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PARTNERS
Accolo
American Business Association of Russian Expatriates
Association of International Product Marketing and Management
ANZA Technology Network
BuildingSearch.com
Explora International
FountainBlue
Galima Group
Growth Process Group
Guayaki Yerba Mate
India Post
InterFrench
KeyRoad Enterprises
KickStart Alliance
LinkedIn
My Career Hub
Next Step
Ops A La Carte
PATCA
PattiWilson
plan2win
SalesRamp
Silicon Valley Chinese Entrepreneur Forum
Silicon Valley Indian Professionals Association
Silicon Vikings
Strategic Resource Solutions
The Vanella Group, Inc.
TriNet
US Market Access Center
VC Task Force
WHIZDOM
Women In Consulting
Women In Technology International
WorkIt.com
The York Group



Accolo is a pioneer in networking-based Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). This is an emerging area that combines enabling technology to drive best-practices, all candidate sources including our own Career Network, and the "art" of recruiting. Accolo will outperform any combination of recruiters, agencies, job posting boards, applicant tracking systems and do-it-yourself methods. For the hiring manager, Accolo is fast, efficient, and cost-effective. Our technology-driven process, including job profiling and pre-interviewing, can handle thousands of applicants per day and will ensure that you never look at an unqualified candidate. For job seekers, Accolo validates each job with the hiring manager to ensure the jobs are real and accurately described. The Accolo Guarantee. Accolo will present at least 3 candidates that fully meet your pre-approved, job specific criteria within 30 days or receive 100% of your money back.

AMBAR American Business Association of Russian Expatriates is a non-profit organization founded to foster entrepreneurship

OBJECTIVES
Create an informal networking platform for the professional community of Russian Expatriates in the US
Offer a potential pool of human capital representing IT professionals, marketing and law specialists, angel and VC investors
Enhance cooperation between the United States and Russia in high technology areas
Provide recruitment resources to its members
Offer speaker series and workshops on different business and technological topics
AIPMM The Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM) is where product professionals go for answers. It is the world's largest organization of product managers, brand managers, product marketing managers and other professionals responsible for guiding their organizations and clients through a constantly changing business landscape. It is the only organization that covers the entire product life-cycle throughout any industry.

The AIPMM provides value to its individual members, corporate members, and sponsors by providing training, education, certification and professional networking opportunities. Membership benefits include the national Product Management Educational Conference, regional conferences, the Career Center, peer Forums, tools, templates, publications and eligibility to enroll in the Certification Programs. Our Certified Product Manager (CPM) and Certified Product Marketing Manager (CPMM) program allows individual members to demonstrate their level of expertise and provides corporate members an assurance that their product professionals are operating at peak performance.
Anza Tech

ANZA Technology Network is the preeminent network connecting the Australian, New Zealand and US technology sectors. ANZA provides valuable connections for Australian and New Zealand technology companies as they enter or further develop the US market. Through is network of 3300 executives in Australia, New Zealand and the US, ANZA Technology Network fulfills three main functions: connecting executives throughout the region, educating Australian and New Zealand executives on how to better perform in the US and showcasing Australian and New Zealand technology and innovation in the US market.

ANZA Technology Network has close partnership arrangements with governments and corporations in Australia and New Zealand and technology networks in Silicon Valley.

BuildingSearch.com

BuildingSearch.com is a free vertical search engine for quickly touring available commercial property online. We provide a comprehensive list of every type of available building with photographs, floor plans, pricing information, key contacts, and a locational map. Additionally, you will find a list of complimentary local companies that can provide all of the equipment, furniture, and services required for any real estate project. Online property tours is the perfect Internet application saving everybody involved in a relocation or startup, a tremendous amount of time. Visit us at BuildingSearch.com.

Explora International

Explora International provides business strategy, marketing and public relations services to international companies and governments throughout the world. We maintain specialized expertise launching international organizations into the U.S. markets. Our client experience includes companies from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US that are both emerging and well-established multi-nationals. We have been retained by the governments or export trade boards of Costa Rica, Mexico and Chile to educate and prepare their entrepreneurs for the US and international markets through workshops and educational programs.

