Google for Startups
The EC is one of 50+ tech hubs across the world that’s a member of the Google for Startups partner network. When you join the EC as a program participant or member, you unlock access to the Google for Startups partner network and global community.
What is Google for Startups?
Google for Startups is Google’s initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world by bringing the best of Google’s products, connections, and best practices to enable startups to build something better.
They work with startups around the world across two main pillars:
- Campuses: Google’s physical spaces for startups where they provide access to workspace, events, programs and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Currently in London, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Madrid, São Paulo, and Warsaw.
- Partner Network: A global community of best-in-class startup organizations that are working to grow entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world and help startups succeed. The EC is one of 50+ partner organizations globally.
Benefits to EC Members and Program Participants
Through their 6 Campuses and 50+ partner organizations, GFS builds thriving communities of top startups and connects them to investors, international markets and big opportunities.
[Image: EC alumni Austin Dirks of GreenLight Medical pitched at Google Demo Day in 2017.]
EC alumni Austin Dirks of GreenLight Medical pitched at Google Demo Day in 2017.
- Google for Startups Passport: Passport enables startups from within the partner network to work from over 50 partner spaces across the globe. Find a list of partners at startup.google.com.
- Google for Startups Demo Day: Each year, Demo Day brings together a diverse group of startups from around the world to showcase their technology and meet top investors and mentors. The EC can nominate a company to participate each year.
- Google for Startups Scholarships to Blackbox Connect: Blackbox Connect is a partner-led program run in Silicon Valley open to global startup founders seeking to hone their craft of entrepreneurship, amplify their drive and fortify their company’s foundation. The EC can nominate a company to participate each year.
From Google mentorship and exchange/immersion programs to Google Cloud offers and AdWords workshops, GFS brings the best of Google technology and expertise to help startups make progress simpler and quicker.
- startup.google.com: Your one-stop-shop for all of Google’s tools, content, and best practices for startups.
- Google Cloud for Startups program: Through mentorship, training, and free credits, the Google Cloud for Startups program enables any startup to get up and running quickly and easily.
- Start on Android program: Start on Android by Google helps startups test, iterate, and optimize their app before launching on Google Play.
GOOGLE BEST PRACTICES
From hiring to goal setting, GFS shares best practices to inspire our partners and startups to build audacious technology and communities for everyone.
[Image: In 2016, the EC hosted a Google Exchange Program where startups from across the country came to Nashville to learn about our city’s healthcare ecosystem.]
In 2016, the EC hosted a Google Exchange Program where startups from across the country came to Nashville to learn about our city’s healthcare ecosystem.
- Google Mentorship Programs: GFS runs a variety of mentorship programs in local markets, dependent on access to a Google office. From their 3-month intensive Startup Advisors program, to product-specific workshops, they aim to bring Googles’ expertise to startups in partner communities.
- Google for Startups YouTube: Along with startup.google.com, you can find more resources and Google best practices on their YouTube channel.
When you stop by the EC, make sure to visit the Google room!