Rising Stars Award 2019

September 5th, 2019

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For the 5th time we honored successful and innovative German-American startups during our

Rising Stars Event 

at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park on September 5th, 2019.

Our mission is to bring together the German-American startup community, top entrepreneurs, decision makers, investors and startup founders under one roof.

Winners of 2019

We would like to congratulate our Rising Stars and Audience Award winner Franka Emika and our Newcomer Winner ProGlove to becoming our Rising Stars winner. All finalists impressed the judges and it was not easy to find a winner!

GABA Rising Stars 2019

Finalists

3YOURMIND
Alertgy
CalWave
Franka Emika
ProGlove

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

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.

Axel Tillmann

Axel Tillmann

CEO

PitchGlobal

Curtis McKee

Curtis McKee

Investor

Intel Capital

Shuchi Rana

Shuchi Rana

Head

SAP.iO Foundry SF

Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Brose
Taylor Wessing
Luther
WSGR

Silver Sponsor

Squire Patton Bogg

Bronze Sponsor

360 Lab SF
LHG
CITRIS Foundry

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

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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