With a unique understanding of the local business environment and ample connections within all industries, we are the perfect partner when pursuing business opportunities in the Bay Area.
At SACC-SF/SV we provide a range of business services that deliver multiple, measurable benefits for companies and professionals. We target and arrange meetings with investors, potential partners and consultants. We research trends and global developments within various industries, ensuring that we are always providing our members and clients with up-to-date information. Our understanding of the local business environment enables us to offer invaluable support and advisory services to companies wishing to reach this highly competitive area with their products and services.
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Business Consultancy & Venture Capital
Communication & Visual Communication
Design & Retail
Engineering & Manufacturing
Executive Search Firms
Information & Communications Technology
Investment Banking & Investment Management
Restaurants & Events
Travel & Transportation
The International Clientele Department is a team of Bank of West specialists dedicated to helping expatriates in the US. Their multiple backgrounds help us build international client-specific solutions that address the unique challenges and opportunities facing international clients whether they are individuals or small businesses. From personal banking and wealth management to small business and commercial banking, you can look to Bank of the West to help you manage your resources and attain your goals.
BUSINESS CONSULTANCY & VENTURE CAPITAL
EON Ventures evaluates and invests in different business models that operate within growing or mature markets with a minimum of $1 Billion in Total Available Market. Their Value Proposition is focused on building sustainable business models by hands on management, refining revenue models, strict cost control measures, sales development, team building and equity investments.
COMMUNICATION & VISUAL COMMUNICATION
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MONSON Communications LLC
As founder and president of MONSON Communications LLC, Melissa Monson has a storied track record helping the global business community meet both the strategic and tactical challenges of developing and presenting strong and persuasive communications. Highly regarded for her ability to position companies to achieve maximum valuation with investors, Melissa has participated in hundreds of public and private equity offerings across a range of industries. Clients rely on her deep knowledge of and personalized approach to message development, presentation graphics, delivery coaching, and media training to ensure engaging, results-focused performances that resonate with and move audiences.
At Westerberg we create connections through the wonderful and timeless medium of video. Our team helps present your ideas visually so the audience you want to reach responds enthusiastically. Whether promotional, educational or creative, we believe that the power of visual communication can present your ideas to the world with passion.
Vantage PR is a highly specialized PR firm – technology is our love. Headquartered in San Francisco, we work right inside the heartbeat of innovation, with East Coast offices in Boston, Orlando and New York.
Our roster of clients shows our deep experience. Because we have focused so closely on tech throughout our 25-year history, we have relationships with the tech reporters and media that influence your customers. Focused on clients’ sales leads, we calibrate results to drive awareness and traffic through top-notch article placement.
DESIGN & RETAIL
BoConcept is a high-end Danish designer and manufacturer of sleek modern design furniture, with an emphasis on fashion and functionality, that has approximately 300 locations around the world.
We offer customized, coordinated and affordable design furniture and accessories. Customized because our products can be fitted to the needs and dreams of our customers. Coordinated because we take a holistic approach in the development and design of our product range. Design because we are a design company with our own designers. Affordable because we want to spoil our customers by giving them great value. Come visit us in our new San Francisco Showroom at 1 Rhode Island Street!
The Nefab Group is a global industrial packaging manufacturer specializing in complete packaging solutions that reduce their customers’ total costs while minimizing environmental impact. The Group is a leading provider of packaging solutions within the segments of Telecom, Energy, Industry, Vehicles, Healthcare and Aerospace. Since its inception in 1949, Nefab has grown from a product-oriented company into a market-oriented company with a prominent position on the global packaging market.
IKEA strives to be ‘The Life Improvement Store,’ and since its 1943 founding in Sweden, has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 330 IKEA stores in 40 countries, including 38 in the U.S. IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings company, incorporates sustainable efforts into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment.
Monika Knutsson, originally from Sweden, is a fashion designer by training. She spent nine years in Paris working for several famous french designers, spending hours at the Parisian flea markets. With a beautiful collection of vintage embroidery and lace in hand, Monika moved to New York City and conceived the concept behind Gilded Lace. Gilded Lace has developed into a major collection of jewelry that includes cuff bracelets, necklaces, earrings, brooches, pendants, and rings. It is made from re-purposed vintage lace from the early to mid-1900′s, originally used mostly for fine dresses, household linens, and fancy lingerie. With each distinctive piece of jewelry comes its own unique story.
