Business development · 8 July 2016

Google launches UK-wide search for the next global startups

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The Google Campus Exchange? residential programme begins on 22 August
Google has launched a nationwide search to find ten innovative startups to mentor at its London Campus throughout summer 2016.

The company will support selected startups as founders look to scale-up. Entrepreneurs can gain access from Google mentors and investors, as well as a network of fellow entrepreneurs, providing opportunities for future collaboration and growth.

Graduate startup founders from the highly acclaimed campus Exchange? residential programme often go on to achieve success. Many have moved on to other high-profile mentoring programmes, like Blackbox Connect in Silicon Valley, while others have secured funding from London’s most important angel investors and venture capitalists, or been picked for the Google Play awards.

Commenting on the launch of this summer’s search, Google’s head of programmes at Campus London, Francesca Dean said: The Campus is in a unique position to help propel the best startups.

amazing ideas can come from anywhere, and there is incredible entrepreneurial talent across the UK. Were able to pool this talent with the knowledge and expertise of our international community of entrepreneurs.

Applications are currently open, with the closing date set at 29 July. Selected startups will then begin the programme on 22 August.

Interested entrepreneurs can attend one-on-one thirty-minute sessions with Google specialists in cities across the country in advance of their application. Sessions will run in London, Cambridge, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh.



Fred Heritage was previously deputy editor at Business Advice. He has a BA in politics and international relations from the University of Kent and an MA in international conflict from Kings College London.