Recent Highlights

Historic Issuance of Diwali Stamp for circulation in USA

Historic Issuance of Diwali Stamp for circulation in USA

SFBSCC Co-Chair, Madhav Mishra presenting SF Mayor, Ed Lee’s proclamation commemorating the historic issuance of the Diwali Stamp to M.R.Rangaswami, Founder, Indiaspora.

Silicon Valley Delegation to explore Start Up India Program

Silicon Valley Delegation to explore Start Up India Program

Kumar Malavalli with Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi as a senior member of Start Up India delegation visit from Silicon Valley.

Invest in Karnataka Delegation visits San Francisco Bay Area

Invest in Karnataka Delegation visits San Francisco Bay Area

Invest Karnataka delegation visit to invite San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee. Delegation lead by Hon. R.V.Deshpande, Minister of Industries & Tourism, Govt. of Karnataka.

Welcoming Air India's Inaugural flight to San Francisco from Bangalore/Delhi

Welcoming Air India's Inaugural flight to San Francisco from Bangalore/Delhi

SFBSC Co-Chairs Jim Herlihy & Madhav Mishra welcoming the inaugural Air India flight from Bangalore/New Delhi.

Air India’s all Women crew on the Delhi-SFO-Delhi flight

Air India’s all Women crew on the Delhi-SFO-Delhi flight

In celebration of Women’s Day 2016, SFBSC Co-Chair Madhav Mishra welcoming Air India’s all Women crew on the Delhi-SFO-Delhi flight.

‘Digital India’ Dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

‘Digital India’ Dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

SFBSC Board Members attended the “Digital India” dinner hosted in SF Bay Area during Hon. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley.

San Francisco & Bangalore signs MOUs as part of the Sister City Initiative

San Francisco & Bangalore signs MOUs as part of the Sister City Initiative

Hon. Minister of Large and Medium Industries & Tourism, R.V. Deshpande and SF Mayor, Ed Lee formalize various MOUs.

How We Do It

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We Connect & Facilitate

San Francisco Bangalore Sister City Initiative is committed to connect and facilitate business, political and diplomatic relationships between San Francisco Bay Area and Bangalore/India.

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We Execute

Through our extensive network of Board Member relationships, we help execute various initiatives by bringing together key stake holders in San Francisco Bay Area and Bangalore/India.

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We Inform

As the official connector organization between San Francisco/Bay Area and Bangalore/India, we inform the community about key initiatives between the Sister Cities.

Current Areas of Focus

Cross Border Entrepreneurship (XbE)

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been executed between City and County of San Francisco and the following organizations: TiE Silicon Valley, XBE – Cross Border Entrepreneurship, ISBA – Indian Steps and Business Incubators Association to mentor and guide entrepreneurs (initially in Bangalore and Silicon Valley) take the first steps in developing products with global appeal.

Arts & Culture

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been executed between Tourism Department, Govt. of Karnataka and City and County of San Francisco to engage citizens of each city through exposure to their respective rich arts and cultures.

Health Care

Establish platform for exchanging ideas and methodologies to enhance education and healthcare provision in both cities.

Infrastructure

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been executed between Karnataka State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (KSIIDC) and City and County of San Francisco for efficient and effective strategies to enhance processes in government and develop strong infrastructure.

Energy

City and Council of San Francisco has executed MOUs with the following Government of Karnataka Organisations, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd. (BESCOM) and Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd.(KPTCL) and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL)

Transportation

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been executed between Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and City and County of San Francisco in the fields of Transportation and Infrastructure planning programs.

Water

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been executed between Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and City and County of San Francisco in the fields of Water, Parks and Environment.

Waste Management

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been executed between Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and City and County of San Francisco in the fields of Sewage and Solid Waste Management.

Trade & Tourism

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been executed between Tourism Department, Govt. of Karnataka and City and County of San Francisco to promote tourism.

Women Entrepreneurship

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