Scandinavian Business Seating
Scandinavian Business Seating owns the Scandinavian brands HÅG, RBM and RH, and has about 480 employees working together throughout the world to realize the company’s vision: “To make the world a better place to sit!” The company develops and produces Scandinavian designed office chairs for private and public office environments. In 2012, Scandinavian Business Seating achieved a turnover of NOK 1 billion ($1.6bn)
Zinc Details is an independently owned furniture showroom and essential resource for the San Francisco creative community since 1990. It’s where new ideas meet international excellence…Japan meets Scandinavia…functionality meets design. Our fun mix of art, design and craft is expertly curated from sources around the globe. With two locations in San Francisco, we choose objects that facilitate a simplicity and ease of living.
People really don’t like numbers and finance. At Bonanza, we feel their pain, but we also know that the more they do understand, the better and more informed decisions they will make. So, to take fear out of finance, we created Bonanza’s Visual Language of Finance and the Bonanza Learning Platform that helps people to truly understand finance by allowing them to actually See it first. Bonanza utilizes a blended learning approach that includes eLearning, Virtual Live Deliveries, Facilitated Programs, and a state-of-the-art push technology Reinforcement program (Bonanza iQ) to make sure learning is retained. Bonanza approaches understanding and communicating finance as a competitive advantage and thus requires “Education” versus training. Training is more “task” oriented, where Education is “strategic” and allows participants to make decisions with variable inputs.In today’s competitive market, value is king and being able to properly articulate that value clearly is the difference between closed deals and an unrewarded investment of time.”Bonanza has been enlightening people about finance, since 1991 and operates globally with the home office in Stockholm, Sweden and the U.S. office located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We work with global clients like SAP, Ericsson, and Goodyear in over 36 countries.
ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING
Formed in 2005 by highly experienced professionals in the industry, UDCE is an open-culture, consulting engineering firm dedicated to the success of our clients, team, and colleagues. Our expertise is in multi-discipline civil engineering projects, specifically in the Bay Area’s urban setting. We thrive in collaborations with Developers, Architects, Cities & Counties, Contractors, Landscape Architects, and more on site development, streetscape, joint trench, transportation, utility, and land development projects. We are accustomed to providing services for the most complex mixed-use, housing, and corporate developments as well as the leanest education and government agency projects.
West Coast Magnetics
Knowing that the future of magnetics requires lighter, smaller and more efficient designs, West Coast Magnetics has embarked on the training of engineers in designing the newest, best and most competitive products in the field of magnetics. West Coast Magnetics can custom design any of your transformer or inductor requirements. The engineering staff has experience with many types of designs.
West Coast Magnetics also organizes courses in Power Electronic design with one the leading designers in the field of magnetics, Weyman Lundquist. Weyman is dedicated to advancing the technology of power magnetic design. A significant portion of his award winning work has focused on predicting and reducing winding losses in power inductors and transformers. In partnership with researchers at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, new discoveries have been made which significantly advance the understanding of power magnetics technology. These discoveries have resulted in improved magnetic devices for the power electronics industry. Read More and Sign Up
EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRMS
YES Partners is a global Executive Search Firm, adding value to companies by finding exceptional executives they otherwise don’t have access to. Organizations worldwide rely on our expertise to search and find diverse executives. YES Partners is committed to providing the highest quality of service for its clients.
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 180 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world. The company is world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology; providing equipment, software and services to mobile and fixed network operators all over the globe.
At Ericsson we use innovation to empower people, business and society. We envisage a Networked Society that is sustainable, and where everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. Our mobile and fixed networks, multimedia solutions and telecom services make a real difference to people’s lives, and the world we live in.
To those ready to take advantage of the insight and value hidden in huge piles of information, Aitellu Technologies has the media monitoring tool, Aitellu News, as well as the artificial intelligence tool, AI ACT™, which helps you recognize and take action on the Anomalies, Changes, and Trends that can be found in your company’s accumulated data.
Fantom Wireless’ mission is to accelerate the use of mobility in the small and medium business market segments by offering leading-edge Wi-Fi® networking products that are secure, affordable, and easy to use.
Sjobeck Integration Professionals
Sjobeck Integration Professionals was founded in 1999 by Jason Sjöbeck. Sjobeck Integration Professionals consists of a team of engineers, programmers, and project managers that has built a portfolio of 300+ national and international clients, entirely by referral. Sjobeck Integration Professionals provides superior professional services to mid-size organizations. Clients are our priority. We have earned Authorized and Certified Reseller from many manufacturers, including HP, Polycom, Digium and Switchvox, and NetSuite.
TelePacific is a multiple award-winning network and communications service provider to more than 40,000 businesses nationwide. The company owns and operates extensive network assets including 50,000 fiber strand miles, a Juniper and Cisco-powered MPLS IP network, four datacenters and nearly 400 colocations in 273 wire centers throughout the Southwestern and Western United States.
Falk Consulting, owned by Thomas Falk, is a single-owner Limited Liability Company based in Marina, California. Thomas started his career in 1995 with the maintaining and servicing of hardware, such as desktops, laptops, servers and printers. As the industry has changed so has Thomas’ knowledge base and responsibilities. Thomas has worked for a variety of companies, both as a consultant and as an employee. He has experience in working with companies ranging from small local companies such as Qbranch and Zipper, to large multinational corporations such as Pfizer, Electrolux and Nynas.
MOC Insurance Services Inc
MOC Insurance Services works cooperatively with clients and insurers to provide the highest level of customer service, insurance expertise and professionalism. As an independent, privately held firm, MOC is committed to clients rather than the objectives of a corporate parent or shareholders. MOC is dedicated to providing the highest quality in consultative and insurance services.
INVESTMENT BANKING & INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
RHS Financial help business owners and executives think bigger about their personal financial strategies so that they can feel secure knowing that they may be able to send their children to the schools of their choice, plan a retirement that is the envy of their peers and establish a financial legacy that will outlive them.
RHS employs the most cutting edge software tools to help see and manage a client’s entire real-time financial picture including, 401K holdings, stock options, and other outside accounts. This allows the company to do real-time, on the fly updates of clients’ financial plans and make sure investments are in alignment with risk tolerance.
GP Bullhound is a leading investment banking firm providing advice on mergers & acquisitions and institutional capital-raising to emerging growth companies in the technology sector. Our international team, comprising experienced technology advisory professionals, our proven track record and our dedicated approach, have helped us establish a leading global position.
Security Research Associates
Security Research Associates (SRA) is a boutique investment banking and capital markets firm assisting fast growing public companies in the small cap arena, with their capital and strategic advisory needs.
Elliot & Mayock LLP
E&M Mayock: Visas Made Easier. Practicing US immigration law, the firm specializes in employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas allowing the movement of international personnel to be a competitive advantage.The firm, founded by James R. Mayock in 1995 in San Francisco, provides individual and corporate immigration legal services.
Hamilton Law Firm
“Correct and timely advice goes without saying.”
The same applies to offering expertise in numerous practice areas. But truly successful advice also requires genuine, long-term commitment to the client’s business. Simply putting our soul into your work. Our firm is built as a true partnership, where the skills and passion of each individual member are put to best use. Our practice groups work closely together, making sure that we offer the right skill set for each assignment. By combining specialist advice with extraordinary service we strive to create long-term and successful partnerships with our clients.
K&L Gates LLP is an international law firm positioned at strategic intersections in the global economy. K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope. Over each of the last five years our revenues exceeded $1 Billion and, as stated in the July 2010 issue of the UK publication Legal Business, the firm “has further cemented its position as the Global 100’s fastest growing firm.
Lawler & Lawler
Martin Lawler is recognized as one of America’s leading immigration lawyers. In his 30 years of specializing in immigration law he has secured temporary visas, permanent residence, naturalization, and passports for thousands of people from around the world. His book, “Professionals: A Matter of Degree,” is a leading treatise on employment based temporary visas and permanent resident status.
