German American Business Community (GABC)

Your personal and professional improvement is the goal of the activities of the German American Business Community (GABC) at the Carl-Schurz-Haus.

The GABC regards itself as a network of local businesses facilitating a German-American business dialog.

In cooperation with the Carl-Schurz-Haus/Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut e.V., the GABC offers different events addressing current topics including German and American politics, economics, and societal questions.

For posts on upcoming events and speakers plus updates from our GABC members, visit our LinkedIn Showcase Page!

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Upcoming Events

Business English Language Courses
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We, 13.07.2022, 13:30-14:30 - Women's Business Networking Event Follow-Up
Join us for a casual lunchtime networking event for women as a follow-up to our Women's Business Networking Event from March. We look forward to meeting everyone in person and continuing discussions! #BreakTheBias
sign up via email here

We, 27.07.2022, 15:00-16:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs Meeting
Meetings are centered around skill share, collaboration, and networking and are open to all English-speakers with an entrepreneurial spirit.
register here

We, 03.08.2022, 12:30-13:00 - LunchBreak with GABC
A quick, live update with a GABC member. More info to come!
click here to join via Zoom
or stream via YouTube here

GABC on YouTube

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Past Events

Sa, 02.07.2022 - Annual 4th of July Celebration
The Carl-Schurz-Haus celebrates the 4th of July (Independence Day) with live music and a full program, including a GABC networking corner.

Mo, 27.06.2022, 17-19:30 - Open Door & Networking for Refugees in Freiburg
Shchyro zaproshuiemo do znaiomstva z nashym instytutom i nashymy partneramy!
Get to know our institute and connect with our partners! Visit our all-English library, discover our cultural events, and learn about our English course offers. Then participate in a networking event to connect with potential employers, cultural institutes, and/or refugee aide operations in Freiburg. Childcare will be provided by our English-speaking teaching staff during the event for kids aged 4-12.

We, 25.05.2022, 15:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs Meeting
Meetings are centered around skill share, collaboration, and networking and are open to all English-speakers with an entrepreneurial spirit
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We, 11.05.2022, 20:00 - Taking control of your time
A talk from Djahane Banoo of Align Coaching on why productivity sucks and what you should do instead. Join us and learn about how to gain more focus, momentum, and balance.

We, 04.05.2022, 12:30 - Lunchbreak with GABC
A quick, live update featuring Sarah Winkler of the Energieagentur Regio Freiburg GmbH with first steps you can take towards a green office plus a short interview with Tobias Bobka of Bobka Mittelstandsberatung, one of our GABC members. Tune in!
watch on YouTube

Mo, 25.04.2022, 17:00 - Inspiring Career Paths: Sammy Wymer and Coding
Sammy Wymer taught herself to code and recently started working in the field. Join us online to hear her story and ask her questions about how she did it. This talk is limited to 30 minutes and will be filled with real-life experience, practical tips, and some inspiration to get you started down your career path.
watch on YouTube

We, 30.03.2022, 15:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs Meeting
Let's talk marketing and Gen Z! Meetings are centered around skill share, collaboration, and networking and are open to all English-speakers with an entrepreneurial spirit.

We, 16.03.2022, 18:30 - Design Your Year
An online workshop with Francesca Carlin that will help you to create meaningful goals and reach them in exciting and manageable steps.

We, 09.03.2022, 18:30 - Women's Networking Event
We are excited to once again facilitate an online platform for international working women. Our 4th annual women's business networking event will bring together professionals from various fields to share their stories and lead small group discussions about issues women face in the workplace. Join us to learn about shared struggles and accomplishments and to actively participate in discussions on how to #breakthebias.

We, 02.02.2022, 12:30 - Lunchbreak with GABC
A quick, live update featuring Vira Mistry with tips for creating an inclusive work space and Kim-André Vives, Head of International for SÜDVERS GmbH, who will tell us about the importance of risk management when expanding to the US. Tune in!
watch on YouTube

We, 26.01.2022, 15:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs Meeting
It’s our first meeting of the year and we will discuss targets/goals for the new year and share some organizational tips with one another.
Meetings are centered around skill share, collaboration, and networking and are open to all English-speakers with an entrepreneurial spirit.

We, 15.12.2021, 18:30 - Finding your footing during international transitions
Christiane Beinroth of AZURATE will discuss the importance of "anchors" and how to focus on overall goals in life as a stability factor during times when our "outer identity" shifts.
watch recording

Fr, 26.11.2021 - Thanksgiving Business Dinner
Annual dinner networking event with a special guest speaker.
You can listen to the recording of our special guest speaker, Arthur Landwehr of SWR, here.

Mi, 24.11.2021, 15:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs
Join us via Zoom for skill share, discussion of current events affecting entrepreneurs, and open networking.

Mi, 10.11.2021, 12:30 - Lunchbreak with GABC
Featuring Nicole Palazzo of the ExpatCast with tips on how to podcast as well as an interview with GABC member and freelance filmmaker Bernd Kulow. Tune in!
watch recording

Mi, 27.10.2021, 19:00 - IP and Data Protection in the US and Germany
A webinar with a panel of transatlantic legal professionals from the US and Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner in Freiburg.
watch recording

We, 06.10.2021, 18:30 - Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy with Beazy
Learn how to develop your brand’s story and how to best utilize social media platforms from the creative experts at Beazy.
watch recording

We, 29.09.2021, 15:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs
Join us via Zoom for skill share, discussion of current events affecting entrepreneurs, and open networking.

We, 04.08.2021, 12:30 - Lunchbreak with GABC
A quick, live update featuring Peter Strohm on the AI and current growth of Jedox and Sarah Wagner presents a taste of TikTok for business. Tune in!
watch recording

We, 29.09.2021, 15:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs
Join us via Zoom for skill share, discussion of current events affecting entrepreneurs, and open networking.

We, 04.08.2021, 12:30 - Lunchbreak with GABC
A quick, live update featuring Peter Strohm on the AI and current growth of Jedox and Sarah Wagner presents a taste of TikTok for business. Tune in!
join here

We, 28.07.2021, 15:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs
Join us via Zoom for skill share, discussion of current events affecting entrepreneurs, and open networking.
register here

Sa, 24.07.2021, 11:00 - DAI Gaming Day!
The German-American Institutes are excited to announce their first-ever Gaming Day! Join us for tournament-style gaming and friendly match-ups with popular games such as Mario Kart and League of Legends. This event will be livestreamed via Twitch - so you can play from anywhere!
see event

Su, 04.07.2021, 12:30 - 4th of July Party (members-only event)
This year's celebration is even more special to us because it will be a members-only event, exclusively for members of the Carl-Schurz-Haus! Let's fire up the grill and enjoy some barbecue, have cool drinks, and listen to live music!
see event

Fr-Su, 18-20.06.2021 - Hackathon Freiburg: Kunst & Kultur
This year, the Hackathon combines creativity, innovation and technology with the arts and culture scene. Join us to contribute your digital skills and ideas!
more info

Tu, 15.06.2021, 15:00 - Doing Business in the US
This event focuses on the internationalization of German IT companies to the US. Panel discussions include how to enter the US market, success factors, and lessons learned from failures.
register via bwcon Portal

We, 19.05.2021, 15:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs
Join us via Zoom for skill share, discussion of current events affecting entrepreneurs, and open networking.
register here

We, 05.05.2021, 12:30 - Lunchbreak with GABC
A quick, live update featuring Bert Sutter on how Sutter Medizintechnik survived the pandemic and our top three English email mistakes with trainer Meg McGill. Tune in!
join here

Mo, 26.04.2021, 18:30 - Being a Digital Nomad
Philipp Karl shares his experience on being a digital nomad in Portugal, currently one of the most popular destinations for working remotely.
register here

We, 24.03.2021, 15:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs Group
The English-Speaking Entrepreneurs Group helps promote skill share, collaboration, and networking within the English-speaking community. Join us online for our second meeting online. See you there!
see event

We, 10.03.2021, 18:30 - International Women's Day Business Networking
This year we will celebrate International Women's Day online with a business networking event for women.#ChooseToChallenge
see event

We, 03.02.2021, 18:30 - Setting Priorities & Achieving Goals
with Ariane Schüßler, der Ariane Faden
In this interactive online workshop, Ariane Schüßler will outline 3 aspects that are imperative to achieving your goals.
see event

We, 27.01.2021, 15:00 - English-Speaking Entrepreneurs Group Kick Off
The GABC is establishing an English-Speaking Entrepreneurs Group to help promote skill share, collaboration, and networking within the English-speaking community. Join us online for this first event where we will outline goals and meeting structure. We look forward to your input!
see event

