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  • 05 Jul 2016

    The GCSF is proud to announce its latest Envoy: Joan Zhong!  Joan is a Visiting Scholar at the Management School at the University of San Francisco and a PhD candidate of Jinan University Management School in China. She is also a project manager at JPL Financial Investment Company. Her background is in computer science and management sciences. She focuses on multinational management and global cooperation. Joan will be joining the Global Chamber San Francisco team as an Envoy to support our local events and membership initiatives. Warm welcome to Joan!

  • The Global Chamber® San Francisco (GCSF) is pleased to announce its latest official Collaborators: Startups Greater Asia & Silicon Vikings!

     

    Startups Greater Asia (SGA) is a Silicon Valley-based networking hub and knowledge exchange for entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals doing business between Silicon Valley and Asia. SGA collects and curates the knowledge and experiences of successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and active investors to share with the community via SGA events and its newsletters and marketing channels. 

     

    Silicon Vikings is a 30,000+ network headquartered in Silicon Valley with nodes throughout the Nordic and Baltic region including Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo, Reykjavik, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, and Vilnius. Silicon Vikings focuses on Nordic and Baltic innovation and entrepreneurship.

     

    Under the newly formed collaborations, the GCSF plans to separately work with both organizations to develop / co-host new programs, engage in cross promotion activities and to provide value added services and benefits to respective organizations' constituents. Warm welcome to Startups Greater Asia and Silicon Vikings!

  • According to a new report by the City and County of San Francisco Chief Economist Ted Egan, approximately 29% of the city's economic workforce was part of the gig economy in 2014, roughly the same amount in 2000. The report analyzed trends in San Francisco’s gig economy from 2000 to 2014. The findings that the gig economy did not grow more during the period were considered to be surprising considering how much emphasis has been on the gig economy and related digital platforms, such as Uber and Lyft, especially in a city and innovation hub like San Francisco. Members of the gig economy are defined as working less than 35 hours a week or being self-employed. The 29 percent of San Francisco workers who make up the gig economy is on par with the country’s average as a whole. Click here for more details.