Our Services Include:

Strategic business counsel and planning
Marketing plan development and execution
Lead generation and oline marketing strategies
Product launches, trade shows and special events
Content and collateral creation and translation
Website creation, updates and overhauls
Creative design: identity and branding
Educational workshops
Research: competitive and market analysis, media, focus groups, surveys
Sales and distribution channel development and optimization
Interim personnel
Positioning and message audits

FountainBlue

FountainBlue's vision is to empower companies and executives, one conversation, one executive, one organization at a time. Our mission is to build and support communities of high-impact, high-integrity Silicon Valley executives and entrepreneurs.

FountainBlue conducts monthly roundtables specially designed for executives or entrepreneurs and provides business strategy, organizational assessment and leadership coaching consulting services.

All our events and consulting services are designed for senior executives and entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley, people who are empowered to shape the direction for their organizations, and motivated to get the networking, education and consulting support necessary to successfully accomplish the task.

Galima Group

The UC Berkeley / Galima Group Product Management program teaches critical business skills and a strategic framework for superior Product Management that will drive companies to new levels of profitability. Designed for product managers and executives interfacing with product management, this intensive 5-day course delivers a powerful knowledge mix across the product life cycle including strategic planning, product management execution, and product launch. You can learn more about us at: galimagroup.com.

Growth Partners

Growth Process Group helps clients accelerate revenue growth, acquire customers, improve sales productivity, and grow revenue and profit. We also facilitate and guide clients through strategic positioning, business planning, and developing value propositions and pricing models. We apply our seasoned sales, marketing and management resources with our proven processes to quickly achieve goals.

We deliver rapid and measurable results in these distinct areas:

• Achieving Funding Milestones
• Acquiring Customers
• Improving Sales Productivity
• Scaling the Sales Team
• Growing Revenue and Profit


We also provide Interim Sales & Marketing executives.

Typical initial project assignments provide an objective assessment of the client’s strengths and weaknesses. Growth Process Group has been serving enterprise technology, software & SaaS solution and energy technology companies that have complex business to business sales and customer service relationships since 1995.

Guayaki Yerba Mate

Founded in 1997, Guayaki Yerba Mate is North America’s leading yerba mate company. A vertically integrated company, Guayaki sources, imports, distributes, markets, and sells yerba mate in tea bags, loose mate, concentrates, and bottled beverages in over 5,000 locations in North America such as Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joes, and GNC. In South America, yerba mate has been revered for centuries as the "drink of the gods" and is drunk daily for vitality, clarity and well–being. The leaves of the rainforest mate tree naturally contain 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, abundant antioxidants, and caffeine. With a passion for mate, Guayaki partners with small farming communities to source certified organic, shade–grown mate from the sub–tropical forests of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Guayaki’s mission of MARKET DRIVEN RESTORATION leverages consumer purchasing power to drive positive social and environmental change. Success for Guayaki is leveraging mate as an economic vehicle to empower local communities to preserve, steward and restore thousands of acres of rainforest. Visit us at guayaki.com.

India Post

Post Media, Inc. is the parent company of India Post Newsweekly, IPTV, Post Events, Post Forum, Indiapost.com and ValueIndia.com. Post Media, Inc.’s first venture was the newsweekly India Post, established on July 4, 1994 by eminent California-based cardiologist and community leader Romesh Japra.

The newspaper in addition to the regular feature on Politics, Technology, Real Estate, Health, crisply combines stories and opinions relevant to the Indian-American community thereby empowering them and making their voice strong and effective in countries of their adoption.

India Post presently has a readership base of 138,320 as verified by the Circulation Verification Council (CVC).

For more information log onto www.indiapost.com or call 510-429-2110.

InterFrench is the largest French-speaking professional organization of the Silicon Valley with 7,000 individuals (www.siliconfrench.com) and 400 executives (www.lexecutiveclub.com). They facilitate many networking events in a friendly and productive atmosphere bringing the best of the French and American cultures. Many online tools are also available to our members to optimize opportunities through new contacts. InterFrench acts a bridge between France and the USA, helping French companies to expand to the USA or American companies to develop their European activities in France.

KeyRoad Enterprises

Would you like to learn more about a company, KeyRoad Enterprises™ that:
• Helps sales organizations gain access to key decision makers?
• Enables clients to discount less?
• Loads the lips of sales people to have intelligent conversations with their prospects?

