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August 19, 2016

Google Opens Space for Startups

San Francisco Office Will Key in On Developers Look for Guidance

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Those looking for a place to call home for their new startup can head to San Francisco.

startup-849805_640The California city has been named as the home of one of Google’s newest projects, a space for start-ups to, well, start.

The company announced Thursday it has a 14,000 sq. ft. building in the Bay City which can be used by those looking to launch their projects. The initiative is part of Google’s own Launchpad Accelerator program.

“The space will hold a range of events: Google Developer Group community meetups, Codelabs, Design Sprints, and Tech Talks. It will also host the third class of Launchpad Accelerator, our equity-free accelerator for startups in emerging markets,” Google’s global lead for Launchpad Accelerator, Roy Glasberg, stated in a blog post. “During each class, over 20 Google teams provide comprehensive mentoring to late-stage app startups who seek to scale and become leaders in their local markets. The 3-month program starts with an all-expenses-paid two week bootcamp at Google HQ.”

Glasberg further explained Launchpad Accelerator has nearly 50 alumni in India, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico already. Startups in those markets are tackling critical local problems, but they often lack access to the resources and network available in more developed countries. The dedicated space will enable Google to regularly engage with developers and serve their evolving needs, whether that is to build a product, grow a company or make revenue.

So far, Google isn’t saying a whole lot about what tenants will be calling the space home.


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W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.

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