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Google To Open Startup Incubator In San Francisco

Google’s Another Step towards Startup!

What’s up with Google?

Google recently announced that it will soon open up a new space for upcoming new startups and developers in San Francisco at 301 Howard Street, which is located only a few blocks away from its main office on Spear Street.

Features of the New Office

The company is offering 14,000 square feet on each floor of the building. There will also be Google’s equity-free Launchpad as well as an event space for Google Developer Group Community meetups, Codelabs, Design Sprints, and Tech Talks. Dropcam, a company that was acquired by Google in the year 2014 has its office space in 301 Howard already, but there is no sign of any lease in the building. The company believes that this space will help them to get involved with developers and assist in their needs on how to build a product, grow a company or making the profit. However, the specific details about the project haven’t been revealed yet and Google will disclose more information at an upcoming event.

About the Launchpad Accelerator

There are about 50 alumni of Launchpad Accelerator that includes from India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico, who believe that this program will help to fill up the gap between Silicon Valley and upcoming startups from various countries about understanding challenges and to share resources. The next emerging Launchpad class will have over 20 teams, three-month program including a two-week boot camp at headquarters of Google.

Other companies offering services

Google is not only the first company to offer this type of service. Amazon also operates AWS unit, similar space at Market Street in San Francisco, where it provides training and one-on-one help. Moreover, Microsoft’s Reactor space in San Francisco is available for anyone who is willing to learn about cloud services, platforms, and devices.

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Abirami Pillai

Abirami Pillai

A 20 year old passionate geek, never misses a chance to read on internet culture, consumer-facing technology & social media.
Abbie loves to write about early-stage startups, disruptive technology and new Apps in the market, besides that she is a diehard cinephile and logophile.

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