

Wow, what a ride this was! 48 hours of intense work and mentoring led to amazing results, with just a few small breaks for sleep, food, and the occasional Yoga sequence. 14 teams conceived solutions for very important challenges such…

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Venture Capital funding for AI Start-ups

Venture Capital Funding for AI Startups: Challenges & Opportunities in Germany and the US

Funding is one of the most crucial factors in enabling AI-driven startups to realize their business ideas. In contrast with the U.S. and China, however, the German venture capital market is still developing, making it more difficult for German AI…

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Are Hybrid Work Models here to stay?

Are Hybrid Work Models Here to Stay?

"It's the start of a journey and a real culture shift." In this recent panel discussion, our speakers discussed hybrid work models and what this means for leadership, community building, equity, onboarding, loyalty and so much more. Hybrid Work is just at…

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Covid Testing in a Vaccinated Population

Covid Testing in a Vaccinated Population: Needed or Obsolete?

Due to an increasingly efficient vaccination rollout and natural immunity, COVID-19 cases are declining in many countries. Nevertheless, the world has changed and so have testing, vaccination, hygiene, and travel standards. To exchange ideas about these changes, GABA hosted a…

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AI: The Next Digital Revolution – Is Germany Prepared?

Yesterday, GABA hosted a discussion with AI thought-leaders on how Germany can contribute to and benefit from the enormous opportunities stemming from AI. Thomas Neubert, Senior Director at Intel and GABA Chair of the Board, moderated and started the discussion…

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German-U.S. Partnership: Harnessing the Future of AI and Innovation

German-U.S. Partnership: Harnessing the Future of AI and Innovation

This week on Monday, April 19th, GABA had the honor to host a high-profile Fireside Chat to promote U.S.-European cooperation in artificial intelligence. This event was the joint launch of theTransatlantic AI eXchange and the Transatlantic Innovation Week. The Transatlantic…

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Pandemic Management and Preparedness in Germany and in the U.S.

Pandemic Management and Preparedness in Germany and in the U.S. – A Panel Discussion

We were very privileged to co-host four highly distinguished panelists discussing the state and the outlook of pandemic management and preparedness in both countries and beyond. The panel consisted of well-known public health leaders Lothar Wieler, President of the Robert…

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

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

It was as informative as it was fun to listen to Angelika Blendstrup and Bill Reichert discuss the main takeaways from their recent book “Getting to Wow! Silicon Valley Pitch Secrets for Entrepreneurs” – if you can boil down 250+…

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VC Workshop series

2021 VC Event Series Kick-Off: Automotive CVC Panel

The panel discussion "Strategic vs. Financially Driven Corporate Venture Capital - What's the "Right" Approach?" kicked-off our VC series with eight more events to follow in 2021. In a very open discussion, our panelists revealed how they balance the strategic…

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Global Business Outlook 2021

Global Business Outlook 2021 – Enormous Challenges Before a Global Recovery

Despite the virtual format, GABA's annual Global Business Outlook drew a large audience. At the end of this unprecedented year, four experts presented their views on the economical development, immigration, the particular role of California, Germany, Europe and China, and…

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The E-Commerce boom Amidst a Pandemic: Legal Impacts and Trends Event

The E-Commerce Boom Amidst a Pandemic: Legal Impacts and Trends

This very informative event covered many valuable aspects of the expansion process, including the differences in consumer attitude between the US and Germany, and how to use it to your advantage. Speakers from Osborne Clarke, Venable and T3 Micro gave…

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Aging with Technology

Together with InnoHealth USA, an initiative of “Research in Germany” led by the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, GABA presented an expert discussion about aging and its implications, with an emphasis on technology-based solutions. Kris Rebillot, Director of Communications at Buck Institute for…

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Climate Urgency: The Stakes are Rising and Viable Solutions are Growing

Climate Urgency: The Stakes Are Rising and Viable Solutions Are Growing

GABA had the honor to host top experts from California and Germany, two leading regions in addressing climate change. The panel agreed: there is no time to lose. We have to act and we have to act fast. The Panel…

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Ask the Expert: Wealth Planning for Global Families in the U.S.

Ask the Expert: Wealth Planning for Global Families in the U.S.

Experts Andrew Fisher and Libby Dawson from Worldview Wealth Advisors (a new Premium Corporate GABA member) filled the hour with a huge amount of highly valuable information. They covered the most important aspects of financial planning for international families in…

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SAP Virtual Speaker Series: Good Design Needs a Crisis

SAP Virtual Speaker Series: Good Design Needs a Crisis

In a joint event with GABA, our own Director of the Board and Head of Hanahaus and Ecosystem at SAP Bay Area, Daniel Zimmer, interviewed two of GABA’s Advisory Board members, Hartmut Esslinger, Founder of Frog Design, and Patricia Roller,…

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The New Funding Reality

The New Funding Reality

GABA presented an expert panel with venture capitalists and angel investors discussing the rapid changes the pandemic has brought to the investment landscape. Thank you to our panelists Marco Marinucci, Partner at Hella Ventures, Andrew Ogawa, Managing Partner at Quest…

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Fireside Chat on the Future of Mobility

Fireside Chat on the Future of Mobility

Mario Herger and Sven Beiker presented insightful perspectives on the speed in which electric, shared, autonomous, and flying cars will arrive and how they will change our lives. They had differing views in some timeline details, but they agreed that…

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GABA Gala 2020 - Florian Leibert

GABA Gala 2020 with Florian Leibert and Vince Ebert

Last Friday, the German American business community celebrated Florian Leibert, Co-Founder and Chief Cloud Officer of Mesosphere, with the Excellence Award and enjoyed a performance of the witty science comedian Vince Ebert. With a beautiful view right at the Golden…

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Transatlantic Sync Conference

Transatlantic Sync Conference: Shaping a Digital Future

Three days filled with inspirational discussions and presentations came to a close yesterday. 400 attendees from all over the world listened, contributed and mingled in ample networking breaks and evening events. GABA’s Young Professionals group, headed by Stanford Ph.D. candidates…

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Rising Stars Award 2019

Congratulations to Franka Emika, our Rising Stars Award Winner!

GABA, together with the Representative of German Business (GACC West), presented the 5th annual Rising Stars Award event. Congratulations to Franka Emika, this year’s Startup of the Year! Their business idea left a great impression and they also received the…

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