Accessing the World from Your Own Back Yard

It’s not uncommon that a startup in the USA has an almost immediate international presence, and it’s also not uncommon that entrepreneurs from other countries are trying to access US markets.

While we often talk about how the Internet shrinks borders and facilitates commerce, sometimes a “good ole fashioned” cross-border support group works well, too.

SACC-SanDiego-Logo One good example of cross-border collaboration that is helping entrepreneurs and startup businesses in two countries is the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (“SACC”), and ActSeed is proud to be a partner with the San Diego chapter.  Founded  in 1988, SACC-USA is the umbrella organization for 19 regional Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce across the United States. The SACC serves more than 2,300 members in Sweden and the US. SACC-in-US-map

The mission of the SACC is to facilitate and support trade, commerce, and investment between the US and Sweden – helping Swedish companies find the right partners in the USA and vice versa. This is achieved through effective industry specific programs and events, corporate programs, trade missions, business matchmaking and lots of “good old fashioned” networking.

The SACC San Diego was founded in 1989 as one of the first local Swedish chambers in America. The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego is a non-profit organization with the goal to promote, develop, and increase the Swedish–American contacts and interactions in the greater San Diego area.

SD-SACC in action

More and more, the San Diego SACC is becoming involved in the local San Diego startup scene.  Entrepreneurs from both countries are starting to collaborate on projects and help each other tap new markets and find investors.  Through the international partnership between the SACC and ActSeed, we can help make sure entrepreneurs, investors and work-seekers  in the US are aware of the opportunities emanating from and within Sweden while also helping entrepreneurs and investors in Sweden learn how to leverage ActSeed to participate in business creation and growth in the US.

You can learn more about the San Diego Swedish American Chamber of Commerce by clicking here.

ActSeed Partner DiscountAlso, if you are involved with the San Diego SACC and are interested in joining ActSeed’s “Entrepreneur Group“, you can use discount code “SDSACC12” to receive a 10% discount on either a monthly or annual membership.

If you are an investor from Sweden and want to find startups or small businesses in the US in which to invest, please join ActSeed’s “Investor Group” and start tracking deals; it takes about 15 minutes to get set up and costs nothing for the investor.




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