Young Professionals | WJ San Francisco

The Young Professionals | WJ San Francisco provides a networking and learning platform for young entrepreneurs and professionals of any nationality, who are interested in developing their professional skills and broaden their personal knowledge.

Whether you are just launching a career or already climbing up the managerial ladder the WJ San Francisco can be an invaluable resource in developing your career. We organize regular seminars on a wide variety of topics, providing participants with an exciting platform for learning, growing, and developing themselves in their professional lives.


The San Francisco chapter of the Junior Chamber International Germany was founded in 2012 by the German American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco in close cooperation with young managers and entrepreneurs.
The Young Professionals | WJ San Francisco is a chapter of the Junior Chamber International in Germany and is guided by their principles.


Target Group

Young minded professionals, entrepreneurs and others living and working in the Bay Area, who would like to actively engage in seminar activities organized around the topic of personal and professional development.

12. November 2015

Junge Union Visits Silicon Valley

On November 12th, the Junior Chamber International/ Wirtschaftsjunioren San Francisco and the GACC West welcomed 20 national board members of the CDU’s "under 35 organization", the Junge Union, to San Francisco. In a breakfast briefing Rene van den Hoevel, Managing Director of the GACC West, gave an overview of the Silicon Valley with a German-American perspective. John Rockwell (Senior Counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP), Sven Beiker (Former Executive Director, Center for Automotive Research at Stanford) and Tobias Pischl (Senior Product Manager at Symantec) gave interesting insights into topics around venture capital financing trends in the Silicon Valley, E-Mobility/ autonomous driving and IT security in an Internet of Things World. The GACC West would like to thank Foley & Lardner for hosting the event.