TechHub, Google join hands to support tech start-ups in India
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, announced that their partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs will benefit startups from India for the first time. Google supports TechHub’s work to help hundreds of tech companies scale up their businesses. Now TechHub members in Bangalore, other TechHub locations of Riga and Bucharest, plus Madrid, Warsaw and London will 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.
Elizabeth Varley, TechHub’s global Co-founder and CEO said, “We are excited to bring this partnership to India to increase TechHub’s support to Indian startups. In Bangalore we see a huge variety of startups creating innovative products, and we want to help them succeed both in India and all around the world. TechHub and Google for Entrepreneurs is a strong partnership that will empower Indian entrepreneurs to go global from the very beginning.”
David Grunwald, Google for Entrepreneurs’ Head of EMEA Partnerships said “We are excited to expand our work with TechHub beyond Google for Entrepreneurs'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.”
Talking about the TechHub and Google #GoGlobal message, 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 knowhow 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 hosted partnership launch celebrations at TechHub Bangalore on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.