Today, Google declare that they are planning to set up a new dedicated space for startup developers at 301 Howard Street in San Francisco, Few blocks away from its main office on Spear Street in San Francisco.
Google wants to provide 14,000 sq ft space (with one floor in the building) for Google’s equity-free Launch platform Accelerator and an event space for Tech Talks, Design Sprints, Google Developer Group community meetups and Code labs. Google acquired Dropcam back in 2014, has office space in 301 Howard, but the company doesn’t currently lease any other space in the building. Company says that it will share more details in an event in the coming weeks.
Google writes in announcement today that:
“This dedicated space will enable us to regularly engage with developers and serve their evolving needs, whether that is to build a product, grow a company or make revenue,”
Launch platform Accelerator has more than 50 alumni in Brazil, Indonesia, India and Mexico. Spokesperson told us that Google hopes that space will be helpful
“bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and startups from emerging markets around the world to understand their local/global challenges and share resources.”
The next Launch platform will feature more then 20 teams and 3 month program comprise 2 week of training at Google Head Quarter.
Amazon’s AWS runs similar space in San Francisco on Market Street where it offers training and one to one help. Likewise, Microsoft’s Reactor space in San Francisco is open for developers who want to know about its cloud devices, services and platforms.