Our Partners

Here in San Jose, the U.S. Commercial Service is not alone in helping businesses expand into new markets. Our partners also provide assistance, both directly to you and through us as a medium. No matter the kind of aid each organization provides, each is has something to offer in growing your business. Listed are some of our most often referred to partners:

STLGIP - STLGIP is a boutique intellectual property firm located in Silicon Valley. The firm counsels domestic and international entrepreneurs and investors as well as early stage and larger more established companies. STLGIP counsels clients in intellectual property matters (patent and transactional) in a wide range of industries including life sciences, software and business methods, medical devices and diagnostics, high technology, and consumer products.

SEMI - Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries. SEMI supports its members through a global network of offices, activities, and events in every major electronics manufacturing region around the world.

Homepage: http://www.semi.org/en/

Events: Events and Tradeshows | SEMI.ORG

Sustainable Silicon Valley - Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) was formed as a multi-stakeholder collaborative initiative to produce significant environmental improvement and resource conservation in Silicon Valley through the development and implementation of a regional environmental management system. They use a systematic ‘plan-do-check-adjust’ environmental management approach to accelerate CO2 emissions, water reduction goals and economic returns.

Homepage: http://www.sustainablesv.org/ssv2013/index.php

Events: http://www.sustainablesv.org/ssv2013/index.php/events

City of San Jose – The City of San Jose provides countless business services, ranging from information on how to start a business within the Silicon Valley to creating partnerships within the city to expanding your business outside of the United States. Please visit their homepage if you would like to deal directly with the city.

Homepage: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/

TechAmerica - TechAmerica is the leading voice for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in the United States. Our membership is comprised of large, medium and small technology companies who create a variety of products and deliver a multitude of services in the private sector and to governments at the state and national level. The Association’s top priority is to foster an environment for our members to succeed through comprehensive global, national and regional advocacy and high-level business intelligence that delivers an edge in the marketplace.

Homepage: http://www.techamerica.org/

Events: http://www.techamerica.org/meetings-events/

SIA - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites companies that account for 80 percent of America’s semiconductor production. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition.

Homepage: http://www.semiconductors.org/

Events: http://www.semiconductors.org/index.php?submenu=Events&src=events&srctype=main

Plug and Play Tech Center - Plug and Play Tech Center is a business accelerator that specializes in growing tech startups. From unique industry networking events, education and immersion programs to M&A, Plug and Play has everything tech startups need to get organized, connect and grow.

Homepage: http://plugandplaytechcenter.com/

Calendar of Events: http://plugandplaytechcenter.com/calendar

Chamber of Commerce International Consortium for Entrepreneurs (CCICE) - Chamber of Commerce International Consortium For Entrepreneurs (CCICE) is an organization that helps members build, develop, encourage, and support entrepreneurship in a cross cultural technology centric environment. CCICE is a bridge between network associations, industry and entrepreneurs to build sustainable opportunities that energize growth and development within and across international boundaries.

Homepage: http://ccice.org/index.html

Events: http://ccice.org/PartnerEvents.html

NEST GSV – is a technology innovation center. They furnish a rich ecosystem of services essential to the success of emerging entrepreneurs and technology companies. They facilitate relationship development and critical connections to vetted business building resources including service providers, investors, potential hires, global corporations and international parties.

Homepage: www.nestgsv.com

US China Green energy Council - US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in Federal and California governments and based in Silicon Valley. The mission of UCGEC is to promote and strengthen U.S. and China collaboration in Green Energy by facilitating high impact clean-tech collaborative initiatives and projects between the U.S. and China and serving as a platform for the integration of policy, business, investment, and R&D projects for the two countries.

Homepage: http://ucgef.org/en

Events: http://ucgef.org/en/events

CalAsia - California-Asia Business Council (Cal-Asia) is one of California's leading private-sector, non-profit, international business-promotion associations. Our mission is to help California firms of all sizes develop or expand their commercial ties with the economies of Pacific Asia and India.

Homepage: http://calasia.org/

Events: http://calasia.org/

JETRO - The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit Japanese government related organization that promotes trade and investment opportunities for business and companies in the United States and Japan. We provide our clients with vital market entry information and a strong support system in order to help them successfully expand their operations overseas. We've helped an array of US companies successfully launch their business in Japan, and we can help your business succeed overseas

Homepage: http://www.jetro.org/

Events Calendar: http://www.jetro.org/com/events_jetro

KOTRA - Since its establishment in 1962 as part of the Korea’s first 5-year Economic Plan, KOTRA has been dedicated to creating new export markets and increasing Korea’s trade value, which reached $1 trillion in 2011. In preparation for a rapidly changing market environment, and using Korea’s expansive FTA network, KOTRA is focusing on the globalization of small and medium sized enterprises(SMEs), the backbone of the Korean economy, by providing them with customized support related to global business establishment and export.

Homepage: http://english.kotra.or.kr/foreign/main/KHEMUI010M.html

Events: http://english.kotra.or.kr/foreign/biz/KHENKO060M.html?TOP_MENU_CD=TRADE

Chinese American Software Professional Association- CSPA [Chinese Software Professionals Association], is an all-volunteer-based nonprofit organization in the Bay Area, California. The CSPA hosts forums and events that help connecting members to partners, service providers and investors, and providing a network of resources and knowledge exchange

Homepage: http://www.cspa.com/

Events: http://www.cspa.com/upcoming-events/

Smart Grid Library - SGL Partners is a strategic advisory firm focused on Smart Grid and M2M business sectors. They deliver transformational consulting services and insightful analyses to clients. SGL helps clients build and deploy actionable strategies that enhance immediate and long-term business objectives. They also provide pragmatic guidance and targeted deliverables to address complex business challenges for utilities and vendors.

Homepage: http://www.smartgridlibrary.com/

Stanford University US Asia Technology Management Center - Established in 1992, as the US-Japan Technology Management Center, the US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC) is an education and research center located within the School of Engineering at Stanford University. US-ATMC activities include public lecture series and seminars (including live teleconferenced events between the U.S. and Asia), sponsorship of faculty research projects, development and delivery of new university courses, and major Internet web site projects.

Homepage: http://asia.stanford.edu/

Events: http://asia.stanford.edu/?page_id=1311

Clean Tech Open - The Cleantech Open is a not-for-profit organization that runs the world’s largest accelerator for cleantech startups. Our mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. Since our founding in 2005 by leaders in Silicon Valley and Boston, our organization has established itself as the leading force for accelerating clean technology entrepreneurs.

Homepage: http://www2.cleantechopen.org/

Events: http://www2.cleantechopen.org/events/

Licensing executive Society - LES Silicon Valley Chapter provides many networking opportunities with Business Executives, Lawyers, Licensing Consultants, Engineers, Academicians, Scientists, and Representatives of Government. LES exists to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and information on licensing and intellectual property as well as assist members in improving their skills and techniques in the practice of intellectual property licensing by delivering instructive and topical seminars and training courses.

Homepage: http://www.les-svc.org/

Events: http://www.les-svc.org/events