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NACC LA’s upper-tier membership level is called Entrepreneur. When you are an Entrepreneur member, you get access to special VIP events and networking opportunities. Your Entrepreneur membership is announced on social media, on our website, and in our newsletters. The Entrepreneur level is perfect for small business owners, sole proprietors, and those who want that little extra.


NACC LA Entrepreneur Members
(Alphabetically)



ABOUT OUR Entrepreneur Members
(newest members first)


Software for Film/TV Industry

Drylab is a unique software tool for film and TV production that makes innovative, high quality, tagged dailies with searchable, powerful metadata. Any clip is available to the director and creative team in seconds. With or without Internet connection - under the harshest conditions.

• For productions with multiple seasons and directors, Drylab helps improve the flow in a production unlike anything on the market. Consult any take from earlier seasons in seconds. Make a better series.

• The takes are available on your iPhone, iPad (or web browser), on and off set, even without Internet.

• Drylab provides great flexibility, allowing to safely and securely review your takes anywhere, on and off set.

• Directors, Cinematographers, Script Supervisors, Producers and DITs can collaborate quickly and easy.

• Drylab saves time, money and makes better scripted productions.


High-End Beds and Accessories

Hästens will change the way you sleep forever with the finest beds, mattresses and bedding accessories in the world. Six generations of handcrafted beds made from ethically-sourced pure natural materials.

Hästens has a rich history - from our roots as master saddlers to Hästens appointment as Royal Purveyors, and the Spirit of Excellence that drives us forward into the future. The journey to where we are now is one filled with passion, skill and the pursuit of making the best handcrafted beds in the world.

More than a fabric, Hästens blue check is an icon. A standard bearer of the quality every Hästens owner enjoys night after night.

We’ve been supplying kings and queens to Kings and Queens for decades. If they’re good enough for you, we figured they’re good enough for them.


Jewelry

Norwegian.Jewelry is a marketplace for Norwegian artisan jewelers and a blog covering jewelry related topics: interviews with designers worldwide, digitalization, and news about our members. Our goal is to two-fold: first, offer the consumer a diversified selection from all parts of Norway and second, bring Norwegian jewelry into the global marketplace.

Mr. and Mrs. Grover, while living in Oslo, started the project in 2017, identifying the need for a collective marketing effort on behalf of boutique jewelry designers.

Norway is an elongated country with one of the longest and most rugged coastlines in the world. It has around 50,000 islands off the extremely indented coast. Moreover, the metalworking tradition dates even further back than the Vikings (780-1050 AD) to the Bronze Age (1700 - 500 BC).

Hence, within a seemingly small country, there exist vast differences in terrain, geography, history, and culture. That, mixed with individual life experiences of each designer, leads to a diversity of inspiration and thought processes, resulting in a wide variety of jewelry designs, not seen anywhere else in the world.

Combining their digital marketing efforts under the Norwegian.Jewelry concept, Artisan jewelry designers, and goldsmiths can reach the world while being able to focus all of their energy on making memorable jewelry.


Body Art

Nathan’s Tattoos & Piercings was founded in Canoga Park in 2000 by Norwegian-American Nathan Peterson. Nathan operates the store with the help of his wife Crystal and a string of professional tattoo and piercing artists. Nathan’s philosophy on piercing is that everybody deserves to be pierced in a safe environment using aseptic technique with a piercer that cares about the client; whether it’s the client’s first or 20th piercing. He believes in “loving his neighbor as himself” no matter one’s culture, race, background, orientation, etc. Ultimately it’s his goal to provide the safest, cleanest, most knowledgeable and friendly experience when it comes to piercing.

In 2000, after seven years in the professional industry, he had the opportunity to open his own shop. He felt led to open his own shop because he had a vision of how shops should be run that was rarely happening, and to a degree, still isn't currently that common.

Nathan wanted to incorporate tattoos in the shop because he finds that both tattoos and piercings are beautiful forms of artistic expression on the human body. He loves when he’s given the opportunity to intermix the two by being able to incorporate dermal anchors, surface barbells, scarification or branding with a tattoo. He also finds the rich history of tattooing and piercing in America, as well as internationally, fascinating. Nathan enjoys studying and collecting antiquities pertaining to both tattoos and piercings. One can find his collections intermixed in the jewelry display cases in the lobby of the shop!


