Google for Entrepreneurs launching worldwide to serve local communities

Summary:Google for Entrepreneurs will serve as the umbrella for the Internet giant's programs and partnerships supporting startups and entrepreneurs globally.

Google has announced a new initiative designed to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship worldwide by supporting entrepreneurs in local communities.

Mary Grove, head of Global Entrepreneurship Outreach at Google, explained on the official Google blog on Monday that Google for Entrepreneurs will serve as "the umbrella" for several dozen programs and partnerships involving Google that support startups and entrepreneurs.

Additionally, Grove noted further that Google has several goals with this project, and at least two out of the three main objectives involve getting Google tools and products into the hands of the entrepreneurs worldwide.

Grove cited that there are approximately 400 million entrepreneurs across 54 countries, so that's a group for Google to tap now while their businesses off the ground.

Some of those programs include startup incubator programs such as Le Camping in Paris and most recently Women 2.0 in San Francisco. The latter group involves a program called Founder Fridays, which Google will be working on to extend to more cities globally over the next year from Moscow to Sao Paolo.

For a closer look at Google for Entrepreneurs, check out the promo video below:

Topics: Google, Start-Ups, Tech Industry


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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