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QGroup: “We are shaping the new way of consulting”

QGroup is a rapidly growing group of highly specialized IT consultancy companies. Founded only seven years ago, QGroup has already grown to include 26 companies in 13 cities in Europe and North America. Over 420 employees deliver specialized IT services within a variety of fields; Medical​, Travel, Public Sector, Retail, Security & Defense, Energy, Research…


Climate change become​​​s​ part of Swedish stock analysis

Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri this week became the first business publication in the world to publish regular climate indicators on stock market pages. “The economy of the future will look different to how it has looked traditionally. Sustainability and climate strategy are becoming crucial to investment decisions. By publishing information on companies carbon emissions, Dagens…


Climate Certify your Company – for Future Business

Climate change is the biggest global threat of our time. Our new member, Svensk Klimatcertifiering, helps companies and organizations structure their sustainability goals as well as methods of measuring and follow-up.  By actively working towards their sustainability goals, these organizations can earn a climate certificate and the right to label their company with the Climate Certificate…


Interns from Sweden

Our new internship program offers companies and organizations in the Bay Area the opportunity to host highly qualified and bilingual interns from Sweden for a stay between 6 and 18 months. With a minimum age of 21, many of the candidates have received a bachelor or master’s degree in topics like technology, marketing or computer programming,…


ScandiAnna – with Passion for Fashion

Anna Braanemark, the founder of ScandiAnna, moved to the US from Sweden in 2015. After a couple of years as CEO of a MedTech Company specializing in osseointegration, she decided to completely change career path and start an online clothing company promoting Scandinavian fashion. Said and done. Since yesterday, September 17, scandianna.com is open for…


Monthly Newsletter – September

Dear friends of SACC-SF/SV, The Fall season is always a hectic period for the Chamber, and this year is no exemption.  We kicked off September with an interactive Silicon Valley-Uppsala pitch event at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara. Four promising startups pitching in Sweden received excellent feedback from a knowledgeable and experienced panel here in…


We Welcome Mortgage Lending Expert Michael Hallin to SACC-SF/SV

We are happy to welcome a new member to our network at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco & Silicon Valley. Michael Hallin has a long background in real estate finance and has worked as a Mortgage Banker for various banks since 2001. In addition to doing mortgages, Michael Hallin has been involved…


Co-create at Ericsson D-15 Labs

Ericsson, a long-time technology leader in telecom and partner of SACC-SF/SV, has recently relaunched their state-of-the-art 5G test lab in Santa Clara, CA.  The D-15 Labs is a 5G network test platform, where companies can access the latest technology to develop and test their products and services. The test environment gives developers a valuable competitive advantage, since…


Hans Rausing, driving force behind Tetra Pak, dies at 93

Hans Rausing, the Swedish industrialist who helped turn Tetra Pak into a global packaging group, has died aged 93, his family said in a statement. Source: Reuters


How To Pitch

Your startup pitch is everything and knowing how to pitch a startup is essential to your success. It doesn’t matter how innovative, well thought-out or potentially profitable your product idea is – if you can’t attract investors to your startup, your business will face serious difficulty scaling up and achieving wide-spread success.  Keep your pitch simple! You…