Partners

Why partner with Silicon Vikings?

Becoming a partner to Silicon Vikings is a great opportunity for you and your organization to generate awareness of your brand, your products and to position yourself among the key constituents in Silicon Valley and the Nordic countries.

You have the possibility to collaborate with us in a wide variety of ways. Contact us and we will tell you more about the partnering opportunities. For example, we can offer you to become a Key or Affiliated Partner to Silicon Vikings, a Sponsor to any of the Nordic Chapters or perhaps a Sponsor to our Special Interest Groups. 

Our Partners

Silicon Vikings has an expanding collaboration with bridge organizations, local Nordic organizations, academia and the Silicon Valley industry. 

 

Main Partners

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Founded in 1874, $62.7 billion-asset Bank of the West, member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees. www.bankofthewest.com

 

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Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit www.babson.edu

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K&L Gates practices out of 48 fully integrated offices located in the United States, including two in the San Francisco bay area, as well as in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America and 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.  For more information about K&L Gates or its locations, practices and registrations, visit www.klgates.com

   

Creative Partner

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We call it Interadverdesignomarcomabrandpromotizing.
But you can call us an ad firm. Full-service advertising. We’re not limited to any one solution — we do ALL of them. We start with brilliant ideas, and THEN we decide – based on budget, target, and market – what form the solution will take. A clean slate – every time, every project.

 www.skona.com

Nordic Bridge Organizations/Nordic Partners


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The mission of Innovation Center Denmark is to build bridges between companies, research institutions and capital in Denmark and Silicon Valley. To accelerate the entry of Danish companies into Silicon Valley, promote US investments in Denmark, facilitate research cooperation and provide inspiration to help drive innovation in Denmark. www.siliconvalley.um.dk

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Enterprise Estonia was established in 2000 and promotes business and regional policy in Estonia. EAS is one of the largest institutions within the national support system for entrepreneurship, providing financial assistance, advisory, cooperation opportunities and training for the entrepreneurs, research establishments, public and third sector. www.investinestonia.com

 

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Finpro is a global organization building the growth and success of Finnish companies' in international markets. We open up future business opportunities by understanding changes in international markets. Continuous observation and analysis of global operating environments allows us to actively utilize the information we collect to benefit Finnish businesses. www.finpro.fi

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VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems - is Sweden’s innovation agency. Our mission is to promote sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovations, as well as funding needs-driven research. VINNOVA’s vision is for Sweden to be a world-leading country in research and innovation, an attractive place in which to invest and conduct business. We promote collaborations between companies, universities, research institutes and the public sector. We do this by stimulating a greater use of research, by making long-term investment in strong research and innovation milieus and by developing catalytic meeting places. VINNOVA’s activities also focus on strengthening international cooperation. In order to increase our impact, we are also dedicated to interacting with other research financiers and innovation-promoting organisations. www.vinnova.se/en/

 

 

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 Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. We support companies in developing their competitive advantage and to enhance innovation. Norwegian enterprises have access to a broad business support system as well as financial means. Innovation Norway provides competence, advisory services, promotional services and network services. The marketing of Norway as a tourist destination is also considered one of the organizations important tasks. By combining local industry knowledge and international networks with the business ideas and the motivation of entrepreneurs, the foundation for new successful businesses is created. www.innovasjonnorge.no/

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Tekes - The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. We finance development of innovations that aim at growth and new business operations.
   
   
 

 

   

Affiliated Partners


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SVForum fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership within the Silicon Valley ecosystem of individuals and businesses participating in emerging technologies. We do this by creating connections and community, providing education and access to resources, linking the global business community to Silicon Valley, and facilitating the exchange of unbiased knowledge, insights and best practices. www.svforum.org 


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MobileMonday™ (MoMo) is an open community platform of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influential individuals fostering brand neutral cooperation and cross-border P2P business opportunities through live networking events to demo products, share ideas and discuss trends from both local and global markets. Originating in Helsinki Finland, in 2000, events are organized by some 300 dedicated volunteers from around the world and it has become an industry leading mobile platform. Chapters have held events in over 100 cities worldwide and we continue to launch new locations monthly. www.mobilemonday.net

 

 

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US MAC is a non-profit business accelerator located in Silicon Valley that gives International tech companies a fast and successful access to the US Market. For decades, for any technology company anywhere in the world, the road ahead has led to Silicon Valley in Northern California, US. Home to global technology giants like HP, CISCO, Facebook, Google and Apple – just to name a few. The center for billions of dollars in tech funding, partnerships and client deals and the home of the legendary entrepreneurial culture that powers the world’s most important technologies. Since 1995, the US Market Access Center (US MAC) has helped over 800 companies from over fifty countries get started, grow and succeed in Silicon Valley. US MAC is supported by the San Jose State University Research Foundation and focuses on helping emerging technology companies from other countries who seek to begin doing business in the United States. www.usmarketaccess.com

 

 

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VC Taskforce™ has built an organization that the venture community can give input and direction to and get immediate results that benefit both investors and their portfolio companies. We were established to provide a system of services including: business, legal and financial programs that provide real-time, strategic and tactical information addressing imminent concerns of venture capitalists and portfolio companies. VC Taskforce™ provides a forum for many types of investors: LPs, venture capital firms, institutional investors, PE and portfolio company management in which they can share ideas and information that will help them manage their businesses for maximum success. vctaskforce.com
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Women in Wireless is a global non profit organization with the mission to develop and empower female leaders in the mobile and digital industry. We’re today 5,000 members with local chapters in NY, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, London, Hamburg and Singapore. womeninwireless.org

 

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The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco/Silicon Valley (SACC-SF/SV) was founded in 1948, connecting companies and individuals in their common interest of business and trade. Therefore, one of the key strengths within the chamber today is the network of partners, sponsors, members and business contacts in a wide range of industries. www.sacc-sf.org
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