Google recently announced the launch of Google for Entrepreneurs, an umbrella initiative for the company to incorporate all of its programs to support startups, entrepreneurs and business owners across the globe. Google is hoping (1) to partner with strong organizations in local communities, (2) to organize Google-led programs that connect the company's own teams and tools with entrepreneurs and (3) to place those tools in the hands of startups as they are launching and beginning to scale.
Google already has projects starting including supporting the annual journey of entrepreneurship through India by train, partnering with accelerators and incubator programs across the world including iHub in Kenya and Le Camping in France. This week, the company is announcing a partnership with Women 2.0 to bring their Founder Friday events to more cities across the world including Detroit, New Orleans, Sao Paulo and Moscow. Finally the company is hosting the first annual Google for Entrepreneurs Week, which will bring together more than 3,000 entrepreneurs and Googlers around the world.
Other partnerships include
- Le Camping – Le Camping is an accelerator program created by Silicon Sentier in Paris for promising French startups.
- iHub – iHub is Nairobi’s Innovation Hub for the technology community and is an open space for the technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in the area.
- Startup Weekend – Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams, and communities.
- 1871 – 1871 is a 50,000 square foot coworking space in Chicago that provides startups with programming, educational resources, space, and access to a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.
- City of Minneapolis STEP-UP Summer Jobs Program – Together with AchieveMpls and the City of Minneapolis, Google for Entrepreneurs hosted a youth entrepreneurship training for over 100 students from the STEP-UP program to help them prepare for summer internships across Minneapolis.
- NewME Accelerator – NewME is a residential technology startup accelerator for businesses led by underrepresented groups (African-Americans, Latinos, & Women) in the technology industry. The goal is to catalyze these entrepreneurs by offering them mentorship and access to Silicon Valley mentors, partners, and investors.
- Campus London – Campus, powered by Google, is a unique seven-floor coworking and event space for the startup community in East London.
How to Get Started
- Visit Google for Entrepreneurs to find out what programs are going on in your area or you are interested in.
- Select the program or initiative.
- Contact the to find out how you can get involved.
Photo Credit: Google for Entrepreneurs