Newsletter of the German-American Business Council of Boston, Inc.
NOVEMBER 2016 e-publication of the GABC Boston
Join us for these upcoming GABC events!
December 1, 2016
Boston Common Christmas Tree Lighting - YP Social Event
Meet GABC young professionals in a relaxed holiday-spirit atmosphere and enjoy the Boston Christmas Tree lighting festivities together. Then go out for drinks and snacks afterwards at Back Deck with your new friends! Free festivities. Drinks & Snacks at own expense. RSVP and info HERE
December 9, 2016
GABC Weihnachtsgala!
Hard to believe, but we're only 2 1/2 weeks away from our biggest event of the year. 120 guests have already registered to attend. Hurry! The deadline to buy tickets is December 5.  Tickets and info HERE. 
  Introducing the GABC Young Professionals Mentoring Program
We are delighted to announce the launch of the German-American Business Council Young Professionals (GABC YP) Mentoring Program. The program brings together young and experienced professionals in purposeful, mutually rewarding relationships. The mentoring relationship is built on mutual trust, respect and communication, and involves engagement of both parties in exchanging ideas, discussing progress and setting goals for further development.  We are now actively recruiting interested mentors and accepting mentee applications.  Must be a GABC member to participate. For further information please email  
German International School Boston Expanding
The German International School Boston (GISB) is expanding with the opening of a dedicated Early Education Center for the 2017-2018 school year! The GISB Board recently made the decision to lease 10,500 square feet of space at 385 Western Avenue. Together with the experience of HMFH Architects, GISB will create a facility custom-designed for preschool and kindergarten children, faculty, and families. The school community is excited to be expanding to a location that is only a 5-minute walk from their current building, right across from the Charles River and Artesani Park. The new space will include seven classrooms, a playground, a large indoor multi-use play-space, and a kitchen for small chefs. At the 57 Holton Street campus, four additional classrooms and an outdoor area will open up. GISB looks forward to sharing regular updates via .  Also, don't forget to attend the GISB Christkindlmarkt on Saturday, Dec 3 from 1:00-5:00PM!
November 10, 2016
TED Talks at German Consulate: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Entrepreneurship
The GABC Young Professionals Group organized this TED talk event hosted by the German Consulate General and moderated by YP Group founding member Anne Fassl, PhDStephan Holzer, PhD of MITBabak Movassaghi, PhD of Flex and Susanne Bächle, PhD of Olink Proteomics presented their work in 15 minutes segments followed by Q&A and feedback. Drs. Bächle and Holzer are still at the early stages of the career. Dr. Movassaghi has already crossed the bridge from science to entrepreneurship several times.  This was a unique opportunity for both our young professionals to present their science, and for  non-presenting members from our business community to hear about cutting edge research and offer feedback in a small setting. See the bios and research topics of our presenters HERE.  Interested in presenting YOUR research? Contact us!   

Pictured, left to right: Dr. Anne Fassl, Dr. Stephan Holzer, Dr. Babak Movassaghi & Dr. Susanne Bächle
Private Event held Nov 9 for Grünenthal GmbH

GABC was contracted by Grünenthal Innovative Medicines Unit (IMU) based in Aachen, Germany, to organize an event in Boston on their behalf. With plans to establish a presence here in 2017, the IMU is actively looking to collaborate with new Boston contactsOur mutual goal was  to introduce them  to decision-makers, researchers, V Cs, academics, and other "movers and shakers" in Biotech Boston, and to facilitate open discussions.
Oct 27, 2016
The  East Coast Industry Forum   was a half-day conference featuring keynote speeches, panel discussions and presentations by 17 leaders in policy, academia and business addressing the issues of German-American or international business.  Three separate sessions with multiple viewpoints included: “ The Transatlantic Market Place”, “Life Sciences & Digital Health” and “Manufacturing Innovation". The event took place at Northeastern University. It was co-organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce New York, the German Consulate General Boston, and GABC.  More...
Schwarzes Brett
Onbrand24 Call Center in Beverly, MA seeks Bilingual (German/English) Inbound Customer Service Representatives. Contact  Jennifer Winch,  Recruitment Manager,  OnBrand24, Tel: (978) 816-8226. Email:  

WorldBoston seeks to hire Manager of Operations and Global Education Programs
Opportunity for professionals who seek to grow a career in community outreach, communications, and nonprofit management, with an international focus. More at

Job Opening for Graphic Technician / Production Artist with fluency in German
Faith Casler Associates, Inc. – Arlington, MA. More at

Strategies and Considerations for Protecting Your Medical Technology Start-Up's Innovations
On November 29, join GABC Member and Patent Attorney Alexander Adam for a lunch presentation organized in partnership with MassBio and speakers from Endocellutions, Inc. , Feinberg Hanson LLP, and Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP is required. More at

Tree Lighting Festivities at Deutsches Altenheim Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
The festivities begin at 5:30 pm with performances by Saengerchor Boston and a visit from Father Christmas. Details at 

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