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Who We Are
Since 1948 we have been a leading facilitator of transatlantic trade and knowledge sharing between Sweden and Northern California.
Our longstanding presence and reputation in San Francisco gives us deep local roots and a unique understanding of the Bay Area business environment as it intersects with Swedish business.
Our collaboration with Swedish, Scandinavian and other international associations further expands our reach to other international communities in the Bay Area.
Our expansive business network makes it possible for us to aid ventures of any size and complexity in their entrees into the Bay Area and Swedish business communities.
What We Do
We introduce and promote Swedish innovations, entrepreneurs, startups and established companies.
We help to link American and Swedish companies for mutually advantageous business opportunities.
We provide crucial business services and link to business consultancies that deliver longterm results.
We foster knowledge sharing and cultural exchange across borders.
How We Do It
By Giving Our Members Access To An Expansive Network
We introduce and foster your business by means of an extensive archive of carefully curated businesses and connections. Participation in our network provides an excellent opportunity for your company to advertise products and services, build valuable connections and take part in the latest trends — enabling your company to position itself at the forefront of the Bay Area and Swedish business markets. Additionally, our events provide considerable networking opportunities and they are specifically designed to promote connections between guests in a convivial surrounding.
By Introducing Our Members To Wide & Targeted Audiences
As a member, you can enjoy a variety of cost-effective opportunities to increase your visibility while advertising your services and products through SACC-SF/SV’s extensive network. For example, we highlight members and their ventures in our outgoing communications, on our website and through our social media channels. We also publicize our members in our bi-weekly newsletter (distributed to thousands worldwide) and in Swedish-American media (distributed throughout the United States and Sweden).
By Promoting Our Members At High-Profile Events
Our events foster and promote business opportunities by providing a forum for our members to introduce their products and services to a wide audience, while exchanging insights with entrepreneurs, industry experts, venture capitalists, private investors and leading CEOs about how to effectively grow their ventures. All events have the common purpose of strengthening Swedish-American business relations, while providing dynamic networking opportunities, tips from industry leaders and an exchange of knowledge that allow our members to stay ahead of the competition.
By Linking Swedish & American Companies For Advantageous Business Opportunities
We connect companies on both sides of the Atlantic for mutually beneficial collaborative exchanges. Using our extensive network and longstanding reputation, we set up and customize company visits and meetings in a number of industries and sectors, including ICT, Clean Tech, Life Sciences, Software Development, IT Infrastructure, Hardware Development, Finance, Media and Design. We have arranged visits and meetings at a variety of Bay Area companies, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Tesla, Apple and San Francisco Chronicle.
A SACC-SF/SV membership provides discounted rates to a variety of high-profile events that introduce members to cutting edge ideas and provide an insider’s perspective on the latest business trends. A few of our signature events…
Prominent executives share key lessons learned on their road to success, how they have managed cross-cultural issues, and their unique perspective on current trends in their industry.
Celebrates successful members and provides a forum for professionals to engage in discussions surrounding challenges in the competitive Bay Area. The aim is to ignite conversations that inspire guests to achieve their goals.
Born Global Venture Lab
Guests participate in the inception of tomorrow’s leading companies: learn, connect and exchange insights as our panel of veteran Venture Capitalists groom the next generation of cutting-edge entrepreneurs and startups.
Young Professionals Meetups
We are very proud to have so many talented, ambitious and creative young people in our community and we take every opportunity to support and promote them. By organizing a series of networking events, inspiring activities and educational sessions we want to help them take that next step in their careers.
Upcoming Events in 2015…
SofaTalks: Women in Wine
Executive Insights: Peter Carlsson at Tesla Motors
Born Global Venture Lab with Chalmers University
…and much more!
Summing it all up…
The Chamber’s business services distinguish us as a leader in knowledge sharing, networking, referrals and consulting services to Swedish businesses seeking to establish a presence in Northern California and American businesses interested in the Swedish market.
We help you hit the new ground running. As a Chamber member, you gain access to local knowledge which enables you to more effectively trend spot. Armed with a chamber membership, you don’t waste time or money getting up to speed with Bay Area and Swedish connections and business practices.
With seamless access to an international network, ample connections within key local industries and sectors, a unique understanding of the local business environment, advanced business services and high-profile events, we are the perfect partner when pursuing business opportunities in the Bay Area and in Sweden.