Full-Service Accounting

Kimmel, Rogovin & Co LLP is a full-service accounting; tax practice; and outsourced CFO services firm located in Encino, CA.

Kimmel, Rogovin & Co LLP has provided expert tax preparation; business consulting; tax planning; and CFO services to individuals, Partnerships, Corporations, Estates, and Trusts in a diverse range of industries such as legal, medical, financial services, real estate, entertainment, and Film & TV Production.

Michael Kimmel CPA has been certified by Intuit, Inc. as a Quick Books Professional Advisor. Michael helps clients implement, design, and customize their accounting system utilizing Quick Books. With his guidance, many clients have improved their productivity and bottom line.


Travel Industry

By focusing exclusively on the 5 countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, we at Discover Scandinavia Tours are able to build superior experiences. Our itineraries are unique. Our knowledge is unmatched. And, our focus on treating each customer as if they are our only customer defines us.

We know the best hotels and historic inns. We are friends with many local guides. We utilize all of this to create adventures catered to you, your personality and your sense of adventure. This is your discovery.

We do not want to be the biggest. We are definitely not the cheapest. Instead, our success is based on helping you transform your most valuable asset – time – into an experience to cherish forever.

Whether traveling as a couple, family or group of “new” friends, we recognize you are entrusting us with what is often the 7 to 14 most special days of your year. This may be the only uninterrupted time you have together, and we at Discover Scandinavia Tours want this time to exceed even the highest expectations.


Executive Search

Executive Search Research (ESR) has since 1997 provided top talent to 50 leading executive search firms and Fortune 1000 companies in Scandinavia and the U.S. from our offices in Los Angeles, London, Stockholm and Oslo. Our focus is strictly on the top candidates (passive) not looking for a new job, who has to be approached individually. We achieved the prestigious recognition by LA Business Journal being ranked among the very top recruitment firms, as well for the branch office in Norway becoming a "Gaselle" company.

Our unique value proposition is to provide a “short list” of the best talent (according to a detailed profile specification we create) in 3 weeks at a low cost for our clients, who are responsible for the last phase of the recruitment process.

For business referrals/leads about positions to be filled in the U.S., which results in ESR providing its recruitment service, we give 10% of our project fee (with also the repeat revenue stream) from this new client.


Immigration Law

The Law Office of Christine Condy practices U.S. immigration law, with a focus on business immigration. The firm is happy to work in the field of immigration, helping to enrich the United States, a nation of immigrants.

About joining NACC Los Angeles: “My mom’s from Oslo, and I was lucky to spend summers there when I was growing up, so I’ve always had a special link to Norway! I speak Norwegian, too (although my grammar is a bit rusty!).”

The Law Office of Christine Condy practices immigration law exclusively, with extensive employment-based experience and successful outcomes in various visa categories.

Ms. Condy has been practicing U.S. business immigration law for more than 23 years, working with clients including large corporations, start-ups, and individuals, in California and nationwide. She is a member of the California State Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the AILA NorCal chapter, and is the Contest Coordinator for the annual essay contest for 5th graders, entitled "Why I'm Glad America is a Nation of Immigrants."


Pre-College Boarding School

Manger Folkehøgskole is a boarding school located in Manger, Norway, a municipality outside of the city of Bergen. In Norway, many students choose to attend a pre-college boarding school to immerse themselves in one area they are passionate about. These types of schools are often called the world's freest schools; no grades, no rigid curriculum and no exams. We happen to believe that you learn better without this kind of pressure.

At a folkehøgskole, you get to put into practice what you are taught, supervised and encouraged by dedicated teachers. It is about practical learning and not just theory.

We believe boarding with fellow students creates an outstanding learning environment. You learn to work together and to problem solve.

Every year, we send our students who study Music Production, Band, Artist and Songwriter courses to Los Angeles on a one-week field trip every spring to experience LA, where they get to attend concerts, visit recording studios and people in the music business.