We work with companies that generated between $500K to $500 million in revenue with direct and indirect sales force, in the high technology, manufacturing, and service industries.
Our clients include companies such as Business Objects, Crystal Decisions, EMC, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard Europe, ILOG, Rockwell Automation, Arena Solution, Quova, Torani, and OpenTV, who have increased both productivity and effectiveness while reducing overall cost of sales. Our clients have increased their revenue by 30%, shortened their sales cycle by 35%, increased their pipeline accuracy by 65%, increased the number of sales professionals meeting or exceeding their quota by 50% , increased their prospecting conversation rate by 300%, and closed business that became dormant for over 180 days.
To learn more email us at info@keyroad.com or call (415) 229.9226

The KickStart Alliance is an experienced sales and marketing SWAT team that executes customized lead generation, sales acceleration, and positioning programs. Our sales development and marketing programs focus on helping our clients fill their pipeline with qualified sales opportunities and deliver impactful sales training and tools. In addition, we assist our clients in fine-tuning positioning statements and crafting compelling messages that differentiate their offerings from the competition. HP, Sun, Ariba, and many startups have used our positioning and lead generation programs to increase sales.

LinkedIn is the leading provider of private and effective networking tools used by over 1.5 million professionals across the globe. By managing their professional networks on LinkedIn, users strengthen and extend their existing network of trusted contacts. When searching their extended network, LinkedIn professionals discover inside connections they never knew they had to recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners.

LinkedIn is located in Mountain View, CA and is funded by Greylock and Sequoia Capital, the venture capitalists behind Google, Yahoo!, Cisco and Apple. LinkedIn is also backed by well-known angel investors, including the founders of Netscape, Excite, Half.com and PayPal.

Next Step

Next Step maximizes business results for high-growth companies through practical sales, marketing, and management consulting and training programs. We ensure our clients have the people, sales and marketing strategy, leadership, and strategic plan necessary for long-term growth. Since founding in Silicon Valley, CA in 1998, some of the companies for which Next Step has improved results include Cisco Systems; Covad Communications; Palm; Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati; Synopsis; and Goodwill Industries.

Ops a la Carte

Ops A La Carte is a Professional Consulting Firm focused on all Technical Operations’ disciplines with a keen focus on Reliability, Quality, and Compliance to assist you throughout your Organization and your Product’s Life Cycle.

We bring expertise and resources together in a flexible and customized manner to improve your organization's ability to produce reliable products. We utilize our team of consultants along with our large network of partner test facilities to quickly assemble resources to supplement your organization.

Ops A La Carte has a distinctive worldwide reputation for the process of Reliability IntegrationSM, the process of using multiple reliability elements in conjunction to greatly increase the power and value of any development program.

PATCA

PATCA is a nonprofit professional association of independent consultants. Since its founding in 1975, PATCA has defined the quality standard for the consulting industry, developed the first free client referral service, and pioneered new ways of networking. PATCA provides direct access to a network of the highest caliber business and technical consultants, serving clients across the U.S. and around the world. PATCA's seasoned consulting experts represent over 200 areas of expertise, enabling client businesses to meet their unique needs for timely talent and industry-specific knowledge.

PATCA members are highly respected for their professionalism, integrity, objectivity and competence. They include experts in all aspects of business and technology, from HR to Finance, Business Management to Law, and Marketing to Engineering. Whether your business is acoustics or fiber optics, telecom or patent law, entrepreneurial start-up or international corporation, PATCA consultants can provide the solution you seek – now. PATCA offers a free "Post a Project" referral service and a searchable online directory at www.patca.org for clients searching for an expert consultant.

PATCA consultant members have an unparalleled opportunity to reap new business leads, increase Internet visibility, accelerate their learning curve, collaborate to market their services, and enhance their professional credibility, through educational and networking events, a Mentor Program, Area Consultant Network Lunches, Kickstart Club meetings, Speakers’ Bureau, and monthly dinner meetings in Santa Clara, California. Our mission is to be the trusted resource clients and consultants rely on when they need the expert edge.

PattiWilson

We believe that matching the right talent to a great opportunity enables the best fit and the most success for both sides of the hiring equation. As an employer, you want to find and keep the best talent for your company. And professionals want to be valued and rewarded for their contribution. We have been advising top talent on the right opportunities and helping companies select and engage the best fit for their positions for the since 1998. Our goal is to provide companies with the strategies, tools, and solutions to select and hire the best talent quickly. As the Silicon Valley licensed provider of the Predictive Index™, we can ensure accurate and successful talent selection for any size organization. As a graduate degreed career counselor, our coaching with professionals enables them to successfully move on to new opportunities.

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Plan 2 Win Software provides software and sales methods that enable sales people to develop and implement insightful territory and strategic account plans. The plans focus on high leverage trends, customers, prospects and partners to work with and are perfect for Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs) and strategic account reviews. Sales management is able to review progress and help implement plans successfully. As a result, sales people make better use of time and resources and produce better results! On Salesforce.com AppExchange: http://bit.ly/hPTdDT and http://bit.ly/eCZcFR. territoryplan.com.

SalesRamp jumpstarts predictable revenue growth for early-stage high-tech firms in enterprise software, networking & communications, infrastructure, data storage, telephony & security businesses. We have an extensive client list of over 70 companies and 30+ venture capital firms. Services include qualified lead development & revenue generation programs, market validation analyses, win-loss-stall studies, and telebusiness group development & management. For CEO’s and venture firms alike, we reduce business and portfolio risk by building predictable lead pipelines & practices for revenue growth. Founded in 2001, SalesRamp is headquartered in Mountain View, California. Please visit us at www.salesramp.com.

SVPMA

SVPMA (Silicon Valley Product Management Association)provides Product Management professionals with networking, training and career acceleration opportunities.

SIPA

• Founded in 1987 as a non-profit professional association.
• SIPA is a grass roots organization dedicated to furthering the professional development and advancement of Indian-American Technology professionals.
• SIPA will function as a bridge between US and India for cross border career & business opportunities.
• SIPA will organize events, programs to foster personal development.
• SIPA will provide volunteer opportunities for its members to enhance their personal & professional skills.
• Actively work towards bringing the diverse professional community together.

Silicon Vikings

The Silicon Vikings is a collaborative business networking organization for the technology sector. Silicon Vikings operates in the intersecting worlds of Silicon Valley and the Nordic Region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) to help members succeed in their professional and personal endeavors. Silicon Vikings is strategically positioned to connect the innovative high technology development of the Nordic Region with Silicon Valley. The enormous concentration of entrepreneurship and capital in Silicon Valley is built on contacts and on networking. Silicon Vikings works in that tradition.

Silicon Vikings has an expanding collaboration with the Stanford–Sweden Contact Center and with VINNOVA of Sweden. Further we have active support from both Tekes and FinPro from Finland and Innovation Denmark from Denmark, all of which have offices in Silicon Valley.

StRe

StRē Solutions is short for Strategic Resource Solutions. We are a staffing resource company focused on providing senior executive, management and professional level talent in finance, accounting, IT, HR and legal departments.

In today’s rapidly changing business environment you need partners to help shorten your hiring cycle and increase your hiring success for executive, regular, and contract talent. You need a successful hiring process that is replicable, provides a high level of customer service for your hiring managers, and delivers customized consistent, quantifiable results. We shift the burden of identifying and assessing candidates from the hiring manager to our own strategic account managers (SAM’s). StRē Solutions supports you by finding the right people at the right time, with the highest level of results each and every time. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest value for their investment.

The Vanella Group, Inc. is the premier expert in High Quality, High Touch Telesales/Lead Generation services for High Tech Companies. We provide best–in–class Telesales and Lead Generation solutions exclusively for the High Tech industry that achieves measurable results 100% of the time. We work with Start–up and Mainstream Technology Providers in all areas of Enterprise Technology. We serve the Technology Community with a solution that identifies active opportunities with the result being shorter sales cycles and increased volume of opportunities in the pipeline. As a New–Breed lead generation partner, we make sure your program is successful in current market environments. For additional information please visit www.vanellagroup.com.

Since 1988, thousands of companies throughout the United States and Canada have placed their trust in TriNet to help them manage their HR responsibilities more strategically and cost–effectively. Our mission is to bring order, simplicity, and ease–of–use to the complex HR functions in three distinct industries: technology, financial services, and professional services. Companies within these industries gain economies of scale by aggregating with over 1,600 firms in TriNet’s customer base to access and deploy premium benefits, payroll, and HR services.

TriNet understands that our specialized customer base needs HR services and guidance that encompass more than just one HR function. We serve all of their HR services needs by implementing and maintaining our Total HR services model: a powerful mix of experienced HR professionals, turn–key HR services, and industry–acclaimed HR technology.

