On February 14th, GIN4B invited to a networking reception at the German Consulate General in San Francisco. Peter Rothen, German Consul General, hosted this event for Members of the German Parliament who flew in from Berlin for a fact-finding mission on “Internet and Digital Society”. Thomas Jarzombek, Sebastian Blumenthal, Herbert Behrens, Dr. Reinhard Brandl, Lars Klingbeil und Dr. Konstantin von Notz visited start-ups and leading tech companies like Apple, Google and Twitter to learn about the companies’ visions and latest trends in the digital world. Their visit was highlighted by the networking reception where Dr. Claudia Schaller presented GIN4B’s mission to the audience. The event was targeted to join leaders of the local creative industry, business representatives and IT experts to engage in an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.