Monthly Newsletter – August

Green burgers – a boost for impact investments Silicon Valley is the number one spot for electric cars and solar panels. And as a state, California dominates in green initiatives and efficiency. Even so, finding venture funding has been a contrary story for many cleantech startups coming to Silicon Valley. This could be about to change….


Meet our new interns!

Sofia Hallberg and Elise Ekman have just arrived from Sweden to join us as interns at SACC-SF/SV. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with them and are certain that we will learn a lot from each other during the upcoming months.  In order for you to get to know them a bit better…


The Networking Advice No One Tells You

If you want to be successful, you need to spend time networking. It’s great advice. But the critical missing piece to this advice is exactly how to network. (Forbes 2018) Read this article to learn more. Or, attend our workshop.


Are you looking for a new job?

SACC-SF/SV is launching a new career and job service this fall. We will offer seminars, workshops, career advice and meetings with potential employers. On our web, you will find useful articles and a new job board where we will post exciting job opportunities in our network.   Do not miss our first workshop: How to network for a new…


New Tesla competitor in SF

It has been called a Google-powered all-electric Tesla killer. Polestar 2 and Volvo Cars Road Show lands at Pier 35 in San Francisco this weekend. “A brand offshoot from Volvo’s original Polestar hybrid vehicle, the Polestar 2 will be the Swedish-Chinese carmaker’s first 100% electric vehicle, described by the company as “an avant-garde 5-door fastback,…


Ericsson to open smart factory for 5G

Swedish Ericsson has announced plans to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the US. The factory will produce Advanced Antenna System radios to boost mobile network capacity and coverage, including rural coverage, as well as 5G radios for urban areas.  “With this decision we are further intensifying our investments in the US, enabling us to…


Travel in Time and Space at Filoli This Summer

Filoli Historic House & Garden in Woodside is a hidden gem in the busy Silicon Valley. It’s a perfect get-away to enjoy the beauty of nature and history right around the corner. If you attended our Christmas Luncheon last year, you had a chance to experience Filoli during the holiday season – or at least…


Bank of the West – The Bank for a changing world

Bank of the West has its headquarters in San Francisco and has almost 600 branches in Western United States. They handle savings, loans, credit cards, and all other kinds of financial services that one would expect of a bank. But Bank of the West is not your average bank. It is a bank with the…


“Then the real sharks called us”

Texas, female networking, patents and a lot of media attention. At SACC Executive Forum Ann-Christine Langselius told the story about how she managed to raise capital for her company Miraculum. With the tag line “Fireproofing the world, safely” Miraculum has developed eco-friendly fire safety products that combat solid and liquid fires.  “We work a lot…


Paving the way for industry 4.0

Companies all over the world are investing in a future with 5G, powering the fourth industrial revolution. But is it real, or just another hype? The impact of 5G on our society was one of the topics discussed at SACC Executive Forum in Washington. What are we to expect? When will it happen? And, are…