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Rising Stars Award 2019

September 5th, 2019

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For the 5th time we will honor successful and innovative German-American startups during our signature Startup Award event. Our mission is to bring together the German-American startup community, top entrepreneurs, decision makers, investors and startup founders under one roof.

Without further ado, we invite you to

our Rising Stars Event

at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park on September 5th, 2019, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Tickets

Early Bird until June 15th, 2019:

Members: $79.00
Non-Members: $95.00

Regular (after June 15th):

Members: $99.00
Non-Members: $120.00

2018 Moderator

We are happy to announce to have Bill Reichert once again as our Moderator for the pitch competition.

Bill Reichert

Bill Reichert

Managing Director

Garage Technology Ventures

2018 Jury

We have put together an incredible jury panel comprised of well-known Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and business incubators:

Andreas Bechtolsheim

Andreas Bechtolsheim

Chairman and Chief Development Officer

Arista Networks

Patricia Birgit Roller

Patricia Birgit Roller

CEO

Vidlet, Inc.

Curtis McKee

Curtis McKee

Investor

Intel Capital

Aaron Jacobson

Aaron Jacobson

Partner

New Enterprise Associates - NEA

Oliver Hanisch

Oliver Hanisch

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

German Silicon Valley Innovators

Jens Horstmann

Jens Horstmann

Founding Director

Crestlight Ventures

Anders Ranum

Anders Ranum

Partner

Sapphire Ventures

Reza Malekzadeh

Reza Malekzadeh

Partner

Partech

2018 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Brose

Silver Sponsors

vidlet
Squire Patton Bogg
Luther

Wine Sponsor

Mercedes-Benz

Dessert Sponsor

Impact-Group

Program

This is a great opportunity to ``wine down`` after work! Enjoy an exciting evening of fine wine tasting and high level networking with industry experts at an upscale venue.

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenus
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM VIP workshops and networking
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMNetworking reception
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Welcome
6:45 PM - 7:45 PMElevator pitches
7:45 PM - 8:30 PMVoting, networking and dessert buffet
8:30 PM - 9:00 PMAward ceremony

Venue

Owned and operated by the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary, Allied Arts Guild is a beautiful and historic garden oasis, home to unique shops, artists’ studios, and Blue Garden Café. Since 1929, Allied Arts Guild has provided an inspiring environment for working artists, beautiful gardens and shops for visitors, and support for critically ill children at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

Allied Arts is conveniently located at the southern end of Menlo Park, near Stanford Shopping Center.

Allied Arts Guild

75 Arbor Rd
Menlo Park, California

Allied Arts Guild

About Us

The German American Business Association of California (GABA) is a member-driven non-profit organization that fosters transatlantic knowledge-sharing and networking among German-American and Californian business and tech communities. GABA is dedicated to encouraging German-American business and trade… read more

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The Representative of German Business for the Western United States (GACC West), located in San Francisco in direct proximity to Silicon Valley, acts as a link between German and American companies and organizations. The GACC West is the first point of contact for German companies interested in doing business in the United States, particularly on the West Coast… read more

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