How to Be a Compelling Speaker: Charisma Secrets for Nordics & Everyone Else, too

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Ali Binazir, pitch doctor at KNP Communications, author and TedX speaker, taught some of the main principles behind being a Compelling Speaker.

the Annual Crayfish Party 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Annual Crayfish Party and made it a success! Over 90 guests gathered to celebrate one of Sweden's most festive traditions at the Norwegian Club, San Francisco.

Christmas Luncheon & Lucia 2015

This year we welcomed 154 guests to The Christmas Luncheon & Lucia! Thank you all for coming. 

SAS - Executive Insights, September 2015

At this breakfast seminar we got inspiring executive insights from the vast experiences of Vice President & CCO at Scandinavian Airlines. 

International Financial Planning, September 2015

At this event we learned more about financial planning for the future and how to protect international assets against market and foreign exchange volatility. 

SofaTalks: Sports & Health, September 2015

At this SofaTalk-event we invited interesting panelists to discuss research and trends on the topics Sports, Fitness and Health. This time we listened to the inspiring stories of a Doctor in Human Physiology & the founder of the fitness-app Strava!

Born Global Venture Lab III, September 2015

Another inspiring venture lab, featuring ten promising start-ups from Chalmers University of Technology’s “Born Global” Program, pitching their ideas to a panel of experienced Bay Area Venture Capitalists and Industry Experts.

Crayfish Party at Hult's, September 2015

Thank you for making our Crayfish Party a memorable evening! It was a pleasure to see so many old and new friends of SACC. 

Swedish-American Business Culture - a Panel Discussion with successful Swedes from Spotify, Airbnb & Lookback, 19 May 2015

Swedish-American Business Culture - a panel discussion with successful Swedes from Spotify, Airbnb & Lookback, at Spotify's office in downtown San Francisco. Photos by Annika Lehes.

Panel Discussion on Nanotechnology with Lund University Foundation, April 8 2015

Professors from Lund University presenting cutting-edge research in Nanotechnology on the theme "Tiny Product. Big Impact. Let the Revolution begin..."

Hosted at K&L Gates San Francisco

Spring Meeting & Visit at Ericsson, April 2 2015

Thank you everyone who participated in our SACC-SF/SV Spring Meeting & Visit at Ericsson!

Photographer: Annika Lehes

SofaTalks: Nordic Winemakers, March 13, 2015

A fantastic evening of networking, learning, and winetasting at the convivial BoConcept store in San Francisco. 

Lunch Mingle with Nordic Gaming and Technology Companies, March 4

SACC-SF/SV and boardmember Nicolai Wadström from Bootstrap Labs organized a networking lunch for nordic firms in the gaming and technology industry, in connection with the Game Developers Conference and Game Connection, two conferences held in San Francisco. 

Company Visits Spring 2015

The interns and executive team are on a continuous mission to learn and get inspired by visiting companies and organizations in the Bay Area. 

Spring Team Workshop, February 11, 2015

Kicking of the spring with the new team at SACC-SF/SV with a teambuilding workshop and dinner!

Lunch & Learn: Networking, October 3, 2014

SACC-SF/SV hosts an engaging lunchtime informational session and Q&A with networking expert Henry Chang. Guest received advice on how to define networking goals, generate new clients from networking events, make networking a habit and effectively follow-up and build relationships.

International Women Entrepreneurs Forum, October 2, 2014

As part of an alliance of international chambers, business associations and organizations in San Francisco, SACC-SF/SV is a proud member of the SF International Women Entrepreneurs Forum. On October 2, the Forum hosted the event: “Successfully Financing Your Big Idea,” with an outstanding panel of advisors, entrepreneurs and investors sharing their insights on how to achieve success in the highly competitive Bay Area.

Lunch & Learn: Social Media Marketing, September 4, 2014

SACC-SF/SV hosts a lunchtime inspirational Q&A session with social media expert Preeti Moberg. Guests enjoyed the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics, including how to divide available social media networks to target audiences, best practices on social media and how to create an effective social media campaign.

Summer European Networking Evening, August 28, 2014

SACC-SF/SV hosts another European Networking Event in collaboration with The French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACCSF), the German American Business Association (GABA) and the British American Business Council (BABC). 

Guests enjoyed the opportunity to mix and mingle with entrepreneurs, VCs and a range of professionals involved in cross-border business in a relaxed and European atmosphere.

Born Global Venture Lab II, August 26, 2014

SACC-SF/SV hosts another inspiring venture lab, featuring ten promising start-ups from Chalmers University of Technology’s “Born Global” Program, pitching their ideas to a panel of prominent Bay Area Venture Capitalists. 

Our Born Global guests enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the inception of tomorrow’s leading companies: learning, connecting and exchanging insights as our panel of veteran VCs groomed the next generation of cutting-edge entrepreneurs.

SACC Crayfish Party, August 8, 2014

SACC-SF/SV's traditional Swedish Crayfish Party at the Norwegian Club in San Francisco. Guests enjoyed a festive evening with with all the traditional delicacies and accoutrements found in Sweden – except the mosquitos!

SACC Midsummer Picnic, June 21, 2014

SACC organized a traditional Midsummer feast at the annual Midsummer celebrations at Sveadal. We were joined by friends and members longing for Swedish pickled herring, gravlax, crisp bread, strawberries and more!

4th Annual Golf Scramble, June 13, 2014

On Friday the 13th, the unlucky day, the usually foggy skies over the Presidio course miraculously cleared, revealing lushly green and panoramic fairways. The perfect golfing conditions certainly heightened the spirits of all 80 players who contributed to a great atmosphere throughout the day. The evening offered exciting auctions, raffle, plenty of networking and good times.

Photo Credit: Kien Nguyen

SofaTalks - Women in Medicine, May 28, 2014

SACC hosts its second SofaTalks event in the sophisticated surroundings of Danish design store BoConcept. SofaTalks speakers Gunilla Jacobsson, Karin Rosén and Kerstin Rosén, engaged in a candid conversation on pathways to success in the highly competitive and challenging fields of clinical medicine and medical research.

Executive Insights - Johan Brenner, May 15, 2014

Johan Brenner, General Partner in leading venture capital firm Creandum, kick-starts The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Executive Insights series at K&L Gates in San Francisco. Creandum has helped launch an array of successful tech startups, including music streaming service Spotify.

GQLA - Advancing Your Career in the Bay Area, April 23, 2014

SACC hosts its third Global Questions, Local Answer Workshop. At the workshop guests received strategic career advice on a variety of topics: from tailoring your résumé and improving your interview skills, to perfecting your pitch, building confidence and networking.


SofaTalks - Women in Technology, March 19, 2014

Scandinavian entrepreneurs Charlotte Fors, Denise Persson and Jenny Sagström share their secrets to success in the San Francisco Bay Area tech industry. The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce presented the SofaTalks Premiere at fashionable Danish design store BoConcept in San Francisco.

Born Global Venture Lab I, January 29, 2014

At SACC-SF/SV’s first Pitching Event, eight promising start-ups form Chalmers University of Technology Program “Born Global” pitched their innovative ideas to a prominent Venture Capitalist panel. The pitches prompted inspiring and educating discussions followed by networking and a demonstration of interactive visualization system “Inside Explorer” at the Computer History Museum and entertainment as guests got to try out Movinto Fun’s product Oriboo.


Christmas Luncheon, December 12, 2013

On December 12, we gathered for the Annual Christmas Luncheon hosted by The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – San Francisco/Silicon Valley. The Luncheon was celebrated at the Fairmont Hotel San Francisco.

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