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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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.
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Past Events

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!
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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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,
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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,
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Fr-Su, 22-24.05.2020 - Hackathon 2020: Smart Health
Further information at hackathon-freiburg
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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
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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
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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.
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Fr, 06.12.2019 - Thanksgiving Business Dinner
Annual dinner networking event with a special guest speaker (exclusively for GABC members and special guests only)

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.
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Wed, October 23rd 2019, 6:30-8:30pm - What is Design Thinking? (interactive workshop)
with Djahane Banoo, PhD of Align Coaching
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Fri, June 28th 2019, 5pm - #Hackathon-Etappe 2: Hands On for Intelligent Apps!
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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
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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.
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Tue, March 6th 2018, 7pm - Transforming Identities, Communities & Businesses in a Changing Media World
Round-Table Talk with Jon Nichols (GABC members-only invite)
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Mon, Feb 26th 2018, 6:30pm - Toolkit for a Successful Startup
Talk & Discussion with Gideon Marks, Tel Aviv & San Francisco
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