Due to the overwhelming success and growing popularity of the Startup Award we decided to dedicate a new signature event to honor successful and innovative German-American startups.
Our mission is to bring together the German-American startup community, top entrepreneurs, decision makers, investors and startup founders under one roof.
The GABA Rising Stars Award provides an annual spotlight on German American startups. It is free to enter, free to win and will be judged by VCs and industry peers. All finalists will be invited to the event and have the opportunity to pitch in front of the audience and a high profile jury. At the award ceremony, we will recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet, and technology innovations of the year.
Startup of the Year
Requirements for Startups:
— Less than 10 years in business
— German company with subsidiary in the US or US company
founded by a German
— Successful can mean: name recognition, external funding, market
success, substantial revenues, innovative/technology background
— Application/Nomination deadline is June 30th, 2017
We have put together an incredible jury panel comprised of well-known Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and business incubators.
— Andreas Bechtolsheim, Chairman of Arista Networks and Co-
Founder of Sun Microsystems
— Oliver Hanisch, Co-Founder & Managing Partner German Silicon
— Patricia Roller, Partner at The Angels? Forum and CEO of Vidlet,
— Jens Horstmann, Founding Director Crestlight Ventures
— Thomas Vogel, Investment Director at Deutsche Telekom Strategic
— Curtis McKee, Investor at Intel Capital
— Aaron Jacobson, VC, New Enterprise Associates — NEA
— Dr. Andreas Kloyer, Partner Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
— Peter Weigt, Co-Head of the SAP Innovation Center Silicon Valley
Bill Reichert, Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures
The jury will consider all entries and select the most promising applicants to demo at the award event.
The Startup of the Year as well as the Newcomer Award will be chosen by the jury and the Audience Award will be determined by the event attendees in real time.
Early Bird until June 15th, 2017: $79.00 members and $95.00 for non-members.
After June 15th, 2017: $99 members and $120.00 for non-members.
Please note that there is NO self parking at the venue location or in walking distance. Make sure to choose one of the following options during checkout when purchasing a ticket for you and your guest:
VALET PARKING: $20.00
We offer limited valet parking at the venue, which must be purchased with your ticket. Please bring a print out of your ticket and parking pass to the event. Without proof of purchase we won't be able to grant a parking space.
SHUTTLE BUS TO AND FROM SF: $10.00
Board the shuttle at Caltrain Station (4th St & King St) in San Francisco at 4:00pm and arrive to the winery stress free. The bus returns to Caltrain Station at the end of the evening (9pm).
Limited seating, buy your ticket today!
CARPOOL OR DROP OFF (TAXI, UBER, LYFT ETC.): Free of charge
Get a ride with someone or grab an Uber and do not worry about parking at all!
For more information please visit: gabastars.org/.
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