Google Launches Online Resource for Entrepreneurs | SocialExcerpts
Google Launches Online Resource for Entrepreneurs Sep 25
In an occasion to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship, Google launched “Google for Entrepreneurs” yesterday, a microsite that brings together information about Google’s programs and partnerships for startups. Google’s official blog post said that this venture was aimed to focus on three very important areas:
- Partnership with strong organizations that caters entrepreneurs in the local communities.
- Google-led programs to bring their teams and tools directly to the entrepreneurs.
- Placing relevant Google tools in the hands of startups as they are getting off the ground and ready to scale.
Google already has initiatives ranging from support for “annual journey for entrepreneurship” through India by train, to partnering with a number of incubator and accelerator programs from around the globe, like Le Camping in France and iHub in Kenya and teaming up with Women 2.0 – a mature way to celebrate their 14th birthday.
What’s in it for Google? First, it gets its tools in the hands of the entrepreneurs early, thereby, ensuring that Google products become the monad of their businesses. Secondly, Google can keep a hawk eye on any promising acquisitions (like Facebook’s FBFund or Google’s own ventures do).
Googlers in 28 cities and 13 countries will be hosting an event in their communities to bring their passion and expertise to local entrepreneurs. Google will be teaming with major tech giants such as Idea Village in New Orleans, Communitech in Waterloo, Tetuan Valley in Worclaw, the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in Johannesburg and the Council Bluff’s Chamber of Commerce in Iowa.
What is your view about Google’s new venture? How do you think it is going to benefit any young entrepreneur? Let us know.