Google To Expand Campus In Tel Aviv, Launch Startups Residency
Google is set to expand its space for startups in Tel Aviv next month, announced Google For Startups VP Lisa Gevelber in a post on Monday.
Tel Aviv is among six other cities – London, Madrid, São Paulo, Seoul, and Warsaw – to have a Google Startups Campus. The city is also home to Google’s R&D Center headed by Yossi Matias, Google’s VP of engineering.
Campus Tel Aviv launched in late 2012, later starting the Campus for Moms initiative in 2013 to form a baby- and child-friendly space for female entrepreneurs to develop their careers. The project was expanded to the rest of Google’s Campuses.
Gevelber said the expansion will “give Israel’s vibrant ‘startup nation’ a space to pursue their ideas and run their businesses — whether that means connecting with other startups, attending product training workshops or taking advantage of Google resources.”
She also announced the Google for Startups Residency program where participants can apply to “receive tailored mentorship and workspace for 5-6 months at a Google for Startups Campus” in one of the six cities.
The expansion comes amid Google’s pivot from Google for Entrepreneurs launched in 2011 to Google for Startups “to better reflect our users–tech startups and startup communities,” Gevelber wrote.