Digital Entrepreneurship Pilot Program starting January 18th
The German-American Business Community at the Carl-Schurz-Haus and Learneezee have partnered up to introduce this pilot project, which aims to enhance digital and entrepreneurial readiness. We are offering 4 mini ‘teaser’ courses to help garner interest before the program officially kicks off:
Team Building & Engagement with Celine Grenier
Entrepreneurship & Leadership with Patrick Bastien
Diversity & Inclusion in Digital Spaces with Vira Mistry
Intercultural Sensitivity with Jeff Burrowes

Fr, 27.11.2020, 13:00-14:30 - Digital Speed Networking
Let's harness the technology of today and embark in a fast-paced online networking event. Be ready to instantly connect with professionals from Freiburg and beyond.
see event

Tu, 17.11.2020, 13.00-14:30 - How to Crowdfund & Self-Publish
with Blake Boles (US), Writer, Speaker, Adventurer
Blake Boles will share his real-life experiences and the lessons he's learned through crowdfunding. Additionally, he will speak to his journey of becoming a self-published author.
see event

We, 14.10.2020, 18.00-19.30 - Futur F Kick-Off Event via Zoom
with Sara Boukal, Founder of Futur F plus Christine Steinhart and Charlotte Brenn
We want to boost Female Entrepreneurs in Freiburg, build a vibrant and encouraging women’s network, and inspire women to thrive.
Join us! Come learn about what we do and become a part of the Futur-F Network!
#thefutureisfemale
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Tu, 07.07.2020, 18.00-19.30
- Presenting Your Best Self Online
The pandemic has changed all of our lives. Now we are doing presentations, teaching classes, and engaging with colleagues in a virtual space that comes with its own set of challenges.
with Francesca Carlin, www.francescacarlin.com
see event

Sa, 27.06.2020, 11.30-13.30 - The Art of Small Talk
Small talk can help set the foundation for mutual goals as well as bridge the awkwardness of cultural differences.
with Patrick Bastien, www.learneezee.com
see workshops

Fr-Su, 22-24.05.2020 - Hackathon 2020: Smart Health
Further information at hackathon-freiburg
see event

We, 13.05.2020, 18:00 - Beyond Time Management
This workshop will help you cultivate laser-like focus, take control of your day, and increase productivity.
with Djahane Banoo, PhD vom Align Coaching
see event

We, 01.04.2020, 18:30 - The Power of No for Women in the Workplace
This is a transformational workshop for driven yet highly sensitive women who desire career success.
with Tanya Dantus
see event

Tu, 03.03.2020, 18:30 - International Women's Day: Business Networking für Frauen
An all-female event with a diverse panel of speakers to lead a discussion about women in the workplace.
see event

We, Jan 29th 2020, 12:30-14:30 - Lunchtime Networking Mixer
A lively lunchtime networking mixer with a short presentation. Ideal for those looking to make the most of their lunch breaks.
see event

Thu, Nov 7th  2019, 4-7pm - My Digital Revolution: Artificial Intelligence - China, the USA & the EU
Keynote lecture & panel discussionen with experts in economy, science & media.
see event

Wed, October 23rd 2019, 6:30-8:30pm - What is Design Thinking? (interactive workshop)
with Djahane Banoo, PhD of Align Coaching
see event

Fri, June 28th 2019, 5pm - #Hackathon-Etappe 2: Hands On for Intelligent Apps!
see event

Fri, May 17th 2019, 4-7pm - Business Speed Networking
With American guest speaker and entrepreneur Patrick Bastien of Jedox.
see event

Tues, March 12th 2019, 6:30pm - International Women's Day: Women's Networking
With an introductory talk by Ulrike Friebe, Stryker Women's Network
see event

Fri, November 23rd 2018 - Thanksgiving Business Dinner
Annual dinner networking event with a special guest speaker (GABC members-only invite)

Thurs, October 18th 2018, 4-7pm - My Digital Revolution: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence
Keynote Lecture & Panel Discussionen with experts in economy, science & media
see event

Fri, June 22nd 2018, 6 pm - Hackathon 2018: Digital Solutions for Your Smart City Freiburg
see event

Fri, April 20th 2018, 4-7pm - Business Speed Networking
Bring your business cards and get ready to mingle! With guest speakers Ralf Steinemann of iTernity and American Marketer Rebecca Watson.
see event

Tue, March 6th 2018, 7pm - Transforming Identities, Communities & Businesses in a Changing Media World
Round-Table Talk with Jon Nichols (GABC members-only invite)
see event

Mon, Feb 26th 2018, 6:30pm - Toolkit for a Successful Startup
Talk & Discussion with Gideon Marks, Tel Aviv & San Francisco
see event

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