Google for Entrepreneurs Launches With Support for Startups
In an effort to better serve the world’s innovators and dreamers, Google has launched a service specifically for entrepreneurs.
According to the company, there are approximately 400 million entrepreneurs in 54 countries, and 69 million early-state entrepreneurs creating new services and products. Google for Entrepreneurs will act as an umbrella for several programs and partnerships that serve to support startups and entrepreneurs.
Through this initiative, the search giant will partner with organizations that serve local entrepreneurs, as well as launch Google-led programs to introduce Google’s team and tools directly — including placing relevant tools in the hands of startups as they become ready to scale.
Google has already partnered with several accelerator and incubator programs, such as iHub in Kenya and Le Camping in France. This week, the company has announced its newest partnership with Women 2.0 to help bring its Founder Friday events to more cities.
While this is a great resource for the entrepreneurial community, there’s some speculation that Google just wants to keep an eye on startups with acquisition-potential. Whatever the reason, startups and budding entrepreneurs are sure to benefit. You can learn more about Google for Entrepreneurs on Google+.
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