Google to launch campus for Asian startups in Seoul

Google's Campus Seoul will act as a hub for entrepreneurs, developers and startups in Asia.


Google has announced the creation of Campus Seoul, a space for startups to hold events and network within Asia.

Bridgette Beam, Senior Partnership and Program Manager of Google for Entrepreneurs announced the creation of the Asian campus in a Google Asia Pacific blog post on Wednesday. The first Google Campus in Asia will be set up in Seoul, one of the largest cities in South Korea, with the intention of acting as a space for startups, developers and entrepreneurs to host events, network and access Google resources.

"Korean innovators and entrepreneurs are some of the best in Asia and Korean startups are making headlines around the world, especially in the mobile space. We want to support this booming community of entrepreneurs," Beam writes.

Those who visit the campus, which joins others in areas including London, Tel Aviv, Warsaw and Sao Paulo, can expect networking, mentoring and training led by the local startup community. In addition, Google says that the company's local and global teams will also offer support, connections to the global startup scene and opportunities including an exchange program with other Google Campus locations.

Campus Seoul will also host new programs including Campus for Moms -- a startup program for women with children -- CampusEDU and Office Hours with Google mentors.

As Beam says, Google hopes "that Campus Seoul will supercharge tech entrepreneurs, strengthen the startup ecosystem and encourage even more innovation in Korea."

The tech giant says the Asian campus will open sometime next year, and more details will be revealed soon.