Google Launches Hub Network to Boost Startups


 
Over at CNET, Richard Nieva writes that Google will be partnering with co-working spaces and startup hubs at various locations, starting in London and Tel Aviv. Sponsored by the Google for Entrepreneurs arm of the company, the hub network will provide young companies with access to office space, mentors, and other resources to help them grow.

Google will back these hubs “financially and technologically,” said John Lyman, head of partnerships at Google for Entrepreneurs (though he wouldn’t elaborate on the “financially” part, other than that it won’t take any equity from the tech hubs or the startups). Technologically, companies at these hubs will have more access to Google products, including cloud storage, a credit on Google App Engine, and increased access to the Google Maps API.

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