TriNet is part of the General Atlantic company portfolio.

LinkSV members and guests should contact: Ray Karno at ray.karno@trinet.com or 510–875–7533.

Founded in 1995 as the International Business Incubator, the US MAC attracts successful international firms to locate and expand in San Jose. The US MAC provides full service US headquarter office facilities to well-funded, foreign-based, IT, life science, and solar/renewable energy companies that are market leaders in their home country. The US MAC also provides consulting services to these foreign-based companies to help them understand the US market, as well as provides qualified business introductions, marketing awareness campaigns, and outsourced sales. The US MAC has graduated 68 companies and facilitates international collaboration among foreign and local businesses, associations, governments and academic institutions.

VC TaskForce provides 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 venture-backed companies. VC TaskForce provides a forum for venture capital firms, institutional investors and venture-backed company management in which they can share ideas and information that will help them manage their businesses for maximum success. Our workshops, mixers, roundtable discussions, interviews and panel discussions provide outstanding, comprehensive and usable information from the best and most experienced people in Silicon Valley.

WHIZDOM

For 14 years, WHIZDOM, Inc. has worked with Companies strategically and tactically in B2B marketing, product marketing and strategic partnering. We then act on behalf of Companies as the VP of Business Development, getting the Company in the doors of senior-level executives of target enterprise accounts and delivering "sales-ready" decision makers, qualified for need, budget, purchase authority and purchase timeframe.
• Develops the market strategy; conducts market assessment; conducts market research and competitive analysis; identifies growth opportunities; develops market segmentation; oversees the execution of vertical market strategy.
• Develops the positioning, messaging, differentiation, value proposition; conducts and synthesizes interviews with prospects and customers for market requirements and customer needs; identifies and recommends features, functions and capabilities for next-generation of products and solutions; oversee development of content for sales tools.
• Develops the strategy for strategic partners; identifies, evaluates and recommends strategic partners; structures, negotiates and closes deals; manages strategic partner relationships.

Women In Consulting

Women in Consulting is a dynamic organization of seasoned professional consultants in more than 25 consulting specialties. Our dual mission is to provide companies seeking consultant talent with access to top tier consultants, and to provide a forum for consultants to share information and effectively manage and grow their consulting practice. WIC provides a searchable database of members, tools to help select the best consultant for the job, a community list to support and provide information to members, monthly educational meetings and special workshops throughout the year. Our members are a premier resource for businesses seeking expert consultants to deliver specific, high–quality results. A non-profit corporation, WIC was established in 1998 as a collaborative community to foster successful consulting practices.

Women In Technology International

WITI is the premiere international organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformation through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, and opportunities. Along with its professional association of chapters in the U.S. and worldwide, WITI delivers value for individuals whether they work for a company, the government or academia, as well as for small business owners and corporations. Products and services include: Networking, Marketplace, Career Services/Search, National Conferences and Regional Events, Publications and Resources, Small Business Programs, Research, Bulletin Boards and more.

WorkIt

WorkIt.com is a website that serves the startup community by delivering regional weekly email listings of high-tech networking events, educational seminars and workshops in several entrepreneurial regions. Subscribers to these editorialized newsletters include entrepreneurs, investors, technology professionals, and service providers in the high-tech industry.

In addition to event listings, WorkIt also delivers an online directory of service providers such as consultants, accountants, attorneys, and accelerators, who support technology startups. The website also highlights other entrepreneurial resources and organizations, and showcases fun events and activities that encourage balanced lifestyles.

My Career Hub provides links to over 50 Bay Area job sites plus free tools to help you manage your use of the sites. Using Blue Ankh you can track the last time you visited each site. By hiding sites you are not interested in you can tailor the page to just show the sites you are using. With Blue Ankh you can make sure that valuable resources don't get forgotten or overlooked.

The York Group

Business Focus:
Helping ITC companies generate revenues in twenty countries in EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America

Services:
Evaluating international options at a strategic level
Channel partner recruitment and management
Operating as an international virtual office
Establishing a foreign subsidiary
Global Quick-Start direct marketing programs
Market research and competitive analysis
Global E-Commerce and Website presence
Reseller marketing and training programs
Translation & localization
Trade show support