Martensen Wright PC
Martensen Wright PC is dedicated to a single purpose: to cost effectively set up Danish and other Scandinavian businesses in the U.S. We establish business entities daily — of the type and in the locale that most suits your needs. We facilitate your staffing by securing visas and Green Cards for key personnel. And we provide Employer advice and contracts for those employees that protect your corporate interests. We offer legal guidance to further your business enterprise in the “New World”. Our goal is to make your endeavors in the U.S. easy and understandable.
Spott, Lucy & Wall, Inc
Spott Lucey & Wall is a local CPA firm providing a full range of taxation and attestation services. We have over 30 years of experience assisting our domestic and international business and individual clients manage their demanding cross border transactions. We offer our clients extensive technical skills and resources to provide solutions to complex business issues. Our professional staff has been specially trained with the quality and depth of knowledge to help our clients succeed.
West Coast Locators
West Coast Locators specializes in providing underground locating and leak detection services to commercial customers, municipalities, government entities and educational institutions. West Coast Locators, Inc. provides outstanding proven quality and excellent customer service in the Bay Area for a range of services including leak detection, pipe locating, utility locating, detecting gas lines, sewage and water leaks.
West Coast Locator’s, Inc. takes pride in what we do. We really enjoy our work and want to insure that all business you do with us is good for all parties concerned. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with the best services the industry has to offer. With strenuous training and ample supervision, you can be assured that our employees are top of the line. West Coast Locators, Inc. is a member of Common Ground Alliance and adheres to their Best Practices.
Nordstjernan | Nordic Reach
Nordstjernan is thriving as the only remaining Swedish-American publisher with a distinct Swedish and Nordic focus. Founded in New York City only a few years after the end of the Civil War, in 1872, it was created to supply the growing numbers of immigrants to the area with news from the old country. Now, 142 years after its foundation, Nordstjernan has more readers than ever across all of the United States. Nordstjernan is distributed in print, digital and online versions and the magazine has well over 90 percent renewal rate among subscribers.
Revent Medical Inc
Revent™ Medical, a privately held company founded in 2008, is focused on the development of an innovative surgical solution used by ENT surgeons to improve the quality of life for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
Revent Medical has developed the Revent Sleep Apnea System, which comprises minimally invasive, biocompatible implants; targeting tongue based OSA. The implants address the non-compliance issues inherent with CPAP and other daily therapies as well as the long and difficult procedural and recovery times associated with other surgical procedures for the treatment of OSA.
Velos provides the trusted technology platform for clinical research and specialized medical records. Velos, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Fremont, California. Velos excels at integrating financial, administrative and clinical capabilities in a configurable environment that brings investigators and sponsors together. Velos has worked with over 120 organizations, including 20 medical institutions with top 25 ratings in U.S. News and World Report. Velos customers receive over 40% of NIH and 35% NCI funding – the largest such market shares in the Clinical Research Management System (CRMS) product class.
Cellastra aims to be a global commercial leader in cellular therapeutics and regenerative medicines. Driven by international collaborations to accelerate development of unique products for unmet medical needs.
Max Armour is the founder and leader of the Armour Group. Building on his success as co-leader of the highest grossing team in San Francisco over the past ten years, Max’s understanding of the San Francisco market is unparalleled. His creative innovations, zealous work ethic, intense focus on the process and clear communication deliver proven results for his discriminating clientele.
Max Armour, founder of Armour Properties is a proud San Francisco native that also speaks fluent Swedish. He has overseen the purchase and sale of marquee homes in the prestigious neighborhoods; Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, Presidio Heights, the Marina, Sea Cliff and throughout the city . Over time Max has become an expert in San Francisco luxury real estate, honing strategies and earning a reputation that has resulted in consistently high production and satisfied clients.
Year in and year out he has proven himself successfully guiding clients through the process of buying and selling homes, providing invaluable direction, counsel and connections along the way. With an intimate knowledge of the market, his 12 years of experience results in production for his clients.
