Community programs are essential to building strong startup ecosystems. We partner with organizations that build community and teach entrepreneurs how to turn big ideas into thriving startups.
Being online is important, but connecting in person often matters more. We partner with coworking spaces around the world and build our own locations called Campuses.
Data shows that diverse teams make better decisions. We partner with organizations that foster and highlight the changing face of entrepreneurship.
A Global Network
When startup communities collaborate, they can do more for entrepreneurs. We connect organizations in every part of the world so they can team up and go further together.
Browse startup communities to find support near you.
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.
Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live.
A two-week immersion program in Silicon Valley for visiting founders who are based outside of the US.
A weekend event that allows anyone to turn their idea into reality. Startup Weekend is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.
The North America Tech Hub Network
Google for Entrepreneurs partners with a network of ten tech hubs in North America to help local startup communities thrive.
The Tech Hub Network Demo Day
Top entrepreneurs from our North America tech hub network are selected to go to Silicon Valley to pitch to pitch to best-in-class VC firms.
Tools for Entrepreneurs Video Series
A video series by Google for Entrepreneurs that provides practical training to current and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Our campaign to rethink the gender gap and include more women in 40 of our partner startup communities
Located in Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina. One of nine North American tech hubs in the Google for Entrepreneurs network.
Located in Austin, Texas. One of nine North American tech hubs in the Google for Entrepreneurs networks.
A campus for growing startups and mature tech companies located in Berlin, Germany.
Coalition for Queens
Coalition for Queens fosters the Queens tech ecosystem to increase economic opportunity and transform the world’s most diverse community in a leading hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Located in Denver, Colorado. One of nine North American tech hubs in the Google for Entrepreneurs network.
Located in Detroit, Michigan. One of nine North American tech hubs in the Google for Entrepreneurs network.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Located in Nashville, Tennessee. One of nine North American tech hubs in the Google for Entrepreneurs network.
Located in Chicago, Illinois. One of nine North American tech hubs in the Google for Entrepreneurs network.
AstroLabs Dubai is a tech startup coworking space and a member of the GFE Tech Hub Network.
Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of nine North American tech hubs in the Google for Entrepreneurs network.
Code for America
A yearlong program that embeds tech and design fellows in local governments, helping them explore new solutions to community challenges.
Located in Ontario, Canada. One of nine North American tech hubs in the Google for Entrepreneurs network.
A tech hub for growing startups located in Sydney, Australia.
The Nest I/O
A tech hub for emerging startups in Karachi, Pakistan.
A program to incubate 10,000 high quality tech startups in India over 10 years
A curated, global community of experts committed to the success of world class women-led, high-growth startups.
A tech hub for growing startups located in Paris, France.
Tech Hubs in Africa
Google for Entrepreneurs partners with several tech hubs across Africa to help local startup communities thrive.
Located in Montreal, Quebec. One of nine North American tech hubs in the Google for Entrepreneurs network.
Google for Entrepreneurs’ NextWave provides awareness, tools and entrepreneurship resources to underrepresented communities across the United States. Our mission is to inspire and educate the next generation of entrepreneurs and doers.
Aging2.0 is a global organization on a mission to accelerate innovation that will improve the lives of older adults around the world.
500 Kimchi is the $15M micro-VC fund of 500 Startups that focuses on investing into promising South Korean companies.
MARU180 is a startup incubator and coworking space based in Seoul, South Korea.
Dogpatch Labs Dublin is a home for Ireland’s startup community
Located in the heart of Stockholm, Epicenter is 5000 sq.m designed for innovation with impact!
TechSquare Labs is an incubator, seed fund and 25k sq ft of coworking and corporate innovation space.
Gaza Sky Geeks
Gaza Sky Geeks is the first startup accelerator in Gaza.
Matter is a start-up accelerator and early stage venture capital firm that supports and invests in media entrepreneurs.
CODE2040 creates access, awareness, and opportunities for top Black and Latino/a engineering talent to ensure their leadership in the innovation economy.
People Squared (P2)
People Squared provides ideal co-working spaces and focuses on building startup communities by using the best of Google’s resources for global entrepreneurs in china.
Impact Hub Zürich
Impact Hub Zürich is empowering entrepreneurs in Switzerland and creating a more inclusive working environment.
TQ is a curated tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, founded by The Next Web. We help push tech startups towards exponential growth by providing our residents & members with the right community, events and facilities.
Located in Mexico City, Centraal is a meeting point for the national startup ecosystem.
The Tech Hub Network Demo Day
In April 2014, Google for Entrepreneurs hosted the inaugural Demo Day at Google headquarters.
In September 2013, Google for Entrepreneurs launched a network of partnerships with seven coworking and accelerator spaces around North America. The startups at those tech hubs are building incredible, innovative companies, but many lack access to the robust investment opportunities of Silicon Valley. Google for Entrepreneurs decided to bring the top startups from those tech hubs to Silicon Valley to pitch to best-in-class VC firms. The key metric was investment in one or more of the startups as a result of our demo day.
Each tech hub nominated their top startups, creating a cohort of 10 companies. Hailing from Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Durham, Nashville, Minneapolis, and Waterloo, the startups were a mix of B2B and B2C founders working on ideas ranging from big data to new marketplaces to healthcare.
Each of the then startups had five minutes to pitch, followed by questions from VC judges (AOL-founder Steve Case, SoftTech VC partner Stephanie Palmeri, and Google Ventures partner MG Siegler). As an invitation-only event, we hosted more than 100 attendees representing VC firms that included Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, 500 Startups, August Capital, and Innovation Endeavors.
At the conclusion of the event, judges crowned a "Judges' Favorite" which went to Windsor Circle, an email retention automation platform based out of our partner space in Raleigh, North Carolina. Of course, the real winners were whichever startups received funding as a result of the pitch day. We were thrilled when judge Steve Case took the microphone to announce his decision to invest $100,000 in every startup that pitched! A big supporter of and investor in innovation beyond Silicon Valley, he sent a strong message to the attendees and the tech community about the strong innovation that is happening all over the US and Canada.
After the pitches, investors and startups networked over lunch and spent the afternoon hearing from Google product speakers, and getting mentorship from Googlers.Watch the Demo Day