4 February 2016 – LONDON, UK - Today Google and TechHub announce their global partnership, bringing more opportunities to TechHub’s 700 tech startups around the world.
TechHub, the global community for tech entrepreneurs, already partners with Google in London, Madrid and Warsaw. Google supports TechHub’s work to help hundreds of tech companies to scale up their businesses.
Now TechHub members in Bangalore, Riga and Bucharest will for the first time have access to programmes and assistance from Google, including Google mentors, the Google for Entrepreneurs international demo days, GFE Exchange and Google Cloud Platform credits for qualifying startups.
David Grunwald, Google for Entrepreneurs’ Head of EMEA Partnerships said “We are excited to expand our work with TechHub beyond GFE's Campus network, where we have collaborated successfully over a number of years. TechHub's 'community first' values and their focus on supporting founders and startups with education and programs align perfectly with the goals of Google for Entrepreneurs."
TechHub’s community is global: members hail from 60+ countries and every member can access Googlers in six international cities. TechHub membership gives each entrepreneur access to every TechHub in the world and all the programmes and opportunities available there including flagship events like Startup Funeral, and the monthly TechHubTuesday Demo Night.
Around a third of members base their teams full time in one of TechHub’s spaces, with the majority of members accessing the benefits of TechHub through its rich programme designed to help startups face the challenges of building and growing a global tech company.
Elizabeth Varley, TechHub’s global Co-founder and CEO said “TechHub continuously works to improve the way we support entrepreneurs through every part of the startup lifecycle - idea to exit. Our programme helps founders deal with challenges at the different stages of developing their company and product, whether it’s their first time or fifth time starting a company. TechHub and Google for Entrepreneurs have the same approach - using both relationships and data to truly understand startups.”
TechHub Madrid member Miguel Elizondo, Co-founder and CEO of Festrip said: “From the very beginnings of Festrip, we have firmly believed that the only way to succeed is to go global. As soon as we learnt of TechHub Madrid, we wanted to be one of the first Spanish companies to join their community... and we made it! Our expectations have been surpassed. TechHub has provided us with a great, inspiring space full of potential partners and advisors, and have put the know how of their network to work for us. Thanks to this, we have closed deals in Madrid and London, with more in the coming months.”
TechHub and Google for Entrepreneurs are hosting partnership launch celebrations at the following TechHubs, more details at www.TechHub.com:
TechHub is the global community for tech entrepreneurs and works with over 600 companies around the world to help them scale. TechHub provides a unique environment where tech entrepreneurs learn, develop faster and prosper through collaboration with peers, a wide range of events and connections with key business organisations and experts, and is the largest international startup network of its kind.
TechHub was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Elizabeth Varley and Mike Butcher of TechCrunch Europe, and is lead by Elizabeth as CEO and Andrew Tibbitts as COO. Headquartered in London with its nine floors of startups in Shoreditch, TechHub members have access to a global startup community in seven tech cities: Bangalore, Bucharest, London, Madrid, Riga, Swansea and Warsaw with more to come. TechHub connects tech startups to the people that matter; whether that’s investors, lawyers and politicians, or other startup ecosystems around the world. From product testing labs to networking events, the flagship TechHubTuesday Demo Nights and Startup Funeral, plus advice sessions on anything from recruitment to investment options, TechHub provides access to everything required in starting up or scaling up a successful tech business in today’s fast-growing global tech economy.
Elizabeth Varley, Co-founder & CEO
+44 20 7256 6551
Google for Entrepreneurs
Google for Entrepreneurs provides financial support and the best of Google's resources to dozens of coworking spaces and community programs across 125 countries. Google for Entrepreneurs also creates Campuses: physical hubs where entrepreneurs can learn, connect, and build companies that will change the world. To learn more about Google for Entrepreneurs, visit google.com/entrepreneurs or follow on G+ (+GoogleForEntrepreneurs) and Twitter (@GoogleForEntrep).