OTT Video Platform

FirstLight Media’s OTT video platform boosts user engagement and monetization for premium entertainment services through Artificial Intelligence driven personalization, programming, and user insights. The FirstLight engineering team has built and operated more than 25+ of the leading premium entertainment services racross 50+ countries reaching hundreds of millions of users working with companies such as AT&T/DirecTV, Fox, Singtel, Verizon, Warner Media, Bloomberg, Sony, and many more. Founded by Norwegian entrepreneur André Christensen in Santa Monica, California and Toronto, Canada after heading product development for AT&T’s/DirecTV’s $35bn+ entertainment services, being a co-owner/COO of the e2e OTT Video Platform provider Quickplay Media (acquired by AT&T), an SVP at Yahoo, and 12+ years as a partner with McKinsey & Company.


Creative Development and Translation Services

Lost For Word is a creative development company that specializes in Norwegian, Swedish and Danish translations into English. The founder, Karen Kaltenborn Nothstein, has a degree in screenwriting from the prestigious film school Emerson College. She is a Norwegian-American dual citizen and has spent equal parts of her life between the United States and Norway. Her main focus has been in the entertainment industry as a creative consultant for major motion pictures and TV series. Clientele includes production houses such as HBO, Maipo, Rubicon and Nordisk Film. However, all forms of writing are accepted such as business plans, project descriptions, essays, articles, etc. Lost for Word also can prepare documents for Visa and Green Card applications.


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Law Firm

The Berglund Group, founded by long time attorney Keith Berglund, specializes in international trade matters, financial transactional and litigation advice, and entertainment law, including film, tv and music. The Berglund Group's clients include venture capital firms, large entertainment companies, producers, artists, successful entrepeneurs, and a wide range of Scandinavian entities.


Offshore Industry / Welding Supplies

NST America is proud to be the exclusive supplier of the world's state-of-the-art welding wire to the United States, Canada and Mexico.

NST is a Norwegian-owned company, which was established in 1991. We represent Nippon Steel & Sumikin Welding in three world regions: North America, Europe and Asia.

- Perfect Welding by NST -


Investment Banking

Pareto Securities is an independent full service investment bank with a leading position in the Nordic capital markets and a strong international presence within the energy sectors. Pareto Securities is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with more than 500 employees located in offices in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Singapore and Australia.


Marine Safety Equipment & Consulting

High Seas Trading Co. is a leader in supplying the maritime industry with superior quality marine products, safety equipment and worldwide support through our four strategically located facilities fully suited to provide comprehensive services and assistance in a wide variety of maritime aspects. Three of our facilities are strategically located within the Florida region including: Cape Canaveral, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami and our fourth location in Long Beach, California. In addition to the safety related portion of the marine industry we have built an unmatched reputation for locating and supplying all types of technical items including hard to find components for small and large commercial vessels, leisure yachts, and cargo ships to list a few.


Music Publishing & Management

Honua Music is a boutique publishing company at the forefront of contemporary entertainment. The company was founded in 2011 by Ron Moss, who brings 17 years of prior executive level experience, and Andreas Schuller a/k/a Axident, a grammy-nominated producer with Billboard Hot 100 hits. Our business model proves that the development of producers and songwriters under experienced professionals on the business and creative side leads to large-scale success. Focused on the global music market, ‘Honua’ translates directly to ‘world’ in Hawaiian.


Tech for Film & TV

At Digital Sputnik, our passion is film. We love watching films, we love making films and most of all, we are devoted to manufacturing the best possible tools for creatives working on content creation.

We created hardware and software that optimise the whole production process and create efficiencies that raise the quality and speed up content creation.

First Digital Sputnik LED -lamp prototypes were build out of necessity for the award winning Werner Herzogs documentary film “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” by founders of Digital Sputnik in 2010. This made us realise the potential and demand for high quality, modular LED system for cinema lightning.


Entertainment & Sports Services

USA Media Rights, Inc. was established by Erik Steigen in 2012 after 16 years in the Los Angeles music and entertainment industry. Clients and partners include music and media companies, athletes, songwriters, recording artists, music producers, models and actors.