The Armour Group approach is to bring this top-level service to a broad client base. Max and his team consistently deliver by applying his tried and true methods while pushing innovations that define what’s next in San Francisco real estate.
RESTAURANTS & EVENTS
Blue Mango Weddings
Blue Mango Weddings is a media group working in the international wedding/fashion vertical. The most well known property, The Big Fat Indian Wedding, is one of the top online wedding magazines for South Asian brides. Blue Mango Weddings aims to bring inspiration, fashion, beauty, and advice, to brides across the world.
“Perbacco” is an Italian word to accentuate positive comments. It can also be an expression of pleasure and surprise, as well as a reference to Bacchus, God of Wine and “good times. Perbacco introduces urban San Francisco to the full range of flavors found in the Italian regions of Piemonte and Liguria, with a touch of France by way of Provence. Chef/Owner Staffan Terje and Owner Umberto Gibin have been sharing their passion for the food and wine of Italy with Americans for nearly three decades.
Introducing PLÄJ, a new innovative concept from Swedish born Owner/Chef Roberth Sundell where California fare and Scandinavian flavors become one. PLÄJ is a celebration of local and seasonal ingredients inspired by the rustic flavors and simple elegance of Scandinavian cusine. PLÄJ embodies the soul of Scandinavia,the place to share the experience of new flavors, great wine, Scandinavian beer, and cocktails. Pläj is a celebration of food, drink, and great company, and a place where cultures come together.
TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION
Aviation Port Services
Aviation Port Services, headquartered in San Francisco in California, provides a wide range of services to support the commercial aviation sector. Services include Aircraft Ramp Handling, Passenger Services, Cargo Handling, Security, Passenger and Baggage Screening, Cabin Grooming, Load Planning, Wheelchair and Special Service. Aviation Port Services have started building an organization that supports the ever changing demands of commercial aviation and it has a core group of experienced professionals helping to set the standards for commercial aviation services of the future. Aviation Port Services is currently serving the aviation industry in 11 cities and 5 states.
The visionary behind the company and the idea of being ‘The best at what we do’ is Tony Hogdahl. Tony has had over 15 plus years in the airline and wholesale tour operator business. Working in global markets such as Miami, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Los Angeles he gained the skills necessary to work with airlines providing domestic, international, scheduled and charter services. Attention to detail and a high level of quality standards are the building blocks for a successful future.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), founded in 1946, is the national airline of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Currently, SAS operates nonstop service from New York (Newark) to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, from Chicago to Copenhagen and Stockholm, and from Washington, D.C. and San Francisco to Copenhagen. In addition SAS just announced the launch of a new route, beginning service August 20, 2014, from Stavanger, Norway to Houston.
SAS: Connecting Europe and the US for 60 years
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On its non-stop transatlantic flights, SAS offers wide-body Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft, audio/video entertainment at every seat and EuroBonus frequent flyer points. For the past 3 years, SAS has been ranked Europe’s most punctual airline.
Scandia Travel Unlimited
Scandia Travel Unlimited is an intercultural travel agency based in San Francisco since 1988. Specializing in worldwide, personalized travel service. Focus is on Scandinavia, Europe and Latin America as well as Business Class and Group travel. Truly a one stop shop for all travel needs.
Field Vineyards has been highly sought after for their award winning Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel grapes by some of the major players since 1996. Their own label, “Katarina,” has been winning awards since 2003, firmly cementing their place on the international wine stage.
Sjoeblom Winery’s philosophy of producing first class, quality wine, is based on old-world craftsmanship, time-honoured traditions and modern, scientific practices. Sjoeblom strives for a synthesis of classic European practices, experimentation, and up-to-the-minute winemaking science. Only the finest, handpicked Napa Valley grapes are selected each year. Each and every bottle of wine is nurtured by us through every step of the making of a fine wine. Sjoeblom is a boutique winery striving for excellence.
West Wines is a family winery in Sonoma County owned by Bengt Akerlind and Katarina Bonde. We produce high quality wines served at fine establishments like the Nobel Awards Banquet. Our winemaking combines grapes from our California soil with the best of traditional Old World winemaking and New World modern techniques.