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The Entrepreneurs Club

Entrepreneur? Look no further!

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce is just what you need to take full advantage of your New York business venture, however large or small. Let the Chamber act as a facilitator and join us at our events to meet others in the same situation as you. Connect with fellow entrepreneurial members and access our extensive network for answers to basic questions, say, where to rent office space, and more complicated issues such as, U.S. immigration and tax laws. SACC New York brings a strong network and long experience of the U.S. market to the table. Our well-known brand and a good reputation can be just the push you need. A service that cannot be underestimated.

The 2013 Entrepreneurs Club Series is generously sponsored by Nixon Peabody LLP


The Entrepreneurs Club: Swedish Designers in New York
Join SACC New York on November 13th for an Entrepreneurs Club focusing on the wondrous world of design. During the evening you will get the chance to meet successful Swedish entrepreneurs from different disciplines of design, ranging from fashion, to product design, to print and graphic design. Each speaker will share their story and how they have made it in the world’s design capital. The event will be held at Catherine Ahnell Gallery in Tribeca, and participants will get a preview of the new exhibition that will open for the public on November 14th. Wine and appetizers will be served.  

Speakers include:
Catherine Ahnell, Founder & Owner, Catherine Ahnell Gallery
Lotta Andersson, 
Founder & Owner, Lotta Jansdotter
Johan Lidén, Principal of Industrial Design & Co-Founder, aruliden
Maja Svensson, Founder & Owner, ELSA AND ME

Date: November 13, 2013
Time: 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Location: Catherine Ahnell Gallery, 66 Grand Street #1

The Entrepreneurs Club: 
What’s all the hype about Brooklyn?
During the past couple of years, Sweden and Brooklyn have developed a special relationship. While Brooklyn is experiencing an influence of Scandinavian culture and cuisine, the New York City borough has become the epitome of “cool” in Sweden. 

For entrepreneurs, Brooklyn is in many ways a different market compared to Manhattan. The artisanal vibe is evident in the borough, some even go as far as to call it a creative renaissance. What can we learn from this creative community, and where does their inspiration come from? Do also the ways of running a business in Brooklyn differ from Manhattan?

Join the Entrepreneurs Club on September 17 for a panel discussion on “The Brooklyn Phenomenon” featuring successful entrepreneurs from the restaurant and beverage industries: Emelie Kihlström of Colonie and Gran Electrica, Fredrik Berselius of Aska - the only New York City restaurant to make it onto Andrew Knowlton’s coveted “Hot Ten” list in Bon Appétit this year - along with Emil Jättne of Brooklyn Gin.

Speakers include:
Emelie Kihlström
, Principle, Colonie and Gran Electrica
Emil Jättne, Founder & Co-Owner,
 Brooklyn Gin
Fredrik Berselius, Chef & Partner,
Ingrid Carozzi
, Founder & Designer,
 Tin Can Studios

Date: September 17, 2013
Time: 6.00 – 8.00
Location: Colonie, 127 Atlantic Ave (between Henry & Clinton St), Brooklyn

The Entrepreneurs Club: New York For Dummies
Join SACC New York in Stockholm for a seminar on establishing and expanding a business to the U.S. Listen to Swedish entrepreneurs and professionals who have all made it in the U.S. alongside legal experts sharing their experiences. Meet people who can guide you through the U.S. corporate jungle and learn more about the world’s largest market. Also, get the opportunity to learn more about SACC New York’s 1-year establishment mentor program for the U.S. market.

Panel Discussion: “Make it or Break it”

Speakers include:

- Magnus Bergmark, Business Strategy Director, Doberman AB
- Johanna Frelin, CEO, Hyper Island
- Gun Nowak, Founder and former CEO, FACE Stockholm
- Petter Nylander, CEO, Universum
- Richard F. Langan, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

- Fredrik Oscarson, CEO, Mobiento USA
Date: August 21, 2013
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm 

Location: Ernst & Young, Jakobsbergsgatan 24, Stockholm

New York for Dummies in partnership with Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden, 
Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden

The Entrepreneurs Club: Creative Communications
Marketers of today are constantly confronted by the difficulty of gaining the customer’s attention, as they have to break through the increasingly competitive ad clutter. Advertisements are everywhere, and because of new media platforms and social integration, consumers are more in control of their media consumption and empowered to maneuver through the noise of commercial messages. How then, can companies communicate with their target audience to get their brand noticed, and at the same time successfully deliver the brand message?

Join the SACC New York Entrepreneurs Club on May 15 for a panel discussion on Creative Communications – How to get your message through, and listen to experts discuss how to best make use of the new media landscape in order to attract and influence today’s consumers.

Speakers include:
- Jakob Trollbäck,President & Executive Creative Director, Trollbäck+Company
- Fredrik Oscarson,CEO & Executive Creative Director, Mobiento
- Karin Drakenberg, Founding Partner & Executive Vice President, StrawberryFrog
- Fredrik Heghammar, Executive Producer, Google Creative Lab

Linda Björk, CEO & Partner, Amore

Date: May 15, 2013 
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm 
Location: Trollbäck+Company, 490 Broadway, 4th Floor (entrance from Broome St)

The Entrepreneurs Club: Do Business with the U.S.

The United States is the world's largest economy. Trade and investment flows between Sweden and the U.S. have developed positively over the last decade and the U.S. is Sweden's fourth largest single export market today. The country offers a lot of opportunities but there are also challenges.

Being the world's third largest country, both by size and population, means there is a large domestic market but also vast domestic resources. Spanning five time zones, including Silicon Valley, the legendary Wall Street financial center in New York, oil fields in Texas, heavy industry in the Midwest and creative centers in Los Angeles, the U.S. has it all. However, the country also consists of fifty different states where federal laws meet state laws and different taxations and rules for setting up businesses.

Join SACC New York and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce for a seminar on March 12, 2013 to find out more about doing business in, and with, the U.S.

Date: March 12, 2013
Time: 8.00 - 11.30 am
Location: Odd Fellow, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 11 a, Stockholm, Sweden

The Entrepreneurs Club: 'Raising Capital'
Raising capital for a startup or small business is without question one of the most challenging aspects of growing a business. In this edition of the Entrepreneurs Club, speakers will talk about getting off on the right foot, introduce various financing sources available in the New York region, discuss the pros and cons of crowdsourcing, venture funds, bank loans and private equity, based on their expertise and experience.

Date: March 6, 2013
Time: 6.00 - 9.00 pm
Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 437 Madison Avenue (between 49th & 50th)

The Entrepreneurs Club: 'Growing Pains'
Do you feel that you spend a lot of time “putting out fires”? When your organizationexpands it can often experience different types of growing pains indicating that thingsare not as they should be regarding the organization’s development. Gain moreexperience on how to deal with planning, leading, communicating and controllingthe various members and resources of the organization during expansion. Theorganization is forced to make changes, in order to grow it cannot remain at statusquo, but where do you start and how do you make the necessary alterations?

Date: February 13, 2013
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Skanska, Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor