Google is heading to the city of San Francisco this September to open a new space for developers and startups. Located at 301 Howard Street, Google will have over 14,000 square feet of space to train, educate and collaborate with local and international developers and startups.
The announcement was made on the Google Developers Blog by Roy Glasberg, Global Lead for Google’s Launchpad Accelerator.
Google plans to use the space to hold a range of events: Google Developer Group community meetups, Codelabs, Design Sprints, and Tech Talks. It will also host the third class of Launchpad Accelerator, Google’s equity-free accelerator for startups in emerging markets. During each class, over 20 Google teams provide comprehensive mentoring to late-stage app startups who seek to scale and become leaders in their local markets. The 3-month program starts with an all-expenses-paid two week bootcamp at Google HQ.
The company sees this as an unique opportunity to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and emerging markets. To date Launchpad Accelerator has nearly 50 alumni in India, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico.